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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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Originally Posted by RonMaiden View Post
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.

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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Originally Posted by Kabigon View Post
"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."


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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