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996 TT Cab vs Coupe?

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Hi All

I'm looking to upgrade my '02 C4S to a 996 TT :-). I've been looking for a Coupe, but went in a friends 997 Cab the other day and, although it's early in the year, I was reminded of the pleasure of drop top motoring which I'd missed out on since my Boxster S days. The idea of a Turbo Cab seems somehow a little wrong to me though. How much of a compromise in handling is the Cab over the Coupe - extra weight and extra flex. Also, does the extra flex mean more creaks and rattles etc.. Any other couple vs. cab expiences?


pete S

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The idea of a Turbo Cab seems somehow a little wrong to me though.

Then why ask?

How much of a compromise in handling is the Cab over the Coupe - extra weight and extra flex.

what do you plan on using your car for? For track, you obviously give something up. But in comparison to other cabs, other makes the TT Cab handles quite well.

Also, does the extra flex mean more creaks and rattles etc..

The flex is very minor in this version. But, seriously if little things like this matter, stay away...I just crank the stereo (or listen to the EPs). The creaks do not effect me at all....much rather have one of the greatest sports cars ever...sans top.

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I have a cab and a coupe...and truthfully, other than a little more noise from wind rush, I don't get any rattles or noises. Cabs have their strong points if you like to drive with the wind in your hair....or thru a forest or along the coast looking unobstructed enjoying that "free" feeling.

Cabs don't have the same level of security in that crooks can simply slash the canvas to get in....cabs also have more parts that can go wrong....hinges on canvas roof supports, steel cables that run in the slots, tears and frays to the canvas itself, rear window can have problems, shorter life of canvas over metal roofs, and wind noise even when the top is up. They are also only useful in good weather...

If you want a go fast car that handles well at high speeds with minimal noise...get a coupe. If you like the wide open spaces get a cab.

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  • 3 weeks later...

I also have a cab and a coupe. I concur with both opinions above me, but I find that my car creaks a bit more than I'd like - and the hard top for the winter while a necessary evil reminds me of a VW Golf MK I a lot more than a Porsche. However, if you do like to ride with the top down.. get a cab, unless you plan to track the car extensively.

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