I love 911's, I hate Targa's. There seems to be a lot of Targa love around here and I could never get on board.
When I look for a nice 911 to buy (usually an SC or early Carrera) and I see it's a Targa I immediately cross it off, they're just so ugly and ungainly. Even the added perk of having a removable top does nothing for me. If I wanted the sun to come through I'd get a Cabrio. That giant piece of wraparound glass? Awful. Give me a coupe any day.
Even the clever sliding glass roof of the 993 variant didn't do a whole lot for me and it's the closest one there is to a coupe.
Granted, I really like the mechanism on the new Targa, I think the way it operates is cool, but it's still butt ugly. LOOK AT THAT DUMB, HUGE, SILVER B-PILLAR. I saw one of the new ones in person yesterday for the first time and it looks like a cabrio wearing a headband. I actually got excited when I saw it too, I was hoping it would change my mind, NOPE.
New one, neat, also terrible:
New coupe, BETTER:
Targa's: The worst 911's.