Not always. Just ask the GM 3.4L DOHC guys. Their Getrag 5-speeds suck worse than ours. It's only some models they put out that are finicky. Ours just happen to be one of those.Hans91GT said:The Getrag transmissions in my BMW motorcycles shift like butter . 70k miles and still tickin' on the one trans. I think it's more of a user error, even though it has some design flaws of it's own. They just aren't meant for huge clutch dumps..... they are a grand touring car.