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Hi, Anyone know if the steering wheel shift paddles can be added on? Sport package was not available when I ordered and I wish I had these...

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I think it would be a big mistake to not have these at all, they are just about the easiest to access compared to other models running paddles. its the one thing Maserati got right! Glad to see people here are getting them.
 

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Speak with your dealer. Not all of the Levante's were wired for it but if it is then you can definitely add paddle shifts to it.
 

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We have added paddle shifters to mutiple GB & QP...in doing so we had to change the clockspring. I can check to see what is involved to add them to the LeVante.
Thank you.

WHen I ordered back in Sept/Oct 2016 for some reason this option was not showing up on the configurator... And then by the time I realized it was an option it was too late to change my order.
 

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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".
 

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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.


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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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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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