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Old 03-25-2015, 03:16 PM   #19 (permalink)
RedDevil
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My Insight has flappy paddles so I can shift it if I want to.
It then has 7 preset fake gears that lock the CVT into a fixed ratio.
I have used it to good effect descending a hill in 2013 to increase engine braking, which also increases low speed power regeneration.
Since then, IIRC I accidentally pulled one once last year.
Other than that, I dont use it
My cruise control buttons show signs of wear.
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