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Paddle Shift 49 43.36%
Stick Shift 47 41.59%
Automatic Shift 17 15.04%
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Old 23rd August 2006, 14:02   #46
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The stick shift of course! Who does not love to be in command?
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Old 3rd January 2009, 22:31   #47
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Really old thread but just wanted to say that i just got myself a paddle shift City,its really fun to drive and you can manually shift down even in the "D" mode.(good for overtaking).And as for the difficulty of shifting the paddles when turning (fixed to the steering) I still didn't get a chance to shift while turning lock to lock at the same time. LOL
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Really old thread but just wanted to say that i just got myself a paddle shift City,its really fun to drive and you can manually shift down even in the "D" mode.(good for overtaking).And as for the difficulty of shifting the paddles when turning (fixed to the steering) I still didn't get a chance to shift while turning lock to lock at the same time. LOL
what about reversing - is it as complicated to shift into reverse and back into forward gears when parking as they showed in the old top gear episodes
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@ Jassi- I don't think you can shift into R via the paddles. It would cause unwanted confusion that might land up in a dent.
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@ Jassi- I don't think you can shift into R via the paddles. It would cause unwanted confusion that might land up in a dent.
not via the paddles - i am aware of that - what i meant was there is a normally a procedure - i.e. put in neutral, engage reverse (press both paddles once or some other button), then again disengage reverse, engage forward, etc
This was shown by jeremy clarkson in one of his old top gear episodes (on an aston martin i think) and if this is the procedure then parking in a tight space will be irritatingly pathetic with a paddle shift
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Its better to leave the reverse to the stick itself
Let the paddles do the normal function like in the F1 cars.

I somehow feel that paddles should be stick to the steering, else there would be a problem in changing while turning ( which 1 shouldn't actually)
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My preference is Tiptronic style autobox where I can shift gears when I want, or else the gearbox will work like a normal autobox.
I would love to have paddle shifts. Much better than stick shifting and it can get me in control of the car more precisely when I want just like in Manual.

But I think that we can have very small pedals that are more easy to use. Yes more easier than what Honda is offering and in this case the Mitsubishi Outlander is the worst.
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not via the paddles - i am aware of that - what i meant was there is a normally a procedure - i.e. put in neutral, engage reverse (press both paddles once or some other button), then again disengage reverse, engage forward, etc
This was shown by jeremy clarkson in one of his old top gear episodes (on an aston martin i think) and if this is the procedure then parking in a tight space will be irritatingly pathetic with a paddle shift
The Aston they tested in Top Gear did not have an automatic gearbox. It had a manual gearbox with an automatic clutch. That's why it sucked so much.

The automatic in the Civic for example, slot into R, reverse, slot into D, drive. No complicated procedures to follow, no need to touch the paddles.
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Such an old thread. Interesting discussion on the Paddle shift and this was before anyone even knew that the Honda Civic with the paddle shifts was on its way to India.

And I did makeout ST677 leaning towards the Civic in those late 2006 posts itself.
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Really old thread but just wanted to say that i just got myself a paddle shift City,its really fun to drive and you can manually shift down even in the "D" mode.(good for overtaking).And as for the difficulty of shifting the paddles when turning (fixed to the steering) I still didn't get a chance to shift while turning lock to lock at the same time. LOL
Why do you need to downshift with the paddle in 'D' mode? A tap on the accelerator will make the auto gearbox downshift one gear.
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