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Hi everyone I'm new to masaratii.

I'm looking at buying a masarati grand tourismo 2009 mc shift s.

Can this car be driven in an automatic mode ? that is you don't have to use the padels? I have a bit of stop start traffic around - will this system be ok?
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post #2 of 8 Old 11-15-2015, 02:21 AM
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Hi everyone I'm new to masaratii.

I'm looking at buying a masarati grand tourismo 2009 mc shift s.

Can this car be driven in an automatic mode ? that is you don't have to use the padels? I have a bit of stop start traffic around - will this system be ok?
It can, but it will eat your clutch.

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+1 with Dave. I think the only caveat being that you could use the automatic mode until you get used to driving the car manual. Afterwards you won't want it in automatic mode anyway.

Make sure you do a cost analysis as well. Depending on how long you plan to keep the car factor in replacement costs for the clutch when purchasing the car. You might actually be better off with the ZF transmission if you like a hassle free drive. Just my thoughts....
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does the ZF let you hold a gear through the RPM range?
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does the ZF let you hold a gear through the RPM range?
Yes it does.

I've had both automatic and MC shift, MC is a sportier feeling under hard acceleration it throw you back.

ZF is meh but I haven't yet driving it very hard yet.
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+1 with Dave. I think the only caveat being that you could use the automatic mode until you get used to driving the car manual. Afterwards you won't want it in automatic mode anyway.

Make sure you do a cost analysis as well. Depending on how long you plan to keep the car factor in replacement costs for the clutch when purchasing the car. You might actually be better off with the ZF transmission if you like a hassle free drive. Just my thoughts....
Without question the ZF will be less hassle.

But who buys a maser for hassle free driving?
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Drive in sport mode to save clutch. I love the quick brutal changes of the paddle box.
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Drive in sport mode to save clutch. I love the quick brutal changes of the paddle box.
Brutal is right, it was amazing.
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