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The 4C has no "creep mode" built in. You wanna go, press the go pedal.

It will downshift for you. It gives you all the chance to, even in manual mode, but since it ain't gonna stay in gear until it stalls, it'll downshift with a Rev match for ya to save you.

Just do all the smart go pedal shit ones does with a manual to not destroy/ride the clutch and you're good to go.

You will find the Rev limiter a lot, which only requires you pull your finger an eight of an inch to avoid, but the frigging gears are so short and the top end tune so aggressive that it'll bang off the Rev limiter before your brain signal makes your fingers flick the paddle. 100 percent the most comical reason why there is no case for a manual trans and clutch pedal.

A true manual on this car would make it a clown show.

Also don't mind that there is no money shift thread with dozens of people stuck with blown engines waiting almost a year for a new engine.

And the trans will hold 2nd as you roll through intersections and stop signs at 1.5 MPH, just like we'd do in our manuals. Such a pleasure.

90 percent of all issues raised are from a lack of driving. The car gods have blessed us. Italian tune ups live on in 2021.
 

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Other issue never noted by manual trans diehards is that when you have the go pedal stomped and hit that next gear milliseconds later, the boost is on the whole time, with a nice fart out the exhaust as confirmation.

If it was a true manual, pressing the clutch pedal, lifting your right foot, and dropping the boost would kill the thrill.
 

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Is that a theory, or has it been proven? Even better if personally proven, rather than heresay.
It's a fact. Yes, programming. Yes proven. Not unique to the 4C. No modern auto or automated manual will allow it.

I have hit the rev limiter accelerating (as hopefully all 4C owners have), and I have heard the 'beep' for declined downshifts numerous times -- most often on a bumpy section where my fingers flick the paddle one legit time and one accidental time immediately after, and you will get denied that accidental shift with a beep, and then you can thank the car gods you didn't just blow 10 -15 g's on an engine.

At no time are you ever shifting, even in manual mode. You are making shift requests, which are granted or declined in an imperceptible amount of time, to give the illusion that your request was in fact a direct shift action.

You cannot over rev and money shift (grenade) the engine with a dumb downshift request that severely over revs the engine and results in spun bearings, etc -- and you cannot over rev by flying up the rev band in any gear (you'll hit the rev limiter).

Flicking the paddles initiates a request that either meets the parameters for safe operation or does not.

Go have fun. You cannot grenade the engine with bad shift (request) habits. Modern hydraulic automatics (slushboxes) found in everyday cars and truck, and direct drive automated manuals found in some common cars/trucks and numerous enthusiast vehicles (e.g., the 4C) have computers that allow or deny our requests.
 
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