Staff, 2023-01-20 07:30:00,
To be the hit of any party, you need to arrive in a car like today’s Nice Price or No Dice Porsche Targa and operate its fancy top a few times. Let’s find out what being such the life of the party might effectively cost.
One can imagine that if yesterday’s 1995 Jeep Wrangler Sahara had been a one-and-done model — you know, a “they ain’t building ‘em like that anymore” truck — it might have actually been worth its $38,000 asking price. It wasn’t, though. And, nice and low mileage as it was, the vast majority of you commented that there wasn’t anything about it that warranted such a price tag other than its mere novelty. The fact that any number of more modern Wranglers could be had for similar or perhaps even less cash led to its super-overwhelming 96 percent No Dice loss.
I think it’s safe to say that with its automatic Targa roof, Sapphire Blue paint, and never-skip-arm-day seven-speed manual gearbox, today’s 2015 Porsche 911 Targa 4 is, in fact, a pretty rare property.
That rarely-optioned row-yer-own gearbox has a lot in common with the PDK auto/manual, both being part of the effort by Porsche engineers to provide the 991 with a new rear suspension and transaxle assembly that allowed the rear axle line to be moved back by about three inches over that of the preceeding 997. Along with a longer 96.5-inch wheelbase, that tames some of the 911’s most infamous handling traits. Add to that the AWD of the Carrera 4 model and it’s incredibly hard to…
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