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Old 25 April 2011, 05:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Die Capacitrix View Post
Manual is the default here, but for sports/performance cars, DSG is a favorite option for the car enthusiasts.
A nitpick, but DSG is a Volkswagen Group-only transmission. You can't get it in, say, a Chevrolet Corvette or Honda Civic Type R. Several manufacturers do offer semiautomatic transmissions, however. I'm not sure if they're "a favorite option for the car enthusiasts" though. I know a lot of people who would rather have a proper manual transmission than one that offers only partial control.

It's down to which compromises you are willing to make. Do you want an automatic mode and shift speeds that are uselessly faster? Then you get a flappy paddle thing and deal with the fact that you may not be able to engage the gear you want when you want it. If you want proper control, a manual is the only option.

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