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Old 03-23-2009, 04:34 PM   #1
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Paddle shift on Automatic. Why not the "paddle" style shifter like on Corvette???

I think it's a very cheap look for the Camaros overall interior design. What it comes with looks like the Wii game steering wheel "button" style for its shifting. Am I the only one that feels this way?? Don't get me wrong its a "Badass" looking car, I think they dropped the ball on the shifting buttons. They will probably change the design for the Z28 model if it ever comes out.
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Old 03-23-2009, 04:40 PM   #2
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Paddle shifting a Corvette isn't really that impressive....the response time is too slow. I can't imagine location making much of a difference, so for most, it will be just a novelty feature.
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Old 03-24-2009, 05:07 PM   #3
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Paddle shifting a Corvette isn't really that impressive....the response time is too slow. I can't imagine location making much of a difference, so for most, it will be just a novelty feature.
I was worried about a delay. Oh well, I never used them anyway.
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Old 03-24-2009, 06:27 PM   #4
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Many people mentioned that tuning can get rid of the delay, and make them really fun
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Old 03-24-2009, 07:01 PM   #5
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Old 03-24-2009, 08:29 PM   #6
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I think it's a very cheap look for the Camaros overall interior design. What it comes with looks like the Wii game steering wheel "button" style for its shifting. Am I the only one that feels this way?? Don't get me wrong its a "Badass" looking car, I think they dropped the ball on the shifting buttons. They will probably change the design for the Z28 model if it ever comes out.
I think the Corvette has a push-pull type, like what is on the Malibu. The Camaro has right=up, left=down. Most kids are used to that on video game controllers. Older buyers tend not to care one way or the other. I would have preferred a 'side gate' instead of paddles. I think they did that on the G8 so I was surprised not to see it on the Camaro.
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Old 03-24-2009, 08:46 PM   #7
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Hopefully one day we will get an option on the Corvette and maybe even the Camaro for a true dual clutch transmission.
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Old 03-24-2009, 09:36 PM   #8
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Yes tuning does improve the time delay slightly. More importantly as a tuner, I can make it shift differently while using it than when it is in regular drive.
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Old 03-24-2009, 09:43 PM   #9
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I actually like the Camaro's better than the Corvettes...the push/pull think never really did it for me. It's more 'real'. Left=down, Right=up...just like in automatically-actuated manual paddle-shifter cars.
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Old 03-24-2009, 09:51 PM   #10
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I like the camaro style better. I dont like to see the paddles on the wheel. their is enough to clutter up that space already.
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Old 03-25-2009, 04:36 PM   #11
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Hopefully one day we will get an option on the Corvette and maybe even the Camaro for a true dual clutch transmission.
hmmmmm I doubt it. dual clutches are expensive to develop still. The only ones i've heard of that could even handle all that much torque are in very expensive cars like nissan GTR(cheapest) and exotics...
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Old 06-06-2009, 02:34 PM   #12
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I wanna know why GM couldn't get this right? The Vettes is wrong as well. It should be real PADDLE SHIFTERS LEFT DOWN, RIGHT UP!
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Old 06-06-2009, 02:37 PM   #13
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Many people mentioned that tuning can get rid of the delay, and make them really fun
Hum it's doing hydraulic stuff. I would not alter the delay just learn to adjust your tap for it, only a suggestion.

It will never quite be like a stick so if you love the stick stay with one.

I advocate the automatic because of the quality, comfort and USA factory. There are some things it just won't ever do cause of the mechanical nature of the two types.
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Old 06-07-2009, 12:23 AM   #14
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I don't know how many guys have drive the AUTO camaro that posted here, but the response is INSTANT when you push the button, as opposed tothe vette, there is a delay. However, there is a lot of torque managemnet actually slowing the shift down once it takes place which will be able to be adjusted with a tune, I speak from experience.
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Old 06-07-2009, 01:39 AM   #15
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hmmmmm I doubt it. dual clutches are expensive to develop still. The only ones i've heard of that could even handle all that much torque are in very expensive cars like nissan GTR(cheapest) and exotics...
evo's have them i think even the regular lancer has it as a option, bmws have them too

so it's out there and not all that much more
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Old 06-07-2009, 06:53 PM   #16
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I've driven a 6l80 Corvette. The paddles have a garbage tune and are set up wrong. The buttons in the Camaro are in the right place and each button performs the right function respectively. There is a reason why all of the other brands (Ferrari, Lamborghini, Aston, Jaguar, BMW, Nissan, Lexus.....) have their paddles set up as left-down, right-up like the Camaro. It's more intuitive. The F1 cars are setup this way.


As an aside, I'm really sick of seeing side-gates set up as forward-up, back-down. It is more natural to pull the level in the direction the Gs are pulling you. As you accelerate, you'll be shifting up. The Gs are pulling you to the rear of the car, so it's more natural to pull the shifter back to shift up. The reverse is true with braking and downshifting. You're on the brakes, being thrown forward, and you should be pushing forward on the shifter to downshift. This is how it is on race cars. BMW gets this right.
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Old 06-09-2009, 10:55 PM   #17
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I don't know how many guys have drive the AUTO camaro that posted here, but the response is INSTANT when you push the button, as opposed tothe vette, there is a delay. However, there is a lot of torque managemnet actually slowing the shift down once it takes place which will be able to be adjusted with a tune, I speak from experience.


I'm glad you understand the beauty of the A6 and I cant wait until I have you tune mine!
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Old 06-10-2009, 07:59 AM   #18
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I don't know how many guys have drive the AUTO camaro that posted here, but the response is INSTANT when you push the button, as opposed tothe vette, there is a delay. However, there is a lot of torque managemnet actually slowing the shift down once it takes place which will be able to be adjusted with a tune, I speak from experience.
agreed. i have messed with ours a couple of times and i hit the button and it shifted.. either way, up or down it was instant
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Old 06-11-2009, 01:52 AM   #19
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It wouldn't take much for an aftermarket company to make custom tap shift buttons and even billet paddles that replace the factory plastic button's.

You heard it here first.
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Old 06-11-2009, 02:10 AM   #20
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It wouldn't take much for an aftermarket company to make custom tap shift buttons and even billet paddles that replace the factory plastic button's.

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Or foot pedals would be interesting. If it could be built into the footrest somehow. You lift off and as a safety it goes back into full auto. And it can sense from your input if you want up or down. As well as some safety logic built in.
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