July 30, 2014
The DSG transmisssion has been a source of heated discussion on various forums.
I was a bit leary of it when I got the new GTI. I'd been driving sticks most of my life, and every time I drove an auto-trans car even the "sport shift", I was always greatly disapointed.
I'm now a believer. Sure the standard gives you more "feel", but the versatility, and the increadible speed of the DSG trans has made me a believer.
What are your thoughts?
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July 30, 2014
December 10, 2014
DSG is fast, yes. In terms of turbo, its a must. regular service is a MUST! Every 40K the fluid and filter need to be changed, and if your a hard driver that you should be, or have upped the output of the power unit, then more often would even be a good idea. The mech units aren't cheap out of warranty either, clutches wear out too. So they can be a pricey unit to play with over time, but worth it if you can afford to play!
April 2, 2015
I'm now on my second DSG car and I love it. I don't understand the hate that the manual diehards give it at all since I learned to drive on and have owned many manual cars. It is almost like some people fear that their man card will be confiscated if they drive a DSG. That being said I do not hate on auto enthusiasts that prefer manual, I get it believe me. The DSG really shines for the person who can only have one car, a daily driver that is also a tuner, and weekend racer. I drove manual in bumper to bumper traffic for many years and after owning DSG I would never own a manual for my daily driver. As a second car someday, I will only buy a manual. The DSG is quick, lightning quick actually, and in my 2015 GTI the shifts are so smooth that you almost don't feel them in D mode. In S mode there is a slightly more mechanical feel with shifting but shifts remain very quick. Manual mode gives you 90% of the fun of an actual manual honestly because it will hold at redline until you shift. The modern DSG can handle loads of power without much worry at all as long as you keep up with the maint. schedule as stated above. VW clutches are not good so adding power to a manual car will undoubtedly require an upgraded clutch...win for DSG! I enjoy how the DSG gives me options, D mode is fine for most of my daily grind, but S mode is just crazy fun in the twisties and destroying highway on ramps. I enjoy the control of the manual mode from time to time as well. I rarely use the paddles but that's a 4th option. I love having 4 ways to shift the car depending on my mood and the driving situation. When I want a real manual I jump on my bike!
2015 VW GTI SE dsg with lighting package
July 30, 2014
October 11, 2018
love seeing these old threads of (then) up and coming tech for our cars.
now even those diehard 6mt drivers are ditching and buying DSG cars!
90 G60 stage IV BBM Corrado (SOLD) :: 97 BMW 328i - full SCCA spec :: 05 MINI Cooper S - full SCCA spec :: 12 GLI SE - non-sunroof - static slammed that everyone thought i was riding air (SOLD) :: 16 GTI SE DSG.LP - APR stage I+ (SOLD) :: 16 Tiguan R-Line 4Motion (SOLD) :: 18 Tiguan SE 4Motion :: 17 Jetta GLI SE - Wifes daily
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