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  1. I don’t think I am expected expecting too much. All I’m asking it to do is change to an appropriate gear. At the end of the day, the car has the feature and it should work.
  2. Just seen this reply. I will try it. Maybe I like to be lazy when on the motorway. I do stand by thinking in a Golf the car should know better though. My partner drives my car, all be it not hard, but if that happened to her she’d panic. Where as I’d expect to have this kind of thing if you were in a GT3RS for example, where I think this kind of ‘issue’ and compromise would be completely acceptable. The only other twin clutch I have owned is a B8.5 A4 3.0TDI. That behaved how I want this Golf too. Again though, longitudinally mounted. Perhaps we’re not quite there yet with transversely mounted twin clutch ‘boxes. At the time of creating the thread I didn’t realise it was a ‘characteristic’ of this gearbox. Of course, I’ll learn to avoid doing it. The fact the car does this isn’t why I mention this but I really am not on the Golf R hype. It often leaves me underwhelmed. I agree with everyone it is very good and capable, but for me it isn’t necessarily fun. I often come back from a spirited drive feeling like I haven’t got my fix. You have to drive it so hard to get that fix, which isn’t really do able on the road. I think I need another BMW, hmm. Not that I go ‘drifting’ or driving like a d*ck on the road “cos BMW”, I just like how you have to be a bit careful and it moves around a bit. God, I am so undecided on this Golf. I love and hate how good it is all at the same time 😂
  3. I think ZF8 would be great in the Golf R. Saying that, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a ZF or good proper auto in a car with a transversely mounted engine.
  4. It shouldn’t be a compromise though. It’s a mass produced Golf. I would expect some compromise if it was a track biased road car or it was 2003 and the SMG E46 M3 has just come out. The ‘use’ of this car is using it as a car. The ‘use’ of a Caterham (if they did a twin clutch option?) would be to drive it in the way you’re implying the R should be driven. I’m not trying to argue for the sake of it. I just think if VW expect us to make these compromises then I think they have the intended use of this car mistaken. Unless, maybe it’s just me that sees the R as a Golf with some get up and go (I know there’s more to the merits of the way this car handles etc than that). EDIT. A good comparison of where I think this sort of compromise would be acceptable is if they did a DSG Clubsport S. That is a Golf that shouldn’t be used as a Golf, if that makes sense.
  5. I’m all for this using paddles lark but my use of the car looks like this; 170miles up the M4 on Monday. 170miles down then M4 Thursday. No use in the week, then usual weekend round town and the occasional fun drive towards Brecon if I have nothing else to do. All of this pre Covid, of course. Using the paddles to drop three gears isn’t as convenient or quick as hitting the kickdown. I bought an automatic car to use it as an automatic 90% of the time. Also, it’s not a 1980s car with a cable actuated kickdown 😂. The point of this thread wasn't about my driving style it was about a function on the car that doesn’t seem to work properly. I too would prefer no kickdown button as I don’t like the feel of it. My mate has an XFR and ignoring the ZF6 vs twin clutch stuff, I like how it is, it doesn’t have a kick switch but it does drop as many gears as it can when floored. I will though, try the paddle method. Are you pulling the paddles before you hit the throttle, or hitting the throttle and then pulling the paddles?
  6. I think the only place it gets confused is at the top of 2nd gear. It could also be a traction thing? Maybe if the car thinks it’s going to break traction it cuts the power. My M140i done that a lot, even before it had actually broke traction it would say no to the boot full you gave it. I know that’s RWD and ours are pretend AWD but just trying to think out the box. 🤷‍♂️
  7. I don’t understand why people use the paddles when just chilling on the motorway. I only use the paddles when I’m having a play or want to make a bit of noise at slow speeds when I’m on my own being a child. The kick down is there there to be used as a quick squirt option. Same as in a manual, going from 6th to 3rd for a quick hard pull. For example, sitting behind slow traffic and there being a gap to your right that you want to fill. Granted it’s much quicker in a DSG but you wouldn’t go from 6th, 5th, 4th and third in a manual to pull out would you. Also just to point out, I’m not always sat behind lorry’s pulling out hard into small gaps 😂
  8. Cheers guys. Yeah I have just seen some of the threads about it. I wrote my post in haste as it has been bugging me since it happened but I've been so busy I haven't had the chance to look. From what I experienced today and what I have read it seems to be speed related as opposed to gear related. in the sense that I could be in 7th or 5th at 50mph and the kick down wants me to get 2nd but the road speed is too quick for 2nd so it panics, does a fart, changes up and then gets moving. I will try tomorrow hitting the kickdown from a higher speed so it doesn't try and get 2nd. Im guessing it doesn't happen in D because it doesn't try to drop as many gears as it does in S. Also, in D is seems to 'roll' into the lower gear and go rather than 'slam' into a lower gear in S.
  9. Don't mean to bump an old threat but did you draw a conclusion to this? I noticed mine doing it today.
  10. Hi, As above really. Today, I was in normal mode, sat behind a lorry on the motorway. Seen a gap open behind me so I put the gearbox in S and planted it. The car kicked down as normal but then done a strange splutter which completely cut the power and it made a DSG fart noise before it then took off. I thought I may have confused the gearbox by going into S then going straight to the kick down so I put the car in S, let it get back up to 7th and hit the kick down again and the same happened. Tried it in different gears so say 5th to kick down and still happened. Done the same in normal mode and it kicked down and went as it should. Also tried it in different drive modes and no change. It seems to be the gearbox in S that causes it as in race, eco or normal it still does it as long as the gearbox is in S. Deffo not right, as it completely cuts the power for about half a second once it has changed down the gears. Went to the shop for about an hour, tried it on the way home and same again. Splutter/stall/fart noise before it gets up and goes. Any one have any ideas? FWIW it's a 67plate 7.5 with 23k on it. Doesn't get driven hard very often. Thanks in advance.
  11. Thank you. Yeah they are very nice! I haven’t seen them before.
  12. Rebecca, what paddles do you have please? They look very OEM.
  13. Thanks to one of our friendly forum members I now have a black rear badge. I don’t usually like it as it is a bit chavvy sometimes, IMO, but with the white background I think it’s quite clean looking. I like it anyway.
  14. Must have been a 5 series to be more practical than a golf estate 😂 I also came from a line of black cars and now that mine is white, I really miss having a black car!
  15. Nice car, I really like black on the wagons!
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