Three ped­als good, two ped­als bad?

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So we opted for an au­to­matic Swift Sport in place of my man­uale­quipped for­mer long ter­mer, which to most car en­thu­si­asts prob­a­bly sounds like a back­ward step. Is it though? De­spite there be­ing no third pedal to in­ter­act with, the auto’s shift pad­dles are a neat con­so­la­tion. It’s also shorter-geared in first and sec­ond so that should counter the 20 ki­los of ex­tra mass the au­to­matic has to lug around, and its taller gear­ing in fifth and sixth makes it much less buzzy at high­way speed. That’s not a bad trade-off.

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