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    Thread: OFFICIAL VORTEX POLL - DSG OR MANUAL TRANSMISSION IN U.S. R32

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      02-23-2006 12:08 AM #1
      Right now it sounds like VW is planning on bringing over only one transmission choice for the U.S. market. Please vote below which transmission you would prefer to see offered here in the U.S. and we'll pass along the info to VWoA.

      <sidenote>
      The question has come up numerous times as to why VWoA doesn't offer both. The simple answer is that they would have to certify two transmissions for the U.S. market. This isn't cheap by a long shot and that cost would have to be spread over just 5,000 cars. Why 5,000 cars? That's all VW will be able to get over here before the factory moves to convert production over to the new facelifted Golf in 2008.

      So you only have the choice of one transmission or the other.
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      02-23-2006 12:10 AM #2
      yeah baby im the first to vote
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      02-23-2006 11:04 AM #3
      i want DSG this time around.

      Kinda pissed about them contemplating only 5,000 units. Did we not sell them all last time?, I really hope this doesn't create a feeding frenzy and jacked up prices. Especially for round 2 where everybody seems to have a clue about what an .:R is.

      Can we please get a 5 door. Please please!!




      Modified by Good1Spd at 11:06 AM 2-23-2006


    4. 02-23-2006 11:22 AM #4
      I tought we were getting an R36 have they changed their mind on that too?

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      02-23-2006 11:28 AM #5
      I would not buy a DSG car. Not because its a bad transmission, but because of the torque limitatons.
      Yeah, yeah, we get it. No, really, we do. We're all really impressed.

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      02-23-2006 12:13 PM #6
      Quote, originally posted by 02GOLFGTI1.8T »
      I tought we were getting an R36 have they changed their mind on that too?

      Yup. Gearbox/engine combo won't fit with the 3.6L. See the forum sticky.

      As for the transmission... GOTTA be DSG. This is a halo/tech/performance showcase car. It would be crazy not to bring the DSG.

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      02-23-2006 12:51 PM #7
      Quote, originally posted by Mr Johann Vegas »
      I would not buy a DSG car. Not because its a bad transmission, but because of the torque limitatons.

      Yeah, but it's still boring compared to the manual. Try it.


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      02-23-2006 12:57 PM #8
      I own an R32 and test-drove a DSG GTI a couple of weeks ago. It's a great transmission, but it has limitations. I would prefer a 6-speed manual transmission.

    9. 02-23-2006 01:09 PM #9
      I'd prefer to row my own oar thankyou.

    10. 02-23-2006 02:26 PM #10
      I have driven a TT 3.2 with DSG, and while it is very impressive technology, for the way I use my R32 the enjoyment of manual clutching and shifting out weighs the cool factor and convenience of DSG.

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      02-23-2006 02:29 PM #11
      Clutch pedal please....

    12. 02-23-2006 02:42 PM #12
      I recently drove the DSG-equipped GTI. The DSG transforms what would otherwise be a very good performance car into an outstanding performance car. In a nutshell, I 'll buy the MKV R3X if it has DSG, but will take a pass if it doesn't.

      I can see offering both transmissions, but in my mind it would be a mistake for Volkswagen to omit the best example of its leading-edge technology from its leading-edge performance car.


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      02-23-2006 04:56 PM #13
      DSG would be my choice for several reasons:
      1) If it's good enough for the Veyron...
      2) Most of my driving is in Seattle traffic, clutch is getting old...
      3) Pinnacle technology
      4) Faster 0 to 60 time

      Would like to see some non traditional color options. Anyone seen the color on the Lambo Gallardo SE? Like the House of Kolor's tangelo!

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      P.S. VW I will buy the new .:R3x in what ever guise you bring it over in. But please bring more than 5K copies over so that dealers don't get dollor dumb at the negotiation table...try like 15K cars over here. And thank you for making this car!

      Best performance mod is an instructor in the right seat...

    14. 02-23-2006 05:37 PM #14
      SIX-SPEED PLEASE!! Five doors would also be a plus.

    15. 02-23-2006 05:41 PM #15
      edit: double post


      Modified by ScottyRice at 11:18 PM 2-23-2006

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      02-23-2006 07:18 PM #16
      VWoA, we need more than 5000 of these, and a 6-speed gearbox is a must for your showcase performance vehicle!!

    17. 02-23-2006 07:55 PM #17
      I would not buy a DSG R32 for one reason....

      I LIKE TO DRIVE CARS, INSTEAD OF JUST POINTING AND STEERING THEM!!!!!

      DSG ONLY?

      6 Speed


    18. 02-23-2006 10:44 PM #18
      DSG, 5 door, on sale September 1, 2006. Please.

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      02-23-2006 11:38 PM #19
      My preference is 6 sp. manual, leather, 5 doors, and Reflex Silver. Just like the one in the Vortex gallery. The only thing that would make this combination better would be March 1, 2006 availability.



    20. 02-24-2006 12:52 AM #20
      Oh, and toss in some foglights as well. What's up with that?

    21. 02-24-2006 01:47 AM #21
      Manual, please. And while they're at it, bring it to Canada!!! I will put a deposit on one IMMEDIATELY it's announced that it's going to be available here.


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      02-24-2006 10:15 AM #22
      I've already bought one 6-speed R32, and I'd buy another.

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      02-24-2006 11:30 AM #23
      ...and please offer the 5 door.

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      02-24-2006 06:31 PM #24

      If they have to they should make the DSG an option- but if they are only going to bring one- bring the manual

      And also if they bring this car to the USA- they should bring it to Canada as well!

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/zer...95851

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      02-25-2006 03:37 AM #25
      i'd go with DSG
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      02-25-2006 04:50 PM #26
      Voted manual as well. Nothing against the DSG, but since VW adds all the options to the R cars, thus inflating the price, anything done to help on the price side is good.

    27. 02-25-2006 05:25 PM #27
      Quote, originally posted by WasteOfSpace »
      I've already bought one 6-speed R32, and I'd buy another.
      +1

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      02-26-2006 12:14 AM #28
      if it comes with a manual, it will most certainly be a purchase,
      should it come with the dsg im probably going to look elsewhere!

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    29. 02-26-2006 03:17 AM #29
      Does this mean we will be getting the MKV R32 over here and not an R36 in the sticky at the top of the forum it was still unclear to me. From my understanding VW was still doing research (for lack of better words) on transmission fitment issues. anybody wanna clear this up for me?

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      02-26-2006 04:57 AM #30
      This poll is flawed because it does not have the "* I would be fine either way" option.

      More importantly, 1/2 of potential buyers or so will have to say "no, thank you" unless a 5-door version will be available. At least, that's what I think. Just look at all the interest in the upcoming 5-door GTI, and the often-voiced interest for a 2.0TFSI quattro A3, if it where available, here.


      Modified by feels_road at 2:11 AM 2-26-2006

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    31. 02-26-2006 11:04 AM #31
      I love my 6 spd manual, but why not offer both trannies? P.S. And don't forget the spare this time!!!!

    32. 02-26-2006 01:13 PM #32
      Quote, originally posted by feels_road »
      This poll is flawed because it does not have the "* I would be fine either way" option.

      More importantly, 1/2 of potential buyers or so will have to say "no, thank you" unless a 5-door version will be available. At least, that's what I think. Just look at all the interest in the upcoming 5-door GTI, and the often-voiced interest for a 2.0TFSI quattro A3, if it where available, here.


      Modified by feels_road at 2:11 AM 2-26-2006

      Nah that's what you think, if you want the 5 door there is A3 with 3.2 available


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      02-26-2006 02:31 PM #33
      6SP MANUAL ONLY!
      Quote Originally Posted by Senor Pelligro
      It's a car for a fashion forward, style conscious guy that's always looking for the season's hottest accessory. A guy that watches Project Runway, reads TMZ, and drinks Cosmos.

      It's simply fabulous, sweetie.

    34. 02-26-2006 06:51 PM #34
      dsg can't take high torque (yet). what will we do about FI if only dsg cars come over? is dsg the reason why VW is not developing the 3.6l engine for the R?

      6-speed manual, please!!!


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      02-27-2006 03:18 AM #35
      Quote, originally posted by BlackMagicPearlR32 »
      Nah that's what you think, if you want the 5 door there is A3 with 3.2 available

      No, I firmly believe the conventional (non-FSI) 3.2 is a step back, and in comparison, the 3.2 A3 is a bit of a nose-heavy, gas-guzzling lazymobile that just doesn't do anything for me. The price is way up there, and I'd always think what if I had bought the Legacy GT, 3.6 Passat, or A4 with the real TorSen deal, instead. If the A3 is to remain the only 5-door AWD hatchback offering, I will either forgo the hatchback idea and go sedan (how sad that if it came to that!), go wagon (although not needed), and/or go non-Audi/VW.

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