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Old 03-21-2013, 09:38 AM   #88
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Originally Posted by auskip07 View Post
I always have a hard time believing someone if they try to over convince you they know how to do something. Maybe you know how to drive a manual im guessing you dont.
I don't share your guess. I'm guessing that subiTWO does know how to shift, he's just not as enamored with the shifting process as some of us are.

I work with a guy who I know can shift a manual. His summer car is a Honda S2000 with a stick. He's a car enthusiast. Yet this is the guy who would prefer to drive a VW with a DSG tranny over a manual tranny. He just thinks the DSG shifts faster (he's right about that), and is equally engaging if you use the paddles.

He and I have agreed to disagree. He claims I can't possibly have a valid opinion since I've never actually driven a VW with the DSG tranny. I tell him that I don't need to drive a DSG to have my opinion, because no matter how effectively the DSG shifts, it doesn't have a clutch (at least not one that I can engage with my left foot), and it doesn't have a shift lever to move through the H pattern, and that's the process that I enjoy.

So we both think each other is crazy.

Regardless, he's an example of a car guy who knows how to shift a manual tranny, but has found a different technology that he prefers. I'm not changing my mind, but he has.
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