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Old 04-22-2010, 06:56 PM
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Hi to everyone: Iím new to this forum. Iíve owned 8 Porsche vehicles but in the late 80ís I could no longer afford them and turned to Corvettes. Until the C6, that was not really satisfying but they did get better throughout the 90ís and up to now. However, now I am considering buying a 2007 911 Tiptronic. Iím going to drive it Sunday, but before that I would like to identify if those transmissions have any history of trouble. Can anyone enlighten me on their experiences? I would also like to know if those of you who have had them would buy another or go back to the 5 speed.
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For the most part the tips are very bulletproof with very few problems if any.

With that being said, personally, i would never buy a tiptronic, IMHO it kind of defeats the driving experience, but that is just me. Some people love driving the tip!
 
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I have owned to Tiptronic transmission cars. One was an Audi (Tiptronic is a brand that has been not always exclusive to Porsche): it went south at 43K miles, slipping and missing shifts, and i was told it was not repairable -- only replace. Ugh.

I had a 996 with one. Good daily driver for three and a half years, but a little bland. It diminishes the driving experience on the other hand it handles city traffic while it lets you doze. Depends what you want. That went 40K miles with not problems in sight.
 
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Old 04-30-2010, 01:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Lee Willis View Post
I have owned to Tiptronic transmission cars. One was an Audi (Tiptronic is a brand that has been not always exclusive to Porsche): it went south at 43K miles, slipping and missing shifts, and i was told it was not repairable -- only replace. Ugh.

I had a 996 with one. Good daily driver for three and a half years, but a little bland. It diminishes the driving experience on the other hand it handles city traffic while it lets you doze. Depends what you want. That went 40K miles with not problems in sight.
Thanks Lee, I bought a 2007 911 6 speed.

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tiptronics have better resale value,from my view.
 
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Old 05-22-2010, 10:08 AM
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911AJS:
I ended up buying a 2007 6 speed.

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Chuck,I aware that he bought a manual.I was just commenting that Tiptronics have better resale value.
 
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