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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:55 pm    Post subject: Re: City driving a Manual Turbo compared to a 4S Reply with quote

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..... my question is the 4S is fine in town as the gear ratios are long enough so your not forever changing gears. !st and 2nd is fine for the usual city driving

How much does a Manual turbo differ to a manual 4s Smile



Sorry for the Thread Hijack

The torque of the Turbo means that you'd need to change gear less than in your current car. In city driving, after pulling away, you'd probably spend most of your time in second gear.

iirc you've only had your 4S for 3 months. Are you really thinking of changing so soon. Question
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:10 pm    Post subject: Re: City driving a Manual Turbo compared to a 4S Reply with quote

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iirc you've only had your 4S for 3 months. Are you really thinking of changing so soon. Question


Come on Terry, keep up, it was purchased on 20th Dec.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Im test driving a tip and a manual this week to decide..... my heads saying tip my heart manual. Im going by comments from a pal that owned a gen 1 tip and said not to bother.......also most reviews online mention tip as not the preferred choice due to not only its response time but also the buttons on the steering wheel. I will drive the tip and manual this week but im pretty sure themanuals will hold their value longer ....Tips might have caught up a bit but they certainly took a hit, not just the turbos but carrera 2s and 4s.
Ill comment again on this thread once I have had both test drives. For all those with Tips that might have been offended I come in peace....Just going by what a pal who owned one said and from what I read Dont know
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:30 pm    Post subject: Re: City driving a Manual Turbo compared to a 4S Reply with quote

T8 wrote:
badbox wrote:


..... my question is the 4S is fine in town as the gear ratios are long enough so your not forever changing gears. !st and 2nd is fine for the usual city driving

How much does a Manual turbo differ to a manual 4s Smile



Sorry for the Thread Hijack

The torque of the Turbo means that you'd need to change gear less than in your current car. In city driving, after pulling away, you'd probably spend most of your time in second gear.


Love the 4s just slightly under powered for me and for 15-20k more for a turbo I can fully justify it......by the time I make the change 6-8 months would have passed and `I usually change my cars on a yearly basis....I wanted a GTS or a turbo from the off but saw the spec I wanted and good price for the 4S and went with it....great car for me to introduce myself to Porsche
iirc you've only had your 4S for 3 months. Are you really thinking of changing so soon. Question

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don’t forget you can change the steering wheel to a GEN 2 or 991 full paddles Thumb
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