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Some new pics of my Cayman S, lease is up next year... wondering if I should go with the new PDK or stick with the manual!

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Love those wheels. Nice shots.
 

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FWIW Car and Driver in the latest issue called the PDK in the Panamera the benchmark for automated manual transmissions. When I get my new one I am going PDK and I have been driving manuals for the past 20+ years. Fast, smooth, and when you need it aggressive; can't go wrong.
 

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+1 one on the rims....looks great.....

I'd stick with manual until they don't offer it any more....I feel more connected with car...but you know what you ask 100 people 50 will probably say pdk...50 manual...so call it in the air...
 

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Your car looks awesome. Great pics, thanks for sharing.

Let me know if I can help answer any questions you might have about the PDK transmission.

It’s remarkable how much smoother and more responsive PDK is compared to the tiptronic.
 

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DEF go with PDK... manual cars are old news. Make sure you get the sport chrono too. you are just as much capable of controlling the car with the PDK than with a manual. The old Tip was too slow to shift and so it slowed the car accordingly, but not with the PDK, but you have to get used to the handles and their awkward setup.
 

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Go with the manual. Such a better driving experience. If you do go PDK make sure you get the new paddles and not the push buttons.
 

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I agree with everything that has been said so far. PDK is definately the way of the future. Faster on the track. In fact it's so good that some very good drivers have reported running lap times that are just as fast or faster in automatic mode!

Having said all that I prefer a MT. I'll row my own boat.
 

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Car looks great! I have heard that the PDK is very nice. BTW, what are the wheels and tires you have, I am looking at getting some new shoes this year.
 

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IMHO: if you track your car and care about 10ths of a second go PDK. If not, and you like the driver engagement of the MT...stick with it. Ahem.
 

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Love those wheels! A great looking car. I would stick with the manual. As others have stated, you are more connected to the car and driving experience. In fact, after driving a PDK equipped Carrera S in anger at PSDS, I am even more convinced I will stick with the manual. I am not interested in 10ths of seconds, only a fun and rewarding experience when driving my Porsche. If the "wave of the future"/ Porsche "force" me to buy a PDK car when I am ready for a new vehicle, I would probably go back to a 3-series BMW. Just my opinion.:)
 

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Nicely composed pictures. Very beautiful. Very feminine lines (car porn!). Thank you for sharing. What kind of car is it?

Actually, I plan to purchase my first 987c within a year, and not liking the stock wheels have been pondering the deep dish, three-piece forged....similar to yours.

The exposed bolts looks pretty good with your black beauty. Generally I have been feeling they are perhaps too "terminator- looking" and may steal away from the feline grace of the cayman. But, like I said, they look good on your gal.

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Thanks for the comments guys. I have DCT on my other car, so definitely know what PDK can offer but yeah, I could toss a coin on it and go either way. Appreciate the feedback.

They are DPE st7's, 19 inch.. pm me if you want more details for your next set, I know those guys.

2007 Porsche Cayman S
 

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Those wheels are HOT! Really looks good against the black paint.

p.s. < another fan of the MT. The slight extra performance just doesn't out weigh for me the fun/involvement of using the clutch & shifter.
 

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Thanks for the comments guys. I have DCT on my other car, so definitely know what PDK can offer but yeah, I could toss a coin on it and go either way. Appreciate the feedback.

They are DPE st7's, 19 inch.. pm me if you want more details for your next set, I know those guys.

2007 Porsche Cayman S

Love your wheels! what offset do you have on them?
 
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