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      11-16-2012, 07:44 PM   #2267
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Drives: X3 2.0d M Sport - DSB Manual
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Cumbria

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Hi - yes have test driven the auto more than the manual but this is what i'm up against - The missus complains about my SLK 'Its not a real car with that auto gearbox...its like driving a bumper car' must admit, i do like the auto box, very smooth.

However, one thing especially annoys me - that split second delay when you want to get moving quickly and the 'box debates if you are really wanting to go or that you have had a twitch in your right leg. Manual box is much more driver engaging I believe - just have a slight concern over the offset pedals.

Have considered the VDC but where do you stop - already having palpitations at the thought of 40k on a car.