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Old 02-22-2013, 12:57 AM   #63
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Originally Posted by AZfocus2012 View Post
Another common problem is drivers who don't understand the accelerate by wire vs having an actual cable attached to a throttle body. If you try to ease on the gas as you pull away from anything the car is confused as to what you want to do. It doesn't know if you are in stop and go traffic or leaving a stop sign/red light, unless you convey that with your foot and ankle.
You bring up a good point. I believe that some of this dissatisfaction with the DCT has to do with the use of the right foot.

For example, if you were going making a left hand turn in an intersection (from a stop), the throttle should be applied smoothly and gradually through the turn. If one were to momentarily lift off the throttle half way through the turn, the DCT may not respond well.
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