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      03-23-2010, 12:28 AM   #1
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Need to test drive an M3 DCT

I live in the Dry Shitties and need to test drive an M3 DCT. I have a 335xi coming off lease soon. The closest dealer (Yakima) says they never stock M3s and never have them available for test drives. wtf?

Any suggestions on where I should look? I don't even care if it's a used M3... I just want to see how the DCT is as I've never tried it.

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      03-23-2010, 01:07 PM   #2
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Never mind, I got responses from several dealers in WA/OR and they all seem to have cars available for a test drive. Looks like only Yakima doesn't ever have them.
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      03-23-2010, 09:06 PM   #3
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Yeah, Hahn never has an M3 in stock. In fact, the last time I saw one there was last March when I test drove an IB E90M3 6-spd (someone from the Tricities later bought it). They never even returned my calls when I was looking to put an order in.

I got the DCT-M without a test drive. I heard/read great things about it and figured I didn't want a manual here in slowpoke land. I haven't regretted it one bit.
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      03-30-2010, 04:05 PM   #4
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It was nice hearing from you the other day. I sent you another email.
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      03-30-2010, 04:42 PM   #5
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Don't test drive the DCT, just buy it.. trust me they're amazing!
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      03-30-2010, 04:49 PM   #6
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Ok I happened to be up in Bellevue last weekend visiting parents, so I test drove one at the dealer there. Awesome. I am definitely going to order one of these probably some time in June when my lease gets closer to being up.
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      03-30-2010, 05:04 PM   #7
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I have borrowed my old E46 M3 with SMG for a week. I used to think the SMG2 was brilliant, but going back to it after DCT, it just seems soooo slow to shift.
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