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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-21-2006, 05:17 AM Thread Starter
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Manual or auto 06 Jetta?

For performance and durability, which is better? I'm considering the purchase of a new TDI within the next couple days. I know with our trucks, the auto is the best way to go for straight line performance. Is this true with the VW as well. I assume it is, though asking is better than guessing. I'm sure I'll modify it like I do everything else.. Thanks

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-19-2006, 02:13 PM
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I have a stick and I can't imagine how gutless the auto would be. I love my stick with the a/c off it is more anemic with it on but who cares when you get a solid 40.7 MPG.

I will be adding the VanAken Smart Box soon so that should help.
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I have a 2000 with a manual and I love it. Also have a Upsolute chip.
on the older models the manual has a significant improvment over an auto.
But the new models have a new auto (DSG) trans that will get about the same milage as a manual. I still think that the manual will be better for peformance and durability.
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i have an '04 manual and get 48 to 50 with zippy-ness. if you can deal with the heal&toe braking get the manual (if u wanna race). If you don't wanna deal with that then get the auto.
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also if u like to drink coffee and such get the auto
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My GF has the auto 5sp Golf and it's not gutless. I have never felt like I needed any more power. She wanted a manual but there were none available in TDI. The auto does take a 4-5 MPG hit in mileage though... Also, I would be VERY surprised if you can find a new TDI much less have a choice in transmissions. Unless the unleashed a secret stash or something.


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Please get the 5-speed ...I have the 5speed tiptronic auto and the milage is not as good as the will be 4-5 mpg less...also the
Trans fluid , as stated by vw, is "lifetime" ...the fluid
can be changed (need vagcom etc) but the filter is internal and cannot..
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The only draw back i can see is the supposed life time trans fluid. The trans on my 06 Jetta doesnot even have a dip stick. As far as mileage though is 2-3 mpg going to matter much when youre already going to get 40+. By the way mine is a six speed and it has an extremely low stall speed converter. It seriously acts like a manual shift while driving only you dont have to do the work.
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