Originally Posted by Pointerman
Not really. I haven't owned a manual in 10 years. My 62' MGA was my last manual about 10 years ago. I bought the DCT because it looked like it would behave like a manual when I wanted it to and like an auto when I wanted that. I really don't want automation when in manual mode. I'll live with it, but it was a surprising "feature" that doesn't make a lot of sense to me.
I think you may have misunderstood. In manual mode:
- If you give any throttle input (including flooring it) and don't touch the paddle, it won't change gear
- If you floor it but don't push it through the detente (the "resistance point"), it will only downshift one click at a time through the paddles / shifter
- If you slow down to too slow a speed in a higher gear, DCT will eventually downshift for you
The multi-downshift mode only happens if a) you floor it past the detente, and b) click the downshift paddle. DCT will then shift down multiple gears.