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Old Today, 06:12 PM   #61
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I regularly drive my car through some heavy traffic, modern manuals are easy to drive, I take it through the city fairly often and inner suburbia.

Plus I haven't done a set of brake pads and rotors in 213,000km and counting.

Traffic doesn't move fast enough to need brakes

In a commercial vehicle though I'd rather not - it's a bit Пиздец
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I regularly drive my car through some heavy traffic, modern manuals are easy to drive, I take it through the city fairly often and inner suburbia.

Plus I haven't done a set of brake pads and rotors in 213,000km and counting.

Traffic doesn't move fast enough to need brakes

In a commercial vehicle though I'd rather not - it's a bit Пиздец
A left leg knee injury from sport doesn't help my manual opinion!

I agree though, they can be easy as but I sort of struggle with it now as much as I love it. Hence my view (which is just mine)

Not sure I understand the criticism people make on paddle shifts - they are excellent if done well. Some are great some shockers though.

Certainly far more engaging than the up and down auto option
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Explain if done well ?
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paddle shift = poofters
Do you even know what they are or how to use them on that VT wagon? Oh wait....
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Do you even know what they are or how to use them on that VT wagon? Oh wait....
oh wait.....

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Hold gears up and down and shift hard no delay.

Many are too slow or override back to auto all the time after a few seconds.

I hated the ZF auto - was infuriating in manual mode but a great auto in itself.

A quality dual clutch paddle like my DSG is streets ahead. (imho)
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paddle shift = poofters
Pretty much all hypercars have them now.

I love manuals but they are pretty much dead as so outdated.

Your comment is ridiculous.
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Hold gears up and down and shift hard no delay.

Many are too slow or override back to auto all the time after a few seconds.

I hated the ZF auto - was infuriating in manual mode but a great auto in itself.

A quality dual clutch paddle like my DSG is streets ahead. (imho)

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Pretty much all hypercars have them now.

I love manuals but they are pretty much dead as so outdated.

Your comment is ridiculous.
your hypercar has a paddleshift
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your hypercar has a paddleshift
Based on it. Yes. Mine an early model sure but WAY better than the ZF to drive.
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I have two manual vehicles, one that I chose to have as manual and one that I didn't.

Base model single cab Ranger's are manual only, I would have chosen an auto if available. The Ranger being the car I drive most, changing gears gets old sometimes. The narrow torque band means frequent changing too. Having said that, I taught myself how to heal-toe down shift in this car.

The Mustang I chose manual to experience the whole V8 manual thing. Nailing a heal-toe downshift in this car is addictive, I could listen to that induction note barking back into the cabin for hours on end. Likewise getting back onto the throttle after shifting up, sounds amazing.
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I enjoy trying to read the traffic and just using the gears to slow down. I've come close to rear ending some people but just a dab on the brake is good enough. Nothing like nailing a proper heal and toe shift
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