Would you buy a Porsche 911 Tiptronic?
It is an everlasting debate. Which gearbox is best? Most importantly, would you buy an "old" Porsche with an "old" automatic gearbox?
Kind of a different format we wanted to try out today. We recently took a Polar Silver 1995 Porsche 993 out for a spin. It's a beautiful car that will always be a popular choice among purists. By the way, while we were parked, several people told us how cool the car looks, and they were genuinely very curious about that car. Up until this one guy comes up and asks us whether the car is on sale (it is actually on sale at Perego Cars), how much it costs and other very specific questions. His faced actually changed the moment he saw that the car was not a manual. He walked away, crying.
There is a lot of criticism around the Tiptronic, but the thing is it isn't a bad gearbox per se. The Tiptronic is an old school 4-speed automatic gearbox that was later replaced by the double-clutch automatic PDK. The Tiptronic is actually quite nice and we were surprised to see how smoothly the gear changes. It is perfect for cruising, not so much if you want to be sporty.
The question is, would you buy one?
I would like to express my deepest gratitude to Perego Cars, situated in Switzerland, for giving me the opportunity to review and shoot this car. It is currently on sale on their website. Website: www.peregocars.com/en Facebook: www.facebook.com/peregocars/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/peregocars/
Porsche 911 Carrera Tiptronic