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Old 12-19-2012, 09:39 AM
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Originally Posted by IndyMike View Post
Nice snag!

I'm sure I'm in the minority, but I actually like the look of the sedan more than the coupe.

How do you like the manual transmission?

Seems to be a common statement that the clutch is exceptionally light, and finding the gateways for gears 1 - 3 take a little getting used to, particularly in earlier models and on cold starts.
From what I've read about the clutch, there was a compression return spring changed sometime in 09, so my clutch feels just right to me. I've had to many BMW manual (ZF and Getrag) transmissions, I'm used to their feel. Gears 1->2 are separated by quite a distance ratio-wise, the rest are smooth; I like the ultimate control over gear choices that a manual provides.

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