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Unread 09-07-2005, 02:12 PM   #16

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Smg is not manual by definition. Yes it has a clutch and im sure is extremely nice, but it still isnt a manual gearbox.

Im not taking a side.. some prefer traditional manual and some prefer smg.
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Unread 09-07-2005, 05:20 PM   #17
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SMG, Sequential Manual Gearbox. Which part of that name leads you believe it is not a manual. It doesn't have a foot operated clutch. So what. It is a manual. You'll be trying to tell me that F1 cars aren't manual shortly too. SMG is a direct trickle down from F1 technology, just as VTEC and fuel injection is.
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Unread 09-07-2005, 06:29 PM   #18
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i believe that the "manual" in the term implies that the driver selects the gear, rather than having it automatically selected. in the this manner, the SMG is a manual.

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Unread 09-08-2005, 09:15 AM   #19

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SMG is the way of the way of the future. No human driver can shift gears as fast and precisely as the SMG can. I have not driven one yet, but I can imagine there is still a pretty good feel to it, as the car car actually does shift at your command. I am happy there are SMGs now. That way when I grow old and tired of pushing down on a clutch pedal (which just happened to my dad last year at age 62), I will not have to get an automatic (like he did). RIght now it is all a non-issue, because I don't want to spend the extra cash it would take -- I have stuff for which I need to save up some $$$.
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