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      08-28-2011, 10:18 PM   #1
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How often do you use your paddle shifters?

How often do you use your paddle shifters?
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      08-28-2011, 10:34 PM   #2
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      08-28-2011, 10:38 PM   #3
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Hardly.
x2.. not very often either.
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      08-29-2011, 12:26 AM   #4
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      08-29-2011, 12:38 AM   #5
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About half the time.
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      08-29-2011, 01:22 AM   #6
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Not as often as I'd like...

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      08-29-2011, 01:23 AM   #7
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more in the last week when ive been racing keeping my hands on the wheel i like using i just forget they are there most times though lol
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      08-29-2011, 01:36 AM   #8
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I'd say 60-70% of the time.
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      08-29-2011, 01:38 AM   #9
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Hardly ever, keep forgetting I have them
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      08-29-2011, 01:46 AM   #10
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      08-29-2011, 01:50 AM   #11
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      08-29-2011, 01:59 AM   #12
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x2.. not very often either.
x3

only when I know I'm going to "squirt" into another lane in traffic. Being in the optimal gear at the time is better than waiting for the downshift. Even then, I could just use the stick...

Even so, I'm still glad I have it
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      08-29-2011, 02:24 AM   #13
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100% of the time.
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      08-29-2011, 02:54 AM   #14
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In the summer about 95% of the time. Only put it in D when I am stuck in rush hour which is rare for me. I even use paddles about 75% of the time the wife is in the car. However in the winter 95% of the time I am in D with the sport button off just putting along in the snow.
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      08-29-2011, 03:48 AM   #15
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No one is specifying whether they have auto or DCT...
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      08-29-2011, 04:12 AM   #16
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90% of the time.
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      08-29-2011, 05:57 AM   #17
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I use them sometimes when I'm alone. Although I must admit that I prefer the shifter. I use them more often in winter when I launch so I can take off in second or third gear, which is all winter mode is in some cars.
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      08-29-2011, 07:20 AM   #18
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+1, and then, not often either.
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      08-29-2011, 09:34 AM   #19
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70% of the time for upshifting.. always for downshifting (to avoid all that terrible brake dust, oh and the sound )
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      08-29-2011, 11:44 AM   #20
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On my DCT I drive in manual mode all the time, so 100% of the time I use the paddles.
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      08-29-2011, 11:48 AM   #21
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      08-29-2011, 12:34 PM   #22
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No one is specifying whether they have auto or DCT...
That was intentional. I was curious if it might differ between DCT and non-DCT owners. I've read that the old paddle-shifters were poorly designed, and I wondered if that might have an impact on their usage.

The DCT population may be too small for useful results.
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