2013 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet Long-Term Road Test

2013 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet: On Second Thought

September 18, 2013

2013 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet

You know when I said I never put the top down on our 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet.


Last night when I left the office, the sky was turning to dusk. The air was soft and cool and the universe converged to make me desire an open-top car.

I took my freeway ride with the top up. Too many cars surrounding me, smelly trucks, and the general loudness of a poorly paved Los Angeles freeway deterred me.

But as soon as I exited the freeway, I was stopped at a long red light. So I pulled the lever and let the Porsche drops its top. I don't usually like to operate the top while sitting at a light. I find that other drivers get mesmerized by its operation and I don't want to distract them. But the Porsche manages to complete the task in only about 13 seconds.

For the last 15 minutes of my commute I enjoyed the end-of-summer evening. My hair was gently blowing in the breeze, Nirvana was on the radio, and I felt part of L.A.

Donna DeRosa, Managing Editor

Research Models


Edmunds Insurance Estimator

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

$210 per month*
* Explanation