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      01-31-2012, 02:51 AM   #1
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M-DCT with a clutch pedal - WTF

Can someone please explain this car. It is supposed to be a DCT but it clearly shows a clutch pedal. Look at picture 8.
http://www.carsales.com.au/dealer/de...ort=LastUpdate
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      01-31-2012, 02:55 AM   #2
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it isnt DCT, I think they changed the gear knob
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      01-31-2012, 03:03 AM   #3
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it isnt dtc, I think they changed the gear knob
They are advertising it as a DCT and the manual looks totally different.
It also has the little switch thing near the gear stick.
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      01-31-2012, 03:57 AM   #4
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Somebody playing a joke and photoshoped a third pedal in...? it's too early for April fools!
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      01-31-2012, 05:11 AM   #5
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They have photoshopped a DCT shifter onto 3 photos where the manual shifter would otherwise be. It is some pretty bad photoshop work as none of it lines up. also the tacho does not have shift lights. Wonder if it is worth reporting to carSales as I am pretty sure this would breach their terms and conditions. It is a dealer Car as well which is pretty dodgy. I wonder which dealer it is.
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      01-31-2012, 05:39 AM   #6
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They have photoshopped a DCT shifter onto 3 photos where the manual shifter would otherwise be. It is some pretty bad photoshop work as none of it lines up. also the tacho does not have shift lights. Wonder if it is worth reporting to carSales as I am pretty sure this would breach their terms and conditions. It is a dealer Car as well which is pretty dodgy. I wonder which dealer it is.
I know which dealer it is. I don't know if I am allowed to say who on this forum. It is in Brisbane though, so if someone from Brisbane wants to check it out they can pm me.
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      01-31-2012, 05:42 AM   #8
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I know which dealer it is. I don't know if I am allowed to say who on this forum. It is in Brisbane though, so if someone from Brisbane wants to check it out they can pm me.
Looks like someone already has posted their name. Maybe someone from Brisbane can check it out now that we all know who it is.
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Uhhh... Did the factory screw up an order? Hahahahah

Potential buyer: what's that 3rd pedal doing there?
Salesman: Oh it doesn't do anything. We placed it there so it feels like you're driving a real manual car! ..only without the effort of placing the shift knob into gears.
P. buyer: Hmm... so my wife can finally learn to drive manual. I'll take it, mate.
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Can someone please explain this car. It is supposed to be a DCT but it clearly shows a clutch pedal. Look at picture 8.
http://www.carsales.com.au/dealer/de...ort=LastUpdate
Gerry, the ad now shows DCT paddles and no clutch pedal.
I saw it last night and could've sworn it had no paddles and a clutch pedal. So strange...dodgy.
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you guys need your eyes checked. it's a foot rest. similar to this one:

http://www.turnermotorsport.com/p-37...asmission.aspx
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you guys need your eyes checked. it's a foot rest. similar to this one:

http://www.turnermotorsport.com/p-37...asmission.aspx
Yea, I looked at the pics 3 time, I couldnt find the clutch pedal.
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you guys need your eyes checked. it's a foot rest. similar to this one:

http://www.turnermotorsport.com/p-37...asmission.aspx
Pics have been changed - was there last night!

Should have taken a screen print.
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      02-01-2012, 05:32 AM   #14
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      02-01-2012, 06:37 AM   #15
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Sorry for double post, but here are enlarged pictures clearly showing both the clutch pedal and DCT knob.
Definitely not photoshopped...



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hmmmm this is really weird
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      02-01-2012, 05:01 PM   #17
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I posted an enquiry on carsales and they called me yesterday. I pointed out that the photo's had been doctored. The sales guy assured me that the vehicle is DCT. He even went out to look at it and confirmed it was DCT and did not have a clutch pedal. It is most likely the case that they didn't have the car available for photos at the time they posted the ad and decided to convert some photos of a manual version of the car to DCT.
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Ok now this is getting a bit silly. Instead of simply taking photos of the car they claim to have, it seems they have used the clone tool in photoshop to remove the clutch pedal. Now it looks even more ridiculous because the brake pedal is narrow. On a DCT the brake pedal is actually wider.
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Craziness. That's def the DCT console.
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If you look at the photos on the website now you will notice that the close-up of the dash (photo 7) does not show the shift lights and the next photo (8) shows them.
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I thought the M in M-DCT like it's called sometimes stood for Manual?

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Oh now that is whack. Maybe it's the car that can finally end the manual vs dct debate
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