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    Going from cab to coupe

    I would like to hear some opinions from people who have owned a 996 or 997 cab and sold it for a coupe. Did you regret the switch from a convertible to a closed version?

    I'm still totally in the dark to what I should do here. That little voice inside of me keeps telling me to wait until the 997TT cab arrives but my heart is being drawn to the Lambo G more and more.
    It feels like I'm betraying Porsche but then again I still have the Cayenne TT. Not the same of course

    I'm getting more and more clueless here. BTW, the G spyder is no option, I don't like the lines of that car, only the coupe looks terrific imho. So again I want to ask you rennteamers: would I regret the switch to a coupe?

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    Hey Rami,

    Go with what you really, really, really want deep inside and you will never regret it. Don't let the little voice confuse you. Cheers

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    When you won't buy the lambo, you'll ever be wondering what it feels like driving such an exotic. When you drives her, you'll miss a porsche or you won't, but you'll know the answer wether you made the right choice.
    When you miss the porsche-feeling driving the lambo, i think you'll never doubt anymore...
    IMO concerning the looks, the gallardo is top
    ... but i would miss the cabfeeling....

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    The looks of the agressive gallardo can't be compared with the rather dull, but classical lines of a porsche...

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    For a daily driver, get the 997TT. If its a weekend driver, the Lambo....no questions about the G

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    maybe ur betraying feruccio and the bull by NOT getting one.....have u thought of that!

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    Sorry to possibly highjack the thread but I gotta say everytime I see the Gallardo I get goosebumps. THAT's ONE gorgeous car! They took the "origami-look" and did one f of a spectacular job with it. Definite achievement since, IMO, every other origami car looks like cr*p or near cr*p.

    It's really a rare pleasure to see a design/style job which is truly spectacular.

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    I went from a 996 TT coupe to a 997 S Cab and there's no question in my mind my next car will be a cab. I drove top down to an from work last Friday in 38 degrees. It was so nice. I had no idea you could use a cab for 9 or 10 months a year in NY. I'm getting way too much enjoyment from the change-up from top up, top down. It must be especially fun after a few months of freezing temperatures to put that top down in Spring. Can't wait already. I threw around the Gallardo idea here too. Thought about the Gallardo, even thought about the ford GT for 997 Turbo money. It all depends on your circumstances. What will keep me in a Porsche instead of the others is already having a weekend car that is impossible to see out the back and more difficult to manage in everyday traffic. For everyday use a G car MAY get to be a pain after a while. Clearance issues, getting in and out, vision, parking, always being mobbed, gas, etc. are all extra baggage for an every day car. For a seconday car no big deal but I wouldn't give up the convertible. You already have a hard top in the Cayenne, it's really nice to have the change.

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    They both have their + and -, I think whatever makes the driver happy. I love cabs but they do not give me the tightness I am seeking in a sports car. Having the top down not only makes the car look gr8 it makes the driver feel gr8 too. I know nothing about 997S Cab but I am sure while they are better than the 996 Can they can not still be as rigid as the 997S body. Then again it'a matter of give and take.

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    You will miss the cab unfortunately and the noise you can hear well from the engine with the roof down. However, the coupe is roomier (no room needed for folding roof) and meant to be slightly more agile due to less weight.

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    AAAAARRRRGGHHHHHHHH!

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    Sorry bout that ... just had to do that.
    Oh well, I can only consider myself extremely lucky to be having such a luxurious problem, right?

    On Monday I can test drive a G with E-gear. I hope that will help me make the right choice.

    Thanks for the advice guys, I REALLY do appreciate it!

     
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