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      02-18-2013, 10:47 AM   #19
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Originally Posted by Diablo335 View Post
Uh...no they don't. I got in our honda pilot tonight to take the family out for pizza. My singular first impression was how buttery smooth that car was on starting out -- compared to my bucking bronco 335
It also shifts sloppy and slow, and you feel really disconnected from the drivetrain. Just like the BMW rides like a tank compared to the Honda.

If you have the automatic 335, it "feels" like a manual at low speed once it locks up the drivetrain. At low speeds you even get that "chug" like a manual would.

It's the trade off for an auto that can compete directly with the manual for performance, vs one that's all about comfort.