2013 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet Long-Term Road Test


2013 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet: Carries Kid Stuff

December 24, 2013

2013 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet

Although I generally agree with Carroll's sentiments about our 2013 Porsche 911's limited abilities as a cargo hauler, I was determined to make our cabriolet work for a couple of kid-related errands I had planned over the weekend.

See, a friend and I went halfsies on a pair of pre-owned (but in good condition and still very safe) rear-facing infant seats. I also got three car-seat bases out of the deal, which is very useful given how many cars my husband and I have between us. My friend figured we'd use her Accord to haul the seats away.

"No, no," I insisted. "They'll fit in the Porsche. I just need to lower the top."

2013 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet

And so they did. The two car seats fit in back with one car-seat base in-between them, and we were still able to lower the top for closed-top motoring. Three more bases went into the 911's frunk.

Eh, so we had to move the seats up a little to accommodate this arrangement. Driving a 911 in minor discomfort is still better than not driving one at all. Steering response was still just as immediate, and the engine note was still just as glorious with a few revs.

A couple days later, I bought a pre-owned stroller to go with my pre-owned infant seat. Again, I lowered the top and placed it in the backseat. This time I didn't have to scoot the driver seat forward. And sure enough, the top still closed just fine.

2013 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet

2013 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet

So when push comes to shove, our 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet does offer some utility. Then again, if I'd wanted to install the rear-facing infant seat and put a real baby in it, well, then I would have had a problem.

Erin Riches, Deputy Editor @ 21,585 miles

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Edmunds Insurance Estimator

The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2013 Porsche 911 in VA is:

$210 per month*
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