I almost got a ST, but I was kind of underwhelmed about the space the interior had. I also didn't like the infotainment. I reconsidered, it would of been a huge downgrade for me. Glad I stuck with the GTI.Wanted the sportiest 4 door sedan I could afford. I tested a Focus ST and was underwhelmed. After that the GTI was a no-brainer. There’s a reason that it’s still on Car and Drivers 2021 10 best list even as it’s replacement is on the horizon.
Yeah, it is. My brother's 2017 GTI had the 6-speed DSG and you'd get the farts/burps all the time. They farts are basically non-existent with the 7-speed, which is really too bad. I thought they were a fun characteristic of the car.Do you think the 7 speed dsg is more quiet as well? I heard that the dsg 'farts' were far less aggressive than previous gens.
Interesting. Has there been any tunes for the 7 speed yet? I would assume so, but I haven't looked into it.Yeah, it is. My brother's 2017 GTI had the 6-speed DSG and you'd get the farts/burps all the time. They farts are basically non-existent with the 7-speed, which is really too bad. I thought they were a fun characteristic of the car.
The 7-speed otherwise shifts as fast as you'd expect most of the time, but my biggest gripe is that there's sometimes a pretty bad delay / hesitation to downshift when I get on the throttle for something like a passing maneuver, for example. Using the paddles addresses that just fine, but sometimes if I'm just being extra lazy, it'd be nice if it would kick down quickly without needing to do anything extra. The 7-speed seems pretty hesitant to kick down more than one gear at a time compared to other transmissions I've driven. Milder acceleration demands where it drops down only one gear are otherwise just fine.