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  Reply # 1851041 23-Aug-2017 10:04
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alasta:

 

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Mind you I hired a Jucy Fiat Punto (brand new tht year, with about 20,000ks on the clock) with a dual clutch gear box - I had stopped having wet dreams about dry clutch dual clutch gear boxes since that day. Wonder what it would take to stop the wet dreams of high performance German AWDs ....

 

 

The Punto doesn't have a dual clutch transmission - it's a robotic manual.

 

 

Ah that explains why the car drives like a teen who's never driven stick bunny hopping all over town! Didn't realise anyone made robotic manuals since the BMW SMG got sent to the museum!

 

I should have known though, from the way the car behaved.

 

But I have also heard a lot about ford's powershift, and I've seen now Audi moving away from it (dual clutch) with their high performance cars, but that's because ZF has made a transmission that is the best of both worlds in terms of performance and reliability.





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Does your mechanical warranty include 'normal wear and tear'? If no, then do not buy the insurance. With so many kms on in, you will be replacing many mechanical parts because they have reached their lifetime (especially if it was a rental and hence MIGHT have been driven on gravel for long distances). 


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1851593 24-Aug-2017 06:24
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I've tested a 3 year old Daewoo with 105,000 ks on it once at Turner's Auction.

 

The transmission was buggered. (Manual car). (It was clunking and had the sound and feel of fluid slushing around in it!)

 

That really got me alarm bells going - never went near a Non Hyundai/Kia korean car since that day. It helped that they were and are still butt ugly anyway. 

 

 

That is just Daewoo from new! Rubbish cars, and excuse for GM to throw crap at the market.


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