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Re: Can steering wheel paddle shifters be disabled?

Only had my 2015 a few months but the shifters don't seem to be in the way & I haven't hit them by mistake either. Maybe I should give them a try

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Re: Can steering wheel paddle shifters be disabled?

If you live in Kansas or eastern Colorado the paddle shifters would be useless. If you live in hill or mountain country you'll enjoy having them
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Re: Can steering wheel paddle shifters be disabled?

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If you live in Kansas or eastern Colorado the paddle shifters would be useless. If you live in hill or mountain country you'll enjoy having them
Wrong.

The Paddle Shifters have more uses then just in hilly terrain. I use them to down shift going into a turn, instead of hitting my brakes.
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Re: Can steering wheel paddle shifters be disabled?

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I love them and I used them for HAC/HDC. I don't use them all the time, resorting to sport mode mainly, but they are helpful in certain overtaking maneuvers. I wish they were bigger (taller) and skinnier - like the Infiniti Q50 ones.
Grab a set of SRT paddles if you want taller.
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Re: Can steering wheel paddle shifters be disabled?

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Wrong.

The Paddle Shifters have more uses then just in hilly terrain. I use them to down shift going into a turn, instead of hitting my brakes.
Actually I'm not wrong but then again neither are you. I constantly use mine to downshift instead of using the brakes.
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Re: Can steering wheel paddle shifters be disabled?

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If you bump the paddles it's not A big deal

You just yank on the shift knob and it will go back to auto shift

I never ever use my paddles either

I tried using them for 0-60 launches and it seemed to me that there was more delay in the shifts than letting the transmission shift itself

So as far as I'm concerned their useless to me
You can hold the right paddle as well to go back to auto shift as well. Saves the trouble of shifting in and out of sport mode.
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Re: Can steering wheel paddle shifters be disabled?

I play with the paddles once in a while just as I did with my 370Z (hate manuals), fun and useful at times but there is still a reason I only drive automatics--I get tired of shifting. I like how they perform overall and I also like that they rotate with the wheel vs. the stationary paddles found in most cars.

You can only go into paddle mode by pulling and holding the upshift paddle for a second or two. Repeat to exit, or just move the shifter between drive modes (D/S).
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Paddles are great when towing a trailer - for both acceleration and deceleration.


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Re: Can steering wheel paddle shifters be disabled?

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Paddles are great when towing a trailer - for both acceleration and deceleration.


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Particularly on steep climbs where you need to hold it down a gear or two.

Personally I prefer the setup where you operate the gears manually via the centre shifter. Or better yet, give us a 6sp manual box.
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Re: Can steering wheel paddle shifters be disabled?

I think the days of manual boxes are gone. The electronics does a great job of simulating a manual box with equal fuel efficiency. Although it cannot drop 2 gears when a fast overtaking maneuver is required.
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Re: Can steering wheel paddle shifters be disabled?

I like the paddle shifters for several reasons:

- I can lock the transmission into a particular cruising gear so small hills or giving it a little gas won't cause the transmission to jump down a gear (or sometimes more than one). My fuel economy is far better on the highway doing that and it really tames the transmission on a stretch of 4 lane road I take each day going to work.

- In slippery conditions, it's nice to be able to engine brake by downshifting a) without taking my hands off the wheel and b) without needing to push a clutch in, thus removing and adding engine power with each shift.

- When I want to accelerate quickly, but don't need to wind things out to higher RPMs, I can manually upshift as needed.

- Pulling a load is nicer with the manual controls, in particular the ability to start off in 2nd. The ability to downshift allows me to use less braking on hills, especially long ones where brake fade could become an issue.

For me, having the paddles gives me the best of both worlds: an automatic that is a godsend in stop and go traffic or traffic jams and a manual transmission when I need more control.
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Re: Can steering wheel paddle shifters be disabled?

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I like the paddle shifters for several reasons:

- I can lock the transmission into a particular cruising gear so small hills or giving it a little gas won't cause the transmission to jump down a gear (or sometimes more than one). My fuel economy is far better on the highway doing that and it really tames the transmission on a stretch of 4 lane road I take each day going to work.

- In slippery conditions, it's nice to be able to engine brake by downshifting a) without taking my hands off the wheel and b) without needing to push a clutch in, thus removing and adding engine power with each shift.

- When I want to accelerate quickly, but don't need to wind things out to higher RPMs, I can manually upshift as needed.

- Pulling a load is nicer with the manual controls, in particular the ability to start off in 2nd. The ability to downshift allows me to use less braking on hills, especially long ones where brake fade could become an issue.

For me, having the paddles gives me the best of both worlds: an automatic that is a godsend in stop and go traffic or traffic jams and a manual transmission when I need more control.
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