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I may have missed it but I'm not sure of the advantages of comfortmatic over pure auto?

I've noticed my knees n hips are not just as happy with driving as they used to be so I was having a think about auto - of some description.
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I may have missed it but I'm not sure of the advantages of comfortmatic over pure auto?

I've noticed my knees n hips are not just as happy with driving as they used to be so I was having a think about auto - of some description.
Yup, pretty much the same reasons I'm considering auto

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I wonder why they didn't fit a proper automatic gearbox to those destined to become Motorhomes, cost wouldn't make a lot of difference, not sure about weight, fuel economy isn't going to bother anyone with that sort of money.
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Yup, pretty much the same reasons I'm considering auto
But you're asking for opinions re manual v comfortmatic. I'm just wondering why you've discounted 'proper' auto?
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I may have missed it but I'm not sure of the advantages of comfortmatic over pure auto?

I've noticed my knees n hips are not just as happy with driving as they used to be so I was having a think about auto - of some description.
There is only ONE advantage to Fiat's Comfortmatic or Renault's equivalent Quikshift and that is that it is all you can get on the vast majority of motorhomes.

A true automatic is a very rare option.
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We looked at a Hymer on a sprinter chassis which had a true auto, but it was weak as wee wee, no guts at all.
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But you're asking for opinions re manual v comfortmatic. I'm just wondering why you've discounted 'proper' auto?
If a proper auto was available on the van that I want, I would seriously consider it.... But at this moment in time I only have the two choices, manual or Comfortmatic !

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