Used 2012 Porsche 911 Targa 4 Coupe Pros & Cons

Pros & Cons of the 2012 Porsche 911 Targa 4 Coupe

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 Pros The 2012 Porsche 911 Targa 4 coupe holds plenty of safety features to help the driver and passenger feel secure, including: Porsche Traction Management (PTM) with integrated ABS, optional Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes, deformable front and rear aprons with alloy bumpers and impact absorbers, full-size airbags, Porsche Side Impact Protection, an Immobilizer safety system, Bi-Xenon headlights, optional Dynamic Controlled Cornering Lights, High-level LEDs, and "Welcome home" lighting, and side guard door beams.

 Pros Technology features, like Porsche Communication Management, a universal audio interface with Sound Package Plus, and HomeLink garage door opener, are impressive, but great optional features can add up quickly.

 Pros This sporty luxury coupe gets around 18 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway- numbers that are rather impressive for a vehicle of its kind.

 Pros Though it's not as powerful or fast as the Porsche 911 Carrera models, the Targa 4 still holds its own. This coupe achieves a top track speed of 177 mph and a zero-to-sixty time of five seconds due to its 3.6-liter H6 engine, which achieves 345 horsepower due to its heavy (predominantly glass) roof and all-wheel-drivetrain. The Targa 4 is equipped with a standard 6-speed manual transmission with overdrive, while a PDK 7-speed manual transmission is optional.

 Pros The Targa is fitted with the "4" designation, which in Porsche 911 language means it features an all-wheel drivetrain. This drivetrain is especially helpful in poor weather conditions and on less-than-perfect roads.

 Pros The Porsche 911 Targa 4 coupe's fully-integrated all-glass roof is a very unique feature. It can open or close at any speed and gives the Targa a very aesthetically-pleasing exterior look.

 Cons After review, we would expect the 2012 Porsche 911 Targa 4 coupe to include more standard technology features. Optional features like Bluetooth interface, voice control, a navigation system, a Bose Surround Sound audio system, and satellite radio are plentiful, but they're also pricey.