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Well I'm finally feeling comfortable enough to try the paddles out. This is very new to me and is gonna be difficult to learn. In 1st, the motor revs too fast and I don't feel good red lining it with only 800 miles on the beast. Mostly I'm downshifting it to slow down and I did try up-shifting but things happen much too quickly for me.

It'll be a while before I get the hang of paddle shifting but it sure holds a lot of promise.

I haven't torqued the motor up yet and try a hole shot but that will be the first thing I probably will do. I've only floored it a few times and haven't rung it out yet!

Waiting for some more miles and an oil change.

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Owner's manual calls for 600 mile break-in period, you're past that now so have some fun! Red line it a few times, if you don't feel quick enough, the computer takes over anyway and shifts up for you so don't worry! If you're using the transmission to slow down you may want to stop doing that, use the paddles to match road speed so that you have the engine at the correct power level to maintain the desired speed through a corner. Brake pads are MUCH cheaper than a transmission! Please enjoy the car for what it is!
 

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I really liked the idea of the paddle shift, but they feel like they kind of get in the way and I hit them accidentally some times.. Wish they could be disabled when not being used.. But the paddles and slap-shift are fun to use tho.. Its nice that itll auto switch back to full auto after about 10-15 seconds of non use.

But very true words above.. Brake pads are cheaper than a tranny
 

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Got 750 miles on mine and rung her out this morning doing a roll on from 80 to 120 and was very impressed with the boost. This thing has a ton of midrange torque! I backed off @ speed, even though the car felt planted. the crosswinds made the thing a bit twitchy.
 

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paddle shifts are a gimmick and more a novelty than a useful option IMHO....
 

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Paddle shifts are only part-manual as it shifts back into drive when you accelerate anyway. I do find them useful as you can downshift into tight curves and have the engine revs where you want them, rather than brake against a high gear and then have the auto downshift late and harsh when you accelerate away. Say it's a fourth-gear curve, so get it down to fourth before the apex and then manually up to sixth on the way out. Paddle shifts would also be useful on mountainous descents. You can use a floor shifter on an auto the same way but behind the steering wheel is better.

I was in a work I30 diesel today on the road I drive the Veloster along every day, and I was groping behind the steering wheel!
 
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