In terms of value in the Porsche 911 world, where the “value” is a little bit of misnomer, I personally think the 997 is in a wonderful spot. You have a respectable amount of safety and performance, the unmistakable looks of a 911, all while not needing a six-figure income to buy or maintain. Yes, some of the more special 997s still bring huge prices, but for the more common 997s, its one of those or a new Honda Accord. The early Carrera and Carrera S cars are particularly appealing to me, especially when equipped with the 19″ lobster claw wheels. As luck would have it, this is what we have today in this 2006 Carrera S up for sale in California. The thing is, it isn’t equipped with the traditional six-speed manual transaxle, but rather the last of its kind five-speed automatic. Is this a deal breaker?
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Model: 911 Carrera S
Engine: 3.8 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Mileage: 63,889 mi
Location: Costa Mesa, California
Price: $34,995 Buy It Now
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This example finished in Seal Grey Metallic has a fair amount of miles with nearly 64,000, but honestly the condition looks pretty fresh, especially on the seats. Of course it has the worn climate control buttons, but thankfully there are some aftermarket fixes for that now. Options are fairly healthy with park assist, Bose audio, and the sport seats, but a lot of that isn’t going to matter because of the Tiptronic. For me, there would have to be a very significant discount for me to buy an automatic 911 that wasn’t a PDK, but that doesn’t seem to be the case here.
I get that this is a nice example, but $35,000 is probably overpriced. Regular manual transmission cars are selling for this price every week, and you’ll never convince me or anyone that all things being equal that a Tiptronic is worth the same as a manual transmission car. The first number in the price for the car most certainly has to be a 2, but dealers will be dealers. Some things never change.