My CTS VSport Premium had only paddle shifters. I miss a manual shift gate. I'd probably use it more often.Wireboltman said:I hope you're right, but don't see how they're accessible by thumb from 10 and 2 or 8 and 4. From what I've learned the Manumatic Shift gate is eliminated with this 8L90 transmission. Since this transmission is used by Corvette, as well, I called a dealership to confirm that the paddles are the only thing available in "manual" mode. I don't ever use the automatic feature for anything except warming the car up. After that, I shift and downshift every gear... every time. I'll use the paddles sometimes around town, but not often. I'm sorry the manual shift gate from the console has been eliminated, as that's part of the enjoyment of the car for me. I thought about just getting a manual transmission, but I've had enough of them in my lifetime, and being retired and in CA for the winters, the thought of being stuck in traffic and stop, go, stop, go just doesn't make any sense for me. The automatic, even the 6 speed is faster/quicker than the manual, anyway. You just can't shift as fast as an automatic, anymore. Back in the 60's and 70's, they were "slush boxes," but not anymore.
Is this unique to CTS-V wheel or in general?You can't hang on to this wheel at 9 and 3 and have any kind of grip on it at all.