2013 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet Long-Term Road Test

2013 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet: For Best Results, Leave the Top Down

October 7, 2013

2013 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet

Our managing editor, Donna DeRosa, went back and forth on whether to put our 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet's top down. While I understood her dilemma, I had a much easier time making this decision last weekend.

A steady supply of SPF 30 and a good hat were all I needed to log a couple hundred miles with the convertible top retracted. Hiking in Hollywood, driving my mother and brother to brunch just three blocks from home, cruising Pacific Coast Highway, tunnel-blasting and darting through the mountains, and stopping at Trader Joe's for my weekly cookie-supply were all better as top-down enterprises.

2013 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet

Travis Langness, Associate Editor @ 17,300 miles


  • sharpend sharpend Posts:

    Isn't the point of buying a convertible after all so you can drive with the top down?

  • dunning15 dunning15 Posts:

    Probably. I guess if you buy a hardtop the point is that you'll drive around with the top up.

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