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      03-26-2011, 04:31 PM   #45
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From now on, why don't we all respond with go test drive both for these discussions? Not to be mean, but that's the best bet.
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      03-26-2011, 05:26 PM   #46
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6MT FTW! You will need a little time to get used to it after 16 years, but believe me, you will LOVE it!!!
Oh, puhleaze... Listening to you is like listening to someone who's excited after learning how to swim recently.
Sure, and I love it. The OP is almost in the same boat as i was when I bought my car. I had an auto 330xi for few years and didnt drive manual for 10 years. Now that i drive my 6MT M3 everyday, i love my car and gearbox more everyday!
I am not a Pro, but love learning and driving my 6MT M3!
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That's the most ridiculous thing i've ever heard,

The purpose of this forum is so that we can tell people what car they should be driving and ridicule everyone who does not have a car exactly like ours.

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Yes, but, as far as user interface is concerned, DCT is pretty much the same as steptronic. While we know DCT is a super fast manual, it does have P,D,R,N on it's gearstick. It's not taking the piss, it is how they appear to the driver.

So, do you want to drive a manual or automatic?
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      03-26-2011, 06:52 PM   #48
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Just buy 2 M3's. DCT for the days you need it and 6mt for the days you need it. Problem solved.
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      03-26-2011, 07:24 PM   #49
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I may just start another 6MT thread and ask ...

when do ????



oh never mind ....... I won't do it I promise
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Just buy 2 M3's. DCT for the days you need it and 6mt for the days you need it. Problem solved.
I do ... I do have 2 only the other one is a Benz the wife's car it is a 7 speed automatic, nice drive mind you I just get so bored driving it

Great thread ... lets start another
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      03-26-2011, 09:09 PM   #51
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That's the most ridiculous thing i've ever heard,

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Yes, but, as far as user interface is concerned, DCT is pretty much the same as steptronic. While we know DCT is a super fast manual, it does have P,D,R,N on it's gearstick. It's not taking the piss, it is how they appear to the driver.

So, do you want to drive a manual or automatic?
I get your point. But I don't recall seeing "P" on the M-DCT. Park is automatically engaged when the car is turned off. The DCT in the 335is uses the standard tip shifter as in the 8 speed 5 series. That has a "P" button.
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      03-27-2011, 12:46 AM   #52
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I love manual cars so much, but today I test drove an M3 with the DCT, my god, its like F458 it shifts so quickly and so rapidly. Wife wants a DCT, now I need to make a decision, my heart wants the manual, but I know with the way this car drives, if I ever track it I can see DCT giving a major advantage. Until today I was set in MT, now I'm thinking things over.
I test drove a DCT coupe as well today. I think it is definitely a great option, but if your heart is set on a manual, then go for it!
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I'll be comming from a fat merc amg I can't wait for manual shifts !!!
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due to the trouble I still have with my 6MT, I would say DCT.
...and it's faster BTW
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I have a dct and 6mt and love both, you should test drive both and decide what you like best.
and the people that post bs like "another 6mt vs dct thread" and all that bull shiot, this is why i dont like m3 post go to another forum where people actually treat each other with respect(hint forum is striped with german flag colors), and dont playa hate, im done with this forum, end of story.
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I have a dct and 6mt and love both, you should test drive both and decide what you like best.
and the people that post bs like "another 6mt vs dct thread" and all that bull shiot, this is why i dont like m3 post go to another forum where people actually treat each other with respect(hint forum is striped with german flag colors), and dont playa hate, im done with this forum, end of story.
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      03-27-2011, 08:31 AM   #57
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I have a dct and 6mt and love both, you should test drive both and decide what you like best.
and the people that post bs like "another 6mt vs dct thread" and all that bull shiot, this is why i dont like m3 post go to another forum where people actually treat each other with respect(hint forum is striped with german flag colors), and dont playa hate, im done with this forum, end of story.
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I get your point. But I don't recall seeing "P" on the M-DCT. Park is automatically engaged when the car is turned off. The DCT in the 335is uses the standard tip shifter as in the 8 speed 5 series. That has a "P" button.
You're absolutely right. I'm guessing most of these posts on which one is better than the other have never driven both. I came from a 2008 6mt M3 and currently have a DCT. While I miss the 6mt at times the DCT is a pleasure to drive. Treat the DCT as you would a manual. Take your put off the brake pedal and your car goes nowhere. Need to gas it. There is no park gear. Just turn the car off while in a gear. No need to row through gears when going in reverse. You still have control over your revs and can also have the car contol it (behavior like an automatic). Both are fun as hell to drive and cater to different kinds of drivers. At the end of the day it's your choice alone. Do yourself a favor and try to spend a couple days with each if you can. I don't think you can make up your mind after one test drive.
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Sure, and I love it. The OP is almost in the same boat as i was when I bought my car. I had an auto 330xi for few years and didnt drive manual for 10 years. Now that i drive my 6MT M3 everyday, i love my car and gearbox more everyday!
I am not a Pro, but love learning and driving my 6MT M3!
10-4, and that's a fine contribution/comment into this type of thread. Just quit talking sh*t about DCT that you know nothing about (although I've noticed you hadn't done that in a while).
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I have a dct and 6mt and love both, you should test drive both and decide what you like best.
and the people that post bs like "another 6mt vs dct thread" and all that bull shiot, this is why i dont like m3 post go to another forum where people actually treat each other with respect(hint forum is striped with german flag colors), and dont playa hate, im done with this forum, end of story.
Treat each other with respect as long as you're cheerleading (thumbsup, trophies, clapping, etc). Here, like the real world, agreements and disagreements thrive, and they're opinions anyways. And, here, you don't see forum insiders posting advertisements thinly-veiled as great personal experiences at forum-sponsoring vendor shops.
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I think the guys with 6MT m3s talk shit about DCT because in the back of their minds they know they have the inferior transmission. I used to be all defensive too when I had my manual m3 because no matter how much I enjoyed it, I knew the DCT tranny was something special. I'm fortunate enough to have had my fun with the 6MT, but now I got something better.
DCT is only "better" (substitute more efficient) when it's used to do things the 6MT can't do as well, such as short shifting when accelerating out of bends and downshifting during braking. If you're not using DCT to its advantages then you may as well have the 6MT. Unless of course if you use the DCT as an automatic. In that case, you should be shot.
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Sure, and I love it. The OP is almost in the same boat as i was when I bought my car. I had an auto 330xi for few years and didnt drive manual for 10 years. Now that i drive my 6MT M3 everyday, i love my car and gearbox more everyday!
I am not a Pro, but love learning and driving my 6MT M3!
10-4, and that's a fine contribution/comment into this type of thread. Just quit talking sh*t about DCT that you know nothing about (although I've noticed you hadn't done that in a while).
I don't care about DCT. If you enjoy your car, good for you. I posted my comment about 6MT.
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I don't care about DCT. If you enjoy your car, good for you. I posted my comment about 6MT.
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