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Yes, Automatics are faster 6 9.38%
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Old 15th July 2008, 19:29   #31
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^^There is no button nitrous... use the paddle shifters when you want. If you don't use them, it shifts automatically.
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@headers: With DSG, its basically an automatic GB with manual paddle shifters. You can choose between automatic and manual modes by a button.
The Automatic is presumably for city driving when you dont want to bother about shifting.
And when you switch to manual mode, the gear selection is completely upto you.
So,its the best of both worlds.
Are you sure there is a button?
I think you just shift the stick to the right and it gets in manual mode, no?

I am Not to good in auto and DSG, as All my cars are M/T.


Something like this right?

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^^There is no button nitrous... use the paddle shifters when you want. If you don't use them, it shifts automatically.
nope. in the audi a6 with multitronic you have to move the gear selector to the right. same as in the case of the passat and civic though the civic isnt a dsg.
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nope. in the audi a6 with multitronic you have to move the gear selector to the right. same as in the case of the passat and civic though the civic isnt a dsg.
And so I believe is in our cheapest DSG available in India. Skoda Laura. And you have gone straight to A6, what about A4?

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nope. in the audi a6 with multitronic you have to move the gear selector to the right. same as in the case of the passat and civic though the civic isnt a dsg.
I drove the Passat and it was shifting with the paddles without moving the shifter to the +/- side. Not sure about the Audis. I distinctly remember all I did was to change to sports mode. Otherwise it was very sluggish.
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And so I believe is in our cheapest DSG available in India. Skoda Laura. And you have gone straight to A6, what about A4?
dame with a4. same with all multitronics.
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@headers: With DSG, its basically an automatic GB with manual paddle shifters. You can choose between automatic and manual modes by a button.
The Automatic is presumably for city driving when you dont want to bother about shifting.
And when you switch to manual mode, the gear selection is completely upto you.
So,its the best of both worlds.
yeah, but the auto mode is much much faster than the manual mode. Guess you are confusing yourself between normal autos, manual and the DSG. you can accelarate and press the paddle shift in a DSG!

There are three modes, auto, sports mode both of which are auto shifts and the manual mode.

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^^There is no button nitrous... use the paddle shifters when you want. If you don't use them, it shifts automatically.
i guess he is referring to the sports mode switch!

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I drove the Passat and it was shifting with the paddles without moving the shifter to the +/- side. Not sure about the Audis. I distinctly remember all I did was to change to sports mode. Otherwise it was very sluggish.
The sports mode holds the rpm until say 6000 or so [depends on the car] and then upshifts. IN the normal mode, it upshifts at say 4000 odd rpm. Also depends on how hard one stomps on the accelarator.

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dame with a4. same with all multitronics.

Yeah, The A4 quattro is my current hot favorite. If i'm lucky, i may get the 3.2 FSI petrol, else the diesel should do!
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Yeah, The A4 quattro is my current hot favorite. If i'm lucky, i may get the 3.2 FSI petrol, else the diesel should do!
the new a4 is brilliant. already seen a few on the roads. they look scary. get the 3.2. its a gem of an engine.
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yeah, but the auto mode is much much faster than the manual mode.

are you sure?
But you only feel the high RPM in the manual don't you. Or that doesn't make a difference?
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@ CR-V, I am positive. A close friend bought a new Civic 1.8. Have tested all modes in it to tell you that the sports mode is great for accelaration, infact the fastest of all modes, as all one has to do is stomp in the accelarator and hold the steering.

The paddle shift is boring in city traffic. The only advantage one has in paddle shift is that we could press the shifter without taking our foot off the accelarator.
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And if we leave paddle shifters and see DSG then? And that on a clear straight patch of road.
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I distinctly remember all I did was to change to sports mode. Otherwise it was very sluggish.
You may have felt the sluggishness due to the Passat's turbolag. Its pretty stubborn below 1900 rpms.

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And if we leave paddle shifters and see DSG then? And that on a clear straight patch of road.
I have driven the Passat & Laura quite a few times, and can tell you that its best to let the DSG do all the work. I just couldn't get the hang of manually choosing the gear in the DSG.
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I had driven laura but really easy.

It was Audi A4 I drove properly and found the manual DSG better. Not that I was timing it.

So is there anyone who may have properly test any DSG/multitronic for specific this reason, with proper timings?

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Oh sorry you don't call it DSG. Its multitronic I guess.

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Its manual for me here in India and if I'm in Western Europe or the US I'll love the automatic transmission.
Oh yes, if its a long highway (good road) drive for me in India, its again preference for the automatic transmission.
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well..i would prefer the automatics here in India for the crazy traffic and love the manual where i could revel in the power in Europe or US roads
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