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Are Porsche 911 interiors tough?

by | Mar 5, 2012

Are Porsche 911 interiors tough?

by | March 5, 2012

 

“Porsche 996 interiors aren’t well made and don’t wear well.” That’s what many so-called experts will tell you, claiming that older Porsche 911s had tougher cockpits that last much better.

I’m not so sure. I’ve been in many a Carrera 3.2 and SC with depressingly scruffy interiors. Dash tops distort, door pockets sag and break, seats get scuffed and worn, wires hang down from under the dash, and as for those loose-fitting carpets…

Yes, 996 interiors can look tired – but so can the later 997’s (indeed, the 997 doesn’t seem to fare any better than the 996). But that’s simply down to wear and tear, lack of care and, well, just age.

Any Porsche cockpit will become scruffy over time, as the cars get older, the mileages rise and owners persist in – shock, horror – actually getting in and out of their cars. It’s nothing to do with a lack of quality – Porsches are all well made. I’ve added photos of two Porsche cockpits – one immaculate, the other somewhat less than…

 

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