2013 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet Long-Term Road Test

2013 Porsche 911: The Coast Is Not Clear

September 2, 2013

2013 Porsche 911

It's nice to have a navigation system that tells you the local traffic conditions. Even if you can't do anything about it (which is the case about 99% of the time) just knowing what to expect is oddly soothing.

Then again, that's assuming that the system is accurate. That's not always the case in our 2013 Porsche 911. More than once I've been sitting in stop-and-go traffic while the navigation screen says it's green sailing ahead.

I'm not sure where this particular system is getting its information, but clearly it's not getting it fast enough. In one instance I had a passenger check her Waze app to see if it was any better. In one case, it was, in another it was just as oblivious to the traffic.

Luckily I've been driving in L.A. traffic long enough to know to just sit back and relax no matter what technology is telling me. Seems to work more consistently.

Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor @ 16,182 miles

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The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2013 Porsche 911 in VA is:

$210 per month*
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