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      04-25-2007, 05:15 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by voltron1011 View Post
SMG and DSG are both awesome technologies. However, for long term reliability, I'd stay away from it.
If you plan on leasing a new M3, get the SMG.... If you are shopping for an '03 out of warranty, get the regular manual tranny.
May I ask what you base that on? In the UK there does not appear to be an issue, and SMG helps protect other components from misuse (accidental or deliberate).
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