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Lenny39
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:02 pm    Post subject: Manual vs PDK Reply with quote

Will be looking to buy a 997.2 once I've sold my current car. Originally considered a GTS but slightly concerned about the depreciation when I start clocking up the miles, I don't want another garage queen!! So now considering the less expensive 997.2CS. I'm very tempted with a manual. Are they as desirable as the PDK (which I've also tried and was impressed with)?
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Manual vs PDK Reply with quote

Lenny39 wrote:
Will be looking to buy a 997.2 once I've sold my current car. Originally considered a GTS but slightly concerned about the depreciation when I start clocking up the miles, I don't want another garage queen!! So now considering the less expensive 997.2CS. I'm very tempted with a manual. Are they as desirable as the PDK (which I've also tried and was impressed with)?


Shed loads of threads on the manual v PDK debate on here. Do some research then drive both.
Make sure you go for the right colour.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Manual vs PDK Reply with quote

Lenny39 wrote:
Will be looking to buy a 997.2 once I've sold my current car. Originally considered a GTS but slightly concerned about the depreciation when I start clocking up the miles, I don't want another garage queen!! So now considering the less expensive 997.2CS. I'm very tempted with a manual. Are they as desirable as the PDK (which I've also tried and was impressed with)?


Very much so Thumb I’m sure you wouldn’t be disappointed in either.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:40 pm    Post subject: Re: Manual vs PDK Reply with quote

Lenny39 wrote:
Will be looking to buy a 997.2 once I've sold my current car. Originally considered a GTS but slightly concerned about the depreciation when I start clocking up the miles, I don't want another garage queen!! So now considering the less expensive 997.2CS. I'm very tempted with a manual. Are they as desirable as the PDK (which I've also tried and was impressed with)?


I would suggest that you go out ,drive them both back to back...buy the one you like better don’t worry a toss about whether the resale is good ,bad or indifferent , enjoy the car until you don’t , then move it on for the next best thing when that time comes ....’ One life ‘ and all that .......!

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lenny,
Manual is a fantastic gearbox. Every trip has theatre. I couldn't see myself going for a PDK anytime soon. I'd highly recommend trying to get a car with PSE as without it you'll be wanting for noise. Otherwise you'll be looking to the aftermarket to rectify that.
Great choice of car, you won't be disappointed.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Both the manuals and the PDK's are desirable; its a great car either way. I suppose it depends on your personal preference and the sort of driving you mostly do.
For example, I prefer to have one less thing to worry about, and the roads where I live are often congested. So a PDK is my preference - it's the best "auto" I've ever used.
I also think the Gen 2 is the best used purchase right now; GTS's, Turbos and GT's are very nice but massively more expensive. Meanwhile cars with the M96/M97 engine are too unreliable for my risk appetite.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I always wanted manual. Test drove back to back and the manual was everything I thought it would be.... And more! Probably best feeling manual I've ever driven, albeit a short test drive.

I then drove the PDK, with paddles (a must!) and felt for me, it was the 'best of both worlds'.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have been lucky enough to own both manual and PDK. For me the PDK is the better car but that’s not for everybody so as said by others only you will know when you drive them both which you want.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Horses for courses! For me the manual box is a more involving drive, but the PDK is a brilliant piece of kit! I think manuals will be more desirable in the long run though Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I absolutely agree that the PDK is a great bit of kit. Personally, and this is just my opinion, I prefer the manual box. A manual coupe is just classic, timeless stuff.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As someone who now owns cars with a manual and a PDK gearbox I can say they both have their merits so it depends on what you want from it. You need to drive both especially the PDK if it's something you don't have a lot of experience with. Then you can make an informed decision.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you’re worried about future residuals, a well sorted manual 997.2 will be a rare beast in a few years.

When I bought with my budget 2 years ago, I didn’t have this conundrum as tip vs manual for the Gen 1 is an obvious choice. Just about my only regret is not driving the car more!
 
  
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