Trending: Modern Automatic Transmissions

Posted by: Shelton Kwan onJuly 13th, 2011


Automatic transmissions have come a long way in the last 10 years, but purists still crave for the feel of a good old stickshift. These new automatics provide better fuel economy than their manual counterparts, so car manufactures are slowly phasing out manuals in their lineups. The more advanced autos such as DSG can shift faster than any human using a stick, never miss a shift, and makes the driver feel like a F1 driver on their way to work. Is that enough to satisfy car enthusiasts?

In fact, even Lamborghini citing extremely low demand, is planning on ditching the manual gearbox on future vehicles such as the Gallardo replacement in favor of a seven speed single clutch automated transmission.

These forum threads come up every so often, and it’s in the spotlight again as the manual vs auto debate heats up. Check out what our forum members think:

Forum: Tiptronic Steptronic SmartShift discussions thread



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