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0-30mph city driving I use light throttle and full automatic mode, once in M5 speed range I use manual mode the rest of the time. I have just under 100,000 miles and have noticed no extra wear using the transmission & shifter as designed.
 

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I enjoy it for one specific ramp by my house where you come off one highway and jump onto another. But the ramp is a shared on ramp/off ramp, so I use the manual mode to put my rims around 1800 so that I can shoot right out.
 

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I use manual mode quite a lot in the winter especially when the engine is still cold as that transmission just refuses to shift and I prefer to keep the rpms low. Does take a little longer to warm up that way, but that has been minimized since we bought a new place with a semi-heated attached garage.
 

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I use manual mode on entrance ramps and on the curvy roads I live around. It's nice to figure out the power band and come out of a corner with some good momentum.
 

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I use it a lot. Especially when I am down town doing a lot stop and go. I think it saves the transmission since it isn't hunting when you are not going that fast. I do enjoy it to. Ever since I put it all Amsoil transmission fluid it shifts a lot better in manual mode.
 

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I use manual mode quite a lot in the winter especially when the engine is still cold as that transmission just refuses to shift and I prefer to keep the rpms low. Does take a little longer to warm up that way, but that has been minimized since we bought a new place with a semi-heated attached garage.
Definitely why I use it in winter as well.
 
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