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This car has been superseded by a newer model, click here to go to the latest Porsche 911 Cabriolet review.

Parkers overall rating: 5 out of 5 5.0
Porsche 911 Cabriolet (05-12) - rated 5 out of 5
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PROS

Adds fresh-air to the 911 experience, fantastic engines, superb handling, unsurpassed build quality

CONS

Fabric roof when many alternatives have folding metal tops, high running costs

At a glance

New price £69,205 - £134,638
Used price £11,865 - £60,375
Fuel economy 20 - 28 mpg
Road tax cost £325 - £570
Insurance group 50 How much is it to insure?

PROS

Adds fresh-air to the 911 experience, fantastic engines, superb handling, unsurpassed build quality

CONS

Fabric roof when many alternatives have folding metal tops, high running costs

Porsche 911 Cabriolet rivals

Jaguar
XK R
4.5 out of 5 4.5

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.

Porsche 911 Cabriolet rivals

Jaguar
XK R
4.5 out of 5 4.5

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