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Old 08-25-2012, 04:30 AM
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The SMG tranny is the same tranny as the 6 speed.

Only thing is the hydraulic components, but they are just like brakes. Only major cost failure item is the SMG pump. But, while they do fail, I don't think that it is all that common. Remember, online you hear more about problems than no problems. I know of about 5 longer term SMG M3s without any problems. None of the cars I know personally have had any problems.
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