2013 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet Long-Term Road Test

2013 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet: How Often Would You Use the Convertible Top?

August 29, 2013

2013 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet

I'm an extremely pasty person. I can get sunburned just looking at a picture of the beach. So, while I enjoy the feeling of the free, fresh wind in my hair and life without care, I find I never actually drop the top on our Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet.

Southern California's relentless sun has already freckled my arms and attacked my forehead even while wearing sunscreen religiously. You just can't escape it.

While I love the look of our Cabriolet when the top is down, I'd much rather drive the coupe. Perhaps I'm getting old. But then again, this isn't really a young person's car.

What about you, would you use the convertible top enough to justify the ~$12,000 addition in price?

Donna DeRosa, Managing Editor

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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*
* Explanation