Used 2013 Porsche 911 Convertible

$63,449 - $77,879
2013 Porsche 911

2013 Highlights

Unlike last year when there were essentially two generations of the car on sale at the same time, the 2013 Porsche 911 is now almost entirely the new ("991") generation. Only the 911 Turbo soldiers on as the sole "997" anomaly. All-wheel drive is now available for the new 911, but traditional specialty models, such as the GT2 or GT3, won't likely be available until next year.


  • Precise steering
  • effortless acceleration
  • powerful brakes
  • all-wheel-drive option
  • spacious cockpit
  • surprisingly fuel-efficient
  • highly customizable.


  • Option prices add up quickly
  • no reverse camera available.

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Features & Specs

Carrera 2dr Convertible (3.4L 6cyl 7M)Carrera S 2dr Convertible (3.8L 6cyl 7M)Carrera 4 2dr Convertible AWD (3.4L 6cyl 7M)Turbo 2dr Convertible AWD (3.8L 6cyl Turbo 6M)Carrera 4S 2dr Convertible AWD (3.8L 6cyl 7M)Turbo S 2dr Convertible AWD (3.8L 6cyl Turbo 7AM)
Transmission7-speed manual7-speed manual7-speed manual6-speed manual7-speed manual7-speed automated manual
Horsepower350 hp @ 7400 rpm400 hp @ 7400 rpm350 hp @ 7400 rpm400 hp @ 7400 rpm400 hp @ 7400 rpm400 hp @ 7400 rpm

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Fun car to drive
We have a 2013 Porsche 911 cab (not an s). It is as good a quality as we have ever had (had over 100 cars). Fun to drive, good ergonomics. It is a sports car and rides as such ... not a gt tourer. Weakness is that for $115 thousand, it should have a backup camera, satellite radio and key-less-go standard. It does not. So the car is rather unsophisticated. As of Dec 31, 2013 we have 8500 miles on the car.
2013 911 S Cabriolet is TWO cars in ONE!
Get out your juicer. Add 10 luxury, 10 power, 9 design. Pour yourself a nice glass of 991/911 S. Add a drop-top and you have two 911s in one! ENGINE: The 400 hp 3.8 is flat out (yes flat) incredible. The throttle response is immediate and the sound is roaring... when you want it to be. Reliability is second to none. Average cost of maintaining it is relative to my 2007 Cayman S, around $1,200 a year. INTERIOR: The refinement of the interior is stunning over the 997 generation. Controls in the cockpit are well laid-out minus the Navigation address input which sucks stupid like a 2005 Infiniti. Aside from that, I found the cabin to be luxurious, stylish, crisp and refined to the highest standard. 14 way seats, cooled seats and the amazing cabin audio from the engine's "symposer" system is an orgasmic combination!!! Add the "Sport Exhaust" option with the top down and you'll never look at your 'love life' the same again. Transmission? The PDK is what I own.. with Sport Chrono (sport plus) 'paddle shifters'. If you don't have sport chrono on your 991 build then just get a 350Z and give it to your wife. Kidding aside, the difference between Sport Chrono and "sport" mode is ridiculously evident. It's like pouring gasoline on a birthday cake... spectacular! The PDK is faster than any manual shifter on the planet, more reliable and unless you're a heel-toe rock star on the track it's just common sense. Cabriolet or Coupe'? The looks are stunning on both. Thanx to the cabrio's magnesium panelled convertible top the continuity of the 991 lines are preserved in rigid form. The available color contrast of body and canvas top can make your 911 stand out drastically. I would suggest dumping the plain fence board wing for ducktail (sport design tail) on the cabrio... it looks much more aggressive. But, no matter what you decide, the cabriolet is an entirely different creature under the sun. It simply screams FREEDOM! You can't beat that no matter what hardtop Porsche you have. Summary: Everyday under a blue sky with a hardtop is another day you wished you had a cabriolet. I know because I've had BOTH. I will never go back to a hardtop and I live in Washington State! The 991/911 is a dream no matter what configuration you get. You're just getting another option of 'awesome' with the cabrio'.
Great 911
Lots of fun!!
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We went rogue during the drive of the 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S in Austria. By dumb luck, we veered off the prescribed route and found ourselves smack in the middle of a winter storm while ascending a twisty mountain road. The white stuff was turning everything outside our windows into a frozen forest of white.

A little scary when you're behind the wheel of a 400-horsepower sports car. So did we turn back? Uh, no. We had Porsche's latest all-wheel-drive system to work with, not to mention a set of 19-inch Pirelli snow tires in place of the stock 20-inch summer rubber.

So we channeled our inner Ferry Porsche, the man who moved the family business to a farm in Gmund, Austria, after WWII, and got moving. We could picture him slipping and sliding a prototype 356 around these very same turns, so that's what we did, too.

It was a quick reminder why the 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 exists. And it's why nearly 100 percent of all 911s sold in Austria and neighboring Switzerland are AWD models. There's just enough power to the front wheels to get up that slippery hill, but more than enough power rearward for giddy, tail-out fun.

All-Wheel Wonder
The Carrera 4 is the all-wheel-drive version of the new 991-series Porsche 911. Its version of the Porsche Traction Management (PTM) system continuously transfers power between the front and rear axles via a multiplate clutch. It's basically the same system found on the 997 911 Turbo with a new emphasis placed on efficiency and fuel economy, partially through a "coasting" function when equipped with the PDK gearbox.

A new readout within the instrument cluster allows you to see exactly how the torque is being transferred front to rear. Porsche tells us that in theory as much as 100 percent of the power can be sent to either the front or rear wheels within 100 milliseconds. We never saw higher than 55 percent to the front, so don't mistake this 911 for a Snowcat. We like that it's an enthusiast-oriented rear-biased system, though, since it allows for plenty of tail-out, snow-spraying good fun.

How rear-biased? If we tried really hard (that's code for mashing the throttle while turning) we could do complete 360s in a snowy parking lot. And that's with the car's stability system turned on. It was even more interesting with the stability turned off, but given the conditions we didn't push too hard.

More Power, Less Fuel, More Quickness
In keeping with Porsche's apparent goal to offer no fewer than 400 different 911 models for you to choose from, the Carrera 4 can be had with two different engines, two body styles (coupe and cabrio) and two transmissions.

While the base engine has been downsized from 3.6 liters to 3.4 liters in the interest of fuel economy, don't be fooled. Porsche massaged another 5 horsepower (from 345 hp to 350) out of the direct-injected and variable-valve-timing-equipped flat-6. It's a bit more revvy than before, peak power coming at 7,400 rpm (up from 6,500) and torque is down 1 pound-foot to 287 at 5,600.

Put your foot into it and it's no slug, 0-60 arriving in a claimed 4.7 seconds with the standard seven-speed manual, or 4.5 seconds with the seven-speed dual-clutch PDK (Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe — go ahead and admit that it's just fun to say).

As fast as the standard model may be, Porsche says the take rate on the more powerful Carrera S is far higher, at least in the U.S. Forget the fact that it's $14,600 more expensive; it has a 400-hp 3.8-liter flat-6 and that's all that matters. Turns out folks who buy $100,000 sports cars don't seem to mind the premium.

More Wail Than Ever Before
Porsche's flat-6 has never sounded special at low revs. Direct injection doesn't help. But wick the C4S up over 4,500 rpm and it ignites with a delectable wail. Yes, that infamous Porsche wail you've read about since you were a kid. It's not a myth. Then again, it's not quite as raw as it used to be either.

Turns out all 911s now come with something called a Sound Symposer. It's operated via the Sport button on the center console and it directs more of the boxer engine's sound into the cabin via an acoustic channel. So the sound is real; it's just getting to your ears in a slightly more artificial manner. A bit odd maybe, but at least it's not synthetic like on the BMW M5.

With standard auto stop-start (which can be turned off if you find it annoying) along with more efficient engines and a "coasting" function in conjunction with PDK, both the Carrera 4 and Carrera 4S models get slightly better fuel economy than the outgoing models. The C4 has an EPA rating of 20 city/28 highway/23 combined, while the C4S achieves 19 city/26 highway/22 combined, both with PDK.

Same Sweet Balance
It's when you encounter a rain-soaked road that the 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera 4's balance, precision and true meaning for existence become utterly obvious. It's all about the confidence to go to the throttle at corner apex earlier and harder than you could in a C2. What's great about PTM's rear bias is that you can still get power-on oversteer. But with the constant switching of power front/rear and torque vectoring at the rear wheels, there's an extra bit of grip and unflappability that keeps things from getting too out of shape.

Since Porsche's AWD system adds just 110 pounds, hardly any suspension changes were needed to maintain the 911's fantastic handling. In fact, the springs and dampers remain identical to those on the rear-wheel-drive Carrera. Only the antiroll bars were altered to compensate for the C4's slightly more front-heavy weight balance, which still leaves 61 percent over the rear axle.

The electric-assist steering doesn't quite have the precision of the 997's hydraulic setup (snow tires don't help the cause), but it's still very intuitive. As with all 911s, the steering can feel overly light at times with that lump of an engine hanging so far off the back, but the faster you drive, the better it feels.

The adjustable two-mode dampers rarely seem too stiff. Then again, they never feel overly soft either. There needs to be more differentiation between their settings to make the system feel worthwhile.

The driving position, as always, is near-perfect. Fairly upright, good views out the front and a low hood; not much has changed. The new center console is very Panamera-ish with its long, slim profile and overabundance of small buttons. The car is put together superbly and there's fine leather throughout. Yet the 911 still has the two silliest fold-out cupholders in existence.

If You Can't Heel-and-Toe...
Although the large majority of 911 owners opt for the PDK, Porsche hasn't given up on its ultra-precise yet easy-shifting seven-speed manual. Far from it. In fact, there's a new rev-match downshift feature now similar to the one used on the Nissan 370Z.

Part of the $1,850 Sport Chrono package, the system is activated by pressing the Sport Plus button on the center console. It's a curious setup since you would think more aggressive drivers — like the ones who switch Sport Plus on for ultimate performance — would prefer to do the heel-and-toe throttle blips on their own.

Winter, Zen and the 911
When they go on sale in January in the U.S. the 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 will start at $91,980 (including $950 destination) while the 4S will run $106,580. The C4 Cabrio follows in March at $103,880. Our Carrera 4S test car, which had several pricey options including the $8,520 ceramic-composite brakes and $5,010 Burmester sound system (plus $4,080 for PDK), would command some $127,000. That's more than a base Turbo.

So, is a naturally aspirated all-wheel-drive 911 worth that kind of money? Depends on the weather. Hard to put a price on the ability to carve up a mountain road during a snowstorm, but when you're lost and everything around you is white, seeing power going to the front wheels sure is comforting. And fun. Really fun.

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Used 2013 Porsche 911 Convertible Overview

The Used 2013 Porsche 911 Convertible is offered in the following styles: Carrera 2dr Convertible (3.4L 6cyl 7M), Carrera S 2dr Convertible (3.8L 6cyl 7M), Carrera 4 2dr Convertible AWD (3.4L 6cyl 7M), Turbo 2dr Convertible AWD (3.8L 6cyl Turbo 6M), Carrera 4S 2dr Convertible AWD (3.8L 6cyl 7M), and Turbo S 2dr Convertible AWD (3.8L 6cyl Turbo 7AM).

What's a good price on a Used 2013 Porsche 911 Convertible?

Price comparisons for Used 2013 Porsche 911 Convertible trim styles:

  • The Used 2013 Porsche 911 Convertible Carrera is priced between $63,449 and $63,449 with odometer readings between 31317 and 31317 miles.
  • The Used 2013 Porsche 911 Convertible Carrera S is priced between $77,879 and $77,879 with odometer readings between 15188 and 15188 miles.

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