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Thank you for your explanation.



It is poor practice to wait for a turn with the wheels turned left or right. If preparing for a left turn and you get rear-ended, your car could be forced into the oncoming lane of traffic.
Unfortunately alot of people can't drive. I would say 90% of people can't properly merge onto a highway. Moving to the left lane should just be a courtesy, but for many drivers it's a necessity that you move over. My driving test consisted of parallel parking, then a 1 mile loop around the block. There isn't much that goes into driver training in the united states.

It isn't so much keeping the wheels turned at a light, it's gunning it at the turn without giving the car proper time to engage the clutch. Unfortunately, that's how many people drive.

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Unfortunately alot of people can't drive. I would say 90% of people can't properly merge onto a highway. Moving to the left lane should just be a courtesy, but for many drivers it's a necessity that you move over.
This is a very valid statement.
It seems that people merging on to a highway expect the flow of traffic to completely adjust their speed to allow their merge, instead of the other way around.

I try to move over when I can, but it astounds me at the amount of drivers that don't look over their shoulder when merging.
It seems to be a lost art.
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What's stupid is when people try to merge onto a 65mph highway at 40mph. It's an everyday occurrence during my commute. These people drive their whole lives like this, and it's clear they were never properly taught how to merge. It's not part of our driver training other than in the classroom, and the parents who taught the kids probably drive that way themselves.

It's dumb because the on-ramps are mostly downhill, why not use gravity to help accelerate the car??? It's much quicker to shave speed by using the brakes, than it is to accelerate up to highway speed from 30-40mph.

One time some idiot actually honked at me for not customarily moving over. Granted I was distracted by my 6 month old son sitting in the back, who I was consoling and trying to keep from crying. But I had my cruise control set to 70mph and there was no one in front of me and like 10 car lengths behind me. The on-ramp was downhill but I guess he didn't want to floor his truck to get up to speed. He honked for a solid 3-5 seconds, then proceeded to merge behind me, but because the left lane was clear, he acted like it was my fault for not moving over. It's not like it was some elderly guy either, he was maybe 30-40 years old. If he would have just been up to highway speed, he could have just stepped on the gas a little and merged in front of me, or stepped on a brakes a little to move behind me.
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What a pile of utter junk. Watching that video I realise why I would never buy an automatic vehicle. They are just making cars harder and harder to drive and easier and easier to break so that the dealers can charge more people exorbitant amounts of money to fix their cars.
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What a pile of utter junk. Watching that video I realise why I would never buy an automatic vehicle. They are just making cars harder and harder to drive and easier and easier to break so that the dealers can charge more people exorbitant amounts of money to fix their cars.
A DCT is not an "automatic." Even still, the overwhelming majority of automatic and DC transmissions across the industry are extremely reliable as long as you maintain them according to manufacturer (not dealer) recommendation.

Hyundai lacks the years of experience of VW/Audi in manufacturing dual-clutch transmissions, and it shows in the Tucson. Driving a new Tucson feels very much like a VW GTI from 10 years ago. It can be very disconcerting if you don't know what to expect (which I think explains why it doesn't sell as well in the US market compared to the CR-V, RAV4, Escape, etc). I knew what to expect when I bought mine and can live with idiosyncrasies because the rest of the package is so good.
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man I totally agree with you!
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Hey, I'm new here and don't really understand all of the jargon. Can you explain what leapfrogging is?

For stop & go traffic I usually just let go of the break and let the car creep over until I need to stop again. Is that a bad practice?

Also with the throttle mashing when waiting for an opening, I did that and saw the delayed response. I usually let the car go into creep before the opening comes and then press the throttle up to just before the kickdown position (in my car there's a position where you have to press harder on the throttle to go all the way).
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My understanding of "leapfrogging" is to wait a bit until there is plenty of room to advance, advance, then stop. Avoid creeping with a DCT.

With a DCT, simply releasing the brakes to let the car creep is equivalent to driving a manual transmission with the clutch half engaged. It's not like a conventional automatic with a torque converter.
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So I guess I should stop doing that then... maybe touch the throttle a little to increase the revs (I expect the clutch is fully engaged before the ECU opens the intake, right?)
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