2013 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet Long-Term Road Test

2013 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet: Half Way to Break-in

January 30, 2013

2013 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet

Yes, it was dark, rainy and 5:45 a.m., but I got off the freeway anyway in order to catch the 1,000-mile mark in our 2013 Porsche 911. It's a nice round number, and (I supposed) it represented the end of the engine break-in period.

Not so.

2013 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet

As this page from the owner's manual attests, Porsche wants you to put 2,000 miles on the car before you take the revs past 4,200 rpm or head out for sport driving school.

It's like a long, traditional engagement: lots of excitement, tempered by bouts of frustration.

Carroll Lachnit, Features Editor @ 1,017 miles

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