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View Poll Results: do you wish you had gotten a stick instead of the DCT?
heck yeah. i hate the DCT 17 37.78%
no way. love the DCT. sticks are for kids 28 62.22%
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Old 02-21-2013, 11:02 PM   #1
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this is for folks who drive a DCT. knowing what you know now would you go back in time and get a stick instead?


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Old 02-21-2013, 11:14 PM   #2
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"Sticks are for kids".. I HAVE to comment.
I am a 63 year old woman, and I drive a manual transmission car.
I would not own an automatic transmission vehicle. It has to have a clutch. Period.
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Old 02-21-2013, 11:18 PM   #3
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Why the sticks are for kids comment? So not necessary.
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Old 02-21-2013, 11:21 PM   #4
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"Sticks are for kids".. I HAVE to comment.
I am a 63 year old woman, and I drive a manual transmission car.
I would not own an automatic transmission vehicle. It has to have a clutch. Period.
Correction it would have to have a clutch pedal for manual actuation of said clutch in order to be fully manual.

There are a lot of automated manuals around these days, the PowerShift 6DCT250 being one that has two clutches. Ergo its mechanically more a manual transmission with the software controlling the shifts and the clutch application rather than being a planetary automatic transmission with a torque converter.

6DCT250>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>6F35 to me.

However had they made a proper 6 gear manual available with a sufficiently tall overdrive ratio it would be tempting. Had I not gotten my Frosted Glass SEL I may have waited for an Ingot silver ST with the 6MT but it would have cost at least 2-4k more in the end due to giving up the rebates and other incentives for the performance version.

They wouldn't sell a car with a manual and Frosted Glass with rear disk brakes for the U.S., only Canada could get the SEL with the 5MT.
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Old 02-21-2013, 11:34 PM   #5
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I own a Man. MK3 and couldnt imagine enoying it NEAR as much if i didnt have my stick!
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Why the sticks are for kids comment? So not necessary.
i'm going to guess that you aren't 63 .

hey it's a play on words from the old trix commercial.
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Old 02-21-2013, 11:43 PM   #7
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Correction it would have to have a clutch pedal for manual actuation of said clutch in order to be fully manual.

There are a lot of automated manuals around these days, the PowerShift 6DCT250 being one that has two clutches. Ergo its mechanically more a manual transmission with the software controlling the shifts and the clutch application rather than being a planetary automatic transmission with a torque converter.

6DCT250>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>6F35 to me.

However had they made a proper 6 gear manual available with a sufficiently tall overdrive ratio it would be tempting. Had I not gotten my Frosted Glass SEL I may have waited for an Ingot silver ST with the 6MT but it would have cost at least 2-4k more in the end due to giving up the rebates and other incentives for the performance version.

They wouldn't sell a car with a manual and Frosted Glass with rear disk brakes for the U.S., only Canada could get the SEL with the 5MT.
there's no way we're going back in time so let's just pretend that your car was available with a stick .
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Old 02-21-2013, 11:45 PM   #8
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"Sticks are for kids".. I HAVE to comment.
I am a 63 year old woman, and I drive a manual transmission car.
I would not own an automatic transmission vehicle. It has to have a clutch. Period.
you are definitely in the minority but if you aren't driving a DCT this poll does not pertain to you !
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Old 02-22-2013, 12:02 AM   #9
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"Sticks are for kids".. I HAVE to comment.
I am a 63 year old woman, and I drive a manual transmission car.
I would not own an automatic transmission vehicle. It has to have a clutch. Period.
Very Much Respect! Rep points headed your way!
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Old 02-22-2013, 12:56 AM   #10
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I've had lots of stick shifts, but I've been very pleased with the DCT and I'm approaching 8k miles. MFT, that's another story.
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