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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 02-22-2013, 12:08 PM   #21
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I had to get a new car immediately after getting in an accident. getting a stick shift in my next car after the Camry was in the back of my mind but the accident changed things up a bit. I was in a bit of a trauma then with driving so automatic was a good choice; learning a different way of driving was a bit too much then.


The way i'm drooling about the ST right now though is making me wish I at least considered a manual while car shopping lol. Learning wouldn't be so bad since most of my commute right now is in rural roads, and only in Chicago every other week. I wouldn't be in stop and go traffic for many times.

That said, I'm fine with the DCT on mine (granted on warm days when the DCT responds wonderfully). It has a lot of power compared to the CVT on my previous camry. SelectShift also is fun to use when on the highway and overtaking :D
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Old 02-22-2013, 12:32 PM   #22
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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?
I don't know how to answer - I can't say that I hate my DCT, and I don't believe that sticks are for kids. In a perfect world, I would drive the heck out of a manual: they are way more fun, cheaper to maintain, and it puts me in greater control, but the reality of my daily commute makes an auto a necessity.

If I ever were to buy a second vehicle, it would definitely be a manual.

So, to answer properly - I like my auto, but I will always prefer a manual.

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Old 02-22-2013, 01:37 PM   #23
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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.

LOL! Given the comments, most being in jest, about those who drive manual vs auto, a little joke about stick isn't that bad. Relax and enjoy your strong left leg!
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Old 02-22-2013, 01:48 PM   #24
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Voted.

I am perfectly capable of repairing my own car. I work at a company that will lend me the tools (torque wrenches, Mitchell1, etc.) necessary to do this work.

My only regret was purchasing a $26.5k car with a bad clutch and rattles when I just as easily could have purchased a $2k car with a bad clutch and rattles and fixed it myself in 1 warm-weather weekend.
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Old 02-22-2013, 05:03 PM   #25
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I wish I would have given manual some more thought. Although I have never had a manual car to drive, my buddy from work let me practice on his vehicle and it was fun (although it wasn't for the clutch).

The only thing is I do drive through a decent amount of traffic and I have heard about the annoyance regarding that and manual. Besides, a stick shift vehicle is cheaper up front, and by the sound of it, cheaper in the long run.

I would have bought a manual if I could go back (even if I don't know how to drive them very well at all). Although I haven't had any problems with my DCT yet, all of the threads on this forum sure do bother me. I only have about 1700 miles on my car so far...
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Old 02-22-2013, 05:06 PM   #26
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It's getting harder to find new cars with manuals
When I was at Volvo all they had was the c30
Kinda of lame that more cars aren't offered in manuals


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MANY MANY DODGE DARTS OUT THERE WITH MANUAL 6speeds!
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MANY MANY DODGE DARTS OUT THERE WITH MANUAL 6speeds!
This was due to a planning error and or a lack of capacity to build their DDCT for the 1.4 L Fiat engine. Its part of why the Dart wasn't selling well, because they had initially reversed the 90/10% split (normally its about 10% manual to 90% automatic) and customers weren't buying the manuals.

The only automatics they would have had on the lot if any in the beginning were the base 2.0L GEMA engine and hyundai sourced 6AT.
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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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"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.


I guess technology has come along way and 5 forward gears just isn't enough for the new generation. I'm not that old but my first car was a 83 cougar with a 3 spd auto and I couldn't seriously put annoying or buzzy in the same sentence with how comfortable and quiet that car was. I don't miss not having a 6th gear in this car. It would be nice but I can see 40+ mpg in my car just fine on the highway and this engine doesn't feel like it has the torque to keep this car moving up hill at a lower cruising rpm.
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