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      11-16-2005, 02:36 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by Squawks
Where's the loss of control in SMG? No clutch-slipping? Who does that these days?

Besides, you can force the SMG to stay in whichever gear you'd like, unlike the automatic. You can even burn up your engine just like you would on a manual with SMG.

But of course, some people don't mind the rowing...or at least they'd rather row with an extra $2,000 in their wallets.
Not about control, not about performance, not about money. It's just about pressing the clutch and rowing the gears trying to get a perfect shift every time. That's the only thing I thought was fun before I ever even drove a manual, heck before I ever even drove a car. I used to sit in my friend's car pressing the clutch rowing the shifter without a key in the ignition, I thought it was fun and I could do it sitting there in the sun like an idiot for quite a while.