Originally Posted by bsevic
My post wasn't based on having this ability, it's where this option is placed in the vehicle (steering wheel paddles or console). I would agree I use them very seldom and they seem kinda like a gimick. But when its snowing alot, I miss having one hand on the steering wheel and the other on the stick in manual mode to shift the auto trans (starting off in 2nd gear makes a difference). I know I could have bought a manual, but this is my wifes vehicle and she's opposed of having one.
Are there any gen 4 previous owners that had the auto manual and feel the same on the placement?
I have both (paddle and manual stick) on my '08 LGT sedan. Still getting used to pushing them to their limit in different conditions and drive modes. Kinda fun. This was the car I wanted, though I would prefer a manual. I like the paddles on this model as they are on the column and quite long, so my fingers are always on them, even on a sharp turn (I have big hands, so that helps).