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Besides the Ecoboost 4cly Powershift, Fords twin clutch auto/manual transmission (think DSG) will be debuted in 2010 as well. This is great news for those of us who do not drive a stick or need something with an automatic transmission but still want to have as much fun as possible in their little Ford. Rumors are floating around about what its going to debut in but what I have heard is that it will be in the Fiesta when it comes to the states. Which is great news to me. I'm planning on getting a manual trans when I get my next car, but if a DSG type trans is available I will probably get that over the manual since to me its the best of both worlds.

http://www.autoblog.com/2009/07/21/ford-announces-2-0-liter-ecoboost-and-dual-clutch-gearbox-for-20/
 

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YEEEEEEEAAAHHHHHH!!!!! Paddle shifters FTW!!!!!
 

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Wow 100% Torque to the wheels. That's nice.

as for Paddle shifting .... hmmm ... I don't think I would be all that, even if it is cool. I mean I have heard from friends that the paddle shifters on like the Jag are crap and the shifters on the Modena are a bit laggish ...

So it's a hmmm for me on the Paddle shifting idea.

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I've been told by someone who auto-x a GTI that he can get confused which is up or down with them turning with the wheel. Never drove paddles before but stationary on the column sounds like a better idea to me.
 

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Wow 100% Torque to the wheels. That's nice.

as for Paddle shifting .... hmmm ... I don't think I would be all that, even if it is cool. I mean I have heard from friends that the paddle shifters on like the Jag are crap and the shifters on the Modena are a bit laggish ...

So it's a hmmm for me on the Paddle shifting idea.

Paddle shifters are so fast, and what Jag is he talking about? The new ferrari's are basically F1 speed, and DSG from VW is faster then shifting a manual. It isnt just paddle shifters people, its a dual clutch transmission, two clutchs like DSG and like the one in the new Evo. One engages as the other disengages. Faster, more efficient.

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I've been told by someone who auto-x a GTI that he can get confused which is up or down with them turning with the wheel. Never drove paddles before but stationary on the column sounds like a better idea to me.
And stationary is not good, and not what they suppose to be. They are suppose to move with the wheel so you can still upshift or down shift while turning. This is how it is with F1 and other race cars with paddles or buttons.
 

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Most turns that require a downshift don't require a full turn of the wheel.
 
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