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      12-30-2008, 10:43 AM   #1
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Who drives stick shift here?

As topic, anyone drives manual transmission in this forum?
I asked the HK BMW dealer, he told me that there is not even ONE stick out of 100 E92 in Hong Kong. IS THAT TRUE!?
I don't find driving a stick in the bad traffic is a problem.
I don't understand why Hong Kong people are afraid of driving stick shift.
Now no one getting a MT, and no 2nd hand market for MT --> people who wanna get MT back off --> even less MT on the street --> piss me off because I wanna drive MT
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      12-30-2008, 11:13 PM   #2
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Jack, we do have member drives MT, though I agree it is not a "majority".
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      12-31-2008, 12:04 AM   #3
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traffic jams everywhere man...
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      12-31-2008, 02:45 AM   #4
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I am also driving a MT E92~~~
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      12-31-2008, 02:48 AM   #5
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MT FTW Steptronic is for the weak
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      12-31-2008, 03:10 AM   #6
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YES.. MT FTMFW.. but it's very rare to have MT cars in HK.. except may be Jap cars?
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      12-31-2008, 04:56 AM   #7
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MT FTW Steptronic is for the weak
hey.........u r from 604, but for MT
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I am also driving a MT E92~~~
Yours is a M3, the ultimate sport BMW
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      01-02-2009, 08:27 PM   #9
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Yours is a M3, the ultimate sport BMW
doesn't matter~~BMW MT all the way~~~~
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      01-02-2009, 10:37 PM   #10
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MT FTW Steptronic is for the weak
no punk, I see some guys drive MT too, not just for the women.
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      02-07-2009, 09:39 PM   #11
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MT all the way!

I drive an MT E93 323i in HK and I think we're in the minority.. BMWHK tried to convince me against it, saying everybody goes for step and its the same thing. The problem for me, with step, is that although u can roll thru the gears if u wanted you're never gonna do it. Whereas the MT forces u to. And no its definitely not the same.. auto is auto.

Yeah traffic in HK is terrible but I love the MT every time I'm on the road even when backed up for 20 mins in hung hom tunnel. Its just so much more fun to drive and I feel more in control. E93 is heavy, so even with the relatively weak 2500cc direct injection, being able to anticipate and respond to the bends and curves with the right gear helps make the car feel more in control with the throttle.

I love manual transmission and really glad that i chose it over step! Furthermore, u save HK$6,000 from the dealer!

P.S. i have a bad habit of peering into others' BMWs and checking if they're also MT. i've only seen one in the past 12 months, which was a 135i convertible parked in happy valley
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      02-16-2009, 10:34 AM   #12
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so your MoMo's gone?
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doesn't matter~~BMW MT all the way~~~~
i agree MT ALL THE WAY!
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curious whether the current mt drivers would still stick with mt or be converted to dct for their next bimmer.
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so your MoMo's gone?
It is in my drawer now.
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curious whether the current mt drivers would still stick with mt or be converted to dct for their next bimmer.
I will stick with MT.
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I will stick with MT.
good for you. do you heel and toe? mine's crap.
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good for you. do you heel and toe? mine's crap.

i don't heel and toe all the time. besides i don't use brakes that often.
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Driving MT/Stick Shift is a must if you decide to bring your car to the track when you need to heel-and-toe...driving MT in HK traffic is not that bad especially the clutch is so light nowadays even for the M3...
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