I've been driving manuals for my driving life (6 years), and I'm due to pick up my new KIA Proceed (Dual Clutch Auto) next month.
I can't really find the info online, and I have a question about the way automatic cars work.
Here's the example; I come to a stop at set of lights, I don't want to dazzle the people behind me with my brake lights. In a manual, I'd just pull the hand brake and no issues.
In an auto, if I let off the brake obviously I'll creep forwards. Now the KIA Proceed has an electric parking brake, and on the test drive the dealer said to just pull that and it'll auto disconnect once you apply accelerator (it did).
My only concern is whether or not this would be bad for the clutch. Would the car carry on trying to creep forwards and be held back by the parking brake, causing clutch heat/wear, or is the car smart enough to not engage the clutch until the accelerator is pressed?
I appreciate it's probably an easy answer, but having not driven automatics before it's something I want to get right.
Thanks in advance!
The car (2012 base SE) has about 75,000 miles on it and a few minor bumps and superficial marks. I am struggling of a way to word the description so the transmission issue does not scare away any buyers. We’ve taken the car in multiple times and always fixed under warranty but it’s not fixed. It drives okay, you can just feel a little hesitation in the transmission when accelerating and a little high pitched whine at high speeds.
Also how much do you think I could get for it? Less mileage but an older car.
I have a B8.5 S4 with a dual-clutch transmission and I understand how it works but I don't understand how it differs from a traditional automatic. I know a traditional one has a torque converter but Idk what that really does. What are the pros/cons between the two apart from shifting speed?
From what I understand many car companies today don’t want to spend money developing a new manual transmission so they basically figure out a way to modify their existing dual clutch transmissions to be shifted manually.
What does this entail exactly ? Could you convert any dual clutch transmission to make it manually shiftable ? Would this have any effect on the strength or power/torque rating of the transmission ?
I drove a Maserati with a over 10 years ago, and frankly I was disappointed. The shifts were not very smooth during normal acceleration. From what I understand, dct’s have come a long way since then..
Do you own a modern car with a DCT? Any frustrations? Do you like it better than a manual transmission? How does it handle starts on an incline?
Edit I’ve never driven a car with a DCT.
I know that a manual connects the starter to the flywheel and torque converters connect the starter to the flexplate but I don’t know how a dct starts. Anyone care to enlighten me?
No budget here but none of the three vehicles can have a manual transmission or a dual clutch transmission. What would you choose?