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Old 01-16-2019, 07:32 PM
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I have no doubt coupes are great - but, my cab is fantastic. The minute tradeoff (maybe) between the two is understood, but the drop top - man oh man!! If youíre a cab guy, itís a no brainer. If not, the coupe is it. Which are you? Thatís the deciding factor.
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Old 01-16-2019, 07:59 PM
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Cab Pro: In a cab, the top goes down.

Coupe Pro: The coupe doesn't have a "top".
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Old 01-17-2019, 12:18 AM
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All depends on how you look at a stop light. If you look like a 50 something doctor/lawyer or trophy then a cab will fit the bill. Make sure it has buttons on the steering too.

J/K.
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Old 01-17-2019, 12:18 PM
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If you are wanting to carry anything in the rear of a cab other than groceries, good luck. I went coupe due to having a couple of kids & knowing that I would occasionally need to fit them both in the car---possible to do with passenger seat forward in the coupe but not in the cab as the roof eats up most of the rear "seat" area.

In a few years when the kids are driving I'll probably go cab--the wind noise in the coupe at proper speeds is very high, ditto the cab with the top up. Ability to top down is huge IMHO.
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Old 01-17-2019, 01:04 PM
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As a purchaser, I would guess a cab will probably not have any track time.
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Old 01-17-2019, 04:33 PM
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Coupť pro: lighter, more rigid, nicer to be in when you'd be driving the cab with the top up.

Coupe con: in the summer when it's hot and sunny it feels like you're in a cage even with the roof open.

Cab pro: driving a Porsche with the top downd on a hot summer day will have you sing "Gloria in excelsis deo" even if you're not Catholic.

Cab con: heavier, less rigid, not as nice as a coupe if you have to drive it with the top up.

Where I live, the open top driving season is very short but I wouldn't mind a cab when I eventually buy another 996tt.
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Old 01-17-2019, 06:35 PM
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Cab con if youíre in heavy stop and go traffic is you get barbecued on hot days. Best time is really at dusk on warm days. Too much glare coming through the sunglasses and hate wearing visors or caps.
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Old 01-17-2019, 06:49 PM
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Originally Posted by MezgerTT View Post
Cab con if youíre in heavy stop and go traffic is you get barbecued on hot days.
Just put the top up.

Having a Cab does not mean that you have to always drive with the top down.
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Old 01-17-2019, 06:55 PM
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I had a 97 M3 4 door for years and loved it. Was my favorite car until I eventually got a Boxster S. That was my favorite until I got my 996 tt coupe. I have to admit, on a great evening I love the Boxster S, but I love the coupe look and feel, too. Right now I have both but will eventually sell the Boxster (I think!) :-) The good thing these are not life and death decisions - buy a cab/coupe - drive it and in a couple years switch to the other if you want. You will enjoy either type of these great cars.
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Old 01-17-2019, 07:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Dock View Post
Just put the top up.

Having a Cab does not mean that you have to always drive with the top down.
Yes, top up, AC on, no problem.
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Old 01-24-2019, 01:11 AM
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Had a 2001 TT coupe - loved it. Now have a 2004 TT cab - love it even more. Best of both worlds for what I want out of a car - zero problems with the top, and cruising al fresco is sublime.
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Old 01-25-2019, 06:24 AM
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Originally Posted by leftlane View Post
Had a 2001 TT coupe - loved it. Now have a 2004 TT cab - love it even more. Best of both worlds for what I want out of a car - zero problems with the top, and cruising al fresco is sublime.
This. Had a '78 930 and an '81 SC Cab. Turned them both in for the '04 TT Cab. Heaven.
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Old 01-25-2019, 08:54 AM
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I like both. My Porsche is a coupe, by we have a AMG c300 Convertible. Best of both worlds. The Cab has heat on the neck if we feel a chill.
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Old 01-28-2019, 05:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Rulaxin12 View Post
Hello all!

Iím thinking of getting rid of my 99 m3 convertible to get into a 996 turbo. The m3 is going to be tough to let go as it has 28k miles on it and is about as clean as a 20 yr old car can be!

My daily is a 2013 Stage 2 s4 so I have a hardtop already but has anyone driven both and can compare the differences from the coupe to the cab?

Will I lose that much performance and stiffness by going to the cab?

Do the tops become problematic over time? High repair costs?

Thank you!
You wonít lose much in street performance, the convertible is definately more flexible, and the top requires more maintenance than a fixed roof. They are also less expensive than the fixed roof ones.

The cars are going on 15 years old for the first models,(2004)so I would venture to guess that you are going to run into some top issues sooner or later. If its your nice weather car, the drawback would be more maintenance.
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