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Old 12th June 2020, 19:02   #241
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From my test drives of Nexon AMT just before the lockdown, one thing i observed was that the jerkiness has drastically come down vs the BS4 version cars. Especially in the first 2 gears, the BS4 car literally was unbearable and I test drove cars from 2 showrooms and both were the same. However, when i drove the BS6 version, it was smoother. Has anything changed? Did anyone else observe this too?
I've bought the facelift Nexon XM AMT and gearshifts are smooth for the most part unless you go really hard on the throttle. If someone drives with a gentle input, upshifts are seamless(excellent as per AMT standards) and downshifts are smooth as silk. The difference could be because of a small power bump from the BS4 variant though I can be wrong.
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Considering Tata Nexon AMT Diesel but bit apprehensive about the gearbox. Major concern is, shifts should be smooth if not fast.
Can someone share their ownership experience so far and what will be the recommendation or things to look out for while test driving one?
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Considering Tata Nexon AMT Diesel but bit apprehensive about the gearbox. Major concern is, shifts should be smooth if not fast.
Can someone share their ownership experience so far and what will be the recommendation or things to look out for while test driving one?
I just picked it up (used 2019 diesel) before the lockdown, and have limited experience with it. But right from the word go, have been wondering what exactly folks were talking about wrt the jerks during gear shifting in the AMT. Nothing felt at all, personally. Yes, unless you're in sport mode, you'll have to wait for turbo to kick in for it to move fast, but by no means is it a slouch.
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Considering Tata Nexon AMT Diesel but bit apprehensive about the gearbox. Major concern is, shifts should be smooth if not fast.
Can someone share their ownership experience so far and what will be the recommendation or things to look out for while test driving one?
I use a Nexon AMT diesel since the past two years. Let me tell you as smooth as it is, it is still an AMT and not a proper automatic transmission per se. You will feel a loss of power for a second or so when the car is shifting up just like a manual. You feel it more with AMT because you are not anticipating it unlike a manual. High speed overtakes need planning.
For a city use car, I find the Nexon AMT does quite well. It has adequate power, is easy to drive, fuel efficient and safe.
Take an extended test drive and see how you like the feel on highways and with city use. Based on that, take your call. For me, this is a family beater car so I am ok with the AMT's behaviour so long as other factors are meeting my expectations like safety, reliability, ease of driving/parking and a chiller AC. Good Luck!
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But right from the word go, have been wondering what exactly folks were talking about wrt the jerks during gear shifting in the AMT. Nothing felt at all, personally.
Good for you zenx, glad you are happy with the AMT on the Nexon.

Which other automatic cars have you owned or extensively driven? Have you experienced other transmissions like the CVT, DCT or torque converter before this AMT.

It would be interesting to know if you have driven other automatics since the irritating AMT jerks are more difficult or impossible to live with (depending upon the person) if you have used them before.

For example, I just couldn’t live with the Ignis Petrol AMT and sold it off since my other car is a Honda Civic. Never driven the Nexon AMT though.

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Which other automatic cars have you owned or extensively driven? Have you experienced other transmissions like the CVT, DCT or torque converter before this AMT.

It would be interesting to know if you have driven other automatics since the irritating AMT jerks are more difficult or impossible to live with (depending upon the person) if you have used them before.
A while ago - on the US trips, but not in India. I have heard that the Celerio/Ignis AMT is indeed a little painful, and even on the Nexon the diesel felt a lot smoother than the petrol, thanks to the torque. And yes, there is a drop of power momentarily post the gear shift, but I put that down more to turbo lag (similar to the manual) than to the AMT. Also, hardly noticeable from the 3rd gear up - there's enough torque available.

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Good for you zenx, glad you are happy with the AMT on the Nexon.

Which other automatic cars have you owned or extensively driven? Have you experienced other transmissions like the CVT, DCT or torque converter before this AMT.

It would be interesting to know if you have driven other automatics since the irritating AMT jerks are more difficult or impossible to live with (depending upon the person) if you have used them before.

For example, I just couldn’t live with the Ignis Petrol AMT and sold it off since my other car is a Honda Civic. Never driven the Nexon AMT though.

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Your point is spot on, the ones who dislike AMTs are ones who have experience with smoother automatics like CVT/TQ, and that's expected.

My family owns 2 AMTs, my dad's Alto K10 AMT & mine Nexon P AMT and we all are happy with it. Alto's 4.5yr old & Nexon 2+yrs, no problem so far with AMTs.
My take - expectations, just have them right & you'll be happy! We just consider AMTs as clutchless manuals - that's it!! So it's like someone else is pressing the clutch & changing the gears for you, so expect the lag. Just don't compare it to other autos, there are many reasons to be disappointed.

And I've driven AMTs in every terrain, from steep mountains up north to smooth highways down south, or congested Bangalore city roads... no reason to complain so far, as again set your expectations right!

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