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Old 09-01-2009, 10:53 PM   #1
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Anyone else love the paddle shifters?

I must admit I was never a big fan of them until owning this car. While its true you dont get quite the same feeling pushing a button as working a stick, I will gladly take that over working a heavy clutch in stop and go traffic. Its also great to have hands on the wheel and not having to downshift. Plus, most of these engines have been proven to shift faster than any human can and you dont need to take your foot off the gas. I love mine!
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Old 09-01-2009, 10:55 PM   #2
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paddle shifters are cool....but i rarely find myself using them. i just put into "M" and mash the pedal
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Old 09-01-2009, 10:56 PM   #3
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Old 09-01-2009, 11:03 PM   #4
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paddle shifters are cool....but i rarely find myself using them. i just put into "M" and mash the pedal
How do you shift gears in M without using the paddles/buttons?
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Old 09-01-2009, 11:04 PM   #5
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How do you shift gears in M without using the paddles/buttons?
thats what im sayin. I don't use the paddle shifting that much. I just put it in "M" and mash the pedal and let the computer do the shifting
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Old 09-01-2009, 11:15 PM   #6
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thats what im sayin. I don't use the paddle shifting that much. I just put it in "M" and mash the pedal and let the computer do the shifting

I didnt know it shifts for you, thought you had to use the paddles.
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Old 09-01-2009, 11:23 PM   #7
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I've used the Tapshift several times, especially on curved roads and its great. I wish these were true paddles as my 2004 Grand Prix GTP had...
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Old 09-01-2009, 11:25 PM   #8
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I didnt know it shifts for you, thought you had to use the paddles.
ya dude. if you put it in "M" and don't touch the buttons, it is an automatic transmission....it shifts more aggressively than if you were just in "D". If you put it in "M" and touch the buttons then you use the paddles to shift
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Old 09-01-2009, 11:48 PM   #9
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ya dude. if you put it in "M" and don't touch the buttons, it is an automatic transmission....it shifts more aggressively than if you were just in "D". If you put it in "M" and touch the buttons then you use the paddles to shift
Cool, I will see how that works.
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Old 09-02-2009, 12:15 AM   #10
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I have just been using M (or Sport)...I love it. Don't do a lot of paddle shifting.
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Old 09-02-2009, 12:19 AM   #11
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I have just been using M (or Sport)...I love it. Don't do a lot of paddle shifting.
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Old 09-02-2009, 12:20 AM   #12
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Last time I checked its more like push button then paddle shift.
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Old 09-02-2009, 12:21 AM   #13
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Last time I checked its more like push button then paddle shift.
ya...but still cool i think
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Old 09-02-2009, 01:14 AM   #14
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Ok, the M mode left untouched is the S or "sport" mode and it kinda sucks haha. Just tried it out and its for sure faster shifting yourself cause you can keep it in the sweet spots, especially on downshifts. If you have it set to M1 and mash the pedal, takes it awhile to go. I have found that if you wind it to about 2500-3000 RPM and floor it, you are off and running very nice. Click into 2nd around 5800-6000 RPM and you get a nice boost out of 2nd gear too. Doing this, it feels a few ticks faster than the claimed 6.1 seconds to 60 for sure.
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Old 09-02-2009, 11:34 AM   #15
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I test drove the 535i BMW with the sport pack... had paddle shifters... i just couldnt get adjusted to them.. ..so i didnt get it in my BMW.. i did have a sport mode drive without shifters... but it wasnt a smooth ride... felt like someone that didnt drive manual very well. Soo... thats part of the reason i order manual in my camaro. My vette was manual... i prefer this over paddle shifters. BUT i'm glad some people DO like paddle shifters... people with automatic should have fun too!
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Old 09-02-2009, 11:39 AM   #16
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. Plus, most of these engines have been proven to shift faster than any human can and you dont need to take your foot off the gas. I love mine!
Who takes their foot off the gas when shifting???

LOL j/k, I guess I do. sometimes..
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Old 09-02-2009, 11:40 AM   #17
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Who takes their foot off the gas when shifting???

LOL j/k, I guess I do. sometimes..
If you value your clutch and your tranny I would hope you do haha
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Old 09-02-2009, 11:44 AM   #18
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If you value your clutch and your tranny I would hope you do haha
pppfff those can be replaced...i value my quarter mile time!!
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Old 09-02-2009, 12:47 PM   #19
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I love the paddle shifting, use it all the time. It is great to have control over the gears for accelerating and decelerating, especially downshifting for braking, that's cool.
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Old 09-02-2009, 01:06 PM   #20
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So if you don't shift in M mode and just press the gas it's like over drive? In my altima you have to shift or it stays in gear. My cgm 2lt rs is at 3400 and I want to know what's best for evey day driving A or M
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Old 09-02-2009, 02:36 PM   #21
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So if you don't shift in M mode and just press the gas it's like over drive?
Basically. It just stays in gear longer than in auto mode but is still sluggish compared to shifting yourself. I suppose they did that so people who dont know what they are doing wont blow their engine up For everyday driving, keep it in auto mode if you dont like shifting yourself.
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Old 09-02-2009, 02:40 PM   #22
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So if you don't shift in M mode and just press the gas it's like over drive? In my altima you have to shift or it stays in gear. My cgm 2lt rs is at 3400 and I want to know what's best for evey day driving A or M
I wouldn't use M for everyday driving, just a waste of gas IMO
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Old 09-02-2009, 02:42 PM   #23
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I love tap shifters! Whenever I want to have a little fun, I tap shift. I also drive in M all the time. I never drive in D.
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Old 09-02-2009, 06:32 PM   #24
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Who takes their foot off the gas when shifting???

LOL j/k, I guess I do. sometimes..
people who dont have no lift shift :p
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Old 09-02-2009, 10:04 PM   #25
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I wouldn't use M for everyday driving, just a waste of gas IMO
Yeah, it really chews up the fuel, but I haven't had it in D since I drove it off the lot.
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