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  • Present cars
    2006 BMW M3 6MT
    2009 997 C2 PDK
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    2005 BXTR 987s
  1. Other than their operating backwards from what's logical/accepted I think they are perfect. My previous Porsche...987 Boxster S.....was manual shift as is my M3, but I have owned two BMW 5 series cars and currently own an '08 X5 with Steptronic Auto trannies. Switching back and forth b/w the X5 and the Carerra requires some thought for the first few miles since the gear shift levers operate opposite from one another Fortunately I usually just leave the X5 in auto mode so..... I guess if you think in terms of pushing the gearshift lever or buttons forward or "up" to upshift and downward to downshift it makes sense, but from a momentum standpoint Porsche's design is not correct. But yes, I think the placement and feel of the buttons is excellent. Also, if you want to upshift or downshift through multiple gears at once you can simply hold the button depressed until you hit the gear you want. PDK is pretty amazing.
  2. 7th gear *is* available in manual mode.............I know.....I drove 45 miles in manual mode...in 7th gear on the way home tonight. My goal coming home was to see just how good the gas mileage was that could be achieve; you know....in case gas goes back to $5.00/gallon! I averaged 30.5 mpg on the commute. Not bad for a Carerra!
  3. I purchased one of the white/stone C2 release cars with PDK about 3 weeks ago and I really am enjoying this transmission. I do sometimes miss rowing gears on backroads and the harmony it creates b/w man, machine and road, but I still have my Manual 6 speed M3 for those days. The PDK is truly amazing and with about 1,000 miles on the odo I have found no flaws thus far. Cruising on the HWY........go to the true overdrive 7th gear and get 35+ mpg, tearing it up on backroads.....once you get used to the reverse nature of the shifter and paddles.....you can seamlessly shift without power loss at blindingly fast speeds. If there had been the exact same, manual tranny, car available on the lot the day I bought mine sitting next to the PDK equipped car I purchased I know I would have gone the 6MT route, but upon reflection and three weeks in......I believe I am glad that option wasn't available and that PDK was *forced* upon me. PDK will not be for everyone, but it is amazing technology and I am thoroughly enjoying my new car even if it is only the base C2. I miss the red calipers of my BXTR 987s though! :rolleyes: If only I had a three care garage! I'm 42, this is my first post here, a white 911 has been my dream car since I was 13 so.............welcome me to the family ya'll! :D Hi BRANDX! Welcome to the wonderful 911 family! For me regardless what kind of 911 you have...you can never go wrong with a 911. Once you've owned one, its hard to imagine to live without one! I'm glad to hear you now own you dream car. I recall when I was younger, each time I would visit my best-friend I would always come across this house with a brown 911 parked outside. I always said to myself one day I will have one!... Currently I have on order a Macadamia Carrera 2 S which I will be taking delivery mid-December. What can I say...dreams can come true! Although the Macadamia color is an acquired taste color and not everyone likes it, I just love the retro look it gives to the 911. Thanks for your inputs / feedback regarding the PDK transmission. I'm sure you will have more great driving pleasure coming your way. Godspeed! Thanks for the kind words and warm welcome! Personally I love the Macadamia color. It's gorgeous in person and quite unique. You're not lkley to see yourself coming and going very often as I will in my Carrera White or in Arctic SIlver.....and that can be a good thing!
  4. It's true......the shifter and paddles/buttons are reversed from what is natural, but after three weeks it has become second nature to pull for downshifts and push for upshifts. I'll be somewhat disappointed if Porsche *does* correct this flaw almost immediately after I purchased my PDK equipped car, but I won't lose any sleep over it. With any luck a software upgrade of some sort would reverse the pattern. Then you would only need a new gear shift surround and you'd be fully *updated*.
  5. I purchased one of the white/stone C2 release cars with PDK about 3 weeks ago and I really am enjoying this transmission. I do sometimes miss rowing gears on backroads and the harmony it creates b/w man, machine and road, but I still have my Manual 6 speed M3 for those days. The PDK is truly amazing and with about 1,000 miles on the odo I have found no flaws thus far. Cruising on the HWY........go to the true overdrive 7th gear and get 35+ mpg, tearing it up on backroads.....once you get used to the reverse nature of the shifter and paddles.....you can seamlessly shift without power loss at blindingly fast speeds. If there had been the exact same, manual tranny, car available on the lot the day I bought mine sitting next to the PDK equipped car I purchased I know I would have gone the 6MT route, but upon reflection and three weeks in......I believe I am glad that option wasn't available and that PDK was *forced* upon me. PDK will not be for everyone, but it is amazing technology and I am thoroughly enjoying my new car even if it is only the base C2. I miss the red calipers of my BXTR 987s though! :rolleyes: If only I had a three care garage! I'm 42, this is my first post here, a white 911 has been my dream car since I was 13 so.............welcome me to the family ya'll! :D
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