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Blindman

997 Carrera S, I need help - manual or auto?

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Hi Guys,

I am a new member, wanting to upgrade from my 1986 911 Carrera Targa to a 2006 997 Carrera S, the question is, do I go for auto or manual.

My heart says Manual but my head tells me Auto. Can anybody enlighten please.

Blindman

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Test drive both, then decide.

 

Daily driver= PDK

Fun weekend toy= manual trans

 

But that's just me.

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Good advice from White987S. Personal opinion? Manual. The 2006 automatic is a traditional torque converter slush box - tiptronic yes, but still not the same. My commuter '08 Cayenne turbo has one of those and it leaves me disappointed and looking forward to driving the manual '06 997S every time.

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Tip is easy, but faintly disappointing. Yes you've got there but you don't feel like you've quite achieved something. Manual, you do! Silly it may be, but it doesn't change the way it makes you feel. Manual every time! Always will give you a smile.

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Thanks Guys, My gut feeling is a Manual, I suppose my mind will be made up when I find the right car to buy, I will probably always wonder about the other option.

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Plan to take your car to the track or autoX more than twice per year? Buy PDK

Like to talk on the phone, text, eat, apply makeup or shave while you drive? Buy manual and concentrate on driving

Daily driver is a Prius/Leaf with "My other car is a Porsche" license plate trim ring? Tip may be best for you

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Thanks for the info guys, I am still looking for my 997, have been offered a 2007 4S Targa, what are your opinions on 4s vs S model, not sure about Targa top

I like the idea of 4 wheel drive, but not sure what to do.

I am swinging between a lot of issues, Auto/Man and 4S or 2 wheel drive, also coupe/Convertable.

I cant make up my mind, I need help.

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Thanks for the info guys, I am still looking for my 997, have been offered a 2007 4S Targa, what are your opinions on 4s vs S model, not sure about Targa top

I like the idea of 4 wheel drive, but not sure what to do.

I am swinging between a lot of issues, Auto/Man and 4S or 2 wheel drive, also coupe/Convertable.

I cant make up my mind, I need help.

You need to test drive the 4S, they handle quite different than the 2S. When you put the 4S in Sport mode it is a completely different machine. The way it handles the corners will put a smile on your face.

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Plan to keep it and drive it? Targa might be for you. Plan to sell in a year or two? Targa has a smaller resale audience than coupe. 

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