Jump to content

Welcome to RennTech.org Community, Guest

There are many great features available to you once you register at RennTech.org
You are free to view posts here, but you must log in to reply to existing posts, or to start your own new topic. Like most online communities, there are costs involved to maintain a site like this - so we encourage our members to donate. All donations go to the costs operating and maintaining this site. We prefer that guests take part in our community and we offer a lot in return to those willing to join our corner of the Porsche world. This site is 99 percent member supported (less than 1 percent comes from advertising) - so please consider an annual donation to keep this site running.

Here are some of the features available - once you register at RennTech.org

  • View Classified Ads
  • DIY Tutorials
  • Porsche TSB Listings (limited)
  • VIN Decoder
  • Special Offers
  • OBD II P-Codes
  • Paint Codes
  • Registry
  • Videos System
  • View Reviews
  • and get rid of this welcome message

It takes just a few minutes to register, and it's FREE

Contributing Members also get these additional benefits:
(you become a Contributing Member by donating money to the operation of this site)

  • No ads - advertisements are removed
  • Access the Contributors Only Forum
  • Contributing Members Only Downloads
  • Send attachments with PMs
  • All image/file storage limits are substantially increased for all Contributing Members
  • Option Codes Lookup
  • VIN Option Lookups (limited)

Tip And Top Questions

Recommended Posts

I am looking to purchase a 1999-2001 996 cab and have a few questions that I'm hoping someone here can answer:

1) I noticed that some advertisments state "tiptronic" and others "tiptronic s". Is there a difference? If so what?

2) I've noticed on the porsche website that all cabs come with the hardtop (not an option). If this is so, when did this policy begin? Do all 996 cabs (1999 and newer) have the hardtop? Not all advertisments state that a hardtop is included.

Many thanks for help on these questions.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I have a MY99 996 cab. You are correct, the hardtop on the 996 is standard--at least in 99 and I assume in later years. The delete option was approximately minus $1700 in the USA, and if you want to buy the hardtop later, I understand the parts counter wants $5000! (I heard this second-hand, so this may be wrong.) So I think most people not living in snow-land mutter "whatever", take the standard hardtop, and begrudgingly store it in their garage thinking about resale value of the car.

I understand too that the hardtop is optional on the Boxster.

Can't help on the Tiptronic question.

Edited by NonBeater
Link to comment
Share on other sites

All 97 on Boxsters and 99 996s that have a Tiptronic Transmission have the "S". It is a 5 speed automatic transmissin, and has upshift and downshift buttons on the steering wheel.

The original Tiptronic transmission was introduced for MY 90 and was called Tiptronic. It was a 4 speed automatic transmission with shift adjustments on the lever, not the steering wheel.

Tiptronic S is a more sophisticated automatic transmission than the original Tiptronic.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.