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      02-28-2012, 05:58 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by MisterSkiMask View Post
I must disagree on a couple of points. DCT and PDK are better (I still don't love them).

I agree that a test drive will not sell you on SMG, in fact quite the opposite.

I do like driving a manual transmission, and that is the reason I don't really like automated transmissions around town (they are great when you are up to speed). It always feels like the car isn't quite sure what you want it to do, it slips the clutch a little more then I would, then the clutch engages an quickly releases (resulting in a 'knocking' sound).

Enjoy your M6
Again, Im not arguing the merits of SMG vs DCT or PDK, these are completely subjective comments, as are yours. Each have their benefits and limitations, but I dont agree that the DCT nor the PDK is better, its just different.

But also understand that SMG is NOT an automated transmission, it is a Sequential MANUAL gearbox, and if you drive it as you would a traditional manual, you can achieve similar levels of feel and enjoyment.
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