Driving a sports car usually means making serious sacrifices in usability, but the Porsche 911 is surprisingly easy to live with. Forward visibility is excellent, thanks to slim front pillars and a relatively large windscreen and side windows. The tops of the headlights also give you a clear idea of where the front wheels are, making the 911 easier to manoeuvre than rivals such as the Jaguar F-type coupe.
Rear visibility is good, too, with a deep rear window that allows you to place the back of the car accurately when parking. Unlike many of its rivals, the 911 is available with a rear wiper (it’s a cost option, sadly), which also helps. The thick rear pillars do create small blindspots when pulling out from tight junctions, but this issue is no worse than it is in the Porsche’s closest rivals.
All-round parking sensors and a reversing camera are expensive optional extras, but worth adding.