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      Yesterday, 12:03 PM   #375
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Iím not sure I follow. Some of us purists prefer a manual. What is false about that statement? - I know a ton of people who did the conversion on the e46 M3 and they think itís the greatest thing since sliced bread.
There are people out there that have never driven a manual gearbox in a car and try to convince others and more importantly, themselves, that a car with an automatic transmission is just as engaging.
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the exhaust note is amazing.
I stopped reading after this ^^^
Exhaust note is subjective. Some people love the rasp.

It's not my cup of tea but friends I drive day with love it. Go figure.
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I think the chassis, ESP, and M Diff tuning are easily ignored in the CS, and this video nails it. As soon as I drove the CS I knew it was how the F80 was supposed to perform in the first place. It was a dramatic improvement over the non-ZCP for sure, and slightly improved even still over the ZCP. Price notwithstanding, it's such a great car and its a. Dry fun car to toss around.
I test drove the CS (it almost immediately starting hailing) and really wanted to hate it because I have never owned an automatic trans. In 4 miles of test driving it I was BLOWN away and immediately signed the lease. I could not BELIEVE the steering input and overall sense of control I had over the car. I also could not believe this was the same chassis I had put 50k miles on.

My initial fascination with the DCT has perhaps subsided after 2,200 miles and 2 months (it is a much better match for the car). However, I do not regret the decision to get the CS, not even the tiniest bit.

Interestingly (to me at least), for the first 1,000 miles I drove the car almost exclusively in manual mode. Now, I dont even bother, I just let the car shift itself...it does a fantastic job.
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