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Old Jun 30th, 2008, 08:21 PM
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Question Paddle shift box

Hi all Has anybody had got or driven the new mini with the paddle shift gear box? Is it quick to change gear, do you also get a auto gear box aswell? any post will be great for me to read.thanks MR P

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We have the auto box and paddles on our MCS. I was sceptical at first but now would not consider a manual. Gear changing is silky smooth, great fun using the paddles (as you control the up and down shift) especially if driving quickly in sport mode , or effortless in town traffic just letting the auto box do it's own thing
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I always thought that they would be just like having an auto, only paddle shift ive driven is on a saab and that was rather crap. Would have liked to got one for my cooper S but the extra cost put me off!
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I have never driven an S with flappy padle gearbox BUT I have driven a ferrari 360 with flappy padle gearbox. I have never smiled so much in my whole life when you pull it towards you and the car kicks you in the back as it accelerates off again!

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mmm ill take my mini over a ferrari anyday!!
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