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Old 08-04-2010, 11:57 PM
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Test drove a 2011 335is today with DCT. Was totally freaken awesome! Car is a little boring on the inside but the engine sounds great, the led's all around look good, and boy does it move for a non m car. Couldn't believe what I was hearing when the saleswoman told me "wait till those cars get all the way up the entrance ramp so they don't get in our way, ok now floor it!" Wheww it was quick, must be the overboost. I have been told it will knock off 60 in 4.6 and it felt so. Guess this is why one should never buy off the lot Running high rpm shifts in a car with 5 miles on the ticker. Either way I decided it was too small for my needs. I was not thinking to snap a pic with the droid but you all know the car I assume, heres a pic of an identical one if ya do not.

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Old 08-05-2010, 09:21 AM
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My friend got one, I think it sounds like a vacuum compared to other models and I hate the DCT. It may shift quick, but even in DS mode its a second delayed from what I want it to do. Maybe with a different exhaust and a stick.
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Old 08-23-2010, 05:58 PM
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My friend got one, I think it sounds like a vacuum compared to other models and I hate the DCT. It may shift quick, but even in DS mode its a second delayed from what I want it to do. Maybe with a different exhaust and a stick.
Yeah, same opinion about the exhaust. It was the first thing I didn't like when we drove off......."it sounds ridiculous and not in a good way". Vacuum cleaner alright.

Wouldn't buy one. I'll stick with an M3 if I want a weekend car.
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I loved the DCT I drove in an E90 M3, seemed pretty damn good to me.
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I loved the DCT I drove in an E90 M3, seemed pretty damn good to me.
In my limited experience the DCT is extremely responsive and loads of fun. Some will always want a 6m regardless.
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In my limited experience the DCT is extremely responsive and loads of fun. Some will always want a 6m regardless.
I drove a DCT 135i on the track today and almost died between the lack of response, weirdly bad handling and moron a half a car length behind me the whole time.
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I drove a DCT 135i on the track today and almost died between the lack of response, weirdly bad handling and moron a half a car length behind me the whole time.
Wow I am dumbfounded. I must have a different perception of responsive lol I haven't driven any 430 scuderia's or anything but I think the DCT is not so shabby....am I mistaken or is this system identical to the set up in the M3?
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Wow I am dumbfounded. I must have a different perception of responsive lol I haven't driven any 430 scuderia's or anything but I think the DCT is not so shabby....am I mistaken or is this system identical to the set up in the M3?
I mean, compared to a Steptronic its great. For me, it still takes 3 seconds to realize that I want it to shift down, because hitting - three times will confuse it just as much while taking longer to physically do. D mode drives like a rubber band and DS is just high RPMs and a lot more gas gone. I think the M3's has gotta be better tuned, if not its just as useless as SMG imo. (though I will say its an improvement over that)
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