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      07-28-2013, 12:15 PM   #18
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i think enthusiasts should be more open minded about dual clutch gearboxes. i have driven manuals only for many years----and had an A3 with a dual clutch (S-tronic/DSG) gearbox for the past 2 years and i have to say that it was surprisingly fun.....felt race car-like in its shifting.....even though the car itself wasn't really too race-car like! haha.

in my upcoming 135is, i have gone back to a manual gearbox just because i think it suits the car better......but dual clutch gearboxes cannot be compared lazily to 'regular' automatic gearboxes. It is an entirely different thing altogether.

i think enthusiasts should at least be satisfied that there is a GOOD alternative for the cars that will not be sold with a manual----because dual clutch gearboxes are the real deal. the 991 GT3 is dual clutch only....and basically every real performance driven car is now dual clutch only.....it says a lot about the future of automobiles and a helluva lot about these new gearboxes.