Hey Hitman - think you might be opening ANOTHER can of worms here!!!
M-DCT is fantastic with fractionally quicker change than a skilled manual box.
Some people obviously prefer the direct involvement of a manual box - remember though that with the flappy paddles on the DCT you can override the auto programme for some "manual" stimulation if you fancy it!
You MUST really try and get a test drive with the DCT too if you can. Then your mind will be made up with a hands-on direct comparison rather than the power of persuasion from the forum!
I guess you got to weigh up whether you want to buy used and own the car and take the depreciation or not own the car and walk away after 42 months.
exactly! horses for courses. whatever floats your boat.