2008 Volkswagen Jetta TSI 2.0 turbo petrol
Sporty but elegant
DSG seems to not find the gear properly at times. For example if you are taking off while its in second, sometimes when it goes to third there is a big kick before it gets to the next gear. Not sure if DSG is confused if it needs to go up or down a gear?
The car is relatively quick but I think there should be some performance options available. There are chip upgrades that can increase your car from 147kw to around 190kw to complete with Subaru Liberty turbos etc.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 22nd April, 2008
21st Jun 2012, 10:19
I have experienced intermittent transmission "flaring" I think it is called, (engine RPM increase between gears under acceleration) in several Allison electronic light and medium truck transmissions that I wondered about. Both transmissions continued a life of extreme use, without problems. I usually just backed out of the throttle, and transmission stopped fooling around and went into gear.
This usually happened under moderate acceleration. I wonder if engine sensors were showing information that did not jive, or if the transmission was on the edge of wide open throttle settings.
Perhaps transmission was just saying "ouch, take it easy on me".