No Detail Too Small - 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet Long-Term Road Test

2013 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet Long-Term Road Test

2013 Porsche 911: No Detail Too Small

June 5, 2013

2013 Porsche 911

Whenever I drive our 2013 911 Carrera I'm always struck by how well Porsche's engineers sweat the details. It's evident throughout the cabin and it almost makes it feel like it's worth over $100,000.

The image on the instrument panel that correctly shows the silhouette of a convertible in our car is just one small example. The feel of the shift paddles is another, as is the action of the buttons on the dash. Everything is uniform and tight, from the rarely used engine cover switch to the often used "Sport" mode button, they all feel the same.

Even the electronics appear well thought out. After connecting my phone's Bluetooth signal once, it remembers from there on out. I just get in the car and it connects. Clearly someone has paid attention to the annoyance of Bluetooth connections. And that's not typically a strong suit of German companies, especially ones that compete in Porsche's price range.

Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor @ 13,712 miles

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