Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Newbury Park, CA
Hmmm. 7 + 1, also equals 8. Good to know the rules.
Yup, we Wingers clunk from gear to gear, but I've never heard of that having any long term consequences. Sure, it sounds like you'll be buying a new transmission soon, but it just keeps going, and going, and going. Good to have the "AUDABLE" confirmation, so you're never stuck between gears. +1 on the firm shifting idea. I've had it slip out of gear, if not shifted firmly enough. That can be a little scary, till you realize what just happened.
I hear the DCT shifts a lot quieter.