Automatic or manual — and why?

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Automatic or manual — and why?

Post by AutumnKnight » Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:11 am

What did you go for, and why?

I’ll probably go the for the manual because I prefer being in control but also it’s a damn site cheaper! :? :lol:
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Re: Automatic or manual — and why?

Post by MBM » Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:23 am

For a more convenient and relaxed drive
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Re: Automatic or manual — and why?

Post by luca » Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:28 am

I went for DSG partly for convenience, but also you have to have DSG for some of the extras like adaptive cruise control bringing the car to a complete stop and traffic jam assist etc. It’s incredibly smooth and have no regrets. You can also put the DSG in semi-manual and control gear changes if you really want to be in control, but I’ve never felt the need!
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Re: Automatic or manual — and why?

Post by reallywantanateca » Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:54 am

I think it's personal preference and cost. Manual for me. It's only the 1.4 TSI where you can choose gearbox and at nearly £1400 extra would rather spend that on other extras than a DSG.

I also went for the 1.6 TDI which like the 1.0 TSI is only available in manual.

The Ateca isn't available in a big range of gearbox and engine choices so the engine or gearbox you want dictates the other. If you want the 190ps 2.0 TDI you have to have DSG and with the other 2 diesel options available only in manual. It's only the 1.4 TSI where you can choose gearbox.
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Re: Automatic or manual — and why?

Post by AndyE14 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:17 am

DSG technically isn't really conventional auto it is more robotised manual.

DSG every time for me, you can drive it manually too if you like with the paddle shifts
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Re: Automatic or manual — and why?

Post by ScoobyDoo » Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:55 am

DSG - because I've got better things to do than change gear..... imagine a typical commute.... how many times are you on and off that clutch... auto / dsg (or single speed reduction gear on my ev) all the way!
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Re: Automatic or manual — and why?

Post by Randomgary » Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:40 pm

DSG, I can only brake with my left foot lol
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Re: Automatic or manual — and why?

Post by DavidP » Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:54 pm

Mine is a Motability carcsoni had a limited range of vehicles to choose from. I wanted 4x4 so the only option at the time was the manual 150BHP diesel.
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Re: Automatic or manual — and why?

Post by cbcdesign1 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:45 pm

DSG for me too. The manual gearbox is an antiquated old fashioned contraption and no longer relevant in the 21st century in my opinion. If the manufacturers scrapped manual gearboxes altogether they could bring down the price of DSG too. As for the "control" argument on the manual gearbox F1 cars use a semi automated gearbox because its so much faster, I doubt if the drivers would argue that they are not in control.
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Re: Automatic or manual — and why?

Post by Milu02 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:57 pm

My last 3 cars have had DSG or S-TRONIC so it was a no brainer for me when ordering my Ateca.
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