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Old 26-11-2016   #1
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How do you drive a dualogic?

This may sound like a reeeeally stupid question.. but.. How do you drive a dualogic? I've always drove a manual but a car i've got my eye on is a dualogic. I know it doesnt come with a clutch so how would you not roll backwards on a hill etc?

Are they any good? This is a 1.2 if that makes any difference

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Re: How do you drive a dualogic?

Quote Originally Posted by Susielou View Post
This may sound like a reeeeally stupid question.. but.. How do you drive a dualogic? I've always drove a manual but a car i've got my eye on is a dualogic. I know it doesnt come with a clutch so how would you not roll backwards on a hill etc?

Are they any good? This is a 1.2 if that makes any difference

Thanks!
Hi,
they basically depress their own clutch as you stop.. so it'll roll just like any manual..

it's a balance of revs and handbrake like any other car.. but without the worry of the clutch pedal too

they are o.k. to drive.. but DO have added complexity ., so I'd rather buy a manual unless you NEED to go clutch free

over say 100 ,000 miles it'll need more servicing time..

BUT if you are hopeless with clutch control you could save @2000 in the clutches you've not ruined..
( My late Grandads record was 260 miles on a clutch kit ( FIAT 124 )

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Re: How do you drive a dualogic?

Hi' A working Dualogic is a dream to drive. It's like an automatic without 'creep' , and you can over-ride it ,to change up or down a gear when it's in 'auto' . Mind you; it changes back after 10 or so seconds if it thinks you've got it wrong. You can also use it as a clutchless manual , and there again, if it thinks you've got it wrong it will over-ride you. I've been driving them for 12 years now so have had good and bad ones. When they are good they are really good , but get a bad one and they are terrible... and expensive , and nobody in the Fiat network seems to know how they work. They drop the engine revs when they change up and rev up when they change down . Magic.
BUT if you are buying second hand be very aware. They can be very expensive to fix , as garages will only change components , i.e. HP pump and reservoir, or whole actuator or ECU. Make sure you have a cast iron warranty, and look through the Forum to see the trouble that owners have before commiting. I suppose that basically you have to balance how good they can be against what they might cost if problematic.
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