3 Ways to Enjoy a Porsche Mini Drive

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It’s pretty easy to get locked up in the day-to-day hustle and bustle of life. Raising a family. Running a business. Working hard every day. Or whatever it is that takes a solid chunk of your time. Even though driving a Porsche every day is a dream come true for me, it hasn’t changed my schedule at all (obviously). However, something I’m trying to do more of, is enjoy little snippets of Porsche ownership. Even though I may be racing from place to place (that’s one way to enjoy Porsche ownership), I’m trying to take full advantage of the car I get to drive everyday.

Here are 3 ways you can enjoy your Porsche a little more often, even if you don’t use it as a daily driver. Heck, you could take advantage of just about any car this way and just enjoy the driving in general.

  1. On a sunny day, drag out the convertible or targa and take the top off. Even if it’s 40 degrees out, crank up the heaters and enjoy the sun. In the Pacific Northwest, we learn to take advantage of ALL sunny days, because you never know when you’re going to be sitting in the middle of 100 days straight of rain. Sure you may feel a little funny, like people are pointing and laughing or making comments like “It’s a little too cold out to be driving with the top down”, but that’s only because they don’t own a convertible. Try it, it’ll put a smile on your face.
    Non-Convertible/Targa Option: Crank all your windows down, blast the heat and some tunes and enjoy the sunny, fresh air!
  2. Take the long way around to your next destination. This can be great on a sunny/cloudy/snowy/rainy day. Take a road that brings back some memories. Or one that affords some beautiful scenery. The picture above was a drive like that on a rare sunny winter day last week on my way to Downtown Portland. It was actually the first time I’d driven the Cabriolet with the top down. I decided to take an extra 15 minutes and drive down Hwy 26 into Portland. I love the drive down through the west hills on the tree lined highway. Put a smile on my face for the rest of the day.
  3. Take a drive on your lunch break. Sure you can sit and surf YouTube videos on your lunch, but instead, get out and enjoy a drive close to work. Fire up Google Maps and find a little road or two with some curves to challenge your driving skills a bit and have some fun in your car. You don’t need to go out and race the road, just enjoy and push yourself a bit. It will challenge your mind and be another smile inducing exercise in an otherwise mundane day for a lot of us.

More than anything, I hope we’re all reminded of the wicked cool cars we get to drive on a regular basis. For those that don’t have a Porsche yet, I’ve been there. All I can say is you’re never too old to use your imagination. Get out there, pretend you’re in your dream Porsche, and have a little fun. The day will come soon enough that you’ll be driving the real thing.

Comments

  1. i think the best roads to drive are the ones where there are no cyclists on because when you come up behind one it always throws off the driving groove

  2. I like the idea of putting the top down as often as possible on your Porsche. We have the luxury here in the NW of having crisp clean air and, though it is cold, we can breathe deep and fill our lungs with the fresh scent of the outdoors. I have lived in SoCal for the past few years and have breathed some of the worst air in our country (equivalent to smoking one cigarette per day). Air is good. Breathe the good stuff in and appreciate it. Put that top DOWN.

  3. #3 sounds good, but I would encourage one not to eat and drive on their lunch break. Forget the fact that it may be a bit dangerous, think about the crumbs that you could get all over the interior of your Porsche.

  4. Cyclists always get to “drive with the top down.”

  5. Put the top down on my Boxster Wednesday, it was in the 50’s here in Conn, beautiful. Supposed to snow again next week though.

  6. Growing up in Colorado my Dad always took us on car rides. Going up into the Rockies past places like Red Rocks was just awesome. Now I would love to go back there in a GT3 and just cruise. Can I retire yet?

  7. today would’ve been the day for one of these rides

  8. mitchell says:

    not just porsches, but i see soooo many convertibles that drive around on very nice days without the top down – and i just think, what a waste…

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