Whoops! I forgot - I've had the paddles replaced twice in 20,000km. But like you, I though it was such a small problem and as it was replaced under warranty without complaint I didn't even remember it as a real problem... They told me that new Selspeed owners sometimes press the padles too hard at first, and while at first I didn't believe them (and didn't really think that this was a valid excuse), truth is, both times I had them replaced occured withing my first 3-4 months of ownership. For the past 10,000km at least, i have had no problems with the paddles at all.AlfaMartini said:I fully agree with GTACharlie, so I wont elaborate as my own comments would be be virtually identical to his.
After 15,000 klms of "spirited" & hugely enjoyable driving in my GTA the system has been reliable with the exception of a downshift paddle switch failure. The dealer fitted a pair of improved/upgraded replacement switches under warranty, and so far the problem has not recurred. In any case paddle switch failure is not a major drama because it does not affect operation of the sequential stick-shift or city mode.