@deepakhon An amt is just a manual transmission with a computer controlled clutch actuator. So: it is usually no more 'jerky' than a manual gear-shift, except minus the headache-for-some-sometimes of clutching. Even the dual-clutch on VW-s or on Fiats/Alfa-s abroad is an amt, except because of 2 clutches: the shifts are much faster, and usually far less jerky, if at all. However: the dual-clutches are VERY expensive, and tend to have bad reputations as far as trouble/maintainence costs go (you could google VW dsg). Should Fiat implement amt-s (single clutch, inexpensive) on these cars and on the Linea too? Will the 'market' buy more Fiats as a result, or will the 'jerkiness' etc become a(nother) stigma on Fiat? --- Double Post Merged, Jun 17, 2015 --- @Raj_pol I have not noticed any 'shitty'-ness on my Linea T-jet's gearbox, or its ratios. Neither have many others. Not on their Punto-s either. Perhaps manual gearbox 'quality' determines sales numbers in India? Say by a factor of 20% of sales? More like 0% in Fiat's case. This is a perfect non-issue, sales and even other-wise. Unless they offer the amt? or the ddct?