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      09-24-2011, 08:43 PM   #15

Drives: BMW Z4 sDrive35i
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Cote d'Azur

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Originally Posted by x97Melbourne View Post
Everyone orders what ever car/transmission they desire....but to say an manual is antiquated is kind of out-there for me. I like the DCT but would never order it....I would equate the DCT to a fast roller coaster. It's fast as hell but there's no control.... DCT means you are riding, not driving.
I personally never liked the clutch pedal and saw is it as a useless technical detail and never enjoyed driving manual cars because of that. DCT is perfect in that sense, you'll have to be a bit aware of the clutch when starting to move but after that you have full control, and the bonus is that you can use automatic mode in situations that call it. I don't see why DCT would limit your contol over gears, other than preventing selecting a gear that would blow the engine (unlike a manual gearbox).