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      05-17-2012, 06:44 PM   #1
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Why the DCT is Safer Than 6MT

After thinking for months on whether I should get a DCT or 6MT E93 M3, I have come to conclude that the DCT is a safer and more practical car because it is less accident prone. This is because there are fewer coordinated motions which the driver would need to make in order to stop a car in an emergency type situation.

Would you agree that the likelihood of rear ending someone is greater when driving a 6MT over a DCT in the M3? As someone with about one and half years of 6MT experience, I say yes it is more likely that a driver will rear end someone when driving a 6MT simply because it takes more coordination to stop a vehicle on short notice. Then again, when braking I usually disengage the gear and put in neutral before coming to a full stop. Iíve noticed some people just step on the brake like it was an automatic and then pop it out of gear right before the car comes to a full stop. My fear in doing that is becoming rear ended when the car stalls on the freeway!
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      05-17-2012, 06:47 PM   #2
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honestly for a person whose been driving manual for one and a half years like you said, driving manual should be like driving an auto now... it should be second nature! when coming to a full stop driving a manual, I'm sure most people do stay in gear and brake until almost fully stopped then pop it into neutral...
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I have to disagree. I have been driving 6mt and my gf dct and honestly I feel my shifts are smoother in the 6mt. I guess I am extremely coordinated
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No. I think you can engine break with a manual better than DCT. I also think you have better control of the car in a manual. For example, say you hit the gas and go, but immediately need to stop. Throwing it into netural makes the cars forward momentum stop much quicker than in a DCT and just pressing the brakes. Because in a DCT, you're stopping the car and the engines forward momentum. Where as in a manual in netural, you will only be stopping the cars momentum.

That said, after 20years in a manual, I now drive a DCT and couldn't be happier. Since I don't think you have enough experience in a manual, I suggest you get DCT.
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Another DCT vs 6MT thread...... 6 MT is for real drivers....DCT is for xxxxxx. Case closed.
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After thinking for months on whether I should get a DCT or 6MT E93 M3, I have come to conclude that the DCT is a safer and more practical car because it is less accident prone. This is because there are fewer coordinated motions which the driver would need to make in order to stop a car in an emergency type situation.

"After thinking for months" you came up with this?

Please just keep your Civic and stop trolling...
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After thinking for months on whether I should get a DCT or 6MT E93 M3, I have come to conclude that the DCT is a safer and more practical car because it is less accident prone. This is because there are fewer coordinated motions which the driver would need to make in order to stop a car in an emergency type situation.

Would you agree that the likelihood of rear ending someone is greater when driving a 6MT over a DCT in the M3? As someone with about one and half years of 6MT experience, I say yes it is more likely that a driver will rear end someone when driving a 6MT simply because it takes more coordination to stop a vehicle on short notice. Then again, when braking I usually disengage the gear and put in neutral before coming to a full stop. Iíve noticed some people just step on the brake like it was an automatic and then pop it out of gear right before the car comes to a full stop. My fear in doing that is becoming rear ended when the car stalls on the freeway!
You are doing it wrong. The car should always remain in gear until you are stopped. What if something happened and you suddenly needed to give the car gas to get away?

There are many legitimate arguments as to why someone will prefer a DCT to a MT -- this is not one of them.
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      05-17-2012, 07:13 PM   #10
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Another DCT vs 6MT thread...... 6 MT is for real drivers....DCT is for xxxxxx. Case closed.
Well the other was pro MT..this pro DCT...its tit for tat..
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DCT can jump on you too... Especially if you press the M button and forget that the throttle is too sensitive now ;-).

If you know how to drive a manual, I don't see a way that it could be more accident prone.
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Lol I don't see how there is any correlation between the likelihood of rear ending someone based on the cars transmission.
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You are not qualified to make an opinion after driving a manual for only 1.5 years. Maybe you are the one who should not drive a manual, especially in SF....there is just going to be too much going on for you. Go buy an automatic. AND STAY AWAY FROM ME!! (just kidding bro).
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Dct for safety.....better get a roll cage installed. Someone might hit you with the top down and your head could get crushed if the car rolls over...
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Christ! what a thread!!!


OP please re-read what you read a bunch of times.
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I can not agree with OP.

Way back when...I was taught - when you come to an abrupt stop "two feet in". If you cannot figure out what this means, you shouldn't be driving anything but an automatic.
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After thinking for months on whether I should get a DCT or 6MT E93 M3, I have come to conclude that the DCT is a safer and more practical car because it is less accident prone. This is because there are fewer coordinated motions which the driver would need to make in order to stop a car in an emergency type situation.
No, I don't agree with this at all. First, agree with the others that over time driving a manual and moving around the gearbox becomes automatic.

Second, in an emergency stopping situation, the driver should do two things: Jam on the brakes, and hold on to the steering wheel in case maneuvering is required. Why would you screw around with the stick shift? It will make zero difference unless you've been standing on the gas, and then I could argue that a 6MT driver can get into neutral faster than the DCT can.

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Another DCT vs 6MT thread...... 6 MT is for real drivers....DCT is for xxxxxx. Case closed.
LOL - I love it when people say "case closed" like it means something
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