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    Re: Should I Trade in My 2006 997S for a Turbo? WHY?

    Living with an older version of this comparo, I'll throw in my two cents. My 993 turbo is tracked-modded quite a bit, including bigger (laggier) turbos. My 993C4S has a 3.8 upgrade, sport clutch, short gears, bigger brakes, yada, yada....

    I love them both, but honestly, most of the time, the 3.8 C4 is more pleasure to drive. Sure, it's slower and would lose a lot more drag races. But it makes better noises and offers instantaneous throttle response. I spend longer in each gear and the top end pull is more intoxicating as a result.

    My turbo is a track tool: a super stiff, point and shoot, hairy monster (and quite scary to drive, as I get older...). My C4S is so much more a "real" car, with all the wonderful Porsche sensations people visiting these boards crave - and no lag whatsoever.

    That said, I'm buying a 997TT (because I'm old now, and like cushy, new technology). The C4S I'll pawn off on my best friend. And the 993 turbo may hang around for smallish track days.....but I bet it disappears within 5 years....

    Speed and technology ARE addicting, but there IS something to be said for non-turbo (non GT3) "normal" Porsche products. They seem more pure, in utility and spirit.

    Ugh, dorky car philosopher of the day.

    Re: Should I Trade in My 2006 997S for a Turbo? WHY?

    MMD, you are asking the wrong group of people. Of course we all will tell you to go for it. We are all in the same shoes. My hoenest response; spending $150K on any car is insane, specally if in 3 yr's it will be around $80-$90K. Sorry, I know this is not what you wanted to hear

    Re: Should I Trade in My 2006 997S for a Turbo? WHY?

    briefly thought about changing my 996tt with a 997s. after a testdrive that really felt like a very stupid idea. the lack of tourque of the carrera s is huge, you can feel the differenc mostly when overtaking - and that's what you want it for! so go for it, no questions asked...

    Re: Should I Trade in My 2006 997S for a Turbo? WHY?

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    ptcja said:
    initiald make sure you take some pix for all porschemania here. Owing the Turbo in HK is not only an honour but also a joy. At least you are doing it way before the GST which may be imposed!

    Thanks to you too PTCJA. Heard 4 more turbos arrived in HK, including a white one!

    I think I saw a black one in Sai Kung last Sunday. I've sat in the red one the dealer has in Causeway Bay. Nice. Not sure if they are offering test drives though....



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