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Situation: You are cruising highway speeds in Automatic mode (7th gear) & want a short burst of speed to pass a car.
You pull the left paddle a couple times & immediately drop to 5th & rocket past the slow car.

Now you want to quickly return to Auto mode (7th gear.)
I had read a post years ago that stated “you can go to Automatic with just holding the + shift paddle for 1 sec”
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This does not seem to work.

The options as I see it:

Just wait. In 7 seconds, PDK will automatically go back to auto mode.
(p. 198 manual.)


Manually upshift by pulling the R paddle a couple times to get back to 7th.

Quickest method that does not require you to actually know what gear you were just in & what gear you want to change to:
Quickly Move the shift knob L & then R again. (change to Manual & back to Auto)

I know you can avoid using the paddles by using kick down or can change to Sport or Sport Plus, if you have it.
 

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I just flick to the lower gear and flick back up to where I want to be

Yes, it will auto adjust after a spell

But - play race car driver... flick the paddles
and sit back... glance in the rear view mirror
 

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@iconoclast, I regularly find myself in the situation you describe; I use the paddles to get back to where I want the trans to be. I am not always happy with the PDK guessing where it thinks it should be, so I use the 'persuader' paddles.:)
 

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When in Sport mode.....I use the paddles to jump down and back up to cruise gear (7).

When in non sport mode....I use the paddles to jump down. However, I find "auto" wants to get back to 7th gear pretty quick so no need to paddle up.
 

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I prefer to use the shifter rather than the paddles but the shifting choice is only in manual mode. If I forget when I'm in auto mode and push the shifter lever forward to upshift (takes slight extra effort) – *%#@!!, I've shifted into neutral! A result of the Macan's unique (from other Porsche's) manual shift dirrection, + is forward, – is rearward. Who came up with this change should be fired.
 

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I use the paddles because they set back automatically to the normal

The gear shift knob needs too much attention... although I do use it at times
 

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Situation: You are cruising highway speeds in Automatic mode (7th gear) & want a short burst of speed to pass a car.
You pull the left paddle a couple times & immediately drop to 5th & rocket past the slow car.

Now you want to quickly return to Auto mode (7th gear.)
I had read a post years ago that stated “you can go to Automatic with just holding the + shift paddle for 1 sec”
(#104 of 579)
https://www.macanforum.com/forum/macan-general-discussion-forum/23810-macan-secrets-tricks-11.html


This does not seem to work.

The options as I see it:

Just wait. In 7 seconds, PDK will automatically go back to auto mode.
(p. 198 manual.)


Manually upshift by pulling the R paddle a couple times to get back to 7th.

Quickest method that does not require you to actually know what gear you were just in & what gear you want to change to:
Quickly Move the shift knob L & then R again. (change to Manual & back to Auto)

I know you can avoid using the paddles by using kick down or can change to Sport or Sport Plus, if you have it.



This my friends is exactly the way I roll as I have both 'Sport' and 'Sport Plus'
 
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