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#10245 of 10338 Re: Why BMW, why? [ghstudio]
by kyfdx HOST
Aug 31, 2011 (4:23 am)
Faster isnt always better...
If you like to row your own, PDK or DCT just isn't the same..
#10246 of 10338 Re: Why BMW, why? [kyfdx]
Aug 31, 2011 (7:29 am)
Once you get used to shifting with your hands, PDK/DCT cars are almost as good as a manual shift car in spirited driving...and in traffic/cities, much more convenient. I've driven manual sports cars for years and I found the porsche PDK to be just shockingly good even though I am not at all familiar/confortable with shifting with my fingers (you do have to get the right steering wheel on a PDK porsche though to get the paddles..the stock wheel has very awkward shifting buttons.
#10247 of 10338 Re: Why BMW, why? [ghstudio]
Aug 31, 2011 (9:17 am)
I've driven the PDK and love it, too. But it is DAMNED expensive to get the right one. Starting with just a Boxster, you have to add $3420! for the PDK and another $1480! for the sport chrono pack (the only way to get a PDK that doesn't automatically shift at redline). So a whopping $4900 for that transmission option. I love it, but I don't think I love it THAT much.
#10248 of 10338 Re: Why BMW, why? [qbrozen]
by kyfdx HOST
Aug 31, 2011 (2:19 pm)
The only way to get PDK is used... they sell for less than the manual version..
#10249 of 10338 Re: Why BMW, why? [kyfdx]
Aug 31, 2011 (2:54 pm)
Sportmatic cars sell for less than manual...but not true of PDK cars, at least in our area. PDK is much more in demand.
#10250 of 10338 Re: Why BMW, why? [kyfdx]
Aug 31, 2011 (6:56 pm)
PDK is so new, are you sure that's the transmission you are seeing on these used vehicles?
#10251 of 10338 Re: Why BMW, why? [qbrozen]
by kyfdx HOST
Aug 31, 2011 (7:54 pm)
No.. not sure...
Try looking at ads and determining transmission type, without looking at the pictures... shewwwww.. it's tough
#10252 of 10338 Re: Why BMW, why? [kyfdx]
Sep 01, 2011 (6:54 am)
I typically see the older ones stating Tiptronic, which is very different of course. According to wiki, the PDK could be had in the 2009 Panamera, and, believe it or not, there is another generation of PDK even after that. I don't believe you'd find it too common until the 2010 models.
#10253 of 10338 Re: Why BMW, why? [qbrozen]
Sep 01, 2011 (7:08 am)
I believe PDK was the only "automatic" transmission offered by porsche starting in 2009 (although I'm not sure about the cayenne).
#10254 of 10338 Re: Why BMW, why? [ghstudio]
Sep 01, 2011 (10:22 am)
nope. not in the cayenne. you also won't find it in any hybrid models.