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I purchased a 2005 basic 997 C2 in August of 2008 with approx 42k miles. This is a CPO car.

It has a Tiptronic S Transmission which I hate. It is well equipped with high end Bose and

Bi-Xenon headlamps and other goodies.

I currently have 55k miles on the car and will be due for a 60k service before August.

I would have to buy a third party warranty and probably a set of tires relatively soon.

I have never had any issues with the car. No IMS/RMS problems. I like the car

but not the color (Seal Grey) or the transmission.

So I'm pondering trading up to an 2009 basic or 'S' C2 with PDK and a nav unit.

I will have time before August to find a car I want.

So my question is should I invest $6k for service/warranty/tires etc or should I

go ahead and invest in a 997.2 that I want with a long warranty etc.

Basically I would be buying two or three years ahead of time.

I'm not sure if this makes sense when I have a perfectly good car that I can live with.

I'll be paying a big premium for a marginally better ride.

What would you do?

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Being a totally illogical male I would say trade up to the new one. I just did that recently with an 06 S Carrera. I had it for 11 months. I loved it. Then I drove a Turbo and had to have it.. Made no sense financially but I didn't care. I have never looked back since I made that trade and the Turbo is a dream...

Since you are not totally happy with the Triptronic in the 05 (and you never will be) I say get the new one with the PDK or 6 speed. Make sure you drive a couple of each variant first though... You won't regret it...:clapping:

Good luck!

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Being a totally illogical male I would say trade up to the new one. I just did that recently with an 06 S Carrera. I had it for 11 months. I loved it. Then I drove a Turbo and had to have it.. Made no sense financially but I didn't care. I have never looked back since I made that trade and the Turbo is a dream...

Since you are not totally happy with the Triptronic in the 05 (and you never will be) I say get the new one with the PDK or 6 speed. Make sure you drive a couple of each variant first though... You won't regret it...:clapping:

Good luck!

Phillip

Thank you for commenting. I will go forward and try and find an automobile without compromise.

All I need is the fortitude to pull the trigger.

You did teach me a valuable lesson: Do not drive a Turbo while being in the 'in heat' mode.

Thanks and have a great holiday.

Bob

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