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Old 01-13-2011, 08:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Washburn View Post
I'd like to add that SMGs have a horrible reputation with a lot of failures, and BMW actually stopped offering it at some point.
I was not aware of the action you describe by BMW and I have not had any problems whatsoever with the M6's SMG. I can actually say that I like the SMG. It takes some getting accustomed to, and I agree with those here who've opined that familiarity with a manual or standard transmission helps with handling the SMG...particularly when it comes to things like sound and feel.

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