Originally Posted by valeram
So the bottom line, the OP issues are not really issues. It is just the nature of the beast and knowing how to use and tame it.
Yes, I am excited to drive her today and work on my techniques!! LOL! Thanks for all the input guys! This forum is fantastic!! Sorry for the renewed 6mt vs DCT battle. That was not my intention. BTW, we have a 135i Coupe that is 6mt and a Mini Cooper S that is 6mt. I think that we will end up loving both transmissions for different reasons in this household. They are both fantastic. Now, what would be terrible, would be if BMW stopped offering the manual. I've taught all three of my boys how to drive manuals first, so that hopefully the joy of shifting is not lost on the next generation! ... ha!