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Re: Paddle Shifters - Hate 'em

I don't really use them but also never touched them by mistake! I find it cool actually, but I used only a few times in a year
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Re: Paddle Shifters - Hate 'em

The OP needs to buy a CTS-V. 556 HP and no paddle shifters, just these poor excuses for buttons on the back of the wheel to control upshifts/downshifts. Shame on GM!
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Old 04-29-2014, 06:25 PM
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Re: Paddle Shifters - Hate 'em

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Paddle Shifters aren't for everyone.

Of course, IMHO, far too many "drivers" barely ARE Drivers. They are more like Passengers who happen to be sitting behind a steering wheel.

Some folks don't really CONTROL their vehicle. They are far too busy texting, or putting on makeup, or doing anything other than what they Should be doing... which is Driving.

IMHO Paddle Shifters are for ACTIVE DRIVERS who want as much CONTROL of their Vehicle as possible.

So... if you know how many cup holders your vehicle has but don't its engine specs...

Wow...where is the "unlike" button? You might have a point but it's lost in a sea of arrogance and bravado.

So basically people should only buy Laredo's unless they are "real" ACTIVE DRIVERS?
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Re: Paddle Shifters - Hate 'em

2014 JGC Limited, black/black. Actually, I like the paddle shifters and find them fun. Gives the Jeep a sportier feel being able to hold lower gears to higher rev's.
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Hit the Apps button, then settings. It is in there under one of the headings. Lots of interesting settings that can be changed in there.
Really??
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Re: Paddle Shifters - Hate 'em

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Hit the Apps button, then settings. It is in there under one of the headings. Lots of interesting settings that can be changed in there.
Nope --- I can't find anything under "apps ---> settings" to disable the paddle shifters.

I just played around with then a few minutes ago. I guess I can see where they may be fun and useful. Since I have never really had the need to change gears on an automatic I was a bit hesitant on the sifter (including on my 2011 GC). OK - I now approve! LOL

To disable the "manual" shifter mode, hold down the "+" paddle shifter and it reverts back pretty quickly. Pulling back on the electronic shifter does NOT revert it back but places it in sport mode...pulling back a second time puts back in regular mode.

Now I gotta play around with (1) the default mode of eco mode, (2) the mode after turning eco off, and (3) sport mode. Then of course (4) which is the paddle shifter "manual" mode.

So now the question is can you disable eco mode as the default (which I believe the answer is no)?
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Re: Paddle Shifters - Hate 'em

I drive almost exclusively in sport mode. Eco mode is disabled when in sport, if that's an answer to the previous post.....

I like the paddle shifters. Comes in handy when spirited driving is called for. It's not for everyday driving, but every now again it's a nice change of pace. It's there if you want it and if you don't you're not forced to use them. Why all the "hate"?

To respond to an earlier post,

I know what I need to know to operate a car. Gas=go, brake=stop, oh, I also know how to run the heat/AC as well as the radio/nav. I pay people to maintain the vehicle. I think I know all I need to know to get from point a to point b safely. I'm almost 40 and have never had an accident=I'm a good driver, Numbers don't lie. I guess all of that means I really know the specs and all the nuances of my vehicle. I almost forgot, I know how to use the paddle shifters too.

The truth is I know very little about cars in general, yet somehow I'm still alive after years of driving. How is that possible?





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I drive almost exclusively in sport mode. Eco mode is disabled when in sport, if that's an answer to the previous post.....
There is actually the 3 non-manual modes. "eco", eco turned off, and "sport" (which also has eco turned off too).
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Old 04-29-2014, 10:49 PM
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There is actually the 3 non-manual modes. "eco", eco turned off, and "sport" (which also has eco turned off too).

Ok I get what you're saying now. I don't "think" there is a way to reverse the Eco setting. I'm thinking it has to be manually turned off if desired, but like I said, I don't know much about these fancy cars....I forgot how to turn it on this am so I probably shouldn't be answering.......


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Re: Paddle Shifters - Hate 'em

I find the paddle shifters to be excellent when driving in the mountains, especially in bad weather when you need to keep both hands on the wheel instead of reaching for the shifter to downshift, etc. I do NOT use them in everyday driving (ECO mode), or even when driving "aggressively" (Sport mode), as the transmission calibrations seem to be very good there, but if you need to hold gears going up and down steep passes, the paddles are great. Even my wife likes them and has figured quite quickly how to properly operate them. We have both tapped them once or twice by accident, but it has never been an issue and once you know to be a bit careful it doesn't happen any more.

FWIW, we have six vehicles now (the rest are German, Italian and British cars), and this is the only car with an automatic and it is by far the best automatic transmission that I have ever driven. In my opinion, the paddles are a great feature that I didn't think that I would appreciate as much as I do.

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Nope --- I can't find anything under "apps ---> settings" to disable the paddle shifters.
Well I'll be, its not there on mine either. Should have checked instead of relying on the manual. It's on page 345 and does say you can disable them by unchecking it. Sorry 'bout that; I sent off a question to Jeep to see what they say about it. IMO the paddles can be of good use and great fun. It amazes me how well this GC handles, the paddles only make it better. They'll be getting a good workout on our road trip to Wyoming and Montana in June.
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Re: Paddle Shifters - Hate 'em

I'm pretty sure I'll never use them in my JGC. They wouldn't come with my vehicle, b/c I hate how far I have to extend my fingers to reach the turn signal stalk. I typically still keep my left hand on the steering wheel while I reach for the stalk to use it.
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