F430: stick vs paddles? not a poll!
My main question is about reliability and parts costs concerning the 430's auto-clutch, and the abuse it takes during stop and go driving.
So...how reliable is the clutch itself, and other components, in the auto-clutch F1 vs the manual? It seems as though I've heard of the headaches from the previuos generation (F355 & 360) f1 system and its components, but not too much about the 430's.
Also, I have never driven an auto-clutch. Is there any low speed drivability issues that I should know about? -parking lot stuff, traffic jams, ect...
I have a Jag with flappy paddles, although its not a properly cogged gearbox--its actually fully auto--it is pleasant around town, in traffic, in car parks, and then on the backroads it allows me to shift at the rev I want, which is really all I'm looking for. Its a good compromise betwen an auto and a manual.
Is the F430 F1 on the same ease of use level of the Jag (or any other ZF tranny fitted car)?