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Old 06-05-2011, 09:23 PM   #14
CoasterDan
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Originally Posted by Joeywhat View Post
If you drive it like an auto, it'll be jerky and you'll get shuttering. It's as simple as that. Was in a friend's Volkswagen today and it felt almost exactly like mine. If you drive it more like a manual, it's just as smooth as any traditional automatic.
I'm not sure what you mean by that. If I'm going very slowly in first gear, as when I'm in heavy traffic, I'll get some shuddering, which may be clutch chatter. There's only one way to drive the car under those conditions, with little or no throttle.

The only time the trans. is jerky is on the 1-2 and the 2-3 shift and only when the trans. is cold. Maybe that could be avoided by shifting manually in the sport mode. I'll have to see.
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