Originally Posted by mkoesel
If you like your new term better then, great. I just don't agree that the DCT alone is cause to rethink the terminology.
Agree. DCT does not represent the type. DCT is simply a type of sequential manual gearbox (as is SMG). Unfortunately BMW coined the term SMG and now the type is also a specific. In my opinion a manual is not a sequential manual nor an automatic, nor is a sequential manual an automatic. These all differ by function and operation and design, and each have their own merits.
What's most unfortunate (and often too common on this board) is when "automatic" is used as a term to cause hostility as much as a description of type function. You know who you are and should be flogged repeatedly for being so immature!
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