Hi Guys to make this simple : 2012 Golf 2.5 5MT 2,600 miles.
From the first time I pulled in my driveway with my car (after an hours drive home from the dealer) I noticed that when the clutch was let out in neutral the trans made a "marbles in a can" rattling sound. And then a similar whooshing noise in reverse, 1st, and second gear at low speeds.
Took the car to my dealer where the tech said it was normal bearing play in the trans causing noise.
(my past car was a 98 jetta 5 speed that I drove for 100k miles) - Never made a noise like this.
So I'm taking the car in soon for my courtesy check ( within the first 3 months of ownership) and I'm nervous about how to approach this. I can post a video if need be. I am pretty positive the noise is not normal as it gets louder as the car has driven and is warmed up. It is most audible by the driver side wheel with the clutch let out and in neutral. Push the clutch in and all is quiet.