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<t>DSG or Manual</t>

  • <t>DSG due to engine choice (free)</t>

    Votes: 15 20.3%
  • <t>Manual</t>

    Votes: 6 8.1%
  • <t>DSG through personal choice (pay)</t>

    Votes: 49 66.2%
  • <t>Manual in a higher bhp if VW had offered it</t>

    Votes: 4 5.4%
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Who went for DSG & who went for the 6 speed manual.

Personally I'd prefer the 240 in manual :roll:
 

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I went DSG in the end after originally ordering a Manual.
 

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As above DSG and would never go back to manual
 

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Im loving the response of the DSG no manuals again for me
 

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DSG a must as far as I'm concerned great box, have had a number over the years including Golf R before the Tiguan.
 

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Manual gearboxes and high powered diesels don't make sense to me. DSG is well suited to a diesel engine, especially the more powerful engines.

Besides, I think there is probably a technical reason why the 240 won't be available in manual form due to a lack of sufficient clutch/flywheel and gearbox to cope with and have long term reliability with high torque. The regular 4cy TDIs are already bad enough/on the edge with clutches/flywheels.

On a sports car or high revving petrol engine a manual gearbox can be nice (but so can todays dual clutch gearboxes), but on a TDI auto is better and sensible option IMO.
 

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I test drove an S3 3 years ago & wasn't too impressed, ended up getting a Golf R manual but fear I may need to go DSG for my next car as manuals seem to be a thing of the past.

Driving automatic 7.5T Merc lorries & American hire cars has put me off auto's :roll:
 

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DSG for me through choice. Had the DSG 7 speed in my Golf GT as well. In fact my last 6 cars have all been automatic. Would never go back to a manual now.

Steve
 

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DSG for me. I had a Smart and kinda liked using it in semi-auto mode.
 

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DSG. My old cars are manual and that's part of the reason for having them but the Tig is the car to get around in comfortably and easily, as well as Mrs J having back issues, so no brainer for us.
 

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Had manual first time around have gone for DSG this time around (if I ever get it)
Having always driven a manual and had a loan car a nissan joke I enjoyed it, having a loan car this time around I would not go back to a manual.
 

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DSG!

Had a run of conventional auto BMW saloons, loved them! Especially driving in heavy traffic in the SE UK.

Changed jobs, now mostly very long motorway runs N - S UK. Thought I wouldn't need an auto, and would enjoy a performance manual for a change, good old days (TR 6) etc....
Then i got stuck in traffic M5 - M6, every trip, at Birmingham....
Then had a leg injury...
Now also had a back injury....

Changed to auto Tig! Delighted!
 

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Yep another one for DSG......last 4 cars have been auto, wouldn't go back to manual......and at the end of the day, if you wanna play you can use the paddles or stick ;) :lol:
 

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Have had 4 dsg Tiguans would not get a manual anymore.
 

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After significant research I have opted for DSG. However, I still have concerns which I'm hoping others on here can allay.

Are DSGs okay for precision control when manoeuvring as with a clutch when parking?

Do people forget how to drive a manual? (Feel a bit stupid asking this one).
 

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Ok, answer from a mk1 tig owner:

Precision control, absolutely. Brakes released you get the same sort of creep you get from a torque converter automatic. With no acceleration you have inch perfect manoeuvring.

Forget how to drive a manual, yer avin a larf.... Like the fabled riding a bike, you never forget (though you occasionally forget to dip the clutch as you come to a stop.) Though it does help to have a foot on each camp as it were. I've driven autos for nearly 15 years, but always had a manual to fall back on as t'other half motor.

Never regretted going for the DSG, and t'other half used mine the other day while hers was in for a service, and her comment was how little there was to do whilst driving it!
 

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I test drove a Renault Kadjar before I ordered the Tiguan. It just happened to be an automatic and I thought it was great. Then seen the Tiguan and test drove the manual as no dealers had any DSGs for test. I reckoned if Renault can manage a good automatic surely Volkswagens must be good too. 😂
 
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