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Old 01-15-2008, 09:52 PM
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Where would you like it to go, 3/4 of the roof is glass

If it were to retract it would have to hang off the car.
$.02, something like the Scion TC's pano roof would make me happier, I like having an open roof...
The 6MT is the way to go, I've driven both SMG and DSG, that is the place VAG has beaten BMW. I haven't tried the Sport Auto or the new Dual Clutch GBox yet though...
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Old 01-16-2008, 01:37 PM
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Sorry man, we disagree on that. I've been in the E46 M with a manual and smg, far preferred the feel of the manual. If I ever decided to get a 'performance German ride' with a non-manual, it would be an Audi...the crew that defined clutchless manual.
Ironically, you can't get any performance Audis with DSG. The S6 and S8 are both only available with automatics, the RS4 is only available with a manual, the S5 is only manual, the S4 is both, and nobody knows for sure about the RS6 yet. I'm crossing my fingers for more DSG, though.
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the problem with SMG - i have it on my E46 M3 - is that it requires CONSCIOUS thinking to execute smooth up- AND down-shifts. conversely, a traditional 6spd manual can be executed totally subconsciously. accordingly, SMG is very fatiguing in a sort of psycholgical way- you have to always TRY to be smooth; meanwhile, a traditional manual certainly requires more work insofar as physical interaction with the car, but "psychologically" it's not fatiguing at all.

Just my 2c after logging nearly 30K miles on my M in nearly a year.
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the problem with SMG - i have it on my E46 M3 - is that it requires CONSCIOUS thinking to execute smooth up- AND down-shifts. conversely, a traditional 6spd manual can be executed totally subconsciously. accordingly, SMG is very fatiguing in a sort of psycholgical way- you have to always TRY to be smooth; meanwhile, a traditional manual certainly requires more work insofar as physical interaction with the car, but "psychologically" it's not fatiguing at all.

Just my 2c after logging nearly 30K miles on my M in nearly a year.
Good description - thanks!
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