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michaeldg7, as with most car feature, this is purely a matter of personal preference. As a lifelong manual enthusiast, I am biased toward the 6-spd manual, but you may like the feel of the DSG better. Only you can decide that. I recommend test driving both options at least twice, and then make your decision.Report it
QUESTION FOR FXGOLF -- DSG or MANUAL?: I wanted your opinion on whether to go for a 6-speed manual or the DSG. I test drove the manual TDI, and found it too easy to pop the clutch from 1st gear. Every car I've had has been a stick/manual, but this was different, and seemed to have a long clutch take-up too. Have you experienced this in your 2012 model? Also, do you think the DSG is reliable, and would you recommend it? I've heard it's costs a lot to fix and replace, and wonder how it would hold up after 100,000 miles. You seem to know a lot about cars, so I thought I'd seek your opinion and recommendation on this.Report it
To michaeldg7 Go witht the dsg. Just bought a 2012 golf tdi 4 door. Only have 750 miles on it but it knows exactly what gear to be in at all times. It can feel a little "jumpy" in 1st gear in a parking lot but it feels like a manual would. When you brake, it auto downshifts. Upshifts are smooth and quick. Love this car. 1st vw and hoping for the best. So far I am thoroughly impressed.Report it
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