Originally Posted by OilPatch
I must say the numbers on the discrepancy of 6mt/DCT between US/Can and RoW is quite surprising. Granted about the only thing I know about European drivers is top gear and they always talk about a proper transmission being manual and how they hate the "flappy paddle" gear box.
After 2008, I did not see a new coupe with MT at any dealership visited in four different states, but there was always one or more DCT units available. Not even the most competent client advisor can sell what isn't on the showroom floor or lot. That is why the built to order ratio of MT-DCT was very different from the total US/CA sales ratio.