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Old 01-30-2013, 04:48 PM   #42
lyonsroar
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Originally Posted by LouBomb View Post
On whirlpool.net they stated that there was an update to the software because it was faulty. The recall was a separate issue..

You have become a fanboy of VW because you own one. But keep in mind I also owned one and had nothing but issues with it. I am glad you are not having issues at the moment. I would hate to buy a vehicle and realize there are issues... But DSG has been proven to withstand a lot of power true.. And it is fast at shifting true.. But it's not all bells and whistles.. How does DSG react in winter? In stock form can you redline truly redline without it shifting for u? And how much abuse can it take?

And I still stand by my post of just because a computer can replace a motor skill don't mean I have to conform to it... Especially in a what feels like a sports car environment


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First off, you of all people should know I'm no fanboy. I realize a good product when I see it, not the brand.

I know nothing of any software issues...maybe that was on early cars. The only thing I know of is the recall for the bushing that required mechatronic replacement. That was a select VIN range. VW handled it smoothly in my opinion. I have a copy of the recall saved to my computer should I ever need it.

I have had no issues in winter, in fact, it seems to actually handle the cold better than the other conventional autos that I've had. Still shifts crisply and smoothly even down below zero. My old conventional autos would get sloppy at that temp until they warmed up. My manual MazdaSpeed was the worst cold weather car I've ever had. That transmission hated the cold. The only issue I've ever had (if you could call it that) with the DSG in my car are a slight jerkiness during slow parking lot maneuvers in manual mode when warmed up. That's sort of an inherent issue with direct shift transmissions...but it also occurs in manuals...

It will let you redline. I've had my car to redline once now in manual mode. It didn't shift for me. It WILL shift before you wreck the engine though...

Abuse? I have no idea. It is much stronger than the conventional manual though, I do know that. It can handle like double the power of the conventional manual. As I said, there have only been a handful of threads I've personally seen (2-3) where the transmission required full replacement.
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