I was thinking I'd get a manual, for the fun of shifting. Haven't
driven one in years though.
The BMW manual was very smooth, but the gear shifter is very "tight",
little confusing to know which gear you're in. Plus the handbrake is
in kind of a funny position to use on hill starts. Partly that and
partly as I haven't driven one in years I was a little shaky on the
BMW manual I test drove.
The steptronic though. Wow, that is just great. Shift up, shift
down, shifts instantly and gives you a readout as to what gear you're
So what is the upside to a manual if there is steptronic? I guess you
can dictate how fast to let the clutch out...I didn't get to that
point as I was unfamiliar with the set point. It's so smooth I
couldn't really feel it.
I would think if you're tired of shifting a lot in traffic, the
steptronic is the way to go.
What sayest thou? I am into sporty driving, but I"m not going to the
track or anything.