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    BMW are going all Mercedes

    The way BMW are heading with their cars and up coming cars and plans, most things going automatic they look like they are trying to move into Mercedes market by making BMWs more Mercedes that BMW, or the drivers machine they used to advertise which they aint anymore.
    What the fuck are they doing, they had there space in the market that well loved and bought BMWs for that reason, now that is/has or is going.

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    Autos are so good now that will the mass market buy a manual thats worse to drive?

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    More fun to drive ? take your auto on the Nurburgring and tell me it is better than a manual.
    I drive a car for fun so an auto is out of the question, I'd rather drive a manual Saxo than a big engined auto Ben

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    Yea I know what your saying Mark, but I was talking about the majority of people who buy BMW's. They arn't going to want a manual when everyone else is using these new gen auto boxes that are suppose to be pretty amazing.
    Just got to hope BMW keep true to the M series by getting most of there profit from the standard models....

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    Depends how good the boxes are. Quicker changes, paddle shifts, what's there not to like about a modern auto ?

    The days of the 'slush-box' are pretty much gone.
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    Have to say DSG on the v dubs, PDK in the Porches and DCT on the current M3/M5 are gob smacking systems. They are also alot quicker than the manual cars. Not only that you can really go a lot faster in them. Personally can't be arsed with manuals at all any more apart from the Schnitzer when it comes out briefly. This is probably down to the amount of driving I have to do every week but stirring the box all the time for me is ball ache.


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    I think the DSG in the Golf is better than the PDK in the Porsche personally, but would never go back to manual.

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    Paddleshift? Playstation generation anyone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DerekJr. View Post
    Paddleshift? Playstation generation anyone?
    Not me Derek, An Atari was a mere dream in my teens..... Clothes peg in the spokes was the most techno thing I had. Oh, and an LED watch
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark[MENTION=859
    Vorny.co.uk;78610]Not me Derek, An Atari was a mere dream in my teens..... Clothes peg in the spokes was the most techno thing I had. Oh, and an LED watch
    LOL, I did both of those things too! My half sister gave me her Atari 2600 in the 90s. I also used to place a playing card between the spokes of my bicycle Oh the olden days!

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