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Tiptronic or Manual?

I am a 930 owner looking to acquire a 993. Coming from the very basic/connected feel of a 930 all 993's feel a little refined. I have been looking for a manual car but keep finding better options/pricing for Tiptronics and I guess I haven't spent enough time driving one to trust myself on how satisfying it is; so looking for any advice on which way to go...

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Rob

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Can't imagine anyone on this forum advising a tiptronic!!!

Having said that, I did have a 993 Cabrio (6speed) alongside the 930 at one point. All I can say is that it was like a more fun version of the family Audi A4 (with sport package) that we also had at the time. Very refined and a great touring car, but no replacement for the 930.

Tipper 993 would be a nice looking alternative to a BMW335 or MB e class cabrio, but will feel absolutely dull in comparison to the 930.
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Can't imagine anyone on this forum advising a tip tiptronic!!!

LOL, not the most exciting but, still, better than not having a 911, nothing like the new gen PDK boxes, the shifts happen about 5 seconds after you hit the + - button.

You know when you look into a 964, 993, 996 and see the 'tipper', the wave of disappointment that shortly follows? Or is it just me?!

And yes they will always be cheaper than manual cars, supply > demand.
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Sorry guys...wasn't paying attention to where I was, funny how inappropriate my post now seems on this forum!

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Manual all the way. I have a '77 930 (3.0L non-intercooled) and a '96 993TT. You are indeed correct that the 993 is substantially more refined, drives like a modern/recent car despite being nearly 20 years old. They're both incredibly fun, but in different ways.

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