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      10-18-2012, 02:59 PM   #39
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Originally Posted by NewYearsBoy View Post
Its cool.. Not really sure where all of this has gone. I like Paddles think they are cool I just hate when people put them down.
Different strokes for different folks
I don't put down any option because in some realm that option makes sense.

There was a good article on why paddles with DCT is superior to manual with a turbo'd car. But that's only for shaving fractions of a second for lap times. (Has to do with boost pressure and loss between shifts)

Paddles are cool, I'll give you that. Buddy of mine has a DCT with paddles and his ability to control that car is beyond my capability to control mine.

I would be sad to see the manual transmission go away because if it did disappear the only reason would be for MPG (average fleet economy laws).

Guess I have the opposite situation as you, my car-nut buddies are nuts for DCT.
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