Plastic bumper 200q20v Digest, Vol 30, Issue 24

Ed Kellock ekellock at
Mon May 1 17:27:12 EDT 2006

I read an article about the new Jetta TDI this morning.  It has the 6-speed
DSG.  I was actually looking at the price and thinking about a new car
purchase.  Scary.


On 5/1/06, Phil Rose <pjrose at> wrote:
> At 3:38 PM -0400 5/1/06, Brett Dikeman wrote:
> >On Apr 28, 2006, at 4:59 PM, Phil Rose wrote:
> >
> >>At 11:37 AM -0600 4/28/06, Brandon Rogers wrote:
> >>But it's not the case with the North America '06 A3 models with DSG
> >>transmission (both turbo and NA engine). The ECU will decrease power
> >>if throttle is applied along with braking, irrespective of sequence.
> >>That's true when attempting to accelerate from a standing start...
> >
> >Yep.  The DSG gearbox detects clutch slippage, so there is no fooling it.
> >
> >>>theorhetically you could get on the throttle while coming out of the
> >>>corner befroe letting off the brakes..
> >>
> >>--I haven't verified the brake/throttle situation for the car at speed.
> >
> >Far as I know, all electronic-throttle cars cut power after a few
> >seconds of braking.
> But the Euro versions (at least in the past with the TT 3.2 and I
> believe the euro A3, too) have the "Launch Control" feature, which
> avoids the power cut.
> >Phil- is your A3 less-than-smooth getting going from a stop?  When I
> >test drove one, it "crept" fine, but if you were at a stop, let
> >completely off the brake, and started to apply gas- there was almost
> >a lurch getting going.
> Yes, with this car it's far too easy to be less-than-smooth from a
> stop. A smooth take-off can be done, but it takes some effort to
> train the foot and avoid the initial "lurch" (which is OK when you're
> actually trying to get away as quickly as possible). It might be that
> Audi programmed the throttle too aggressively (assuming the throttle
> progression is adjustable via coding) in order to compensate for the
> lack of a true Launch Control. If that's the case, perhaps the
> VAG-Com can enable the choice of a different "map" for throttle
> effect. I've not see that ability noted, and I've studied
> site fairly carefully.
> >   I'm told DSG is also cranky in the cold...has it acted up any
> >after one of your cold mornings?
> Never heard that complaint. But we've not had a cold morning yet--the
> car is kept in a heated garage so never been colder than about 60F
> since we've had it.
> Phil
> --
> Phil Rose
> Rochester, NY
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