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      03-04-2010, 11:17 AM   #27
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Drives: BMW F11 535i Touring
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Scotland, Highland Region

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Originally Posted by doughboy View Post
I have a special type of 'automatic' 'box.....

....which is so intuiitive it changes gear BEFORE I intend to make a manouvre.

It knows everything I want to do before I do it and never ends up in the wrong gear.

It acts like it has a brain and it never changes gear when I don't expect it to.

Its much lighter and it doesn't cost 1500

.......I think its called a 'manual'
I've had many of those 'autos' as well. But strange thing, I've sat as passenger in some same equipped models and the box adaption has been so jerky, poorly timed changes (usually worse in sport mode) and even known to cause regular stalling of the engine.