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      08-31-2011, 08:03 PM   #45
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I'm about done with antagonistic comments from manual transmission owners.
Most of the MT guys I've met are cool about the DCT - if anything they are interested/curious and ask lots of questions...

The few vocal haters on here are the ones who are insecure about their driving abilities and feel the need to tell everyone how great they are because they can/do drive a manual car... wooohooo... been there... done that... probably for longer than most of them have been driving...

My little sister can drive a manual car... So can I, but after 20 years I've realised that it's not always the smartest choice depending on where/when you drive...

I sure don't miss my clutch pedal when I'm stuck in peak hour traffic... I do occasionally miss it at other times though...

It's about compromise and I have to say that with the DCT I sure don't feel like I've had to give up much...
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      09-01-2011, 01:07 AM   #46
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been there... done that... probably for longer than most of them have been driving...
I heard that. I've been driving a stick shift since *1979*. I guess I've earned my choice.

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The paddles work fine on the straight or with moderate turns, but I've found the shifter to be more convenient and intuitive on sharp turns.
Interesting.

I'd forgotten that we can shift with the lever as well.
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      09-01-2011, 07:19 AM   #47
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I would have preferred it if they were mounted to the column rather than the wheel - like a Ferrari... At least then they'd be in the same place every time...

Main reason I don't use them as much as I'd like is trying to hunt down the "upshift" to grab 2nd mid corner...

Anyone know if you can fit the larger paddles from the M3 on the 135 wheel?
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      09-01-2011, 07:48 AM   #48
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Coming from my G37 with column-mounted paddles, I actually want the wheel-mounted paddles. I preferred the little paddles on the Acura TSX I had as a loaner.

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      09-01-2011, 08:15 AM   #49
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I only got it a bit ago so i do it everyday (time decreasing day by day though). I had a 2011 E90 335i recently for a few weeks with the traditional left right (-+) paddles and it didn't feel any better, just different. In fact, i feel that the older ones feel better when shifting up (more positive and tactile).

It is pretty stupid for MT owners to barge into every thread making a fuss. If they want to be outdated and slower, i can slightly respect that but it is like walking somewhere instead of driving there.
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I only got it a bit ago so i do it everyday (time decreasing day by day though). I had a 2011 E90 335i recently for a few weeks with the traditional left right (-+) paddles and it didn't feel any better, just different. In fact, i feel that the older ones feel better when shifting up (more positive and tactile).

It is pretty stupid for MT owners to barge into every thread making a fuss. If they want to be outdated and slower, i can slightly respect that but it is like walking somewhere instead of driving there.
Mr. Pot, I'd like you to meet Mr. Kettle...
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Extended? You mean like longer?
Longer so that it would be easier to reach them when the wheel is turned, and then pushed out more so that they almost meet up to the edge of the steering wheel.
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Mr. Pot, I'd like you to meet Mr. Kettle...
I don't get it...
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I don't get it...
Making petty comments about MT owners making petty comments about DCT/Auto owners is just...well, just think about it some more and you'll figure it out.
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I agree that the arguing is pointless... It's like hating on someone because of their favourite colour...

We all have different preferences, different needs, and different uses relating to our cars...

What I don't agree with is people coming into a thread that obviously doesn't involve them just so that they can criticise those who've made a different choice....

It's just so amazingly JUVENILE...

BUT: when it happens people are gonna react. As the ancient Tibetan Philosophy states "Don't start none, won't be none..."
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Yes, it is incredibly juvenile, and responding to juvenile behavior with more juvenile behavior is ridiculous.

Nobody wants to see this degrade into another pissing contest.
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      09-01-2011, 09:25 AM   #56
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each time I want to slow down or accelerate, downhills and under sudden or emmergency breaking situation. can't live without it anymore.
also using them prolong brake pads life considerably
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