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Posted 22 Jan 2013The paddles are just like a video game, one to go up, one to go down. With the tiptonic if you hit too many revs it will change up automatically. Not sure what happens if you try to go down to 1st @ 100mph or up to 5th @ 10mph - they've no doubt got programmed responses to stupid inputs.
I think the paddles are better than the the gear stick up/down as you're keeping your hands (hand, in the case of Merc drivers) on the wheel.
Posted 22 Jan 2013From personal experience I'd only consider a dual cluth auto eg VW DSG. The tipronic on my father's Vauxhaul Meriva is awful. He's about to get a Ford B-max which I test drove and is significantly better (dual clutch). Citroen Picasso auto was smoother than the Meriva but not great.
I can't be bothered with the paddles but you do get a smoother ride if you use them, as you come off the accelerator slightly during the change just as you would with a manual. Obviously you can hang onto the revs for longer too in semi-auto mode.
With dual clutch the change is instant, very smooth and efficient.
I prefer manual cars (but hate driving really) and much prefer scootering (CVT yeah).
BMW drivers, hmm, that's a whole can of worms....
Posted 27 Dec 2012My favourite chocolate is a Thornton's Alpini. If anyone's got any they don't want I'll happily oblige....
Posted 27 Dec 2012You have to expect lots of cuts during a recession.
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