I've just done over 1000 miles in mine so am using all the power and it is awesome.
The DSG is superb and definitely the best option I could have chosen. Was doing a bit of touring round the coast of NI yesterday and needed to pass a few cars who were toodling along at 30. Was in 'D' mode. Indicated and floored it, the change from 6th to 3rd was so fast it took me a bit unawares and I was past them by about ten car lengths before I realised I could pull in.
...and YES it did come with BOTTLE OPENER (result!)
After being all smug in the "Running in" thread - I'm sorry to admit I've been naughty. The DSG is so bad. It just changes down all the time (it seems to happen when I press the loud pedal )
The handling of the MKV is much better. I remember having lots of "white knuckle" drives in the MK4 GTI's I had due to rolley-polley ride - quite sick inducing sometimes.
The MKV handling is not flat like a porsche, but it is much better resolved.
The noise from the 2.0 FSI-T is amazing !! - no air con this summer - too much growling and roaring to be had. Sounds almost BMWesque.
The DSG is unbelivable. I kinda regret spec'ing the paddles now as I can't figure out when to use them - DSG is so quick to change gear its ALWAYS in the right gear (in 1/10 sec etc). It saves fuel as when you back off (its in 6th gear at 30 mph - 38 MPG average), but uses more fuel (as it drops 2,3 even 4 cogs to blast out of corners at 5k + rpm - 18 MPG average) - oops [:$]
Has any one noticed the the little dance the xenons do at start-up? They reset themselves by dipping all the way down, then flick back up - pretty cool [H]. Like the STACK instruments do in a Lotus or TVR
It's off down the stealers tomorrow with 3 probs:
1) No anti-hijack set, nor lock indicator flash (VAGCOM needed)
2) Handbrake cover (plastic and leather) slides off (clip is broken or something)
3) Both head restraints stuck - can't move up or down (release buttons stuck?)
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