1. Once you change gears with either paddles or stick you are placed in manual (M on the dash) mode for a period of time so it holds that gear. I have not figured out what triggers the change back to auto, but it seems time based or flicking the stick back left will trigger auto as well. I have the paddles and would say you can do without them as long as you like steering one handed. If you are in transmission S-port mode you cannot use the stick to change gears...snip... So I'm left with two questions:
1. On the transmission, does the paddle shifters simply move into the next or previous gear but leave the mode in automatic and is this different than the +/- on the gear shift. Does selecting this on the gear shift put you in a manual only mode or simply up/down shift while in auto?
2. Does the steering dynamic mode just change the amount of power assist or does it change ratio as well?
2) Dynamic mode 'stiffens' the steering with no change in ratio.
My decision to get the Sport package centered on wanting to have as much fun as possible.
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