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Old 01-16-2019, 09:37 PM
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I have an opportunity to trade my 2016 RS for a 2018 GT3. I really want a manual as I only track my car 1-2 times per year. Thoughts?

Would ya?
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Old 01-16-2019, 09:40 PM
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I'LL will do it. You said you want a MT , so why not
also the way I look at it , if you realize later on that it was a mistake, you can always get another .1 RS
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Old 01-16-2019, 09:53 PM
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Originally Posted by portmoody911 View Post
I have an opportunity to trade my 2016 RS for a 2018 GT3. I really want a manual as I only track my car 1-2 times per year. Thoughts?

Would ya?
Don’t do it... I did for reasons of nostalgic manual musings, and missed my RS from day 3!

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Old 01-16-2019, 09:57 PM
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The new engine is so different from the previous. Mix that with a manual and it's no question.
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Old 01-16-2019, 09:59 PM
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Replace your .1 RS with a .2 RS if you really want the new engine.
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Old 01-16-2019, 10:00 PM
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Def! Love my manual GT3. Manual for the Win
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Old 01-16-2019, 10:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Haku View Post

Donít do it... I did for reasons of nostalgic manual musings, and missed my RS from day 3!
Can you elaborate more what you missed? Have an .2 RS coming, but toy with idea of trading it for a touring (+ cash of course).
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Rev match is magical

DO IT
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Old 01-16-2019, 10:13 PM
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Definitely
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Old 01-16-2019, 10:15 PM
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Non-sense.

Get Cayman or Boxster if you live in U.S., as the street speed limits are not adequate for driving a GT3 on the streets and enjoy it. Get a 987.2 Cayman R or 987.2 Boxster Spyder, better sound, better steering, good for the street.

Then for the 1-2 track days, rent a proper race car.
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Old 01-16-2019, 10:24 PM
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Originally Posted by sunnyr View Post
Can you elaborate more what you missed? Have an .2 RS coming, but toy with idea of trading it for a touring (+ cash of course).
Bearing in mind that so much of a cars likes and dislikes are subjective, here’s what I missed.

Handling - for me the GT3 doesn’t come close to the front end grip and feel of the .1 RS. The difference is very noticeable and directly affects the next point I state.

Confidence Inspiring - the RS gives you a degree of confidence that was unequalled by my manual .2 GT3. Throwing the RS around mountain roads was predictive...no crazy surprises.The GT3 hops and twitches and in sports mode and rev matching did some weird things when shifting going into a sharp corner. I’m not into white knuckle moments.

Presence - for me the aesthetics and rawness of the bolder design of the RS just ticks boxes that the GT3 didn’t.

PDK - dare I say it... I actually missed the PDK! It’s instant downshifts enable speed shifts (acceleration and deceleration) that provides an entirely different dimension of driving than a manual GT3. The manual is sublime... but if it’s a manual car you want get a GT4 manual GTS.

The above are just from my personal non technical bone-headed perspective. So much is subjective and I respect others opinion on the choices.
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Originally Posted by Haku View Post


Bearing in mind that so much of a cars likes and dislikes are subjective, hereís what I missed.

Handling - for me the GT3 doesnít come close to the front end grip and feel of the .1 RS. The difference is very noticeable and directly affects the next point I state.

Confidence Inspiring - the RS gives you a degree of confidence that was unequalled by my manual .2 GT3. Throwing the RS around mountain roads was predictive...no crazy surprises.The GT3 hops and twitches and in sports mode and rev matching did some weird things when shifting going into a sharp corner. Iím not into white knuckle moments.

Presence - for me the aesthetics and rawness of the bolder design of the RS just ticks boxes that the GT3 didnít.

PDK - dare I say it... I actually missed the PDK! Itís instant downshifts enable speed shifts (acceleration and deceleration) that provides an entirely different dimension of driving than a manual GT3. The manual is sublime... but if itís a manual car you want get a GT4 manual GTS.

The above are just from my personal non technical bone-headed perspective. So much is subjective and I respect others opinion on the choices.
Thanks for the input.

I had a GT4, loved the rev match, but that gets old fast. And have a 997.2 GT3 to satisfy my manual GT craving. PDK will be a new experience for me. Keeping an open mind and hoping will like it.
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Old 01-16-2019, 10:45 PM
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Manual 100%. You wont regret the connection it prove you vs the 2 pedal version.
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Old 01-16-2019, 11:22 PM
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If the MT is the only thing that you care about then sure, that's an easy decision. However if you DD, 99% of the time, and don't want to deal with the clutch in traffic/ etc. I'd give it more thought. It comes down to how you're planning on using it but sure- easy decision :]
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Old 01-16-2019, 11:44 PM
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If you really want a manual, the answer is clear.
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