Re: Rear Engine Corvette
As for paddle shifters (and manual mode on an automatic in general), they vary greatly. Don't knock a performance car with them until you drive it, or base judgement from other cars you have driven with them. I have had several cars with manual mode. The "normal" ones are novelties, and maybe handy to force downshifts on long hills, or to prevent upshifts.
BUT, the ones in my 2006 and 2015 Charger R/Ts were excellent, as well as my new 2018 Challenger 392. The manual mode in my 2005 SLK350 was very nice as well. I have not been in a performance GM with manual mode, but the Cadillac SRX's and XT5 we have owned are nice, it isn't remotely like the RWD HEMI Mopars. I have also owned and driven several KIA with it, they were "eh, better than the GMs" but still nothing really like what I would want.
1967 El Camino Malibu - Deepwater Blue
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