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A test drive says more than thousand words, the transmission is part of a total concept, if you feel good with a Tip. do it, if you don't, walk away. The maintenance is not that much different in mileage, a bit more expensive than a manual transmission cause the filter, gasket and the maintenance labor. Performance figures are rather boy's talk (bar) IMHO.

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I own a 2000 C2 tip. Dealer change on fluid and filter is about $380 at every 80k miles. You could do it for much less and there are techniques shown on the board here by Izzy. A manual will have to have the clutch replaced and I have heard for about $1000 (don't know). As far as performance, well a manual is typically better but how often are you racing down public streets. That being said a tip can hold it's own against most cars. Also, my "impression" is that there may be fewer RMS failures on tips than manuals because of severe loading from hard shifts on manuals (don't know for sure just speculation).

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I own a 2000 C2 tip. Dealer change on fluid and filter is about $380 at every 80k miles. You could do it for much less and there are techniques shown on the board here by Izzy. A manual will have to have the clutch replaced and I have heard for about $1000 (don't know). As far as performance, well a manual is typically better but how often are you racing down public streets. That being said a tip can hold it's own against most cars. Also, my "impression" is that there may be fewer RMS failures on tips than manuals because of severe loading from hard shifts on manuals (don't know for sure just speculation).

Thanks for the input. I'll test drive one this weekend.

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thinking of trading my 02 targa manual to an 03 c4s tiptronic. could anyone pls tell the difference in terms of maintenance and performance of tiptronic vs manual? thank you.

In addition to everything that's been said above, if you plan to track the car know that the Tip is a different (not to read: inferior) experience. Sure you're not gonna win any drag races with manual 996s, but that's not really the point anyhow. :) I've driven a 993 Tip and my wife's Tip Boxster on the track and it always seems to find the right gear and feel like it's delivering all the power the engine has to offer.

We did have the trans fluid and filter done on the Boxster at 65k mi instead of the recommended 90k, was feeling a little sluggish when cold. Porsche recommends a flush at 90k for the manual too, for what it's worth. It'll be maybe an extra $50-100 or so in parts and fluid for the Tip.

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