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Should automatic Scion tCs have geartronic transmission?

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I think geartronic systems are a new and exciting way to drive a car with an automatic transmission.
Alot of lower-end cars are equipped with them too, including Mitsubushi Lancers, Hyundai Tiburons, VW Jettas, and I heard Honda is planning on making one too. What are your thoughts about them? Have you used one?
 

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I think geartronic systems are a new and exciting way to drive a car with an automatic transmission.
Alot of lower-end cars are equipped with them too, including Mitsubushi Lancers, Hyundai Tiburons, VW Jettas, and I heard Honda is planning on making one too. What are your thoughts about them? Have you used one?
 

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If you wanna have fun, get a manual. Offering the geartronic transmission would increase the price of the Tc---which I do not support.
 

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ufgatorfan...i attend uf also, ive seen ur tc around. there's too many gray ones, i cant stand out ... well actually i just saw another new white tc and a black one, damn there's like 10 tc's in gville now. crazy.
 

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WTF!? Maybe everyone dosn't wanna drive a damn manual! Anywayz that's not true, most automatic cars have them at no extra charge or around $600. I'd pay that little extra bit of money to have it.
 

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Geartronic is the same as tiptronic and autostic, I assume? Makes more sense to have 5-speed regular auto than "shiftable" 4-speed (like Mazda3). Then again - you wanna shift - buy a 5-speed. None of these tiptronics will ever be anywhere close to the BMW's SMG, so why waste time and money?
 

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T- i am guessing its one of those automatics that you can switch over to manual when you want to??? just throwing that one out there....
 

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on a side note.......BMW 's SMG pales in comparison to Ferrari's paddle shift. Ferrari actually uses a real clutch/flywheel combo in their auto tranny. - t
 

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Well, I assume by saying, "geartronic", you simply mean a shiftable automatic. If for fun, why not get a manual? Dont want to work a clutch? Controlling the clutch is really what gives you power over the car, imho.

Anyways, geartronic would raise the price of ALL Tc's because its another model they would have to make.

I do like zoltiz's idea of a 5-speed auto to replace the 4-speed on future Tc's. =)
 

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The tC does have a shiftable automatic -- D, 3, 2, and L. =P
 

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Let me resolve a few points made here.

First, tiptronic/geartronic/shift-o-matic gearboxes work identically (except for the moving of the lever part) to shifting an auto by moving through the gate, as basilisk so eloquently stated.

Also, T, BMW's SMG does have a hydraulically actuated clutch (no torque converter) - essentially a manual transmission with hydraulics working the clutch instead of your left leg. In fact, the BMW SMG II found in the M3 can shift in 80 milliseconds (in the highest performance shift mode) vs. the 150 milliseconds of the Ferrari 360 F1.

If you want to shift it like a manual - get a manual. If you want "geartronic," shift your automatic manually - and reflect why you didn't get the 5 speed.
 

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What they really need to do is put a 6 speed manual in the tC. That would be awesome. I don't understand why they didn't when a lot of the competition has it.
 

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That is such a myth. Like I said, other than downshifting at too high a speed, I would really like to hear HOW shifting an automatic damages the car. Why would the Toyota engineers design the car to be shiftable into 3, 2, and L if it would cause damage to the car??
 
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