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Would your dream car come equipped with a manual, automatic, duel clutch, or continuously variable transmission?
manual
57%
 57%  [ 4 ]
automatic
14%
 14%  [ 1 ]
duel clutch
14%
 14%  [ 1 ]
continuously variable
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
is the transmission that thingie in the front that jiggles when the car is on?
14%
 14%  [ 1 ]
Total Votes : 7


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Stimpy
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 6:28 pm Reply with quote Back to top

this question bothered me as soon as I started thinking about it. I hate to give up the 'feel' of the car that an old school manual gives, but as long as that 'fake' shifter has a good feel to it, I'd take the DCT over everything else.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 9:04 pm Reply with quote Back to top

While I would definitely prefer semi-automatic or tiptronic or dual clutch or whatever you call it, as it is the best of both worlds, I could not resist voting the last choice Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2007 11:53 am Reply with quote Back to top

just out of curiosity, why that over the continuously variable?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2007 1:20 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I guess because you still have full control over the gear ratio if you want/need, which you lack both in traditional auto and CVT. Engine braking is also a thing I use a lot, and I don't think CVT is on par with manual on this.

Any kind of auto is great for traffic jams, and that is where I want it. The rest of the time I want manual. And dual clutch allows exactly this. Smile
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Remedith
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 3:39 am Reply with quote Back to top

mastering a manual transmition helps you understand more your car and it's reactions... You totally have it under control every second,,, one think you can't do with different types of transmission
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chiefjohn
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PostPosted: Sun May 23, 2010 10:00 pm Reply with quote Back to top

exactly...if we're talking dream cars, you need to have a manual to achieve that special connection to your machine...driver and car operate as one, feeling each other and achieving maximum performance!
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charn
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2011 11:55 am Reply with quote Back to top

I've never driven a manual. I considered buying a car with a 3 speed, but it was sold before I called. Later I wrecked a tranny by shifting from drive to reverse in motion. A manual would provide many more possibilities of damage in the wrong gear. Dual clutch and CVT look like money pits of frequent repair and replacement.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2011 1:54 am Reply with quote Back to top

Me too. I have only driven automatic cars all my life - does that make me any less of a driver, I don't know, but I sure do love it!

Never those odd jerky movements nor the hassle of changing gears. I think I haven't missed missed much in terms of that 'special connection' with the machine either. Surprised
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