Finally drove a 09 911 PDK S. I"m getting a little bored with my E90 M so looking at alternatives.
I came away highly impressed. Random thoughts:
The engine and exhaust sounds sweet with the windows down, very unique. The PDK worked great, although the paddles suck vs. the M paddles.
The car was tight as a vault, very well built. Reminded me of the previous E350's my wife had. Interior materials were a step above my M3 for sure.
Could very well be used as a DD. Suspension setting were on par with my M3, except over some big bumps with the engine in the back
Steering was exceptional. Better than my M3.
Rear seats were very tight, I'm not sure I can fit my kids with boosters back there. I had my seat pretty far back.
All in all: I can understand the cult following of the 911. Its so different than anything else out there, with precision and serious driving mixed in.
Would I trade in my M3 for one? Yes and no. Straight up driving experience I prefer the 911 for sure. However you cant beat the all around capabilities the E90 M3 provides.... I'll have to think about this one.