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If C8 is Auto...What will you do?

 
Old 03-20-2019, 03:57 PM
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I'll pass... got to be three pedals.
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Old 03-20-2019, 04:49 PM
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Doesn't matter to me... buy it.
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Old 03-20-2019, 04:56 PM
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I'm expecting a DCT style automatic. If it isn't a DCT, will have to think on it some.
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Old 03-20-2019, 05:01 PM
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I estimate approximately 2 years before gradually giving in.
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Old 03-20-2019, 05:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Bill Dearborn View Post
I am tired of pumping on a clutch pedal that only lets me change gears. I want one with an automatic clutch that lets me change gears without moving my leg up and down. That frees up the leg to do left foot braking which can decrease lap times. On the street it would be a dream to have a direct drive transmission that doesn't require pumping the clutch pedal especially in heavy traffic that is creeping along at 4 or 5 mph. As for rowing the gears the paddles let you do everything the stick through the floor lets you do with the flick of your fingers. The stick through the floor is nothing but a gear selector and that is what the paddles are. The differences between what the C7 has are two. No clutch pedal and no torque converter. Can replace two transmissions with one and keep all of the best features of both except for the variable gear ratio inherent in torque converters which helps with a standing start. Manual drivers gain quicker and more predictable shifts and don't give up anything while drag racers using the current auto trans give up the ease the torque converter gives them to launch the car.

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I agree with Bill 100% on this one,
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Old 03-20-2019, 05:12 PM
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Buy one. It's not 1980 any more. Autos are better than manuals in every measurable way now, and have been for the last 10 or 15 years (performance, MPG, etc.)

Manuals aren't "engaging" or "fun" for me, and haven't been since I've been able to afford fast cars. If it was a slow car, then yeah, I'm taking a manual, because that's really the only thing they're good at any more . . . making a slow car feel faster.
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Old 03-20-2019, 05:23 PM
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Assuming it is a well-tuned DCT, not a traditional TC slushbox?

The exact same thing I'll do if it is a manual: wait 6 or so years until they deprecate a bit and my income raises a bit, and buy a nice used one as a toy!
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Old 03-20-2019, 05:29 PM
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My last daily driver was an automatic, and I have absolutely no complaints because it was a great automatic, but my new daily driver is a manual and it makes me a lot happier. I don't see myself going back to an automatic unless I injure my leg or something. If the C8 is auto only I'll look somewhere else.
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Old 03-20-2019, 05:48 PM
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I'll buy the C7 that I've always wanted.
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Old 03-20-2019, 05:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Koufax View Post
I'll buy the C7 that I've always wanted.
'Ya know, I was thinkin', if it's not to my liking, I might trade my C7 up to a Z06 or ZR1.
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Old 03-20-2019, 06:04 PM
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If DCT, yes. Just an auto, the jury will be out...
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Old 03-20-2019, 07:13 PM
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How do you quickly rev the engine really loudly while going under every over-pass or through a tunnel with an auto?

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Old 03-20-2019, 07:18 PM
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Originally Posted by kozmic View Post
How do you quickly rev the engine really loudly while going under every over-pass or through a tunnel with an auto?

My right arm can move the gear selector from D to N in my auto Corvette just as quick as my left foot can depress the clutch pedal in my manual Corvette.
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Old 03-20-2019, 07:23 PM
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Admire it, but wait for the manual to come out after GM capitulates.
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Old 03-20-2019, 08:08 PM
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Originally Posted by mschuyler View Post
There are several threads in the C8 section on this topic, were it has already been beaten to death. You might want to visit there.



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Old 03-20-2019, 08:17 PM
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As long as it has some type of transmission, Ill be happy.
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Old 03-20-2019, 08:17 PM
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I would not buy one. It is that simple.
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Old 03-20-2019, 08:36 PM
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We have owned 53 clutched manuals in a row. As to the OPs question, what will you do, we will enjoy the 2020 MEs DCT.

Times change, and so shall we. The ME will have many advantages in so many other areas, that we are looking forward to experiencing them.

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Old 03-20-2019, 08:51 PM
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Originally Posted by kozmic View Post
How do you quickly rev the engine really loudly while going under every over-pass or through a tunnel with an auto?

Well, since I'm an adult and not 19 any more, I don't do that.
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Old 03-20-2019, 09:09 PM
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The thought of a mid-engine Corvette with only a dual clutch automatic is almost as ridiculous as a front engine Porsche 911 with only a dual clutch automatic available.
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