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      06-30-2013, 07:37 PM   #23
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6MT, after driving both and analyzing for months, going back and forth, and then reading this thread and realizing the same thing would happen to me eventually.
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      06-30-2013, 07:43 PM   #24
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The reason I got 6MT is because I learned on a stick, my Dad drove MT, and my uncle drove MT. And I thought they were pretty f**kin cool (all 3: Dad, uncle, and MT).

So I wouldn't have even looked at an auto.

That said, when I bought my M3 I didn't even know what a DCT was. Now that I've read about it I would have tried it too.

I just plain love a standard, but I don't know any better...
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      06-30-2013, 07:47 PM   #25
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      06-30-2013, 07:51 PM   #26
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This tread will be a hit...like alway's....6 MT vs DCT
But guy's...please don't fight...like usual ..
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      06-30-2013, 07:52 PM   #27
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Bought a DCT without even test driving it. No regrets. Stupid quick shifts. The hype is all true. Love it.
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      06-30-2013, 07:56 PM   #28
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After test driving both, DCT by a wide margin.
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      06-30-2013, 08:12 PM   #29
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I chose DCT because I broke my left ankle and damaged my achilles tendon...no more MT for me sadly.
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      06-30-2013, 08:28 PM   #30
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I had 4 6mt e92M and I wanted to give the DCT try this go around since it was going to be the last chance I had to do so.
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      06-30-2013, 08:29 PM   #31
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Simple question. Why did you get your transmission type? I'm hoping to get my first ever BMW, and I have been driving manual cars for the last three years, so I am after a 6 speed m3. Just curious why others choose manual or auto and if they like it and/or if they want to change.
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Having had 5-sp and 6-sp manuals, SMG and now DCT in my string of M-Cars, I prefer the automated manuals from a "hi-tech" feeling standpoint as well as the practical usability advantage (puttering through traffic and blasting down the highway). I'm not a "race car driver" trying to shave tenths of a second off my grocery run times, so I don't see the slight weight penalty as a worthy concern. I don't buy into the "connectedness" argument either. I prefer the immediacy of the automated unit to the mechanics of rowing the gears.
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      06-30-2013, 08:35 PM   #32
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6spd. I only drive manual...there is no art in driving an auto/DCT/whatever they call it this year.

Technologically, the semiauto is better hence it's use in F1 racing. But I am not a race car driver so ...
Well said. I just love the feel of the manual. Who cares if DCT is faster what I want is to enjoy shifting even if it to head to the grocery store.
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      06-30-2013, 08:57 PM   #33
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I went with a 6mt because this will be my weekend car and I will be driving it for pure pleasure. I have no doubts about how great DCT is, and would have gone that route if this was going to be my DD.
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      06-30-2013, 09:10 PM   #34
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DCT is one of the things that makes this car different and special, as does CF roof.
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      06-30-2013, 09:20 PM   #35
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For a greater degree of involvement with this incredible machine. Didn't want my left leg to feel left out.

Dual-clutch systems are great technology, here to stay, and will only get better.

That said, good luck getting a true manual transmission with a naturally-aspirated ///M V8 ever again... Mine's a keeper.
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      06-30-2013, 09:20 PM   #36
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DCT. Wife.

It's grown on me. I would have been happy with either.
This. I've had MT for most of my cars but I am actually happy that I got DCT this time.
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      06-30-2013, 11:17 PM   #37
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6MT, i like 3 pedals, it's more fun than twiddling fingers to me.
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      07-01-2013, 12:05 AM   #38
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DCT, because the better half also wants to drive the M. In my opinion the DCT is definitely better as an all around tranny.
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      07-01-2013, 12:45 AM   #39
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I can't believe this hasn't been said yet. I got the dct so that I can slap my kids in back when they act up while rolling up to a stop sign or whatever the situation may be. Haha just joking. i don't have kids. I got the dct for the wife. She knows how to drive a manual but we wanted to try something new. We enjoy it.
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      07-01-2013, 12:52 AM   #40
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6MT = fun to drive
AUTO = boring

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      07-01-2013, 01:02 AM   #41
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DCT is faster...0-60 time -0.5 sec.
DCT consumes less
DCT in D-mode in traffic is a blessing
DCT i love the shifters
DCT looks better
DCT is the latest shift technology
Is this enough to get a DCT ?
And i know...i will get now the 6 MT guy's on my neck ...
2nd ^this
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      07-01-2013, 01:21 AM   #42
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After 20 years of only driving manual I got DCT primarily so that my wife can drive it as well. Otherwise I would have gotten manual. Now I had DCT for a while my next car will likely be DCT as well - it is just a much better (IMO) transmission.
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      07-01-2013, 04:10 AM   #43
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6MT = fun to drive
AUTO = boring

it's semi auto

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      07-01-2013, 04:52 AM   #44
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DCT, because stop and go traffic is a thing, and the 1-2 on 6MT is like pulling teeth.
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