Originally Posted by Gigglebox
I found myself annoyed by this just this week. It had been several days since I had it out and the damn thing wanted to cling to the higher gears. Even after I switched to the paddles it still seemed to take every chance it could to upshift (after not touching it for some amount of time, etc.)
If you tap the paddles when in D, the car shifts manually for some seconds then came back to "a normal auto D" if you not insist with the paddles.
For a full manual you have to move the shifter to the left (S position) then start to use the paddles or to move the shifter forward - backward.
When fully manual the gears are labelled by an "M": M1, M2, etc. on the central display.