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Offline dodger

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It's not easy - the C63 and M3 for example have totally different gearboxes.  Porsches with PDK blip their throttles just like the Ferrari.  The only Maserati with paddles is the old style single clutch which I think only they and Lambo still use.  They are slow and clunky.

I've driven plenty of Porsches but not with PDK, I didnt find the Masa clutch slow but I had nothing to compare it with, you have more experience in different cars, it's interesting for me to hear what you have to say :thumbsup:



Offline mhh

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I've driven plenty of Porsches but not with PDK, I didnt find the Masa clutch slow but I had nothing to compare it with, you have more experience in different cars, it's interesting for me to hear ehat you have to say :thumbsup:

It's all relative - I drove a QP and thought the gearbox was way better than the V10 M5 in auto mode.



Offline Ferrari Fissatore

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I like 355 paddles, cos they have cable throttle and you do your own blipping.

I dont like any version of 360 paddles, even the 04 is dumb.

You can change gear MUCH smoother and a fair bit faster if you want in a manual 360.

430 are superb.

Stick for me though, on topic.

In sports cars if course. In luxobarges like Mercs etc, auto all the way.

More people should drive Nissan 370Z both auto and stick... Theyre superb, really show the exotics how it can and should be done.



Offline dodger

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More people should drive Nissan 370Z both auto and stick... Theyre superb, really show the exotics how it can and should be done.

You keep saying that, are the Japs close to doing it better than Italy ?



Offline mhh

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You keep saying that, are the Japs close to doing it better than Italy ?
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Is Italy really the pinnacle? Was it ever? 



Offline Ferrari Fissatore

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You keep saying that, are the Japs close to doing it better than Italy ?

As always, the japs improved someone elses idea.




Offline dodger

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As always, the japs improved someone elses idea.

You see the features on some of the ordinarry Jap cars advertised now and its quite out of character with their price range.'
They'll never challenge the Italians on feel but not every one cares about that.



Offline nuxi


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More people should drive Nissan 370Z both auto and stick... Theyre superb, really show the exotics how it can and should be done.

 :thumbsup: My 370z is the Paddle Shift, absolutely love it!!



Offline Wattens

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:thumbsup: My 370z is the Paddle Shift, absolutely love it!!

You mean Auto with paddle buttons???

Yup I drove the 370gt Skyline (basically same car as 370) and in auto it was perfect, they are better in Auto than they are in manual IMO. 
You can say I'm wrong, but my garage doesn't agree with that statement!!!



Offline Wattens

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It's all relative

Yup exactly, it is all relative, if you have no other benchmarks to compare them to, even the slower clunky early e-gears feel like the bees knees. Jump in something else then you start to learn how good one type of auto clutch really is.

When I first drove a 360 with paddles I thought, how can they change gears any faster than this? Then as you drive more paddles you then realise that they were good but still have much room for improvement.
You can say I'm wrong, but my garage doesn't agree with that statement!!!



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