Disclaimer: I have been doing a bunch of searches on the 1.8t, New Beetle and transmission forum.
On to the question.
I just picked up a 2000 New Beetle 1.8t with the 4 speed auto. First off, it's a great car, except for this nasty hesitation I get when I want to accelerate quickly. At first, I thought it was a tranny problem because it feels like the tranny kicks down all the way to 1st. However, I've been doing searches on the 'tex and I'm coming up with possibilities like the n75 valve or DV is malfunctioning, or the MAF needs to be cleaned/replaced, or I need a throttle body alignment.
So, I'm looking for opinions and advice on what is happening. I'm very new to the watercooled world, so go easy. Oh, and no auto flames, please. I'm here for help, not ridicule.
Thanks in advance.