Originally Posted by Scott02
Everyone who has a DCT trans and think they have, or do not have, issues with it... I strongly suggest to go test drive an automatic Volkswagen car with the DSG Transmission. This way you'll have another dual clutch auto transmission to compare your DCT to.
My wife has a DSG Golf
No noises. No issues. However, the Golf DOES learn your driving habits. Case in point -- when my wife drives, the car shifts very smoothly. But because of our different habits with the gas pedal, when I am in stop-go traffic, often we get jerky acceleration as I'm on/off the pedals a lot, as if the car is dropping the clutch rather hard. It also has a dull THUD when that occurs. Sort of what the Ford document describes actually.
In general though, the Golf DSG shifts a LOT smoother than the 2012 Focus that I drove for a week as a rental. It performs better in idle-speed, stop/go traffic too.
That's why I bought a manual, although it still clicks when I upshift 1-2 and 2-3, unless I rev-match EXACTLY. Which is sort of annoying considering I never had to do that with other cars.