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Why is the gear change so jerky on the Auris MMT?

Why is the gear change so jerky on the Toyota Auris MMT in the e-mode?

Filed under automatic - Asked by Stephen Fahey (Lemybrien) - Mon, 02 Aug 2010 20:30


Hi Stephen,

As you may already know, the Auris MMT isn't a standard automatic but is a manual with an electronic clutch. This has an economy advantage over a standard automatic car thanks to the lack of an inefficient torque converter. However, this gearbox has been criticised for its jerkiness.

Driving it in traffic, if can often select first gear where you would normally move off in second with a standard manual transmission. An automated manual like the MMT will not be as smooth as a standard auto or CVT as the car still has a clutch and a manual gearbox.

You can reduce the jerkiness between gears by easing off the throttle as you would in a regular manual car.

Answered by: Complete Car Adviser

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