Originally Posted by sleepless
More cost effective to trade cars for a manual. However, I think you are quite mistaken in the perception that you have more control with a manual. If the DCT is boring, then I think you are not using it effectively...
There is definitely more control with a manual. All dual clutch transmissions do things on their own from time to time, even in full manual mode.
DCT being boring has to do with the fact that there is no clutch pedal and no stick shift for you to physically use and coordinate the action of. It is simply about how much physical interplay there is between you and your car
, not the cars performance and response. The latter is clearly better with DCT.