Originally Posted by scottydsntknow
Seems to me more like something that's there just to have fun with on the street which is totally cool.
To me, using the paddles to hold
gears and to shift only
when you want it to, makes it better and quicker shifting that any manual I ever used.
I don't see the difference between paddles that hold gears, and having to use a clutch to change gears in the "fun factor."
I've had plenty of manual transmissions through the years:
67 Mustang (200 ci six and three on the floor)
1970 Torino Type N/W in Pacific GREEN.......351 Cleveland and Hurst 4 speed
69 455 GTO (that was a torque monster!)
87 Turbo T-Bird
64 GTO tri power
Pace Car (5.0 --- but hard to believe how little power it had compared to the latest edition of the engine!!)
97 Cobra (with full Maximum Motorsports Road and Track suspension)
2012 Miata (the most fun you can have with 168 HP!)
For our GT convertible? I'll take the A6 all day long and twice on the Sabbath!