Originally Posted by Aidso
I still think its more fun to be able to H&T on the downchange. DCT is very tempting but the higher cost and the fact its auto rules it out for me.
Neither M-DCT nor VW/Audi DSG are automatics.
They are almost identical to a manual transmission, less the whole two clutches thing. The commonly used term to decribe these is "automated manual" which is a perfect term becuase it is a manual and the clutching and lever pulling are automated. Don't forget you will be able to shift purely manually (no shifts except those to prevent stalling) where every shift is ONLY initiated by a paddle or the lever, OR put it in automatic mode which will behave practically like an automatic although lighter, smoother, more efficient, faster, etc.