December 24, 2013
Although I generally agree with Carroll's sentiments about our 2013 Porsche 911's limited abilities as a cargo hauler, I was determined to make our cabriolet work for a couple of kid-related errands I had planned over the weekend.
See, a friend and I went halfsies on a pair of pre-owned (but in good condition and still very safe) rear-facing infant seats. I also got three car-seat bases out of the deal, which is very useful given how many cars my husband and I have between us. My friend figured we'd use her Accord to haul the seats away.
"No, no," I insisted. "They'll fit in the Porsche. I just need to lower the top."
December 16, 2013
Could our 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet be a workable daily driver? After driving it for four days in a variety of circumstances, I give it a qualified yes.
September 23, 2013
When I signed out our long-term 2013 Porsche 911 Cabriolet, I completely forgot that I'd be picking up my wife from the airport. Uh oh.
June 17, 2013
The presence of LATCH fasteners in our Porsche 911's back seats (I use the term loosely) means somebody thinks it's possible to put a child seat back there.
Here's the reality...
May 30, 2013
If you're fortunate enough to have a 2013 Porsche 911 at your disposal, I suspect you'll always been on the lookout for extra opportunities to drive it. Maybe your household needs some milk, or a drug prescription picked up. Exciting or mundane, it doesn't matter. All you need is an excuse.
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.
May 9, 2013
Both Erin and Mike said the frunk in our Porsche 911 Cabriolet held their carry-on bags but not much else. They had to use the interior for extra cargo space.
April 9, 2013
Days ago, I told you the long-term 2013 Porsche 911 and I were on the road to Midtown Manhattan for the 2013 New York Auto Show. Well, we made it there. Although, as with most road trips, a few things didn't go according to plan. But the Porsche is alive and well, and if you follow @Mike_Magrath on Twitter, you also know that it escaped the city and went on to have more adventures on the journey back to the West Coast.
Now, we bring you the story of the 6,000-mile road trip in our 991-generation 911 Carrera Cabriolet. I'll tell the first half. Mike Magrath will tell the second half. At the end, we'll total up the miles, gallons, mpg and dollars spent on premium fuel, and ask you to vote on which editor you'd rather ride with on a cross-country road trip. Kidding. But I guarantee you will like one of us less after you read about this trip.
Here's how it started.
March 13, 2013
Last week my Mom flew into town from Vermont to spend a couple of days with me before heading down to a conference in San Diego. I hadn't thought about what car I would have in advance, and it just happened to be our long-term 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet.
As I was pulling into the airport I started questioning how smart a choice the 911 convertible was. And how much luggage my Mom would have.
January 25, 2013
That is not a small box. It measures 12-inches tall, 16-inches wide and 22-inches long. I didn't think there was any way it was going to fit in the Porsche's frunk (front trunk, remember, the engine is in the back).
I was wrong. Very wrong.
It not only fit, it fit with several inches of height to spare, and many inches of room around the sides as well.
Scott Oldham, Editor in Chief @ 870 miles