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Do you think they will have the option for that?

i really want to get MT (every car ive ever had was mt) but i also get sick and tired of it in traffic.. i live in seattle... so i was thinking about getting a AT, but if i did id want the option to still actually control the car.

so i found this company that makes aftermarked ones.. anyone heard of them or delt with any of there products?

RetroTek Speed
http://www.retrotekspeed.com/products/smart-shift/smart-shift-with-f1-paddles/
 

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welcome to the site man. glad to see your interested in the legend. as for the paddle option, i dont think so. closest thing are in some pontiacs that i know of with the electronic shifting, no cluth or anything. but as for that kit, im sure they will have something for the camaro.

or......... you can just get a 2 speed powerglide tranny :D
 

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I was thinking about paddle for my GTI, if I get one, especially since DSG is one of the more advanced transmission systems out there and really does shift quicker than a manual. I decided against it since pure performance isn't something I seek on a DD of mine, and stick seems more fun anyway.

Same would go for my 09 Camaro, not just because it would be my DD, but also because it's a muscle car - it deserves a proper stick shift.

If I were to get a Ferrari or an Aston Martin, though, I'd probably opt for paddle-shifters. :D
 

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Paddle shift started as an option on the 2006 Corvettes (and maybe '06 Cadillacs?). In the past, Chevy has used the Corvette as a platform for new technology so it goes to reason that since paddle shift has shown up on the Corvette, it very well could show up on other models.

I think the paddle shift initially created some excitement among the Corvette crowd. There's a lag time from hitting the paddle to gear change making it better suited for touring rather than racing.

A lot of people like it, calling it the best of both worlds but I think most have stuck with the 6-speed.
 

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yeah you guys bring up good points and i thought about it more... im not even going to be living here in a year ill be in AZ. and i just love stick to much..

Altiod id go for the Aston Martin DBS, with its emotion control unit.. i wish the camaros came with that..
 

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No paddle auto transmission will ever beat the real stick in a muscle car. Like me if you've driven one most your life you will be able to drive better than most with an auto. I'm not concieted just think that owning and driving a stick will make anyone a better driver. You stay more aware of the road instead of wasting time on phone, radio, eating, etc.
 

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I just enjoy driving a sports car in manual form. It can be a little bothersome in traffic, but it's worth it when you truly want to row through the gears. Nothing like it.
 
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