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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 03-07-2013, 12:24 AM   #81
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Ford should've had something better than the dumb thumb button to change gears with and either should've had paddle shifters or a straightforward manu-stick shifter. My mom had a '07 Miata and that was actually a fun shifting 6 speed and never had any silly quirks or hic-ups.
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I test drove the Focus DCT back to back against an Audi A3. Very similar transmissions but the Audi was much more fun to use. The manu-stick was a better driving experience than the little button. It is hard to believe that they went with the idea to use the button.

I like the DCT/DSG trannies. Been driving my Integra with 5-spd stick for years now but am seriously considering the Focus w/DCT or a used Audi A3 with Tiptronic.
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Old 03-07-2013, 01:36 AM   #82
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"As with the majority of modern performance cars, Porsche has dropped the manual transmission option outright; buyers will get a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox whether they want it or not."

http://www.autoweek.com/article/2013...NEVA/130309935

Not that I've ever been into Porsches anyway, but that ruins any incentive I'd ever have to buy one (a new one, at least).

The day manuals disappear - and that day is coming quickly, it seems - is the day I happily hand over the driving to my Google Car.
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Old 03-27-2013, 06:00 PM   #83
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Would you buy a stick

the concept on the DCT is great----its just a shame it doesn't function as it should yet....(so a stick just for less hastle with repeated dealer trips.....)
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