2013 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet Long-Term Road Test

2013 Porsche 911: Kids Fit

June 21, 2013

2013 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet

There's one thing a Porsche 911 can do that a Chevy Corvette, Porsche Cayman, Mercedes SLS, Mercedes SL, McLaren MP4-12C, SRT Viper, any new Lamborghini, and even a Nissan 370Z cannot: Take my kids to a ball game.

The Porsche 911 is the only car on that list that has a backseat. And that makes it far more useful when, like me, you have two preteen daughters.

Case in point. Last Saturday my family surprised me with tickets to the Angels game that very night. My Yankees were in town. If our long-term SLS or any of those other two-seaters were in my driveway we would have had to drive Mom's GMC Acadia to the game. Not the end of the world, but not exactly fun either.

Luckily, I had the keys to the Porsche and the entire Oldham family of four piled into the sports car for the 50-mile drive to the ballpark, where we gorged on junk food and watched my Yanks get beat up by the boys from Anaheim.

Such versatility has been part of the Porsche 911's unique character for 50 years. It's the original everyday supercar. And it's still the best.

Scott Oldham, Editor in Chief @ 14,099 miles

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

$210 per month*
* Explanation