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    6-Speed or Tiptronic?...Apples and Oranges...

    I would like to get a feel for how many people prefer tiptronic over 6 speed. I use to feel that the tiptronic was a cop-out for people who liked the idea of owning a Porsche but really either did not know how to shift or were too lazy. Here where I live (Boca Raton, Florida, there are more Porsches than there are in Stuttgart and you see alot of people, cell phone in hand driving what definitely a tip. It seems the Porsche is more for status than pure driving sport.
    I know that the F-1 cars are paddle shifters but tip is another bred onto itself.
    So what do you think?


    6-SPEEED OR TIPTRONIC?.....WHAT'S YOUR PREFERENCE


    Re: 6-Speed or Tiptronic?...Apples and Oranges...

    Lon,

    I guess it all dependa on your daily drive habit and distance. If your in traffic most of the time get the tips if your daily drive is HWY driving with relatively low traffic get the std.

    I personally prefer 6-speed.

    Re: 6-Speed or Tiptronic?...Apples and Oranges...

    Lon, the TipS (which I have because of my wife ) is a "vanilla" automatic transmission whose only features I enjoy are the shifting with the buttons on the steering without having to lift, and understanding that the computer does recognize driving habits and adjusts shift points accordingly.

    One thing with TipS is ease of takeoffs. Select low gear, foot on brake, rev to 4K and let go. No clutch wear to worry about.

    However, if you're the type of person who likes to drive your car as close to the limits as you can whenever you can then nothing beats a 6spd imho.

    Re: 6-Speed or Tiptronic?...Apples and Oranges...

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    Lon, the TipS (which I have because of my wife ) is a "vanilla" automatic transmission whose only features I enjoy are the shifting with the buttons on the steering without having to lift, and understanding that the computer does recognize driving habits and adjusts shift points accordingly.

    One thing with TipS is ease of takeoffs. Select low gear, foot on brake, rev to 4K and let go. No clutch wear to worry about.

    However, if you're the type of person who likes to drive your car as close to the limits as you can whenever you can then nothing beats a 6spd imho.



    Couldn't have explained it better myself. Thanks, Don.

     
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