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      05-10-2010, 10:24 PM   #1
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Manual or DCT

With the imminent launch of the 1///M. Which box would you tick?

A manual will certainly gives you much better feel and involvement. However, being a turbo engine - it would give substantial gain in performance (open throttle during shift changes!)

Manual or MDCT?
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      05-10-2010, 10:30 PM   #2
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Just learned how to drive stick, and I'm hooked. Going to drive sticks until nobody offers them in sports cars anymore or my hips get replaced in 70 years, whichever happens first.
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      05-10-2010, 10:30 PM   #3
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      05-10-2010, 11:03 PM   #4
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      05-10-2010, 11:47 PM   #5
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three pedals, its just that more fun
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      05-10-2010, 11:58 PM   #6
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DCT for a change..
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      05-11-2010, 01:03 AM   #7
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I'd need to test drive it first, but DCT is tempting.
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      05-11-2010, 01:10 AM   #8
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DCT FTW on turbo's..... gtr? PDK turbo anyone? Look at the comparisons on the pdk 911 turbo to manual, nuff said. 11 sec qtr at 128 bone stock...... 11.6 at 123 with manual. On a track it won't as big a diff as straight line with good driver though. However, I know I'm not a good driver and I mostly drive fast in straight lines, lol. Will only hit the track a few times a year.
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      05-11-2010, 02:35 AM   #9
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I was going to go with the 6 speed until I drove an M3 with DCT. Unbelievably fast shifts.
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      05-11-2010, 05:44 AM   #10
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Manual for me.

Would be cool if it could have a no-lift feature like the Cobalt SS and a rev-matching downshift like the 370Z. All defeatable, of course.
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      05-11-2010, 06:12 AM   #11
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I am a shifter guy myself, been one all my life, but after test driving a DCT 135i, I was very impressed on the DCT's acceleration and quick shifts and the ability to go full auto in the city in normal stop and go traffic. The sport option was also very good as it kept the revs for shifting a bit higher when you want to have a spirited drive. "Full" manual was great.

Only complaint I have is that they should have made the paddles a bit more extended out.

To me, it would be a decision as to what my intentions would be with the car. If it was for serious track duty, I would definetly consider DCT.
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      05-11-2010, 07:53 AM   #12
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Life long shifter here, but I am going DCT
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      05-11-2010, 07:58 AM   #13
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my wife's 2010 Z4 35i has a DCT, and we are hooked. I love manuals and agree they are more fun/involved but once you drive the DCT I think many of you will be converts. no disrespect to manuals but for those of us that drive in traffic regularly and not on a track a lot, the DCT just makes sense in my opinion - especially when you look at the numbers and get use to paddle shifting
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      05-11-2010, 08:12 AM   #14
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dct is a match made in heaven for boosted cars. You shift gears manually and boost drops which equals slower car. The dct cars will be faster for sure. A high reving NA motor well thats another story.
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Strictly manual driver but changed jobs and now work in the city. DCT makes it quite tempting for those damn stop and go traffic.
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Manual. Is it possible/difficult to drift with DCT?
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      05-11-2010, 11:32 AM   #17
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Manual. Is it possible/difficult to drift with DCT?
yeah same question here, how do you drift in those things?
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      05-11-2010, 01:11 PM   #18
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Even if the DCT is faster, so what? I did not buy a manual because it is faster than than the auto. I bought a manual because it was more FUN to drive.

A secondary benefit is that a manual is cheaper to repair than an auto or DCT. I hold on to my cars a long time (8-10 years) so repair cars are consideration.
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      05-11-2010, 02:22 PM   #19
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I'm open minded about this and would test drive both before a buying decision would be made. But if i had to buy now it be Manual.
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      05-11-2010, 03:31 PM   #20
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Ever since SMG showed up on the e46 M3, I have wanted paddle shifting. Rowing the gears is a blast, but traffic is also a reality.

I need to test drive DCT a few times before making a final decision.
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Manual. Is it possible/difficult to drift with DCT?
May be more difficult to upset the rear end with a clutch drop like in a manual, but dropping (or mashing) the throttle should be enough to unsettle the rear.


Watch 3:38-3:54


In one sense, it may be easier to hold a drive with DCT. Here's Evo mag's review of the Ferrari California:
"Proving that there is no torque interruption with the twin-clutch gearbox, on one lap, halfway round the Bank hairpin with opposite lock balancing a slide, I upshifted from second to third without lifting and the slide continued exactly as before."
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That's pretty cool... continuing a power slide while upshifting.... now that sounds FUN lol
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