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How do you drive your DSG

Discussion in 'Leon Mk3 (2012-2020)' started by Jovin, Sep 17, 2019.

  1. LouG

    LouG Active Member

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    I only use the paddles when I'm seriously fanging, or to downshift while in D. Sport does the job for overtaking and is pretty good in the twisties.
     
  2. Walone

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    I keep forgetting I've got the paddles! Usually drive in 'D' (eco mode) and flick the lever back into 'S' when needing a bit more go.
     
  3. Daz68

    Daz68 Full Member

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    For everyday driving I keep it in D and use the paddles to drop it if I need extra power to overtake. If I'm having fun I put into S and even Cupra mode once in a while. I generally let the car take care of the changes, but if I do go manual I always use the paddles.
     
  4. Butty

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    Cupra & M mode with paddles all the time after doing the same for 3 years in an A45 - it just becomes an "automatic" process. No need to manually change down when slowing up or coming to a halt as it's still auto.
    Cupra & Sport then leaving the box to do changes is annoying as it hangs on to revs for far too long in some gears.
     
  5. r@d00

    r@d00 Active Member

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    What do you mean? If you are braking before a turn for example, you have to downshift from the paddles in order to benefit from the engine brake and then exit the turn with enough power available... You probably mean that when you stop it goes automatically down in M1?
     
  6. LouG

    LouG Active Member

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    I've found that sport mode in the DSG is fairly good at downshifting for corners at the appropriate time. It sometimes gets confused whether to hold a gear or upshift.
     
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  7. Blaptastic

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    Can't stand the paddles.
    I stick in auto and flick down for sports mode when required.
     
  8. Butty

    Butty Active Member

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    The change point in Cupra M mode is 1200 rpm when a shift down will occur. I may be in M mode, but I don't want to constantly charge around like I'm on the Ring.
     
  9. LouG

    LouG Active Member

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    Extensions make a hell of a difference.
     
  10. KernelOkey

    KernelOkey Active Member

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    Usually in manual bc D is to lazy, S revs to much (DQ381). But after DSG tune gearbox feels amazing in every mode so now I dont really care lol
     

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