2013 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet Long-Term Road Test

2013 Porsche 911: One Small Disappointment

May 10, 2013

2013 Porsche 911

This is nothing but nitpicking, but sometimes a car in this price range deserves it. I'm a little annoyed by the side mirrors on our Porsche 911, mainly because the bottom half of each mirror is covered in a big hunk of black plastic.

Now, I'm sure it's really nice plastic, and the use of plastic here is just one of a hundred things the engineers did to keep the 911s weight in check. But still, the mirrors are something you see every time you get in the car, and every time I open the door in our 911 I see that big piece of plastic on what is otherwise a finely sculpted machine.

For $100,000, you should be spared interaction with plastics. That is all.

Ed Hellwig, Executive 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