2013 Porsche 911: Who Needs Rear Seats?
May 15, 2013
Most hardcore sports car fans would call the rear seats in the Porsche 911 useless. And they would be right to a large degree. You can't fit adults in them and even kids need to be small to wedge in there for any length of time.
So why bother with them? For one, they act as the world's biggest glove boxes. When you get in there's always plenty of space to throw whatever bag/briefcase/grocery bags you happen to be carrying.
Then there's the space factor. Having a pair of wide open seats back there makes the interior feel that much more spacious. And should you get caught waiting for somebody, you can lean back and take a nap. Try that in our SLS.
All of this may seem trivial, but if you're going to drive one car 100% of the time, little things like this add up. Even if I never used the rear seats in my Porsche 911, I'd still like to have them there.
Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor @ 1,692 miles