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Please excuse my ignorance, but I have a question about the transmission. First, there is automatic ("D" mode). Second, there is manual-matic ("M" mode) by using the the shift knob or the paddle shifters. Third, there is using the paddle shifters in automatic mode. Does anyone use the third option? What are the advantages/disadvantages?
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Think of it as 2 things - first, a way to limit the HIGHEST gear for a while, and also as a quick way to drop 3 gears in one shot.
Another way to put it: this is the equivalent of the "low" gear setting in a traditional A/T car, for engine braking.

Great explanation by cdn, by the way!
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