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Going from an '06 S to a '11 Turbo? Anyone done it?

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Recently I've spotted a number of 2011 turbo's at what I consider a reasonable price (less then $45,000).. and with at least one of them the dealer selling it (not a Porsche franchise, but a place that only sells used Porsche) offered me around $13,000 trade-in on my 2006 (with 87,000 miles, and minty.)


My '06 went through most of the first-generation problems, and a few more. Luckily it had a Porsche CPO warranty when I bought it, and that covered some of the expensive stuff. I paid out of pocket for the coolant pipe replacement (done pro-actively before they failed and before I took it cross country and back) and I had the cardan shaft bearing mount fail - and put in a rebuilt. Other then that, and one rear brake caliper that hung up once (found a brand new one on Ebay for a silly cheap price, so that wasn't terribly painful), it's actually been pretty good.


So - aside from insanely more power and a much nicer interior - what's different between the Gen-1 and Gen-2 trucks? I'm guessing someone else has done the same thing - so any words of wisdom would be welcome. Any warnings on common failures (I looked - for some reason there isn't a listing of them like on the 955 Gen-1 series forums - maybe that's a GOOD thing?)?   Any first year gotcha's?


The ones I've spotted have around 64,000 miles on them, appear to be fully decked out with all the bells/whistles, clean carfaxes, and in one case, have a Porsche CPO warranty until 2017 and 100k miles.


I'm inclined to wait until after the holidays - just to avoid the hassle and because the wife's Lexus will be paid off then.. so it's my turn for new wheels.

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