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    From 996tt to 997S

    Has anyone done it from this board? Any comment on such a move?

    Re: From 996tt to 997S

    i did it ,except for the highway huge power on the tt ,all the rest is better in the 997s ,you wont regret it

    Re: From 996tt to 997S

    I haven't done it, but I have driven both cars. I can't imagine that going from a 996TT to a 997S isn't a disappointment, unless you're really into the better interior and having the newer car. Based purely on driving, it's gotta be a step down. Depending on who you are, that step down may be big or small compared to the small improvements in styling, interior, and (perhaps) handling.

    Re: From 996tt to 997S

    Actually went from 997S to 996TTS (got a new 997S when I grew impatient waiting for my 996TTS to be built)....did about 7K mis in 4-5 mos.

    IMO, 997S is easily world's best $100K car.

    But not a fan of the 997's Beetle-like headlights; wimpy-looking rear wing w/the accordion-like feature when raised; and busy dash w/too many little buttons/cheap-looking aluminum touches and lame-looking steering wheel. Also, at least in US, still hard to fully spec 997S w/all the leather and deviated stitching one can spec on a 996TTS...net, net, like a well-spec'd 996TTS interior over a 997S interior w/just "full leather" trim...

    Dynamically, biggest prob is nonlinear steering ratio of 997S (counterintuitive to anyone accustomed to F or 996TTS)....to me, "new" steering ratio was hugely annoying in curves...Sound of 997S is far more interesting than "silent assassin" 996TTS. And 996TTS' turbo lag is a trade-off vs NA 997S' more linear response. But once turbos launch, the 996TTS is a different animal....

    If have a 996TT, would definitely get a 997TTS on launch, but a 997S as a stop-gap car while waiting is a reasonable option....

    I did it

    If you look at the speeds that the 997S did at the Nuremburg track you will see that with all the suspension tweaks in the 997 that it is only 3 seconds slower, I went from a Tip 2001 TT to a 997s and love it.

    Re: From 996tt to 997S

    You should be happy with both cars! IMO I would keep the 996tt though and wait for a 998?

    Re: I did it

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    997CarreraS said:
    If you look at the speeds that the 997S did at the Nuremburg track you will see that with all the suspension tweaks in the 997 that it is only 3 seconds slower, I went from a Tip 2001 TT to a 997s and love it.


    That is only true of a Euro 997S with -20mm Sport suspension (not available in US).

     
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