Jul 23, 2003
Reviewed By Keith Martin
Price as Tested $57,905
Likes

Superb engine and gearbox; easy-to-use power top; attractive styling; surprisingly good sound system.

Dislikes

Dashboard controls not as clear as they could be, very expensive.

Verdict

This is by far the best Porsche offered today. It’s got the perfect blend of visual excitement and performance, and feels like the best 356 Cabrio ever built—except that it is easily 10 times the car the 356 was. I would own one in a heartbeat, if only Porsche hadn’t decided to let the price go into the stratosphere. What ever happened to the “entry-level Porsche” concept it was supposed to represent? And worse, what’s going to happen when the Euro appreciation kicks into the price? Best bet: Get one when it comes off a three-year lease.

Fun to Drive
5.0 rating
Fun to Look at
5.0 rating
Overall Experience
4.0 rating
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