2013 Porsche 911: One Small Disappointment
May 10, 2013
This is nothing but nitpicking, but sometimes a car in this price range deserves it. I'm a little annoyed by the side mirrors on our Porsche 911, mainly because the bottom half of each mirror is covered in a big hunk of black plastic.
Now, I'm sure it's really nice plastic, and the use of plastic here is just one of a hundred things the engineers did to keep the 911s weight in check. But still, the mirrors are something you see every time you get in the car, and every time I open the door in our 911 I see that big piece of plastic on what is otherwise a finely sculpted machine.
For $100,000, you should be spared interaction with plastics. That is all.
Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor