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Porsche 911 Cabriolet - Practicality & boot space

With small rear seats and a small luggage area under the bonnet, short trips away are feasible

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Viewed in isolation, the Porsche 911 Cabriolet isn't particularly practical, but it does stack up better when compared with close rivals like the Audi R8 Spyder and McLaren 570S Spider. Its compact size, light steering and automatic gearbox mean the 911 is also easy to live with on a daily basis. Even driving in busy cities, the Porsche is smooth and quiet, with decent visibility and parking aids. When the optional rear steering feature is fitted, it also has a surprisingly small turning circle.

Porsche 911 Cabriolet interior space & storage

One key selling point for the 911 Cabriolet is its unique rear seats. In reality, it's best thought of as a '2+2' because the back seats are only really suitable for kids or very short journeys for adults, but they also come in handy for shopping and soft luggage. The interior is spacious for those in the front seats, with lots of seat adjustment that means this is a convertible even tall people can drive comfortably.

Boot space

Because of its legendary rear-engined layout, the 911 Cabriolet's main luggage compartment is actually in the nose, hidden under the bonnet. It's fairly deep and usefully shaped, but as it measures well under 200 litres, more traditional front-engined roadsters including the Jaguar F-Type and Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster have more space for luggage.

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Richard is a former editor of Carbuyer, as well as sister site DrivingElectric.com, and he's now Deputy Editor at Auto Express. Having spent a decade working in the automotive industry, he understands exactly what makes new car buyers tick.

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