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Old 4th December 2006, 16:35   #1
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SMG users.. gear or paddle shift ?

I personally harldy use the gear lever to shift so i was just wonbering how poll will turn out.. so here it is
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Old 4th December 2006, 16:39   #2
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Both.
Gear shift in turns requiring more than a 180 degree turn of the steering wheel. Difficult to keep track of the wheel mounted paddles. Otherwise, paddles.
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Both, depending on the mood, the type of driving and how I did use the steering.
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If possible you might want to add the option of "both".
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When I first got the Beast, it was the gear lever to shift all the time. But after I saw a M5 review by Tiff, I noticed he only used the paddles and he mentioned just feels and drives like F1. I gave it a try and have only gone back to lever from paddles on rare occasions.
Side note: BMW said the concept for SMG gear shifting via paddles was more attention given to drivng and keeping both hands on the steering wheel for better car control (ie: when making turns especially).
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If possible you might want to add the option of "both".
i second that !!

i use the gear shifter mostly but for aggressive driving i use the padels.
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You need another poll response: BOTH. I use the gear lever a lot because I like just having my arm/hand dropped down there relaxing. Whenever I'm driving more aggressively I almost always use the paddles.
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I voted Paddle because Both was absent - and I use the Paddles more than I use the shifter - but I do use the shifter on occasion. It's nice to have a choice.
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Paddle only..

I use the paddles only. Never really thought about using the regular gear shifter.
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Paddles for spirited driving since it is best to drive with both hands on the wheel. Gear shift more when I am stuck in traffic or just tooling around town. This way I can move my right hand between the Idrive and the shifter.
I never drive in "auto" not even in heavy traffic since it is overwhelmingly frustrating. Somehow it never knows what gear to be in.
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