Parkers overall rating: 4.7 out of 5 4.7

There is a reason why the Porsche 911 has endured, and in its latest, 992 guise it’s a thoroughly developed, accomplished grand tourer. Supercar, in some versions. Even though there’s a lot of power and sophistication, the 911 Targa 4 can genuinely be driven daily, as easily as a Ford Fiesta, and it will even reward such restraint with acceptable fuel economy.

Servicing costs, on the other hand, reflect a car with a six-figure price tag. On the plus side, the depreciation reflects just how good these are and if you’re sitting on a windfall and want to spoil yourself, this won’t be a decision you regret. A couple of years of 911, then resale into your house or retirement fund, will cost you less than many mundane, cheaper cars and considerably less than most comparable GTs.

If you’re in the market for this kind of car, then frankly, you don’t need to look any further – the 911 is the sensible and rewarding choice, the safe bet that thrills. However, whether the Targa4 is the right choice is down to your taste and we’d recommend trying all three versions – it’s hard to see the benefit over a 911 Coupe with opening sunroof.

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