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Join Date: Aug 2006
Re: 147, good idea?
I have driven the merc semi automatic in an a class (hire car) and in a smart, and I prefer to use it like a manual. I hate having to guess how the computer will do the clutch, hate it when it changes just before I overtake, or do a bend, and if I want to brake hard, very hard in 5th gear, and then wack it into 2nd without using 4th and 3rd because I want to, I want to be able too. If I then think actually I want 3rd I want to be able to do that instead. Ok not often, but just sometimes.
What if it breaks can you still do crash changes to stop, or are you stuck in whatever gear you are in?
Can sele do that? If it can then fine, but I would never get a merc because it is wrong! Don't like fly by wire, don't trust electronics. I would give one a test drive though!