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Re: 5 Speed vs 8 Speed ?

Eco is the default mode.
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Re: 5 Speed vs 8 Speed ?

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Eco is the default mode.
Dunno about other MY14 models, but with the SRT, you can turn ECO off and it stays off, ie doesn't default to ON with each ignition cycle.
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Re: 5 Speed vs 8 Speed ?

Screw you SRT people, screw you to death.
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Re: 5 Speed vs 8 Speed ?

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Screw you SRT people, screw you to death.

You secretly want one now dontcha lol?
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Re: 5 Speed vs 8 Speed ?

I think the people with 8 speeds are a bunch of Show Ponies...... I'm so jealous. I love our MY12 however I always thought that the 5sp was it's weakest point. Old school tech.
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I like my old school tech. When used in sport mode I actually have a clue which gear to use though a corner _ just like a 5 speed manual. Tight uphill corner - 3rd. I like that I can feel the gear changes.

In an 8 speed, would that be 3rd, 4th or maybe 5th???? No idea.

Having said that our two others cars are PROPER manuals - both 6 speeds.
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I like my old school tech. When used in sport mode I actually have a clue which gear to use though a corner _ just like a 5 speed manual. Tight uphill corner - 3rd. I like that I can feel the gear changes.

In an 8 speed, would that be 3rd, 4th or maybe 5th???? No idea.

Having said that our two others cars are PROPER manuals - both 6 speeds.
Does yours have the paddle shift?

With mine, in sport mode and using paddle shift, I can hold any gear I like all the way to redline if I want. So for me I also know what gear im in, and no nanny 'box shifting up a gear when I don't want it to.
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Never used it in semi auto mode. But as my other car has a ZF 6 sp, the difference in general day to day drivability is significant. I think the the 5 sp is an OK box, just that the ZF and the inbuilt smarts make them a leap ahead.
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I like my old school tech. When used in sport mode I actually have a clue which gear to use though a corner _ just like a 5 speed manual. Tight uphill corner - 3rd. I like that I can feel the gear changes.

In an 8 speed, would that be 3rd, 4th or maybe 5th???? No idea.

Having said that our two others cars are PROPER manuals - both 6 speeds.
Have u driven the 8 speed?
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