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Old 06-06-2011, 04:02 AM   #18
Tony407
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All in all I'm pretty impressed & happy.

I really don't care for the "button" shifter though. I suppose paddle shifters wouldn't be too satisfying on a car of this caliber either, but they'd sure be more gratifying than a silly little button on the gear selector. At least there IS one though, a lot of automatics (or DSGs for that matter) don't have any at all.

I have to say that many years ago I test drove a brand new M5 with the DSG and it was the WORST experience of my test-drive life. If you floored the car and went balls-out it performed great. But in day-to-day city driving (read: 99+% of your driving) it was the most reluctant, hesitant, frustrating thing I've experienced in just about any car, much less a $100K~ish car. Talk about awful. The Focus is a dream compared to that car in the shifting department.

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