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Gday just about to purchase a 2006 maserati grandsport I heard

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G'day just about to purchase a 2006 maserati grandsport I heard that driving it in auto all the time wears out the clutch faster than in manual f1 mode is this true?
Hello, I'm Jason.
I will do my best to answer your question quickly and accurately using the information you have provided.

This statement is true. In full auto mode, the transmission computer attempts to "soften" the upshifts and initial tip-in. The only way it can do this is by slipping the clutch slightly more. Over the course of 5-10-20k miles, it makes a big difference in overall wear.
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