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    996 Turbo S (2005)

    I have an offer to get a 2005 Turbo S with 22000 km and extended warranty, first owner. I was planning to upgrade to a 2005 997 4S but my dealer is saying I should seriously look at the Turbo S... it will be a daily driver for me (80% city) and I would appreciate any views you may have
    Thanks!

    Re: 996 Turbo S (2005)

    If the Turbo S is within your reach, go for it! I own a 2006 C2S and also driven a 996 Turbo S. I would go for the Turbo S anytime except that I would lose a lot of money if I sold my C2S but, if I were to buy one because I didn't own either of them, the Turbo S would win.

    Re: 996 Turbo S (2005)

    you will loose less money on the TTS...plus you are really in supercar territory with this car...

    Re: 996 Turbo S (2005)

    the 996 turbo S is a wonderful car: go for it

    Re: 996 Turbo S (2005)

    The car really only comes alive at higher speeds. If you can make use of this frequently it is a wonderful tool and would be my first choice. If not, I would rather get the more refined 997.

    It of course also depends on the price you have been offered. As good as the Turbo S is, it does not justify a "scarcity premium" IMO.

    Re: 996 Turbo S (2005)

    The 997 and the Turbo S are the same price. The 997 is fully loaded incl. ceramic breakes. The Turbo S is more basic but has the comfort creatures like heated seats & navigation. I am bit concerned that the Turbo S will suffer more as a daily driver - frequent starts, short trips, etc.

    Re: 996 Turbo S (2005)

    Hmm, I think the technology on the Turbo is pretty bullet proof. No proper sportscar is really happy with inner city stop-go traffic. Nevertheless, I still stick by my original comment that the 997 would be more refined (clutch, shift, ride (PASM?) etc.) to drive.

    I have now driven my Turbo S for 2.5 years and I believe it is most suited to fast Autobahn stints with the occasional B-road or track fun.

    Re: 996 Turbo S (2005)

    The 997 will give for sure a more refined driving...means...more confortable, better interior, probably lighter clutch and things like these.

    Relative to the day by day use in traffic...apart fuel consumption that goes pretty high up (4-5 km /l) that's it.
    I've found no problems at all in every condition.

    996TT or 996TTs are one of the best cars you can pick

    Re: 996 Turbo S (2005)

    and it can be easily made very fast...;)


    100-200 6,5 sec.!! with 2 persons and no downhill

     
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