Driving with DSG

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Re: Driving with DSG

Postby jont- » Tue May 30, 2023 7:40 pm

Horse wrote:LOL @ JonT :D

It wasn't entirely in jest, it was one of the reasons I bought my first auto. And then you can transfer the skill to LFB in a manual... :D

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Re: Driving with DSG

Postby akirk » Tue May 30, 2023 7:58 pm

we have a seat ateca auto (2.0 petrol) - it is a lot of fun…
auto is very good, but equally on country lanes the paddles work well

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Re: Driving with DSG

Postby GTR1400MAN » Tue May 30, 2023 8:19 pm

jont- wrote:
Horse wrote:LOL @ JonT :D

It wasn't entirely in jest, it was one of the reasons I bought my first auto. And then you can transfer the skill to LFB in a manual... :D

Need to watch out as many modern autos will go into limp mode at any hint of throttle and brake. I know from karting you WILL end up pressing both pedals a once. :D
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Re: Driving with DSG

Postby Horse » Wed May 31, 2023 7:32 am

Not just autos. Young guy in the office had IIRC an older Polo. Faulty brake light switch caused all sorts of random grief.
Your 'standard' is how you drive alone, not how you drive during a test.

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Re: Driving with DSG

Postby Horse » Sat Jun 24, 2023 8:23 pm

akirk wrote:we have a seat ateca auto (2.0 petrol) - it is a lot of fun…
auto is very good, but equally on country lanes the paddles work well


Now there's a thing: no paddles.

If you want to control the gears manually, it's + / - on the shift lever (after shoving it sideways first.
Your 'standard' is how you drive alone, not how you drive during a test.

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Re: Driving with DSG

Postby Horse » Sat Jun 24, 2023 8:24 pm

GTR1400MAN wrote:Remember HOW you use the accelerator pedal is as important as how much you press it. YOU really control the gearbox with your right foot. ... but sensitive use of the throttle will affect when it changes up/down. It takes a while to develop that touch, but once you do you won't want to go back to a manual.


It's Filly's car.

I was trying to explain this earlier today. :headbang:
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Re: Driving with DSG

Postby GTR1400MAN » Sun Jun 25, 2023 8:15 am

Horse wrote:It's Filly's car.

I was trying to explain this earlier today. :headbang:

I admitted defeat after one lesson with my daughter when she was learning to drive. Teaching family members is hard. I handed over in-between lessons practise to my father in law. She is much more accepting of my advice these days.
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Re: Driving with DSG

Postby Horse » Sun Jun 25, 2023 8:25 am

GTR1400MAN wrote:
Horse wrote:It's Filly's car.

I was trying to explain this earlier today. :headbang:

I admitted defeat after one lesson with my daughter when she was learning to drive. Teaching family members is hard


I knew that the route we were travelling yesterday had some 'interesting' features, so tried to explain that setting the car up earlier would be smoother.

First, 60 limit. Road narrows downhill to single lane on a bend, over a bridge, into a tight 120° left bend - up a steep hill.

Gearchange half way around.

Chat ...

Second: steep uphill into a tight S. Think Cadwell Gooseneck in reverse.

Gearchange half way around.

Give up.


Foal had an 'L' instructor, I took him out on a couple of linger cross-country drives (after he'd watched Driving for Tomorrow DVD).
Your 'standard' is how you drive alone, not how you drive during a test.

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Re: Driving with DSG

Postby GTR1400MAN » Sun Jun 25, 2023 8:39 am

Horse wrote:I knew that the route we were travelling yesterday had some 'interesting' features, so tried to explain that setting the car up earlier would be smoother.

First, 60 limit. Road narrows downhill to single lane on a bend, over a bridge, into a tight 120° left bend - up a steep hill.

Gearchange half way around.

Chat ...

Second: steep uphill into a tight S. Think Cadwell Gooseneck in reverse.

Gearchange half way around.

Give up.

Is this in manual or auto mode?

If auto I've never worried about mid-corner gear changes, as with DCT you never lose drive. If I'm having fun in the twisties/nationals then selecting manual so you can use the revs is the way to go.
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Re: Driving with DSG

Postby Horse » Sun Jun 25, 2023 11:01 am

GTR1400MAN wrote:
Horse wrote:I knew that the route we were travelling yesterday had some 'interesting' features, so tried to explain that setting the car up earlier would be smoother.

First, 60 limit. Road narrows downhill to single lane on a bend, over a bridge, into a tight 120° left bend - up a steep hill.

Gearchange half way around.

Chat ...

Second: steep uphill into a tight S. Think Cadwell Gooseneck in reverse.

Gearchange half way around.

Give up.

Is this in manual or auto mode?

If auto I've never worried about mid-corner gear changes, as with DCT you never lose drive. If I'm having fun in the twisties/nationals then selecting manual so you can use the revs is the way to go.


In auto.

There's little chance if her ever using the manual option.

This might also have been an attempt to get her planning slightly earlier ;)
Your 'standard' is how you drive alone, not how you drive during a test.


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