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View Poll Results: which transmission?
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6 speed 261 52.20%
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Old 01-30-2010, 12:16 AM   #15
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I wouldn't say that those that prefer manuals are DSG "haters", just that we prefer the manual and a clutch...
you're not a hater, but some others are; despite things like what joema posted regarding F1 cars and many many "dream cars" are non-manual tranny, people still gotta equate masculinity with a clutch pedal... whatever, i'm just tired of it already...
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Old 01-30-2010, 12:56 AM   #16
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StreetSPeed: DSG <> Auto, stop calling it that.

all DSG-haters: i'm 41 and don't want to bother with stick. i'm a DSG lovin' pansy and can paddle shift like there's no tomorrow, put that in your pipe and smoke it...

that being said - subacpw: it's whatever you prefer...
Agree. Don't let anyone talk you into getting the manual because you're 'not a man' or a 'pussy' if you don't. Clearly a childish/self-conscious reason to go for the manual.

I'd say get it if you really need to have that sporting feeling of being connected to your driving experience at ALL TIMES. I guess I am not enough of a driving enthusiast to need that, so I went DSG. It's fun to shift when you are taking your GTI through curves in the hills, but when commuting to work every day in bumper to bumper traffic, I'll take the DSG, thanks.

The manual vs. automatic debate is only slightly different with the GTI (and other VWs/Audis/Porsches) because the dual clutch is such a remarkable transmission. But as others have pointed out, the DSG still won't give you pedal shifting. In the end, you know what best suits your driving needs, not us.
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Old 01-30-2010, 01:01 AM   #17
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ever since i bought my first car, i've had manual.... occasionally, i would get tired of shifting, however, i would never trade in my car for an automatic.....it's so much more fun (i bet if i had bought a DSG i would be bored with it already, and i've only had my GTI for like 3 weeks) i've driven my friend's DSG GTI and i would never trade my 6MT for it
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Old 01-30-2010, 01:29 AM   #18
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i traded my 07 DSG in after only a month of ownership because i died inside without a stick
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Old 01-30-2010, 01:59 AM   #19
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you're not a hater, but some others are; despite things like what joema posted regarding F1 cars and many many "dream cars" are non-manual tranny, people still gotta equate masculinity with a clutch pedal... whatever, i'm just tired of it already...
really?

Manual is simply more traditional, and purely a preference thing. DSG is excellent, and if I wanted an auto I'd take that way over a traditional auto. No need to get defensive about it
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Old 01-30-2010, 02:33 AM   #20
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deff go with the 6-sp. it obviously makes it more sporty adn makes your feel more connected to the car. when you drive stick with a car your not just feeling the car more, your gaining a skill that ppl with autos or DSG (same freakin thing) dont have. anyone can jump into a car with dsg/auto and press the acceleration pedal. driving stick makes you a better driver and more aware too. i dont think anyone can argue with that. but i can understand getting an auto/dsg if your 50+ years of age
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Old 01-30-2010, 05:10 AM   #21
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I'm not about to re-open the debate of the DSG <> Auto bull crap. If the damn car shifts for you, it's an automatic, I don't care how many clutch packs or computers are running the thing, it's still doing it automatically and therefor is an automatic.
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Old 01-30-2010, 05:20 AM   #22
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Im sure this has been discussed before, but thats not gonna stop me.

Im about to trade in my 2004 WRX (with 104,000 miles) for a 2010 GTI

The wrx is manual, the GTI I have a deposit on is DSG along with autobahn, dynaudio, xenon, well pretty much everything but navi. since i dont want to wait 3-4 months to order it and a garmin is just as good if not better.

My question would be am I going to regret getting the DSG. i test drove both the 6 spd is smooth as butta great shifting but i dont like how light the clutch feels its just feels too soft, but im sure that would help in traffic.

im so torn on weather i want to stick with getting the DSG or get a manual. the quick shifting of the DSG, the ability for my GF to drive it (not that i cant teach her to drive a manual) the ease of not having a clutch in ATL (or any) traffic.

took me 6 months to pick a replacement for the WRX now im stuck on which transmission.
GO BACK TO THE DEALER AND KEEP DRIVE BOTH UNTILL YOU DECIDE, I DROVE MANUAL FOR 16 YERS IN EUROPE, WHEN I MOVED HERE,I GOT THE DSG ON MY 07 GTI, AND NOW ON MY 2010 GTI I LOVE AND I WILL NOT CHANGE FOR A MANUAL, MAN OR PUSSY I DONT GIVE A FUCK WHAT MANUAL FAN THINK, I ACTUALLY BELIVE THEY JUST DIDNT WANT SPEND 1100 MORE FOR THE DSG! BUT THATS ONLY MY OPINION! WHATEVER YOU WILL CHOSE IM SURE YOU WILL LOVE THE CAR!!
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Old 01-30-2010, 05:45 AM   #23
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An auto -- DSG, whatever -- makes you less of a man? Really? Are you effing kidding me?

To the OP, get the DSG if you regularly deal with bumper-to-bumper traffic. This coming from a "man" who just took delivery of a GTI with a manual.
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Old 01-30-2010, 06:10 AM   #24
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I've driven manuals all my life and love them, but this car is shared with my wife who only drives auto. Normally I find autos boring, but the DSG is great and is the best of both worlds for us. Plus it has that great addictive exhaust pop which I never get tired of hearing.

Get which ever you prefer. The DSG's instant shifts are amazing and obviously has the benefit of being a regular auto when needed. Depends on your circumstances really.
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Old 01-30-2010, 06:13 AM   #25
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Depends on where u live...
DSG" is awesome...although, I got 6spd.
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Old 01-30-2010, 08:43 AM   #26
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Best advice so far: test drive both. Do it twice if you have to. Above every other option available on the car, DSG vs. MT impacts the driving experience the most. It was the last thing I waffled on too.

I went MT. It put more smiles on my face, which was the reason I chose a GTI over other cars in the first place. But, I don't have a heavy traffic commute wearing me down every day. It didn't hurt that my wife likes to drive a stick too.
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Old 01-30-2010, 09:01 AM   #27
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but i can understand getting an auto/dsg if your 50+ years of age
Hey, quit picking on us old guys, I am almost 60 and I prefer the manual

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It didn't hurt that my wife likes to drive a stick too
Mine used to, but she prefers not to (hasn't driven my GTI yet) good for me, the GTI is MY toy..
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Old 01-30-2010, 09:06 AM   #28
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Best advice so far: test drive both. Do it twice if you have to. Above every other option available on the car, DSG vs. MT impacts the driving experience the most. It was the last thing I waffled on too.

I went MT. It put more smiles on my face...
agreed - best advice is to test drive... OP: you already chose the wrong car once, don't do it again.

notice the pattern? people who love driving MT tend to not want something w/o a clutch pedal. must be like in Avatar, having a brain-connection-with-your-beast or something like that - and it must be hard to give that up. that's fine, stick with manual then. mocking those of us who never had that kind of thing with our cars is immature. if you just tell us how good it is, that's mature...
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