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      12-31-2006, 12:01 AM   #10
Robert
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Originally Posted by carnuts3 View Post
You're right about the merits of SMG. However, what the manual gives u that the SMG cannot is more control and driver involvement (enjoyment?) during the driving experience. But as was said, the "manual experience" comes at a cost. It all comes down to personal preference.
That is true but if you get stuck in 0-20 mph traffic for 2 hours a day the driving experience of a SMG will be far better. The current SMG shifts faster than human but people have complains on getting it to drive smoothly. This problem should be resolved by the new SMG. Only thing I am worried about is the added complexity of the system will contribute to probability of breaking down.