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      12-02-2012, 09:10 AM   #51
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Originally Posted by MaestroAl View Post
Aye. I totally agree with all that lot For me, it's a case of using the 80/20 rule or, in reality, probably the 95/5 rule: if you have a manual or DCT, for 95% of driving you want an automatic. If you have an auto, for 5% of driving you want a manual. At least with my driving habits anyway. I've had manuals all my life and finally an auto box is good enough for me to get the best of both worlds with very, very little compromise. Kudos to ZF
It is amazing how far auto transmissions have come, isn't it. The technology today is light years ahead of what was available even 5 years ago. I also agree, in a daily driver, the DCT isn't needed or even necessarily wanted (other than for those who really want a true MT but can't have it for some reason like the spouse can't drive a manual).
2018 340i | Mineral Gray | Current DD | C8 mid-engine Corvette to come next year
2016 M2 | Long Beach Blue | 6MT
2015 M4 | Austin Yellow | DCT
2014 Corvette Stingray | Z51 | Torch Red | 7MT
2012 MB C63AMG | 2011 E92 M3 | 2010 E92 M3 | 1996 E36 M3 (track car)