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Old 03-01-2018, 12:11 AM
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So, what did you decide?
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Old 03-01-2018, 07:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Rambler_13 View Post
Four of the 997.2s in that list are actually PDK vs. manual even though manual was checked in the search function. That happens quite often in fact. Funny story when I bought mine last Sept., the exact opposite happened. It never came up in my local search because the dealer listed it as PDK. Then one day I drove down to the dealer to look at a 997.1 GT3 they had and saw that the Turbo they listed as PDK was actually a manual and I ended up buying it instead after test driving it (the GT3 seemed kind of worn). I wonder if it would have sold faster had it been listed properly.
It is truly amazing how bad most dealers are at identifying a manual transmission (or lack thereof). I think some number of them basically call anything with paddle shifters "manual". Don't see it go the other way as often, as you described, but it certainly happens. This is a particular pet peeve of mine since one bit of constructive criticism we get at AutoTempest pretty often is to fix the transmission filtersŚbut it's actually the dealers submitting the wrong info! Almost makes me want to work out some kind of image recognition to recognize a stick shift. (For anyone who watches Silicon Valley, perhaps we could re-purpose a hot dog identifier...)
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Old 03-02-2018, 02:14 PM
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The 7.1TT and 6TT are so similar other than styling and refinement that personally I'd have a hard time justifying the swap unless it was a great deal or a spec that I absolutely loved.

A 7.2 or 991 would be much more appealing.
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Old 03-03-2018, 10:10 AM
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I think design carries a lot more weight in car decisions than most people are willing to acknowledge. One can compare specs on a checklist to justify things either way but that doesn't really tell the whole story.

The vast majority of driving in the US is done under 80mph on relatively straight roads and most cars over 400hp feel pretty fast. What really differentiates one car from the other is the overall look and feel. It's certainly subjective but something as simple as head light design can change the entire front end look of a car.


Originally Posted by Quadcammer View Post
Under 60k for a mint mid mile 997tt likely wont happen unless something is up.

The cars are not that different but in my opinion the 7tt looks better, is a bit more cspqble, and is a bit more refined.

I think your price delta will be bigger and its not worth it if you like your 6tt
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Old 03-06-2018, 12:07 PM
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I think we are all missing the main point here....its the Alchemist Beer (Heady Topper I see?) Please send some my way!
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Old 03-06-2018, 09:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Toddvr
I think we are all missing the main point here....its the Alchemist Beer (Heady Topper I see?) Please send some my way!
Good eye 😜
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Old 03-07-2018, 07:43 AM
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Haha, funny how this devolved (or evolved) into a Beer thread.
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Old 03-12-2018, 11:35 PM
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So Paul, Still looking at 997's??

I should'a bought that really low mile 2008 in NY I almost bought...Grrr!! It would be a money maker soon!!
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Old 03-15-2018, 05:46 PM
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Originally Posted by DaveCarrera4 View Post
Haha, funny how this devolved (or evolved) into a Beer thread.
MMMMMM......beeeeerrrrrr!
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