Originally Posted by HRoi
my pleasure. let me know if you have more specific questions. are you in Tokyo? i heard traffic there is horrendous and the GT3 has a pretty heavy clutch. i am wondering if you might be more interested in a Carrera or GTS with a PDK tranny. it's still a fantastic driver's car that is more big-city friendly.[/img]
I do live in the middle of Tokyo, right by the coastline - the traffic gets bad at certain times of the day, I guess when the daily rush hour migration to and from the suburbs happens and the delivery trucks are all out - but I hardly ever see or get caught in traffic for some reason. Maybe just my schedule, I find the inner city part of Tokyo to be really leisurely out on the streets and not bumper to bumper gridlock. Still not a place where you really want to have a manual transmission though, because the blocks just aren't very long.
I have been digging further on CPO cars and it looks like they do the same terms as new cars for those here, so things kinda went wide open in terms of choices. I could get a recent 997TT with a PDK cheaper than a 991, so... definitely wouldn't get a GT3, just not really what I want. I need something with an AT and it's gonna be a street car 99% of the time, so a turbo would be better. My wife had a 996 Turbo before and talks about how leisurely it was to drive, but she had a 360 and F355 before that, so that is relative I guess - the turbo was bought used but undriven (like 80km's or something on the clock) from a lot and it used to belong to the wife of the former yokozuna, haha. Said she ran into her in Hawaii once and said 'i have your car!!!' and it turned out that it was just a gift the guy gave her from his sumo winnings and she never cared to drive it....