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I am interested in knowing which transmission you shall be choosing for your Genesis coupe. Whether it be automatic or manual please provide a brief yet detailed explanation as to the reasoning behind your choice.

For me, it will without a doubt be the automatic transmission, unless somehow someone can convince me to get a stickshift (which I highly doubt). It is more of less out of convenience. Primo, I am in traffic almost every day and I can't fathom being stuck in traffic for an hour each and every single day with a manual transmission. Secundo, we have horrible winters around here and a manual transmission in a RWD isn't exactly a wise choice in two feet of snow; this will be my daily driver. Tertio, I can still crush the riced-out Civics when I want to thanks to paddle-shifters.
 

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Eh I haven't been a fan of the automatic paddle-shifter cars I've driven in the past minus the newest VW R32 (which doesn't have enough power behind the awesome tranny and AWD to make it worth it, plus the price... bleh). I will definitely get the 6-speed as I've never owned a stickshift car before and I will be going for some decent performance out of my gen-coupe and would like to get every pony out of the 4cyl-turbo possible. Not to mention more power tends to break down those automatic trannys a lot quicker.
 

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My brother is getting the 6cyl with the ZF auto because he's tired of shifting & it will be his DD. The ZF is supposed to be a strong auto & with paddle shifts should provide decent performance. Right now Hyundai has the ZF 6sp rated way above the other transmissions regarding power handling capacity.

Me on the other hand will be getting the 6sp M/T due to: 1) It's all that is available on the R-Spec I'm getting, 2) I like to have as much control over the car as possible, 3) I want a clutch w/a turbo car 4) It's not my DD, that's what my A/T bimmer is for, 5) It doesn't snow here & I will be running high performance summer tires, 6) I haven't driven a stick in a while & miss it.:shifting:



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6speed trans all the way, I've always owned automatics cars until returning from Iraq last year in feb. when i bought my 1st 5speed '96 civic coupe. Then got rid of that (dumb dumb dumb) for my 5speed awd '91 talon. Never looking back! haha.
 

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This is a decision I am pondering also. I am going to wait for some reviews once these things hit the streets. There are some high quality people going to work on these cars and it will be interesting to see what their findings are in terms of strength and reliability.

I have the same issues as those mentioned. I drive a lot of stop and go. I have a lot of snow at times. It can get old on a daily driver shifting but then again it makes a mundane drive fun also. I have the option of using a winter car if the RWD is an issue. Modern electronics have made RWD much easier to use in the snow. Just not sure what to do. I guess it will depend on whether or not I decide to mod for more power.
 

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Are those wheel mounted or column mounted? Looks column mount to me.
They are column mounted as Tufast stated and in all honesty, I've driven cars with both column and steering wheel mounted paddle-shifters and there's not much of a difference... I honestly don't see where all the fuss of column vs. steering wheel mounted is.
 

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From my experience the column mount is better. That way, in high speed turning/shifting maneuvers you know exactly which side it up shift and which side is downshift. If on the wheel and you have turned 1 -1.5 turns it can be all backwards. Just my thoughts. Column is less confusing.
 

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From my experience the column mount is better. That way, in high speed turning/shifting maneuvers you know exactly which side it up shift and which side is downshift. If on the wheel and you have turned 1 -1.5 turns it can be all backwards. Just my thoughts. Column is less confusing.
On the 135i though I believe you push on the paddle to downshift and pull on it to shift up. Not sure what kind of configuration the Gen coupe will be using when it comes to selecting gears. I doubt it will be like the Bimmer, seeing as there's no little thumb-sized thing that comes between the spokes of the steering wheel like on the 135i.

 
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