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Old 02-01-2020, 11:57 AM   #641
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Is the S as necessary on a .2? Don't both base and S have the turbo that would more than satisfy Josh's want for low end torque?
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Old 02-01-2020, 12:46 PM   #642
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Is the S as necessary on a .2? Don't both base and S have the turbo that would more than satisfy Josh's want for low end torque?
First off the base 991.2 is VERY fast ...

I never thought there was a reason to get an S, my 997 was a base and the car was ridiculously fast for the roads.

I only have an S model because when the 991 came out Porsche took 1/2 a year to introduce the manual and I could not get a base allocation so I grabbed an S allocation.

I read they are doing the same thing with the 992ís ... it seems they really limit the base allocations so you have to buy the more expensive S model.
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Old 02-01-2020, 03:02 PM   #643
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I can go either Tuesday or Wednesday and I will look the car over, have you contacted anyone from the dealership ?

I can also take some pictures and some video, if you have an iPhone I can FaceTime you if you want ... you can PM me your number.

If you want to know what I think of the 991.2 here is a link to when I test drove one.

http://forums.carmudgeons.com/showthread.php?t=139753

I will add to my impressions now that I am living with the updated PCM it really is much better then the one in my 991.1 ...it really is a very good system plus the rear camera I find very good. Unfortunately the rear camera wasn’t offered when I got my car.
Thanks Alan. I sent a note through Autotrader to the dealership, but didn't get any response. I don't have a contact there. If you could check it out, I'd be interested in things like tire tread depth, leather condition, any wear on the top, normal things. If they have any maintenance history or carfax record that would be good to hear about as well. I'll send you my #.

It will be interesting if you drive it to see if the lag that you talked about in your linked review was PDK related or if you notice it on a manual as well.
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Is the S as necessary on a .2? Don't both base and S have the turbo that would more than satisfy Josh's want for low end torque?
The S isn't a necessity. I have a nationwide search on Autotrader, Cars.com and Cargurus for 2017 - 2019 911 Cabs w/ a manual and am willing to check out anything under $100k. I'm also checking the pre-owned porsche.com site, PCA classifieds, Rennlist, 6-sp online and the PCARMARKET auctions. This blue one is the best I've seen since the BAT Auction, which I still look longingly at often. That car was perfect. Pickings have been really slim.

This one just happens to be good colors, good options and an S at a low side of market price (I think because of the miles). i wouldn't kick an S or a C4 out the door, but I am not limiting my search to those.

In the 991.2 the base and the S are both 3.0 flat sixes with twin turbos. Supposedly the S has very slightly larger turbos, but you can get very close to S power with a tune (if that's your thing).
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Thanks Alan. I sent a note through Autotrader to the dealership, but didn't get any response. I don't have a contact there. If you could check it out, I'd be interested in things like tire tread depth, leather condition, any wear on the top, normal things. If they have any maintenance history or carfax record that would be good to hear about as well. I'll send you my #.

It will be interesting if you drive it to see if the lag that you talked about in your linked review was PDK related or if you notice it on a manual as well.

Just pmíed you, I donít think the lag will be there being itís a manual, iíll test drive it if you want me to, no worries being it might be your next car I will drive it respectfully.
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