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What to drive after selling your last 911

Shifting with a bad knee caused me to sell the last of my 5 911s. They were great cars and good investments. I picked up a Mbz CLK55 AMG cabriolet as my daily driver and it will put a porsche smile on your face. 342 hp, unbelievable torque, glued to the ground suspension and stop quick brakes. $5000 fo a 77k mile example. I miss the 911s but not as much.
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How about a knee replacement to allow you to continue shifting and operating a clutch? If not, I think the newer models with PDK transmissions may be close, but nothing drives like an aircooled 911!
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Only thing I’m driving after I sell my last 911 is a wheelchair. I am not there yet but likely will buy a Pdk Porsche in the next 2-3 years. They are just that good, not that I’m that aged yet.
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I'm thinking a 2014 Cayman with PDK when that day comes........
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I’m a shifter snob. I like the clutch stick driving thing. But then I drove a PDK....
My mind was changed. Might be the age. But I sure had fun with that.
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Cayenne twin turbo 2005, 450 HP..... mine is for sale.....its a beasty......and no shifting needed...easy ingress and egress.....can modify muffler for more sound.....definitley puts a smile on one's face.......or Cayenne GTS.....I don't have one of those
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I will probably be unable to drive when I sell my 911. So maybe one of those self-driving contraptions if I can't afford a chauffeur.

Or worse, dead.
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Sportamatic?

What about a Sportamatic? It has the same input for shifting but no clutch.
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How about a Tip?
I bought a 996 to use for R&D exhaust design, got a Tip so the entire family could enjoy the car. Lots of fun once you get the hang of it. The 996 has got to be the best hidden secret out there, awesome car!

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Interestingly, I bought my 86 Carrara from a guy who had an industrial accident to his right shoulder and could not shift anymore. He wanted to sell it to buy one with paddle shifts. I took one look at the car, drove it for 10 minutes and bought it. I was not even looking for a 911! 10 years later and it is easily the best car I have ever owned. I find the clutch pretty easy to use, having had surgery on both knees, not totals. I have had other cars with much heavier clutches.
I am not going to a wheel chair, nore a hearse, so if I miss a shift when I am 90, I will take the crash. My goal is to get a speeding ticket at 100, for 100mph. I have already warned my family.
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I have just sold my 1973 911T after many years of ownership. Now shopping for a 2009 or later 911 coupe PDK.

Sold the old car because it broke my heart to see it sitting gathering dust - wife did not feel safe in it so we never used it together. As a result I only ever took it out on my own.

A new 911 will give all the safety and convenience that a wife needs and the pure enjoyment of a 911 that a Porsche addict wants.
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Sportomatic might be cool, but they're only on the earlier cars.

If I had to have an auto shift car, I think I'd look pretty closely at an M3 with the SMG. The earlier E46 models had some teething problems with the plumbing and pumps on those transmissions, but I think BMW sorted that out. The transmissions themselves are robust - same as the manual 6-speed, but it's got the auto shifting gizmos attached.
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My daily driver has a PDK and thereís no doubt it can shift faster than me, but itís just not the same as shifting. If I get another daily driver, Iíd like for it to have a manual trans - if I can even find one.
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Went to a 2019 Cayenne intro drive event this morning. Drove the winding roads up to Lake Arrowhead in CA. The engineers were telling me there is a movement away from PDK back to conventional shift 8 and 10 speed ZF trans because they are approaching PDK levels of quick shifting but without the PDK expense and problems. I can report that the shifting was really nice and seamless.
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Six months since this last posted and I now have that double clutch gearbox. Didn't get a Porsche though. Traded in my truck for a station wagon to run around. VW Sportwagen 4Motion DSG is now my company car. Liking it so far.
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