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Offline timd


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Hi
im about to buy a 997 S2, for resale (as its a weekend car & not a track car) which do you think will have a better resale in a few years time? PDK or manual.  To be honest both drive well and dont really have a preference
thanks



Offline 993tits

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If you live in a capital city, much easier to get rid of a PDK than manual................just sayin.
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Offline mhh

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Hi
im about to buy a 997 S2, for resale (as its a weekend car & not a track car) which do you think will have a better resale in a few years time? PDK or manual.  To be honest both drive well and dont really have a preference
thanks

Having owned a manual C2S, and driven 3,000 in a PDK C4S, I would go for the manual - for fun. For resale, I don't know. The PDK suits the Turbo much better than the Carrera, IMO.



Offline Wattens

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Generally for quicker resale in cars from the last 10 years, auto clutch is the way to go. May not get more in price but generally the masses rather the flexability of having auto clutches so they tend to turn over much faster. Only exception I can think of is in the early BMW M3 SMG's and F355's where stick shifts tend to be more in demand.

Having said that Porsche has one of the highest enthusiast followings of any car brand so it probably doesn't make a big difference as the pool of buyers is so large. And being porkas a lot of the old fellas will always rather "play with a stick  in their hand insead of having some flaps in it"...  ;)


What ever you rather drive is the right answer for you. PDK is an awesome paddle system though. Personally I'd choose the PDK if I was buying, i'd rather have all the benefits and technology potential out of the car which auto clutches help deliver, these days most of the advancements and expenditure in car technology goes straight to the transmission shift times. Why not get the most out of the car as theoretically possible?

Then again it is harder to dump the clutch and do mad skidz in auto clutches lol
You can say I'm wrong, but my garage doesn't agree with that statement!!!



Offline JBO


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I'm trying to get myself in a position to buy a 911 one day.
I always keep an eye on carpoint/carsales to see what's out there.
Whenever I search, I immediately eliminate auto/PDK cars from the search criteria.

BUT

I am an enthusiast who wants the simple things in life - hydraulic steering and a manual gearbox.

I wont even consider an auto/PDK Porsche, but that's not to say I won't change my tune in future as the years advance...

I suspect I am in the minority especially given the experienced comments of wattens and mhh - I would generally agree with them that the PDK would have better resale in the long run...and I can see the value in self-shifiting in a big city, but to me it kind of defeats the purpose of owning a 911. I want to feel completely engaged in the driving experience and a manual adds to the experience. I am certain mhh's 458 is extremely engaging as a self-shifter...but that's the upper echelon!

Anyway, good luck with the purchase and I'm sure the PDK still kicks arse - its just not my cup of joe.



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Are you buying the car for you or for the next person who owns it?



Offline mhh

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I forgot to say - avoid the cars with PDK buttons as they aren't nice to use. The paddles are way better to use - but might be rare on Carreras I suspect.



Offline timd


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Thanks very much for your feedback.  If i go pdk i will buy the paddle steering wheel as most of the carreras wont have in for 09 model, although from what i have seen you lose the multifunction buttons. I have an old escort twincam for my old school gearbox fun, so the 911 is more for family outings on the weekend hence why both would be fine..... Thinking of leaning more towards pdk :-) 
Sorry to ask another question, is it worth waiting until early next year to buy? As the new model will be out (other car makers cars drop sharply when a new model is released.... And im a newbie to Porsche) :-)

Thanks again Tim



Offline lord melchett


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Thanks very much for your feedback.  If i go pdk i will buy the paddle steering wheel as most of the carreras wont have in for 09 model, although from what i have seen you lose the multifunction buttons. I have an old escort twincam for my old school gearbox fun, so the 911 is more for family outings on the weekend hence why both would be fine..... Thinking of leaning more towards pdk :-) 
Sorry to ask another question, is it worth waiting until early next year to buy? As the new model will be out (other car makers cars drop sharply when a new model is released.... And im a newbie to Porsche) :-)

Thanks again Tim


hi tim,

i am replying to your post as someone who has just gone thru the process of looking to buy, then dismissing, the 08 carrera s.

i'd be v careful buying a porsche at the current asking prices. didi u say u're going for the 09 model? lots of marques are depreciating at rapid rates, but porsche owners seem to think this shouldnt affect their cars.

07 R8 V8=150k. 08 Mazza Granturismo = 140k.

i bought a run around 2008 e92 m3 with low kms and a few options for 82.5k. looked at the 2008 carrea s, but at 150k it was a no go. for what you get, after 4 test drives on 4 diff vehices, i cannot see the value in a late midel stock "s" 997 for a cent over 100k

g luck



Offline Brenton

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Tim good to have another porsche fan on here.

I am a auto driver but as what MHH said the 997 c2 and c2s is a magical with a stick shift and would have been the way I'd go if looking for these cars.
As far as resale the PDK with paddles not buttons would be my guess.

Are you looking for a new one if so I would be waiting for the 991 to be released, the 911 is such an evolution that every one is better than the last and from all the c2 and c2s that I have driven they all have a familiar feel to  them, even going back to the 356. They just get faster and more refined with every new release.



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