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My .02 and a question...

Before buying my 02 32, I read a lot about the fact that the AMG was not offered with an MTX.

I've been driving for nearly 40 years. I learned to drive in a "Super Beetle" w/ MTX. I've owned several other makes w/ manuals.

In my brief period of owning the 32, I can say I love the ATX. To me, it offers the best of both worlds. When I want to be lazy and cruise, auto all the way. But when I want to show off a bit, "-" then punch it. Not to mention I've learned how to almost mimic a manual with the combination of throttle input and + or -. Great fun.

My question to all you gurus out there is this. Is there any significant additional wear to the drive line by using the trans in this manner? I will sometimes use the trans to help me slow before a curve and then, naturally, punch it at the apex. It feels great, but, outside of a police package Charger, this is the first car I've had with the "manual" shifting mode ATX.

Thanks...and it's another beautiful day in AL. About to head out with the top down!
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. . . . I've learned how to almost mimic a manual with the combination of throttle input and + or -. Great fun. . . .
You've summed it up beautifully, ok, with one word - 'almost' The SLK (either 170, 1 or 2) is meant to be a fun/sports car. Why would you want to ape a saloon car by putting a 'slush box' in it






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Well, I am with you Wolly, in theory. I just assumed the AMG boys know what they are doing. I am still looking for a 32, because I love that motor. Still worried about living with an auto tho. I drove a 350 a few weekends ago that had a manual. The throws were long and vague, and the car didn't really pull that great. So what is a guy to do?
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I'm sticking with the AMG That's is my .02 cents.
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