Its always been the essence of Porsche ownership that might lend itself to a modern way of motoring. As there is a direction in comfort, performance and safety the full aspect of industrialist to consumer vs. development to continue to invent. Porsche is unique because there had been several times in their history the development of certain models of their cars hitting perfection. Though easy to see from outside or driving the car, the real perfection is revealed if you are able to see from under the car. It is from there when you notice something new, such as the location of the transmission and engine, the way it is physically attached to the frame. The spacings are the perfect to gracefully layout plumbing such as a gas lines and exhaust. Its as if there had been more than a generic solution of puzzle pieces but that every part had a reason. When I was a new 911 owner, I understood that something special was going on, while it was very hard to put my finger on it.
My belief is you never really will fully understand this excellence unless you are able to get to wrench on parts. I mean, replacing water pumps for water-cooled engines, installing clutches, adjustments of doors or cabriolet tops, installing shocks and many other projects. Even making adjustments and repairs to headlight housing or pedal cluster has amazing levels of logic to it.
As cars move into the future these particular ease of repairs are actually sensible. Getting the cars up on a rack and making it possible to reach in and access every bolt. Of course, if you had mechanics design cars one could imagine a large flat board with wheels on every corner. Then every single part would be accessible. Though sensible, tearing into parts through nuts and bolts is an organized series of disassemble and removal until you can get access. In the past certain models makes it far more labor intensive than other parts. At times you would get at a part from the top, then the bottom, then back from the top again. Diagnosis of course, would need to occur long before even bringing a car to the lift or before disassemble. However, as with all things in life, that might and likely need to happen. Reassemble would happen in that order as well. The 1998 Firebird V6 is probably the toughest car to do any work. Changing spark plugs includes removing out all the interior and dashboard. This kind of repair sensibility and understanding is what makes the auto mechanics most sensible.
As we move into the future and more and more kinetics and ergonomics to be performed by those that have to reach part replacement, we need to keep one thing in mind. Just like the outside look at the car, is the work on the inside a resemblance?