Originally Posted by HighlandPete
I sense it is more for those who want to simply drive in 'D' and use the full auto mode, driven like that the fastest overtake is best served with a kick-down.
I don't use kick-down that often, far less in the 8-speed than in the days of the 5-speed. I'll use the paddles to give me the gear I want. But if I'm in lazy drive mode, I'll just kick-down for a fast overtake.
Must say I do like the option to be there, as it does have a definite and useful function.
Interesting, Comfort and D is me. Rarely use the paddles. I just give it a bit on the throttle and it drops a few gears for quick overtake or just kick-down if I really wanna fly past. Sometimes just knock it into D/S (M/S) for the quicker changes.