So we got a 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet
We picked up this 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet only a couple of days after driving the Boxster S in Germany. The similarities were uncanny, but the 911 still was unique in its own right.
Like the fact that the longer 911 has a back seat while the Boxster has none, no matter how useless it might be. And the fact that it has more power than any Boxster. And also that it has, well, differently-shaped a/c vents than the Boxster.
We would’ve tried to find more differences, but our 24-hour test-drive was cut short when, after being parked overnight, some jealous loser put a minor key-scratch on the passenger door. After we noticed it the following morning, the good samaritans that we are, we called the police, who told us to try polish first and then decided to turn it into, we think, a vandalism case. While we are still sketchy on the details due to their lack of communication, long after we had returned the car, it was a complete waste of three more days chasing a piece of paper that would help the Porsche office get the door-scratch fixed on insurance.
So much for that then. Read about our brief driving impressions on the 911 Cabrio in the upcoming “first drive” article, although after that it is unlikely that we’ll ever be borrowing another Porsche again.