2013 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet Long-Term Road Test


2013 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet: Garment Hangers

May 8, 2013

2013 Porsche 911

Before my cross-country drive in our 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet, I read through our long-term posts to see what I was getting myself into. One thing that stood out was a post by Erin, who was taking the car to NY for me, and addressed the Porsche's lack of garment hangers.

I was worried. I had a bunch of suits that wouldn't like being shoved into a bag. But this was a road trip and an adventure, if I got out of it with just a wrinkled suit, so be it.

So I shoved everything into the frunk and drove home to California.

And then, as I was taking some "after" photos of the 911, I saw them. Tucked into the front headrests in all of their bright plastic glory: hooks. Sure, they wouldn't have worked well with the top down, but they're better than nothing.

Mike Magrath Features Editor @ 10,400 miles

Comments

  • fordson1 fordson1 Posts:

    "One thing that stood out was a post by Erin, who was taking the car to NY for me, and addressed the Porsche's lack of garment hangers." And if you had read the 5 comments to that post (one sentence apiece - not heavy reading), you would have seen the it does have garment hangers and where they're located. I am mystified that some of the Edmunds folk just will not read these comments - lots of people who comment OWN these cars and HAVE RTFM.

  • quadricycle quadricycle Posts:

    @fordson1: You hit it on the nail. Regrettably, chances are that he won't read the comments on this one either......

  • duck87 duck87 Posts:

    Oddly, Eriches is one of the few who actually take the time to dabble amongst the great unwashed (that's us, the internet); so reading that line in this blog posting is pretty amusing.

  • Of course a Porsche has garment hangers they are designed to be daily drivers. Credit has to be given to Porsche and their philosophy. They certainly focus on building some of the best performance cars on the planet but they also intend for them to be daily drivers. Most people who buy them won't use a $100,000 car for trips to Target but that's what Porsche keeps in mind when engineering their cars. They are the only German/European car I know of that has air conditioning capacity that rivals Americans. They are tested in the hottest deserts, blowing blizzards, and torrential rains. Dr. Porsche even stated that he hated when people bought his cars and then put them in garages. His cars were meant to be driven. This a video of the testing Porsche does on their cars. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LS90XYXi1xg The only other ultra high performance car I know that has to pass this kind of testing is the Corvette. GM did a video that said that the Corvette has to pass all the durability tests that the rest of their vehicles must go through. One article even said the ZR-1 seems to perform better with the A/C on than when it's off.

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