buying new B6-stick or Tiptronic?

David duandcc_forums at
Wed Feb 8 13:21:14 EST 2006

You cannot get the Vr6 with a manual. You can only get a stick on 2.0T VE and 2.0T standard (no options) cars in the USA.


> From: Dan DiBiase <d_dibiase at>
> Date: 2006/02/08 Wed AM 11:19:39 EST
> To: William Magliocco <magliocc at>,  quattro at
> Subject: Re: buying new B6-stick or Tiptronic?
> William Magliocco <magliocc at> wrote:  OK, it's going to be a Passat.  In my opinion, close
> enough to a A4 and other Audi products to be on the
> list.  Besides, it is a generic question about VAG
> transmission choices in a new car.
> I have narrowed other parameters down well enough to
> have it boil down to this last question:  Stick or
> Tiptronic?
> Bill,  you don't mention whether you're going for the 2.0T or 3.6 (it's 3.6  now, right?)... If I were going for the 2.0T I'd stick with the stick  ;-) If I didn't plan to keep the car forever, I'd probably go with the  Tip, simply because it'd probably be easier to sell. Personally, I'd go  with the stick regardless, as that's what I prefer. As far as  reliability issues, the only time I've heard of folks blowing one up is  when they chip the engine to an extreme. Like everything else, if you  care for it (which you obviously will) it should be fine.
>   Side note: I like the looks of the new Passat. Not crazy abut the new  Jetta - too Japanese-looking for me - but the new Passat is very  Euro-edgy.
>   Dan D
>   '04 A4 1.8Tq MT-6
>   Central NJ USA
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