Are there any major issues with the 1st generation? Can you get a 6 speed manual in the 2nd gen?
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Man, I love 997's. They're so cool. My favorites are the GT3 and the variants I haven't driven (RS, RS 4.0, RSR, Cup, etc )
Main difference in the .2 interior is that the buttons are of a much, much higher quality, and are consistent with current Porsche standards. The .1 buttons are like EmmKayFour Jetta buttons that fall apart and get sticky
It could be my imagination, but the manual gear change is a bit better on the .2. And the auto is obviously a lot better, because the .2 went to PDK (from the crappy Tiptronic--finally).
I don't know where to start...hmm...how about here:
This is a super rare color combo. And one of my all-time favorites.
Looks so weird when the heated seat buttons aren't there. Smart previous owner eschewed the (crap) center system and installed some random aftermarket unit (note to purists: original radio was in a box in the trunk). Also note the optional fire extinguisher. I heard these cars were unreliable maintenance nightmares that caught fire...
That paint was essentially black but if you caught it at the right angles, it was very green.
This is still just one of my favorite cars...ever. I would need many years to master the ways of this car
The 997 looks too good! Cheapest 997 in Vancouver is a 39,000 mile 2005 C2 at $43k CDN ($35k USD). http://vancouver.craigslist.ca/van/ctd/5045124367.html
Look how fine it is....
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It still has C4S badges now, so why be spiteful toward the owner? As long as we're making assumptions, let's accuse the guy of stancing the thing on stretched tires too. Man, that car is doing even worse things in your imagination than in real life
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This is the 997 Aerokit front bumper; note how it doesn't have the "nostrils" at the leading edge of the frunk like a GT3 bumper does.
The Aerokit leaves the rear bumper alone, but adds the big wing:
Normal Carrera rear for comparison:
To stay topical, one more point: what hasn't been mentioned is that on the 997.2 the dashboard "wart" sport chrono actually works as a clock. On the 997.1, functionality is limited to simply serving as a track timer. Boo....