Could not have said it better. I was always a die-hard manual guy (and still am) and didn't even think about getting an M3 with SMG until I ran into an M3 that was exactly the way I wanted it except for the SMG. I then tried it out for the first time and REALLY liked it.
Originally Posted by plien69
I beg to differ.
I believe that one will derive the most enjoyment from SMG if they are proficient in a standard manual trarnsmission.
Those who expect the transmission to behave like an automatic will be disappointed.
04 BMW M3 Coupe SMG-II Carbon Black