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tigeo

Autocross Champion
I learned how to drive in my mom’s 2011 DSG CC. That was PQ35-era (MK5/MK6 chassis) TCU software. I still love that car to this day and it now has 130K on it.

My 2015 MK7 DSG GTI had the same transmission as my mom’s CC, but the TCU tuning is far more efficiency oriented than driveability. It always annoyed me. And when I got my Uni TCU tune and it didn’t address the issues I had with it, I had a bad taste in my mouth about DSG and wanted to return to manual (my previous 2 GTIs before the DSG MK7 were 6MT).

so I got a manual... and a year and a half in, I just didn’t care as much for it as I thought I did, at least not in a day-in day-out sense. I liked it sometimes, and not others. Despite 10 years’ experience driving stick, it felt like the transmission behaved differently day to day. Some days I got great shifts and it was sublime. Other days no matter what I did I couldn’t hit any smooth shifts.

also my gf got a 2014 TDI wagon (also PQ35) DSG and I absolutely love that car and how the factory ECU/TCU work together. Very few complaints.

I wish I got a DSG on the Alltrack because I would’ve gotten an APR tune which I have reason to believe would have kept me happier than the Uni tune I got on my 2015 GTI.

Anyway, getting an SUV about it now haha.
For sure end user experience with a DSG is going to be heavily weighted on the TCU tune's shift points. I have accepted mine and just invovle myself in the shifting when necessary through sport mode or manual mode us. To summarize my issue with the Uni D mode is simply - hold third and forth longer at low % throttle....hahahahaha. It's not that big of a deal but if I could chnage it myself, that's what I'd do. I'm not sure how APR handles it. I've always heard United Motorsport's DSG tunes are v. good. On the other side I don't want too aggressive of a D mode for normal driving...it's a balancing act for sure. My brother in law has a CC w/DSG and I've driven it and yeah, the logic is different.
 

Dog Dad Wagon

Autocross Champion
Location
Innnnn West Philadelphia...
Car(s)
19 Alltrack 6MT
The drama never ends... currently sitting on the shoulder of an exit at the bottom of a bridge after getting slammed into by another driver who was in the right lane. We had just crested the bridge and the driver to our right slammed on her brakes in her Tennessee plate Corolla, and swerved into the passenger side of our TDI wagon, slamming us up against the median and for a second there it felt like we might flip over. The dogs are in the car so very glad that didn’t happen. Looks like a bigger shake up is happening sooner than anticipated!
 

Lovic87

Go Kart Champion
Location
610-SePa
Car(s)
18 GTI SE 6mt
Oh man, hope everyone is ok, glad it wasnt worse for sure! Looks like another TDI off the road :(
 

Dog Dad Wagon

Autocross Champion
Location
Innnnn West Philadelphia...
Car(s)
19 Alltrack 6MT
Oh man, hope everyone is ok, glad it wasnt worse for sure! Looks like another TDI off the road :(
Yeah everyone is okay, no injuries just a scary one on the edge of a bridge in a snowstorm lol. Driver’s DOB was 99 and got her license on 11/30/21... I feel bad for her, this ain’t gonna be good for her. There’s significant damage to the passenger front door, mirror, fender, hood, front bumper, passenger headlight, and passenger side front bumper + both front wheels. I’m hoping there’s some damage to the suspension/strut towers/control arms etc and they total this bad boy out. Then the miss and I will just split the new Treg until she’s ready to get another car.
 

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