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HoosierBean asked:
Any strong opinions out there on the shifter paddle method versus a real stick? Does anyone feel it isn't real driving if you don't have to work the clutch? To me, the shifter paddle idea is pretty slick, especially, since it shifts more quickly than is possible with a conventional manual...

Josh responds:
Both my and my wife's cars are manuals. I've driven my mom's car using the "autostick" a couple of times and it's just kind of weird. Maybe it would be different for someone who's never driven a stick before, but it's just not the same without the clutch (but then, my left foot's into the floorboards all the time when I drive an automatic).

It's not that it's not "real driving" in my opinion (whatever that is), it's just not for me.

Josh out.
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