Cargo Space Fail? - 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet Long-Term Road Test

2013 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet Long-Term Road Test

2013 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet: Cargo Space Fail?

December 16, 2013

2013 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet

Could our 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet be a workable daily driver? After driving it for four days in a variety of circumstances, I give it a qualified yes.

In terms of drivability, comfort and fun, no problem — obviously. But it's not an all-arounder. I seldom have to tote people around, so the limited backseat doesn't bother me. But there are times when you need to bring home stuff: a sound bar for your entertainment system, a humungous amount of groceries or a set of Fuchs wheels. These things are just not going to fit in the frunk or backseat, no matter what.

I'd say that the 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet is just like Sex Panther cologne: 60 percent of the time, it works every time.

Carroll Lachnit, Features Editor @ ~20,940 miles


  • bc1960 bc1960 Posts:

    At least the cabrio makes it easy to load and unload stuff from the interior storage. Hell, you can even load 2x4s and drain pipes, like small pickup ;-). Just make sure you secure them and have a red flag on the overhang.

  • kirkhilles_ kirkhilles_ Posts:

    Yeah and didn't we just talk about that $800 20k service? Expensive daily driver...

  • quadricycle quadricycle Posts:

    Maybe we're getting spoiled from the great offerings lately but this is a little much. There's a back seat for the kids, or bags, dry cleaning, whatever. There's also a frunk. Its comfortable, easy to drive, and you can get in/out fairly easily. Do not ask or expect more from a quasi-supercar. There's a Panamera or Cayenne if you truly need space, but don't even hint to Porsche that they should grow or soften the 911 even more because you expect crossover levels of utility. This is how models get diluted.

  • duck87 duck87 Posts:

    @kirkhilles: Actually come to think of it, it's not much more than what Tesla charges for their servicing (and in an electric car!). I guess the main difference is that Porsche doesn't typically give you a new engine once you hit 10K miles under warranty.

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