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Offline vij

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Dualogic. Is it any good?
« on: January 05, 2021, 07:51:22 pm »
My wife is thinking about buying an Abarth 500 or 595 between 5 and 7 years old. She had a Abarth 500 (135hp) earlier so Abarths nothing new for us. The problem is the gearbox. It looks like a lot of newer cars has the Dualogic gearbox. Why?

Personally I can not understand why you would pay extra money to not have the possibilities to change gears by your self. One of the most entertaining things when you are out on a twist mountain is to use the gear box up and down and always try to get perfect down changes while braking and steering. With an auto this cheap form of entertainment has been removed.

To the question. Are they any good? If it would have been an old fashion auto I would not worry but this modern autos scares me.

Are they reliable? Which problems could I expect? Are maintenance expensive one them? Which maintenance do they need? Can an old man learn to accept to not be allowed to control your car any more?


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    Offline Richard H

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    Re: Dualogic. Is it any good?
    « Reply #1 on: January 06, 2021, 10:07:20 pm »
    The word is, get a manual.

    Not aware that there's a lot of them about

    Offline itsdashy

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    Re: Dualogic. Is it any good?
    « Reply #2 on: January 15, 2021, 01:52:52 pm »
    I have one with 110k miles on it and it's on about 70% clutch left. They're not the fastest of boxes but never the less it's quite entertaining and adds to the character of the car IMO.
    Having multiecuscan is a must though as I've relearned the clutch twice in the last 15k and changed the fluid without having to pay exorbitant garage prices where they're more than likely to screw up through lack of knowledge.

    Offline jpgibson

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    Re: Dualogic. Is it any good?
    « Reply #3 on: February 04, 2021, 08:51:40 am »
    yes. as long as you use it in manual mode