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      11-11-2012, 03:19 PM   #116
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Originally Posted by sagebrushbob View Post
Having had SMG and MT M3s in the past, I have to say it's the best transmission I've ever driven.
For me it's like Transmission 2.0 ... it's a completely new thing. I drive the car totally different from any car I've had and it makes manual transmissions feel antiquated.

There's no doubt that I still like the feel of a manual - there's a satisfaction in rows the gears and practicing heel/toe. For me that'll probably never go away.

But after a few months of driving this transmission I knew i'd never go back ... at least for my main car. Maybe if I get a "fun car" that I drive for old timey sake but ...

Driving a DCT M3 manually, once you get a few months in, is really a completely new car experience.

It's hard for me to see how 99% of drivers - if they drove this for a few months - wouldn't prefer it. Of course there's always the people that lie about what they prefer - they wear fuzzy slippers only when nobody is looking