Originally Posted by VOLDAR
When I say that driving a DCT needs some skills, I talk mostly about the driver adapting to it and compensating when needed:
Can't say I've experienced your first bullet point. I don't have to move my foot from the brake to the gas pedal any more slowly than any conventional automatic (I've driven plenty) to get the expected result. And downshifting issues are common across all but the very best conventional automatics - which is probably the primary reason most conventional auto cars have manual shifting modes these days. Just saying that saying a tranny requires "skills and training" is more apropriate for a true manual than the DCT. Anyone can in fact hop in a DCT equipped car and take off with no prior experience. That's usually not true of a manual.