My 1.4 TSI behaves exactly the same. I came from a 1.4 TSI Skoda Octavia and no such problem existed. The acceleration with the Skoda was like your Ibiza - no dead spots at all and lightning quick for a 1.4 TSI. This is the only disappointment I have with my Ateca. It was a bit disconcerting at first, but I learnt to live with it and changed my driving style to suit.TomMurray wrote: ↑Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:13 pm
The main question I have for people here is about the 1.5 (manual) engine at low speeds. I have the equivalent engine (the 1.4) in a 2014 Ibiza and love it, which is why I picked this spec for the Ateca. I know there is a hit to the power with the larger car but I find there is a dead spot in second gear under 10 miles an hour. For example when coming to a junction and not quite stopping, a couple of times I have tried to pull away and the car just does nothing, really struggles for a few seconds then eventually accelerates once it get to 15 or so miles an hour. I only really use first gear if at a complete stop and using it at about 8 miles an hour will be quite a jerky start, but second gear really doesn't work unless you floor the accelerator. Has anyone else noticed this? It is completely different with this engine in the Ibiza - there are no dead spots at all.
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Yes, but you are using the speedo reading which will always be optimistic. Proper road tests use timing equipment.
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