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Old 03-18-2010, 08:54 AM
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6mt or smg?

Hello, I'm starting to research on which m3 to get the 6mt or the smg? My drive to work is an hour long and a ot of times heavy traffic, I would really like to go with the smg but would like some opinions of it?
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Old 03-25-2010, 06:35 PM
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It is a personal choice. I prefer SMG, both in traffic and especially on the track.
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Old 03-26-2010, 10:42 AM
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SMG is awesome but extremely expensive to fix
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Old 03-27-2010, 12:54 AM
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SMG is awesome but extremely expensive to fix
and it tends to have issues.
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Old 04-12-2010, 03:27 PM
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6mt and I can never go back to an auto or smg. Shifting and clutching becomes second nature to you. It feels funny when I drive my wife's car because it's automatic. When I put my foot down I feel around with my foot and say "where is the clutch?
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Old 04-12-2010, 06:41 PM
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drive both and then decide....smg here...and i LOVE it
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Old 04-15-2010, 07:34 AM
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As second nature as you think it has become, the track will show you how much time and attention you use to shift.

There is a reason that in every racing class that allows them, uses a paddle shift setup.
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Old 04-15-2010, 12:01 PM
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Old 04-24-2010, 12:06 AM
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I would not own an out-of-warranty SMG-equipped car....
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Old 04-24-2010, 06:29 AM
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i would not own an out-of-warranty smg-equipped car....
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Old 04-24-2010, 10:38 AM
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Eventual resale of the car will be easier with the smg. The ladies don't like sticks.
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Old 04-26-2010, 08:50 PM
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I agree with mrnile. Drive both if you can. SMG for me and would never have anything else.
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Old 05-01-2010, 06:58 AM
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It's all a matter of preference. There is no good or bad answer on this. Follow your gut feeling.
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