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Old 03-28-2005, 07:46 AM
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Originally Posted by BMW4phillygirl
I test-drove an SMG M3 convertible a few weeks ago and I don't know how to drive stick, so I drove it in the "programmable mode" - which is what my dealer referred to as the automatic mode. I didn't have to shift anything, just drive as if it were auto and I swear that damn thing was so herky jerky - I felt like I was on the Indiana Jones ride at Disneyland. After 10 minutes, I did start to "get" it and the ride became smoother, but ugh.... IMO, SMG is not an option for people who want to drive it in auto. I went for a drive in a regular stick shift M3 soon after and it was much smoother with the driver knowing what to do with his car.
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