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Old 04-29-2019, 04:02 PM
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SH-AWD 6MT Owners - What did you or would you buy instead?

For those who had or have an SH-AWD 6MT, what did or would you buy as a replacement?

I have a 2010 thatís been a daily driver since January 2013. I live in Connecticut, so the SH-AWD has been awesome in the winter. Well, actually the SH-AWD is fantastic any time of the year. Anyway, Iím considering getting into something else with an automatic, and Iím not quite sure what that may be... One requirement is the transmission has to shift quickly, I canít stand a lazy shifting automatic. My previous car was an 09 G35 S, and I HATED the Infiniti 7-Auto.

So, what did you or would you buy instead?
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Old 04-29-2019, 05:25 PM
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Iím from Connecticut also and have the FWD 2013 TL with the 6 speed. Iíd say get anything without a CVT cause they are horrible! I feel like a 6 speed auto is the perfect combo with any engine. Right now Iím in Rhode Island on vacation with a 6 speed auto 2019 Hyundai Kona AWD as a rental. It shifts just like my TL and Iím happy with that. Crazy how far Hyundai has gone when it comes to their vehicles. My next car will definitely be a SUV or Crossover when Iím done with the TL. I had trouble in the snow with mine with cheap all season tires but once I bought Bridgestone Blizzak Winter tires it wasnít a problem and the car plowed thru snow effortlessly!
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I have a 2012 TL SHAWD with 6MT and I live in Toronto. SHAWD helps alot here in the winter. If I were to get something else in the similar range or specs, I would be looking into the G37x or IS350 for Japanese. If I were to go European, I would be looking into either the S4 or the 335i. Now I would be sticking to manual so I can't speak for the shifting speed on the autos.
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I'm considering either a GS-F or RLX Sport Hybrid. They're two different animals and I haven't test driven either but those are the two on the list so far.

Neither have a manual transmission but I'm afraid to say I've given up on that. There are very few vehicles with manuals anymore.
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Good feedback. I really like the GS-F, but I think Iím more interested in the GS350 F-Sport for the money and MPG.
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Another top consideration is a Porsche Macan; a base model I test drove was very impressive, so an S or GTS would be fantastic.
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Since Iím a 6MT guy, definitively the newer WRX STI
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Originally Posted by arileon1 View Post
Since Iím a 6MT guy, definitively the newer WRX STI
I thought that too until I drove one. Fast and Fun? Yes! A buddy let me drive his, and sure itís fun. However, the ride was very rough; there is no way I would want one as a daily driver. Maybe Iím getting a bit ďsoftĒ in my near middle-age? :-/
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6 MT owner here ..been eyeing the Macan S!! Havnt driven one though...it got great reviews.
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Since Iím a 6MT guy, definitively the newer WRX STI
Lol, that's a ridiculous downgrade in terms of quality
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Lol, that's a ridiculous downgrade in terms of quality
I agree with you, downgrade but do we have other options on market to meet TL 6MT specs?
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Originally Posted by shurik74 View Post
I agree with you, downgrade but do we have other options on market to meet TL 6MT specs?
Does the STI even meet them? It's a turbo 4cyl.

You have the Golf R available in 6MT which is hands down a better interior than the STI.

Then you also have:
- New Genesis G70 (RWD 6MT or AWD AT)

- Used (~2018?) Audi A5 (AWD 6MT)

There aren't many luxury cars that come up for AWD MT for 2019
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I also drove a used Audi S5 6MT. I bet their dual-clutch Transmission works well too. I really liked it but wonder about costs long term.
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I also drove a used Audi S5 6MT. I bet their dual-clutch Transmission works well too. I really liked it but wonder about costs long term.
While not identical, they're close, I'm getting ready to do my second DSG/Haldex/etc service on my Golf R which comes to about ~$600 at the dealership to have all the fluids changed.

Technically this would be the first required one but I've been halving the intervals because I can. So instead of a 50k service I've done it at 25k and now 50k.
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I'll trade ya my 09 TL SH-AWD auto for your 6 speed.
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I bet the Infinity Auto 7 - like to hunt on freeway acceleration. Manuals are getting hard to find in good cars. This is my first auto, going to get a dual clutch auto if I cannot find a manual I want.
https://www.caranddriver.com/feature...cars/?slide=33
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Iíd consider a similar trade for a newer TL. I may have to post that...

Originally Posted by Adam Kovach View Post
I'll trade ya my 09 TL SH-AWD auto for your 6 speed.
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Good article, thank you for the link.

My dislike of the Infiniti Auto 7 was the delay in shifts. It was fantastic if you drove it easy or at 10/10ths, but I didnít do well in between.

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I bet the Infinity Auto 7 - like to hunt on freeway acceleration. Manuals are getting hard to find in good cars. This is my first auto, going to get a dual clutch auto if I cannot find a manual I want.
https://www.caranddriver.com/feature...cars/?slide=33
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2012 TL SH-AWD. It's either the civic type-r or focus RS for me.
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⬆️Slyvester..agree with you on a type R...but the $10k that the dealers and buyers are currently paying are outrageous. The car is definitely worth the sticker....but no way is it worth $10k more!! Hoping that ends soon!🤞🏼
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⬆️Slyvester..agree with you on a type R...but the $10k that the dealers and buyers are currently paying are outrageous. The car is definitely worth the sticker....but no way is it worth $10k more!! Hoping that ends soon!🤞🏼
not doing it by where I stay anymore. The dealers finally got some sense. This one is 36k.
https://www.priorityhondacharlotte.c...RoC1ukQAvD_BwE
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🤔dont get me started!!!!!



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not doing it by where I stay anymore. The dealers finally got some sense. This one is 36k.
https://www.priorityhondacharlotte.c...RoC1ukQAvD_BwE
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The R is a very cool car.
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