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      07-14-2013, 02:07 PM   #155
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i own a manual but i just want to try an mdct on a track for maybe 3 laps - ive tried the 135i dct on track and it wasn't too much fun - i want to feel the neck snapping shifts in the m3! and the easiness of just steering
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      07-14-2013, 10:19 PM   #156
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as a daily dct is > I think. I had 6 speed m3 and decided to get a daily cuz it was too much of a hassle. so dct = precision and daily drivability. 6 speed = pure fun and involvement.. just my opinion
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      07-14-2013, 10:37 PM   #157
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Long before I ordered my M3, I had the opportunity to drive DCT M3s at the BMW Performance Center during a CCA event. I found the flappy paddles distracting and often wound up in the wrong gear. I never quite got the hang of it. So I did my last several laps in one of the automatic modes and found that was boring. While I understand the technical superiority of the DCT, it just wasn't for me. I'm not an anti-auto transmission guy (our 535 has a great 8AT), but for my "fun" car, I want 3 pedals.
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      07-14-2013, 10:46 PM   #158
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MT. It is just more fun and cooler
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Easier to drive my 7 speed dual clutch transmission
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      07-15-2013, 06:49 PM   #160
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6MT. Because I'm a man.
thats funny, cause i guess a woman will take you on the track..
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      07-15-2013, 07:06 PM   #161
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DCT because two clutches is better than one.
But seriously, because it's fitted to an engine that goes to 8,400 rpm and I find it better suited than a manual just because of that.
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      07-16-2013, 01:20 PM   #162
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I just wish sometimes I can have a DCT and sometimes have a manual....crap...what to do, what to do!
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Long before I ordered my M3, I had the opportunity to drive DCT M3s at the BMW Performance Center during a CCA event. I found the flappy paddles distracting and often wound up in the wrong gear. I never quite got the hang of it. So I did my last several laps in one of the automatic modes and found that was boring. While I understand the technical superiority of the DCT, it just wasn't for me. I'm not an anti-auto transmission guy (our 535 has a great 8AT), but for my "fun" car, I want 3 pedals.
Exactly my case of having 6MT for the M3 (and have 535i auto as well)...
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      07-16-2013, 01:25 PM   #164
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I just wish sometimes I can have a DCT and sometimes have a manual....crap...what to do, what to do!
You can buy two...
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You can buy two...
meh - id rather a porsche as a second car! maybe pdk...
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      07-16-2013, 08:36 PM   #166
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Why are some of you automatic/dct owners ashamed of calling it an automatic?

The fact is there is either manual or automatic, regardless if BMW states it's a dct/trans automobile. This is known and not something new.

automatic/dct = 2 pedals
6mt = 3 pedals

There is no confusion here.

Now to answer the OP question; I love automatics (not ashamed to say it) in terms of an SUV or van. They are awesome for long 10 hour+ drives in traffic and bad weather VS a 6 speed manual.

Now if I want a true sports car or something to have fun in, it must have 3 pedals and be a true manual car and I would love to have no power-steering. My older 92 NSX did not have it and I loved it.

American society has turned to technology and lazy American drivers who refuse (more on the lines of afraid to learn as they get older) to learn how to drive a standard automobile. Nothing wrong with that but just stating whats known.

I understand this is not MOST but a lot of folks I have asked straight out and they tell me they never learned how to drive a standard car. So be it. Everyone can do what they want.

So for me and my driving needs/wants I use a manual transmission for weekends and fun and an automatic for going to and from work and traveling long distances.
Hahahaha
It's like calling a steptronic automatic a TCG (Torque Converter Gearbox).
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      07-16-2013, 09:20 PM   #167
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DCT is a big reason why I bought M3, drove couple of 6mt ones, doesn't feel so great.
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      07-20-2013, 11:17 PM   #168
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Went with the 6MT.

Personally feel you are more connected and I get far more enjoyment.
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      07-21-2013, 01:29 AM   #169
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6MT, it separates the men from the boys (and the women from the little girls )
Very true ... more engaging and also the wife wanted it. She hardly drive the car, can count with one hand to the number of times she's driven it over the five-odd years of ownership.
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