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    Thread: If you had a choice, DSG or 6MT?

    1. Member jspirate's Avatar
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      02-25-2012 09:30 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by drew80a View Post

      Ummmm, the info is out there.

      To sum it up, there is less doubt with the older technology.

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      02-26-2012 11:50 AM #27
      Get the 6 speed manual. The DSG is far more likely to have expensive problems to fix, and the manual is more fun to drive.

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      02-26-2012 12:11 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by PLAccBo View Post
      With my r-line i got the DSG. My other car, a BMW e36 3-series, is stick, so I can still get my race car driver fix when I feel like it. I feel it really depends on which way you plan to go with your CC. Im going more of a cruiser with my CC rather than sporty. But in traffic DSG is great, but when I feel like being sporty the manual shifting part is fun, but its not the same.

      I agree with this statement. depending of what you want the heart of your CC to be, that will help make a choice. I have a MKIV R32, so i'm looking at CC's with DSG so i can have the best of both worlds. good luck

    4. 02-26-2012 08:49 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by CCLarry View Post
      If what you are saying is true, the depreciation calculated on a lease would be more for a manual vs DSG. I don't think it is.

      Again, there are less buyers who want manuals in Florida, but as a result, there are less manuals in the FL used car market, so supply equals demand to keep the depreciation rate the same as DSG. Depreciation should not enter your calculation on whether to go manual.


      There are way more important reasons to consider:

      Contrary to EPA testing facility, you will get BETTER MPG with a DSG (manuals are driven more aggressively and are revved higher).

      VW's (including the CC) have very light clutches, so manual driving in traffic is not as big a deal as other cars.

      Replacing a clutch after 150K miles is cheaper than replacing a DSG

      etc, etc.
      The depreciation on a manual vs Auto is only 1%. Very minimal difference.

      DSG is an expensive repair waiting to happen. Having to shell out hundreds of dollars to the dealer for the 40K service is a joke. Gas mileage is almost ALWAYS better in a manual. Did I mention the fun factor of a manual??

      Its all up to the OP though, whatever floats his boat.
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      02-26-2012 09:44 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by JLJetta View Post
      I am glad my CC has an steptronic automatic, over a DSG.

      I would have preferred a 6MT but it is not available with the VR6.
      How did you get a BMW transmission in your VR6?
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      02-27-2012 12:31 AM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by BsickPassat View Post
      How did you get a BMW transmission in your VR6?
      I imagine he meant to say "Tiptronic".

      Quite frankly, I am glad my CC has the Tiptronic as well. I wish my Eos did.
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      02-27-2012 07:12 AM #32
      This is my first automatic/dsg and I really regret getting it. I let my wife win for once, now I'm paying for it. I despise not having a manual car.
      I won't be making this mistake again.

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      02-27-2012 09:49 AM #33
      I have the DSG, but I miss my 6MT so much.

      The DSG is decent, but it does not give you the same control as having the 3rd pedal.
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      02-27-2012 11:41 AM #34
      MT all the way...didn't like how the DSG drove.
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      02-27-2012 12:58 PM #35
      For me, traffic conditions dictate manual or auto. Since I live in a medium sized city with easy access to a lot of open road, its a manual all the way even at my young 64 years. Have friends with DSG GTIs and Jettas. Did not enjoy the experience of driving them and certainly wouldn't enjoy the experience of dealer only maintenance. besides, almost every one of them has been through some sort of wringer with VW, their dealer or service rep with a crazy amount of tranny issues....no thanks.

      I never buy any car with resale in mind, only how much I will enjoy the ownership experience. Hell if I did that the only VW of the 25 I've owned that actually paid off owning was my 04 R32.
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      02-27-2012 07:37 PM #36
      Everyone keeps talking about "Traffic" or "No Traffic" ... I don't get the argument. When I drive my MT I change gears like breathing. Its natural. Traffic or no Traffic. I don't even realize I am driving a MT.
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      02-27-2012 07:49 PM #37
      I couldn't agree with you more. After a while it's like second nature.

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      02-27-2012 09:11 PM #38
      driving around NYC in rush hour.... sometimes I do wish I didn't have a manual...the worst is stop and go traffic uphill...
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      02-27-2012 09:29 PM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by BsickPassat View Post
      driving around NYC in rush hour.... sometimes I do wish I didn't have a manual...the worst is stop and go traffic uphill...
      If you have update stops, use the autohold, PERFECT application for it.
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