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.
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.