Use your paddle-shifter A10 owners or Ford may well decide to 'cost optimize' them out

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I pretty much never used the paddles on my DSG GTI, unless I was fighting the computer for lugging up a hill lol
 

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They could make them an optional package, like BMW does. That would please everybody.

For the F-150, I can't imagine anyone using the back door handle to auto-unlock.
I do that all the time in my family SUV. First I open one of the rear doors so my kids can get in, then I go to the front and open mine. I would be annoyed if the rear doors didn't have the sensor. In fact, it was one of the things I checked when I decided to buy the car.
 
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and if people actually read the article... the paddle shifters will be eliminated from the ford escape... who the fuck wants to paddle shift an escape? totally understandable money saving decision...

there is a ton of useless shit in the cars that can save millions to companies to re-direct that money into other things
 

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who the fuck wants to paddle shift an escape?
I drive my wife's Kuga (a.k.a. Escape) in fully manual mode all the time, because I find several aspects of its 6F35 automatic gearbox very annoying. Unfortunately the paddles weren't available when I bought it; they were introduced a year later. So I must make do with a stupid button on the gear lever. It's quite awkward, really stupid invention, but I'm willing to put up with it because driving the car in auto is even worse.
I would love to have the paddles. I've even looked into retrofitting them.
 

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How do I engage that? “upshift backout”
I checked again today and it definitely works with both the stock and Whipple calibrations. If in sport, once you go wot it makes every attempt to keep the engine in the power. I was impressed because it will downshift when braking while still over 6000 rpm.

Anyone who hasn’t tried this on a curvy road really should. It’s a blast and work extremely well.
 

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and if people actually read the article... the paddle shifters will be eliminated from the ford escape... who the fuck wants to paddle shift an escape? totally understandable money saving decision...

there is a ton of useless shit in the cars that can save millions to companies to re-direct that money into other things
Not sure what article you're referencing, but the OP article is about the door handles on F150s.
 

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On mine (2018, PP1, A10), it was automatic on when in Sport mode but only after you go WOT.
I'll give it a try. I think it may be an A10 deal. I hope it works on the 6R80
 

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I use the paddles on my 19 gt a10 pp1 all the time w/o being in sport mode. And no wot required on my a10.
 

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90% of my paddle use is down shifting for speed zones or intersections.
 

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I use the paddles on my 19 gt a10 pp1 all the time w/o being in sport mode. And no wot required on my a10.
I think you may have misunderstood. WOT in sport mode activates the upshift-backout feature. Upshift-back out probably negates the need for paddle shifting in many situations.
 

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I don't use sport mode. And yes paddles used mostly for downshifting when going uphill, passing and aggressive cornering. A lot less throttle required and more car control.
 

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How new is the Charger? The ZF 8 speed?

Also, I wonder if the paddle shifters are any better in the GT500.
With the GT500 you can hold down both paddle shifters and mimics holding down a clutch so you can rev like the manual cars
 
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With the GT500 you can hold down both paddle shifters and mimics holding down a clutch so you can rev like the manual cars
That's pretty cool, thanks for sharing!
 

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2018 Mustang: At the track I use my paddle shifters on every run

2014 Fusion: Around town and on the highway, I use the paddles to upshift, mostly while traveling downhill.
 

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