Used Porsche 911 Cabriolet (2005 - 2012) Review

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 18 Feb 2011
5
Like the Coupe, the 911 Cabriolet has benefitted from constant evolution making it quicker and more useable than ever. While it may not seem an obvious choice in the UK, it does add that extra bit of posing ability and looks just as good as the rest of the 911 range.
Porsche 911 Cabriolet (05-12)
Adds fresh-air to the 911 experience, fantastic engines, superb handling, unsurpassed build quality
Fabric roof when many alternatives have folding metal tops, high running costs

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£68,805 - £133,608

Used price range:

£12,846 - £63,528

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

5 out of 5

Like the Coupe, the 911 Cabriolet has benefitted from constant evolution making it quicker and more useable than ever. While it may not seem an obvious choice in the UK, it does add that extra bit of posing ability and looks just as good as the rest of the 911 range. Lowering the fabric roof is quick and simple - and doing so allows you to enjoy the incredible noise of the engine even more, while the sense of speed and acceleration is further heightened.

And although it doesn't have a fixed roof, it's as good to drive as the Coupe and handles equally as well thanks to a rigid body shell. In mid-2008 it was facelifted, along with the rest of the 911 range, with subtle exterior tweaks plus new engines. A double-clutch PDK automatic gearbox was also introduced.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

5 out of 5

Performance

5 out of 5

Handling

5 out of 5

Comfort

3.5 out of 5

Practicality

3 out of 5

Behind the wheel

4 out of 5

Safety

4 out of 5

Reliability

4.5 out of 5

Running costs

2.5 out of 5

Green credentials

2 out of 5

Buying used

4 out of 5

Selling

4.5 out of 5

Equipment

3 out of 5

What owners say...

 Porsche 911 can be used as an every day car, lots of storage, comfortable and in auto setting drives like an every day car, loads of effortless power of course.  

5 out of 5

R Bailey ,   17 Mar 2013    ... read more

 I can fit my daughter in the back, wife in the front and a buggy and a spot of luggage in the (front) boot.  

5 out of 5

Paul Owen ,   13 Dec 2012    ... read more

 The car is compact for a supercar, and is incredibly easy to drive around Central London. That is probably why, in addition to its pedigree, it is so popular in areas such as Chelsea.  

5 out of 5

Niroshan Sivathasan ,   03 Jun 2012    ... read more

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