I mix and match with mine. Tend to downshift with paddles for some engine breaking rather than using up the discs until the forum ones are ready. Then most of the time let it take over again. Mrs asked if she was supposed to be using them to drive!Lozzer, the 2007> full auto cars are quite different to the Duo Select and I recommend that you drive both before deciding. I’ve had both and in my opinion the later cars are a much better bet. Much more like any other luxury sports saloon because the gearbox is so easy. If you like the paddles and sequential stick shift then the later cars still give that experience but my bet is that most owners leave them in auto and just enjoy holding on.