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2009-2014 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, Paddle Shift + Torque Converter? No thanks. in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2014; It looks like they went all out... why cheap out on an essentially auto stick trans. I'll be getting the ...
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    Paddle Shift + Torque Converter? No thanks.

    It looks like they went all out... why cheap out on an essentially auto stick trans.

    I'll be getting the six speed.

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    Re: Paddle Shift + Torque Converter? No thanks.

    If I were getting one so would I. But I'll be keeping my current 6 speed.

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    Re: Paddle Shift + Torque Converter? No thanks.

    Pretty Sure that it's a clutched TC, with full lock up. Don't hate till you drive it. I bet the auto is faster that the 6 speed.

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    Re: Paddle Shift + Torque Converter? No thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by StealthViggen View Post
    Pretty Sure that it's a clutched TC, with full lock up. Don't hate till you drive it. I bet the auto is faster that the 6 speed.
    But autos are no fun to drive

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    Re: Paddle Shift + Torque Converter? No thanks.

    Manual weighs in at 4200 lbs.

    Auto weighs in at 4300 lbs.
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    Re: Paddle Shift + Torque Converter? No thanks.

    I don't like it
    I love (and brag about) the fact that our cars ONLY come in stick
    To me, its very exclusive

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    Re: Paddle Shift + Torque Converter? No thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by Twitch View Post
    I don't like it
    I love (and brag about) the fact that our cars ONLY come in stick
    To me, its very exclusive
    Same feeling here.

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    Re: Paddle Shift + Torque Converter? No thanks.

    I'm gonna drive a stick until my left leg falls off.
    '05 CTS-V, Maggie, Kooks, Hotchkis, Ground Control, Corsa, B&M, DSS/Hendrix, Full 3M Clear Bra, Autovation, V Headrests, CTS Console, STS-V 55w Fogs, Black Vette FRCs, Specter Werkes, Katech LS9 Clutch, SS Brake Lines, Heavymetals U-Turn Fuel Line Eliminator, Momo Combat Evo Shift Knob, Wldwhl Clear Sidemarkers, Linea Corse LC855 Wheels or OEM wheels w/'06-'07 Center Caps, plus a couple more. 472 RWHP/411 RWTQ (Mustang Dyno).

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    Re: Paddle Shift + Torque Converter? No thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by rand49er View Post
    I'm gonna drive a stick until my left leg falls off.
    After that I'll use my 3rd leg.

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    Re: Paddle Shift + Torque Converter? No thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    After that I'll use my 3rd leg.
    What about when it gets cold

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    Re: Paddle Shift + Torque Converter? No thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by Twitch View Post
    What about when it gets cold
    I'll modify the heated seats some way.

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    Re: Paddle Shift + Torque Converter? No thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    I'll modify the heated seats some way.
    Heated sock???

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    Re: Paddle Shift + Torque Converter? No thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by Twitch View Post
    Heated sock???
    I like the way that sounds LOL

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    Re: Paddle Shift + Torque Converter? No thanks.

    Warm apple pie? I guess that would be a bit messy.......

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    Re: Paddle Shift + Torque Converter? No thanks.

    Mercedes did a good job for the masses with AMGs Speedshift with torque converter. But it is not as good as driving a manual.

    Norm

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