Chief Wiggum wrote:Tried an Outback I think with CVT once - hated it. That said, DSG is not a whole lot better
On the contrary!
I hate automatics with a passion, but circumstances outside my control require that we have one .
CVTs are the work of the devil. Worse than a normal auto. We're agree there.
The DSG in our VW Caddy is the best auto I've driven. It's not a manual, but it behaves kind of like how a manual would.
Most of all, when the DSG is in gear, it's in gear. No slush, no slip, none of the unpleasant disconnectedness of a conventional auto. I'm not sure why, but I find it really disconcerting when engine speed and road speed aren't directly proportional.
If I have to have auto boxes, please make them DSGs. The best of a bad lot.
Blybo, have you driven the TDi Passat yet? It's going to be a massive change from the H6 Sube. A massive change for the better, in my books, but YMMV. I was never fond of my father-in-law's Liberty R. OMGWTF power once you got some revs up it, but quite feeble at lazy schlepping revs. Quite the opposite of the Peugeot 2.0 HDi we had at the same time, which could snap your neck from idle (although it ran out of puff if you tried to rev it out... not that I ever needed to with so much torque on tap down low). Or course, the FiL's car was auto - that engine would be much better suited to a manual.
 She gave in and agreed to a manual in the last car. That wasn't going to happen this time... even if there was a manual available on the wheelchair-modified version we need