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View Poll Results: which transmission?
DSG 191 38.20%
6 speed 261 52.20%
obligatory 3rd option - its your car pick 48 9.60%
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Old 12-22-2012, 02:09 AM   #295
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I have had 6mt and dsg on 2 mk6's and they both have there pros and cons. I have dsg now and definatly love it...perfict shifts!
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Old 12-22-2012, 02:13 AM   #296
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Old 12-22-2012, 11:32 AM   #297
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I enjoy driving my car, therefore my DD will always be a manual.
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Old 12-22-2012, 03:29 PM   #298
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Yeah. My perfect scenario would be a manual nice weather car (Boxster, Cayman, etc) and an automatic truck (F150, Ram) for bad weather or beater duty. That way if you're feeling lazy you have the auto, but if you want to burn up some back roads you have the manual.

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No doubt. Your only car being manual is not for the faint of heart. I just knew that if automatic was my only option tht id really miss rowing gears... Ive been thinking though that the next car in 5 yrs or whatever will be auto and more comfort oriented like an x3, c class or 3 series with a slushbox

Kind of over it half the time and want a nice plush, german bank vault to drive around
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Old 12-22-2012, 03:51 PM   #299
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I actually had a manual for a year and then dsg for a year, so my opinion is based on experience (it's still just my opinion though). I liked the manual much better but neither one is perfect. If you want advice mine is to drive them both as much as you can before you buy. Not just a ten minute test drive that's mostly on the freeway.

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Old 12-22-2012, 04:14 PM   #300
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Devout manual fan here. My only gripe with my manual is losing boost in between gear shifts when driving at 100%. I can understand why the DSG is slightly quicker because it maintains boost. I suspect that is the downside to connecting any boosted car to a manual tranny. I still spin the tires between shifts, but turbo lag is more of an issue with the MT.
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Old 12-22-2012, 04:35 PM   #301
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After 20 years of driving a manual, I bought my 2013 GTI with the DSG. The fact that the GTI has the DSG was one of the big deciding factors in the purchase. My significant other can't drive a manual, and if I was going to compromise on an automatic it needed to have a good sporting character for my spirited driving. So far the manual mode has kept me very happy and for daily slogging about automatic mode is fine. I will probably go Stage 1 at some point and then may look at having the DSG flashed, more for improving automatic mode than any other reason.
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