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Old 09-24-2014, 09:12 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by GdB View Post
My own experiences with automatic reliability is much worse than all the infrequent clutch jobs.

Diagnosing etc an automatic can cost more than a clutch job.

I know lots of drivers who go almost the life of the car with one clutch.
Yup, all that. Just look in any scrap yard at how many otherwise pristine cars are there because of terminal AT failure. I have a Suzuki Swift with a dead AT at 80,000km. The first fluid change is only due at 160,000. If it were a manual it might have needed a clutch in another 120,000km.
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