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Old 10-01-2010, 09:18 PM   #278
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Originally Posted by rofreder View Post
Yes Jost has it right, "manual shifting is part of the excitement of driving performance vehicles"

If you want tiptronic/auto/paddle shifting you should buy the performance Fusion. Heck, you can even have all wheel drive in a Fusion but you have to have the auto transmission with it. Even the VW R32 has auto transmission.

Just saying manual transmission is a positive thing in my humble opinion.
The transmission in the fusion is a regular automatic transmission, where as powershift and dsg in the R32 are duel clutch auto manuals. Pretty much they are manual transmissions with two clutchs that are controlled electronically. I like to think of them more like manuals with automatic modes. Its not as engaging....but flicking paddles to change the gears in a ferrari while blasting through a tunnel on a European mountain side can be just as exciting.
My 2003 Ford Focus ZX3 - Finally realized it's a 4cyl
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