Kind of getting to the crux of the matter, which is that the question has been asked and answered already.So for me a couple of lessons learned
- I had an S4 (B7, B8) both auto - the B7 (V8) was so nice - but needed to be an MT !
- I had an 335 auto - no complaints - one of the best, most enjoyable cars I've driven - no complaints with the Auto;
- I had a my 2017 R (MT) and bought a trackhawk (YES - the 707HP hellcat jeep) - an auto and a total beast 0-60 3.5 seconds - it was fun too, not an issue as an auto
- I have no insterest in an electric car - just saying.
Is this the same debate for a porsche PDK vs manual?
Besides, Porsche engineers say a PDK works better than a manual with the company's latest turbocharged flat-fours and flat-sixes. The bottom line for me is that Porsche has developed its PDK to the point it's so good, a manual transmission is unnecessary. Driving a Porsche day in and day out, I'd go PDK
Wow!!! Mine is a 4-door, but I'm still driving the first one on your list, a 2010 Golf TDI, Blue Graphite Metallic, with a 6-speed manual. You went through quite a few cars! In the next year or two I'm probably finally going to get a new car, an Atlantic Blue GTI 6-speed manual or a Lapiz Blue Golf R 6-speed manual. I just need to see them in person to make a decision.This will be the 5th new Volkswagen I’ve purchased with manual transmission: 2010 VW Golf TDI Blue Graphite Pearl Effect two door 6 spd manual, 2013 VW Passat TDI Reflex Silver Metallic 6 spd manual, 2017 VW GTI Midnight Blue Metallic Sport 4 door 6 spd manual, 2019 VW GTI SE Great Falls Green (Pfauengruen/Peacock Green) Metallic 4 door 6 spd manual and soon to be 2022 VW Golf R Lapiz Blue 6 spd manual.
Well this is a debate with my wife too of what our next car will be.ICEs are slow, embrace it and get the 6MT, or just save yourself some money in ownership costs and get an EV if you really care about speed foremost.
I think we're at the start of a bifurcation in the automotive market. The vast bulk (95%+) of the market will be increasingly electric, increasingly self-driving, increasingly about comfort and convenience, and probably increasingly subscription-based.There may not be any manuals left in eight years, and my eight year-old, well maintained, low mileage manual MK VIII R will probably be worth a whole lot more at that time than a DSG car.
good questions. I‘m in burbs of Chicago - fairly “dense”, not city dense, but not wide open roads. Stop and go, minimal express way - short commute, but not typically sitting in traffic. LOL -Without knowing where you drive I say it's not possible to answer the poll. Live in a city? DSG. You only roll in the wide open spaces, with or without twisty bits? Manual. Track it? Manual. But, having owned a 2012 R MT, and a '16 DSG and now a '19 DSG, I have to say left foot braking makes it possible to work the DSG a bit more than one might think. Me, I say the decision is entirely dependent on where and under what circumstances you'll be driving it.