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I actually made it a point to order mine without the paddles. I think they are in the way of other controls. I was told they could be added pretty easily but then again, this came from the company that sold my ordered Levante out from under me so take it as "hearsay".
That's not the first time I heard of someone suggesting the same thing about the paddles.
Looks like Maserati could have done a much better job here. I guess we can cut them some slack since they're still in the start up phase.
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I actually made it a point to order mine without the paddles. I think they are in the way of other controls. I was told they could be added pretty easily but then again, this came from the company that sold my ordered Levante out from under me so take it as "hearsay".
Unless you're referring to the controls behind the steering wheel and even then its no big deal, the dealer doesn't know what they are talking about.

Is it easier to reach the controls behind the steering wheel without paddles? Sure but I drove one as a demo for a month with paddles and had zero issues with it.
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Is it easier to reach the controls behind the steering wheel without paddles? Sure but I drove one as a demo for a month with paddles and had zero issues with it.
100% agree, there are no issues, the paddles are stationary and in perfect position. You essentially just hit them with one finger, like a trigger, which is pretty much what they are BANG!

And to the contrary, when I was given a courtesy loaner Ghibli Q4 S (LOVE!), I found it really irritating that I was constantly accidentally hitting the volume as I up and down shifted with the terrible stick. I really missed the paddles.

About the only downside is that, when I drive my VW Touareg (V10 TDI!) I'm constantly hitting the brights now, when I really want to downshift...
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Unless you're referring to the controls behind the steering wheel and even then its no big deal, the dealer doesn't know what they are talking about.

Is it easier to reach the controls behind the steering wheel without paddles? Sure but I drove one as a demo for a month with paddles and had zero issues with it.


I'm talking about the stick controls, not the buttons behind the steering wheel. I drove it for only 5 minutes but I rapped my knuckles on them several times. I'm not a paddle shift guy, I guess


I think they are too big and obstructive. Now if I were a "paddle guy" - that would more than likely be a good thing.


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I'm talking about the stick controls, not the buttons behind the steering wheel. I drove it for only 5 minutes but I rapped my knuckles on them several times. I'm not a paddle shift guy, I guess


I think they are too big and obstructive. Now if I were a "paddle guy" - that would more than likely be a good thing.


Yeah, I don't know. There's only one "stick" (lever) which is on the left side of the steering wheel and I didn't notice the paddles getting in the way.
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Update. My delearship ordered for me and will be adding them on when they get here in a couple of weeks.
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Paddles are not in a good position, they should not be stationary. They need to move with the steering wheel. How do you shift in the middle of a turn? My SRT jeep moved with the wheel.
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