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This car has been superseded by a newer model, click here to go to the latest Porsche 911 Targa review.

Parkers overall rating: 5 out of 5 5.0
Porsche 911 Targa (06-12) - rated 5 out of 5
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PROS

Iconic Porsche design, superbly engineered, sharp handling, sublime engines, extra practicality over Coupe

CONS

Miserly standard kit, high running costs

At a glance

New price £70,242 - £89,790
Used price £15,610 - £48,185
Used monthly cost £422 - £1,303
Fuel economy 22 - 28 mpg
Road tax cost £555 - £570
Insurance group 49 - 50 How much is it to insure?

PROS

Iconic Porsche design, superbly engineered, sharp handling, sublime engines, extra practicality over Coupe

CONS

Miserly standard kit, high running costs

Porsche 911 Targa rivals

Jaguar
XK R
4.5 out of 5 4.5

The 911 Targa is a sort of halfway-house between the standard Coupe model and the Convertible. It retains the classic body Porsche shape, but at the touch of a button, the glass roof retracts for occupants to enjoy the sun. The roof operates at any speed, much like an electric sunroof. It's further distinguished from other models in the line-up by having an opening hatchback, increasing practicality.

The Targa is only available with four-wheel-drive and has wider rear bodywork giving an extra purposeful stance as well as added stability. It's a combination that seems particularly suited to the UK - it's more secure in slippery conditions, and the roof allows occupants to make the most of any good weather. The model was facelifted in mid 2008 with new engines and exterior changes including the introduction of LED daytime running lights.

Porsche 911 Targa rivals

Jaguar
XK R
4.5 out of 5 4.5

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