Another Use for S Mode - 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI Long-Term Road Test

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edited January 2015 in Volkswagen
imageAnother Use for S Mode - 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI Long-Term Road Test

We're often sitting in bumper-to-bumper L.A. traffic in our 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI. We found a transmission mode that actually makes the situation a little easier, and it's not what you think.

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  • cjasiscjasis Member Posts: 274
    Or... or... just buy a proper, three pedal manual and call it a day.
  • fordson1fordson1 Unconfirmed Posts: 1,512
    Two hours in traffic...Jesus, does that suck out loud. Not me. Not ever.
  • allthingshondaallthingshonda Member Posts: 878
    And this is why Honda uses a torque converter for their new DSG in the Acura TLX.
  • random_shotsrandom_shots Member Posts: 14
    cjasis said:

    Or... or... just buy a proper, three pedal manual and call it a day.

    Not sure about the Mk7 but the Mk6 MT was not great in bumper to bumper traffic. Clutch modulation was fine but throttle calibration was poor. It makes crawling in bumper to bumper traffic a jerky experience.
  • misterfusionmisterfusion Member Posts: 471
    Supposedly one trick for using dual-clutch units in stop & go traffic is to shift into neutral during the stop, then back into D. No help in slow & go situations, but at least it's something.
  • carcorecarcore Member Posts: 3
    I thought it was just me. I really like this car but the DSG is a show stopper for me. In normal mode the car is unresponsive and under powered. It should be named economy mode. In sport mode the car is always one gear too low and you are begging it to shift. It should be named sport + or track mode. They really have to rework their shifting algorithms or develop a few modes in between. I am wondering if the Golf R has the same issue?
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