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Posted: 11/19/2008 12:39:04 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/19/2008 12:41:17 PM EDT by M4-AK]
http://www.autoweek.com/article/20081119/FREE/811199983

The unit is paired with a seven-speed automatic or a six-speed manual. Both combinations are rated at 18 mpg in the city and 26 highway. The gearboxes each also have cool features for enthusiasts to play with––a SynchroRev Match system for the manual and a downshift rev-matching unit for the automatic.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 12:40:02 PM EDT
Uh, I rev match with the fun pedal.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 12:41:48 PM EDT
Still a place for manuals with real men.

The MPG only tells part of the story. A manual won't rob horsepower like the slushbox.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 12:42:04 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/19/2008 12:42:58 PM EDT by armoredsaint]
that car doesn't look right from a design standpoint, especially the sharp angles on the A-pillar

and i prefer a real 6-speed or full auto, i hate the paddle shifting BS unless it's a Ferrari
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 12:42:51 PM EDT
Nothing compares with rowing through the gears.

A lot of people don't get that and think it is about shifting speed, MPG, whatever.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 12:43:29 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 12:43:42 PM EDT
this is a geat idea!












If you can't drive and need the help
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 12:44:56 PM EDT
Why would you want "conventional" transmissions to die?

When I'm driving, I'd rather feel like I'm actually driving, not just a passenger. Automatics just feel weird to me.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 2:05:25 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Aloxite:
Still a place for manuals with real men.



+1 - There are still people (men and women) who enjoy using a manual tranny . . .

VWs Dual Shift Gearbox is cool––manual fun with greater efficiency––but they won't handle as much torque as their conventional counterparts.
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