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Old 09-03-2015, 04:43 PM   #1
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Man trans to paddle shifters...

Given the means, will you buy a newer exotic car with paddle shift only, no clutch?

Me, likely no.

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Old 09-03-2015, 04:56 PM   #2
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In a heartbeat!
Would love to have PDK
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Old 09-03-2015, 05:32 PM   #3
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No opinion. Sadly, I haven't had the chance to drive with paddles yet.
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Old 09-03-2015, 05:39 PM   #4
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I drove a 2014 Boxster GTS with the flappy paddles ... liked it, could get used to it, but will probably always prefer a stick.
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Old 09-03-2015, 05:42 PM   #5
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Yes. I bet they shift very smoothly. However, the repair cost of one of those really modern ones could be a small fortune.
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Old 09-03-2015, 06:20 PM   #6
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PDK drives like a dream I would love to have a PDK
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Old 09-03-2015, 08:58 PM   #7
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A friend of mine asked me this very question recently.
As much as I love driving stick, with the means to buy new or newer, and choose.... Yeah, that PDK is amazing and I'd probably go with it.
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Old 09-03-2015, 09:05 PM   #8
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Hell-to-the-NO!

No PDK. Ever.

I bought this 2004 Boxster S BECAUSE it was the last "old school" Boxsters.

Light bulbs.

Stick shift.

A steering wheel with no buttons.

Is a PDK faster and smoother and easier? Yes.

Is a PDK more fun to drive? No.

And if the starter dies I can push start my manual transmission car.

I bought my dream car and that car is my 2004 Porsche Boxtser S 50 Years of 550 Spyder Anniversary Edition.
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Old 09-03-2015, 10:57 PM   #9
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No PDK. Ever.

I bought this 2004 Boxster S BECAUSE it was the last "old school" Boxsters.

Light bulbs.

Stick shift.

A steering wheel with no buttons.

Is a PDK faster and smoother and easier? Yes.

Is a PDK more fun to drive? No.

And if the starter dies I can push start my manual transmission car.

I bought my dream car and that car is my 2004 Porsche Boxtser S 50 Years of 550 Spyder Anniversary Edition.
Nice car, bro....
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Old 09-04-2015, 04:26 AM   #10
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Likewise on the 2004 S 50 Jahre 550 Spyder. However, If bought new today, I would lean toward the PDK. My wife's VW CC has the DSG with paddle shift 2.0 turbo. Runs like a beast.

Of course I'd still have my 6 speed in the garage for those days....
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Old 09-04-2015, 11:27 AM   #11
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No, not ever.

No matter how fast they shift or how well they select gears, its still an automatic.

I will do the driving, thank you very much.
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My only experience is with my 2008 Nissan Rogue with a CVT. I'd rather drill my own teeth. Without Novocaine. An automatic that's not an automatic? A pretend manual? Not my cup of tea.
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Got one and love it! Will PDK be my only choice going forward? Probably not but it is pretty cool technology. First hand experience is very worthwhile for now. So many cars, so little time...
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Old 09-05-2015, 08:06 AM   #14
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As per a salesman I spoke with last month in Calgary said. PDK sales are equal to manual equipt cars. The reason being demographics of more women buyers, young professional who don`t want to learn and were never taught when taking Drivers Ed. And the big one young gamers never have to manual shift on a game.
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Old 09-05-2015, 08:40 AM   #15
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I had a 993 with a tipronic that I shifted in manual mode 100 percent of the time. It wasn't a PDK by far, but it is the same general idea. I was not a fan and sold the car because of the trans. We are going to buy my wife the new BMW M2 and it will be a manual. There is (IMHO) much more connectivity to the car with a manual.

I bought each of my four kids their first cars and all of them were manuals. It is amazing how few young people know how to drive a stick.
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Old 09-05-2015, 09:19 AM   #16
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My youngest son wanted a car with a stick when he first got his license. I was adamant the he have an automatic. After he was driving for about a year, the car we got him a 2000 Volvo C70 convertible was on its last legs and did get him a car with a stick.

He then realized that there is much more to do when driving a stick and it was a good idea to actually learn how to drive for a year or so before adding the extra skills for a stick.

Now he bugs me all the time to drive the Boxster.

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