Hello Doc and welcome to the Forum! You will have as many answers to your questions as you have members since it all comes down to a personnal decision (especially on colors!). 😅I am approaching my 50th birthday so I decided to finally pull the trigger on a Porsche 911. I always wanted a Cab so that's what I'm going with. My basic question is whether it is worth paying more for a Carrera S over the base Carrera? Of course I would love the extra power, but don't know when or how often I would even need it.
Thanks for any insights. Btw, I think I'm going with the GT Silver with black top. Also I think I must get the Sports Chrono package right?
I'm also a cab guy, so I completely support your decision. Others will not for many good reasons. For instance, the cab might not be quite as quick as the coupe, but with the wind in your hair and engine note in your ears, it feels every bit as exciting. I also love the "hump" on the cab while others think "It looks like some sort of bulbous, ass-heavy insect"! (Motortrend 2019) LOL!
I went from a base Boxster to my first 911 and the base Carrera would've been plenty for me. MORE power is not necessarily better! But the base doesn't come with stick so I had to get the S model in order to have my manual transmission. Now that I have the 992 S cab I don't regret it a bit. It does have more power, it does have larger and better brakes, and the differential is far and away superior ((PTV+ = Brake application + Electronic Locking Differential).
I think it boils down to if you want a manual transmission vs. PDK. C2 is plenty fast / comfortable. Ideally, you should drive both back to back a couple of times but these days are gone.
If you have the money, get the S. If you don't, get the Base and you will be very happy!!!