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Offline RS ZWEI

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Whats more desirable a manual or DSG Mk5 R32?
« on: March 29, 2018, 12:56:14 pm »
Whats more desirable a manual or DSG Mk5 R32?
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Re: Whats more desirable a manual or DSG Mk5 R32?
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2018, 01:54:14 pm »
Desirability is very subjective.
I would imagine that in the club probably manual given all the purists.

Depends on how and where you intend on driving it as well.
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Re: Whats more desirable a manual or DSG Mk5 R32?
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2018, 02:29:16 pm »
I have seen so few MK5 R32s around. But that would by my choice. Currently 1 on TM.
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Re: Whats more desirable a manual or DSG Mk5 R32?
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2018, 05:12:50 pm »
that car has been all over nz.

wellington, christchurch, nelson, even a palmy dealer had it

still has it's recaros but along the way picked up some ugly wheels and lots of low.

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mk5 r32, i'd go dsg, it better suits the nature of the car.

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Re: Whats more desirable a manual or DSG Mk5 R32?
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2018, 05:14:07 pm »
I've driven both and actually owned a manual one for over 2 years.
It was undoubtedly the best car I've ever owned! The DSG version just didn't do it for me.
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Re: Whats more desirable a manual or DSG Mk5 R32?
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2018, 08:04:01 pm »
Have driven both. Bought a manual.
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Re: Whats more desirable a manual or DSG Mk5 R32?
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2018, 10:22:03 pm »
When I put the R32 drivetrain into my Touran, I converted it to manual at the same time - the DSG just doesn't appeal the same.

R32's aren't all about the speed anyway - they just aren't that fast, but a torquey NA motor with a manual box is a nice thing to drive. I know you can confuse the DSG too - if it's expecting to perform an upshift next, and you suddenly request a downshift, it can take a while to sort itself out.

If I was looking for an actual Golf bodied R32, I'd pay more for a manual one. Not heaps more, because I can convert if required, but certainly more.

I suppose I have to be honest here -  I've done 2 manual conversions on cars, and I've seriously looked into, or started buying parts for, a manual conversion on EVERY auto car I've owned... I even have a small collection of manual VW ECU's... just in case  >:D Even Mys W's E39 BMW is a (factory) manual.

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Re: Whats more desirable a manual or DSG Mk5 R32?
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2018, 06:52:24 am »
I love my manual mk5 R32, such a fun car to drive. My wifeís DSG GTI would run rings around it but I didnít choose it for speed but the entertainment of having a VR6 with a manual gearbox.

I suppose I got lucky and got it when no one else wanted a manual.
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Re: Whats more desirable a manual or DSG Mk5 R32?
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2018, 07:57:38 am »
that car has been all over nz.

wellington, christchurch, nelson, even a palmy dealer had it

still has it's recaros but along the way picked up some ugly wheels and lots of low.

 ;D

mk5 r32, i'd go dsg, it better suits the nature of the car.
Any idea what's wrong with it?
Seems odd to be selling it right after spending up on wheels and coil overs
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Re: Whats more desirable a manual or DSG Mk5 R32?
« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2018, 11:26:16 am »
Any idea what's wrong with it?
Seems odd to be selling it right after spending up on wheels and coil overs
Cheap replica wheels(not actually Rotiform) & possible cheap used coilovers as have seen a set or two around.
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Re: Whats more desirable a manual or DSG Mk5 R32?
« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2018, 07:43:00 am »
Desirability is very subjective.

This^

Having said that I would choose a man tran over DSG for pretty much any car as well. Banging gears is one of life's little pleasures!
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Re: Whats more desirable a manual or DSG Mk5 R32?
« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2018, 09:00:07 am »
so much depends on how the car is to be used, if you're commuting in Auckland's motorway creep then DSG is a no brainer, if your drive is less constrained then a manual adds to the enjoyment

having gone from VR6 auto to MK5 GTI DSG to MK4 5-speed manual wagon, I can say that they're all enjoyable, I liked the DSG's seamlessness and responsiveness to manual changes, but I drive the wagon quite differently mostly due to it's torque and that there's no point in revving the 8 valve engine

the brilliance of the DSG is that you can fang it and select gears as in a manual then go lazy auto when you have to,
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Re: Whats more desirable a manual or DSG Mk5 R32?
« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2018, 06:57:46 pm »
It depends largely on use, as a family car my old Mk5's were both dsg and that filled the gap nicely, and was great for day to day driving and occasional road trips-

BUT manual IS more fun and wouldn't have less than 3 pedals for a 'performance car' and for pure driver enjoyment. I was stuck in easter traffic over the weekend and DSg would have been nice for that...
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