Originally Posted by mhutchins14
What year was your buddies car. My good friend has an 02' with SMG and I'm not a big fan. The shifts are pretty abrupt and harsh no matter what mode it's in. I've heard that later M3's with SMG II are significantly better but I've never sampled one of those.
I was on the fence and almost ordered M-DCT. Not having driven it before I went with the safe bet and got the manual. I guess we'll all see very shortly.
It's an 04 model. I believe it's SMG II. The auto mode is absolutely horrendous but in sport mode its quite fun and very aggressive. The shifts are still kind of abrupt and harsh but I really have nothing else to compare it to.