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Old 07-30-2007, 02:32 PM   #21
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Neither, or both actually...

My DSG is really a manual styled transmission, afterall who can use two clutches at once? It doesn't have a torque converter, IMO, that'* what kills most of the sportyness with a stick. Computer controlled sequentials, my dsg, etc all drive like a manual on and off the accelerator.

And when I want to just settle down the driving experience, I hit stop and go traffic, I just push the stick back to D and let the computer sort out the clutches, and shifting..
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Hmm........you sure mention DSG alot in your posts Anyway I drove a M5 with a similar system and I thought it was just a waste of time after a while. Is VWs system better?
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Having a Manual car for a DD now, after having only Automatics, I can say this: I really enjoy the manual when driving anywhere, except when the Motor mount goes bad (like now). Then the car gets annoying.

I would actually rather have an Auto for long trips and the manual for the city just cause after 1-10 hours in the car I don't want to have to remember to downshift at the exit.
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Since I live in the City... Auto
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Hmm........you sure mention DSG alot in your posts Anyway I drove a M5 with a similar system and I thought it was just a waste of time after a while. Is VWs system better?
M5 is a sequential, the DSG is a double clutch gear box, but is also sequential. It'* the fastest shifting gearbox right now, literally instantaneous, the 2nd clutch is engaging your next gear while the first one lets go, in auto mode it doesn't feel like an auto. The new Evo X is going to have a similar system, the design is from Borg Warner, but VAG was the first carmaker to use it.
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Already played the automatic game. Manual tranny all the way. More fun and more control.
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