posted by rob.gti on 21/02/2005 21:56:02
posted by TheDoc on 21/02/2005 16:11:56
posted by Matt_S on 21/02/2005 15:45:10
Had a test drive and like you got leather because of it in the test car. Girlfriends got an A3 S-line, has DSG on it but tried to get a go in a GSG GTI but got nowhere so ordered anyway as I love it in her car. Find that you don't really use it as much as you'd think though.
Worse thing she finds is that the car is a nightmare to drive in snow, have to agree with her as had a go and its like driving with slicks on ice. Can't use the engine to slow as as soon as you get any revs box changes up, even in sports mode taking your foot of the accelerator doesn't give that much reduction in speed. She's taking it into the garage today as the ABS seems to be overkeen at kicking in, seems to think its sliding when its not.
I drove a diesel with dsg, and i was really impressed, much better than my M3 SMG, that system felt like something 10 years behind the dsg
I had the pleasure of driving a Golf GTI DSG a couple of weeks ago.... Blooming marvelous [8D]
It didnt have the paddleshift, which in my opinion is a definate must.
There was slight problem though, when driven in "Normal" Auto mode, the car has trouble s electing which gear to be in, which causes the box to constantly change up and down if crusing at certain speeds - a little frustrating. But slip it into Semi-Automatic and its fantastic!!! Love the little engine blips when it changes up and down. Plus the system does blip the throttle and then introduce engine braking, something which I found was non-existant in the DSG TDI.
Your a lucky man Doc. I would still go for a manual though, cause I like tradition [
I was pretty sure i wanted DSG from the start, i was a little concerned about some of the reports on the system going a wrong, however i have been looking at the TT forums am 100% happy it will be fine..... hopefully [
The GTI i drove was a manual, shame i couldn't try a dsg but even so the car itself was fantastic.
One of the posts on this thread mentioned that DSG is not so good in the snow, so glad i don't have it today !