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      09-24-2012, 07:31 AM   #23
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I had a DSG Golf GTI before my 330d,the best flappy paddle gearbox. It was ok but as I enjoy driving I missed having a propper box,its just more fun. Autos are good in start stop traffic though
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      09-24-2012, 11:34 AM   #24
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325i auto with the flappy paddles here. I'd spent 17 years in manuals (inc an E46 330i amongst other quick cars), but when looking for a car this time struggled to find a decent six-cylinder LCI manual in my budget, and after test driving the auto thought I'd go for a change.

7,000 miles in, I very rarely miss the manual. A lot of my driving is either around town or on the motorway, and I guess if you live in the middle of country lanes, things are different. For me, 95% of the time it's just in D or DS, and for the other 5% when I'm "giving it some", I enjoy playing the paddles. When my left leg needs a play, I go borrow a manual!

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