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Offline 986986


  • Joined: Oct 2008

  • Drives: 997.2 S PDK; '12 Cayenne Diesel (family bus)
  • Location: Sydney, Coolum
Manual or tip ?
Any regrets ?

Hi Dodger - I think we chatted about this in another thread somewhere...... for the record I went Tip..... reason being I use the car to commute to the office everyday and whilst I am only 5km from the CBD Sydney traffic is a pain of the highest magnitude.

I have no problem with Tip at all - just shift into manual mode when I feel the need, the gearbox is very smart....holds the revs on the limiter if need be......

Suits my needs perfectly....all my other motors have been manual, first time I have gone Tip ...must be getting old! (34 in a couple of weeks)



Offline Iggy_Type_R


  • Joined: Nov 2008

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  • Drives:
AM Vantage is a beautiful car on the outside (interior is... OKish), sounds amazing, feels quite god to drive. BUT... it's BLOODY SLOW compared to cars in similar classes. I have not owned one but have had one for a weekend here and there.

If 2nd hand, I'd try some of the SL55s floating about, 997S, R8 can be had close to that money.



Offline dodger

  • Tommy Gunna

  • Joined: Dec 2009

  • Location: Melbourne
Vantage is impossible to see out of, R8 is too quiet but fabulous.



Offline 986986


  • Joined: Oct 2008

  • Drives: 997.2 S PDK; '12 Cayenne Diesel (family bus)
  • Location: Sydney, Coolum
Daily driver ?
Manual or tip ?
Any regrets ?

Dodger - here's the thread we covered last time..... this is also relevant as I cover 997 servicing costs as well about half way down....trust it helps
http://aussieexotics.com/forum/porsche/911-vs-cayman-whats-the-difference-8615.msg124999.html#msg124999



Offline dodger

  • Tommy Gunna

  • Joined: Dec 2009

  • Location: Melbourne
Dodger - here's the thread we covered last time..... this is also relevant as I cover 997 servicing costs as well about half way down....trust it helps
http://aussieexotics.com/forum/porsche/911-vs-cayman-whats-the-difference-8615.msg124999.html#msg124999

Ok I must take one out for a couple hours like you say, I've had plenty out but not for long enough I think..
If that would tick all the boxes that would do nicely.



Offline Ferrari Fissatore

  • Soap Dodger

  • Joined: Jan 2007

  • Drives: its obsession
  • Location: under its skin
Running costs from what i hear are hugley variable.

Nearly all the warranty shit that happens with them is induced by human interferance anyway... ie bad servicing... and this happens AT THE DEALERS both here and in UK/elsewhere...

Buy the aston if you can afford it. have it inspected first of course. By LAW, warranty and servicing need NOT be done by a dealer, it must only be done using genuine parts and to manufacturers schedules , which are in the owners handbook.

Life is short... buy the Aston. it's better to regret the things you DO do, than those you don't.

You can always get a Porsche later, they'll still be there, on every street corner and car lot.



Offline Brenton

  • 300kph+ club
  • DJ's like a mad ...........

  • Joined: May 2009

  • Drives: Yes
  • Location: Adelaide
ive driven none of them
but a 996 gt3 is what appeals to me
as long as its not yellow like most of those for sale seem to be
and I would prefer one with the roll cage and track style seats, becausue I am a wannabe boy racer
The engine in them appeals to me a lot more than the turbo

And, not being a dick, but isnt an Aston perceived as an old man car like you are mentioning a c63 is?

yes to all the above points
but part of the fun is in the research of all the options...

hence the servicing and up keep cost question



Offline dodger

  • Tommy Gunna

  • Joined: Dec 2009

  • Location: Melbourne
Life is short... buy the Aston. it's better to regret the things you DO do, than those you don't.
You can always get a Porsche later, they'll still be there, on every street corner and car lot.

Just when I think I've got it all worked out you come out with these pearls of wisdom :doh:

Ok so I'll buy the 430 and the kids can blame you when the will is empty :eek:



Offline Ferrari Fissatore

  • Soap Dodger

  • Joined: Jan 2007

  • Drives: its obsession
  • Location: under its skin
Just when I think I've got it all worked out you come out with these pearls of wisdom :doh:

Ok so I'll buy the 430 and the kids can blame you when the will is empty :eek:

Buy the 430, and shout out to the kids that "HERE GOES THEIR INHERITANCE"

Go out in a blaze of glory and a tower of debt.....



Offline dodger

  • Tommy Gunna

  • Joined: Dec 2009

  • Location: Melbourne
Buy the 430, and shout out to the kids that "HERE GOES THEIR INHERITANCE"

Go out in a blaze of glory and a tower of debt.....

Why are you always right but contrary to common sense :scratchchin: :D



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