Transmission Is Clunky at Slow Speeds - 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet Long-Term Road Test
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2013 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet: Transmission Is Clunky at Slow Speeds

January 1, 2014

2013 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet

I've written before about how our 2013 Porsche 911's automatic "PDK" transmission is one of the best ever built. And after over 20,000 miles it still serves up incredibly quick shifts that are always perfectly timed.

But it's not without its issues. Recently I've noticed that it seems to be getting a little clunky at slower speeds. And by slower speeds I mean parking lot speeds, roughly 5-10 mph. There are occasional "thunks" from the gearbox that remind me of our long-term Nissan GT-R. That car also had a double-clutch automatic gearbox, but it was clunky from the start.

Our 911 merely feels like it has loosened up just a bit, something you only notice when it's trying to slip the clutch during a three-point turn. The rest of the time it's business as usual.

Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor @ 21,263 miles

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