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Old 04-19-2016, 03:22 PM   #18
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Only had mine 10 days.
Platinum gray as well.

Clutch travel is a little long, so I sit a little closer than I would like. Definitely not a deal breaker though

Clutch engagement is very smooth and light. You can definitely feel where it catches so to speak. Also for stop and go traffic, you can launch from idle (could never do that in my Honda)

The shifter I thought was accurate and offers decent feel. Never missed a shift. Doesn't give the click click feel like a Honda shifter though but again, the difference is not huge.

I wanted fender and sunroof etc, but didn't just for the sake of getting the manual and I don't miss any of that other stuff.

If you are apt to heel and toe,I don't think placement of brake and throttle are ideal. Maybe with more aggressive driving and stronger braking, it's fine, but in casual driving, placement is awkward.
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Old 04-26-2016, 01:50 PM   #19
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Nice! That sounds exactly like my thought process. Manual vs Sunroof, manual ultimately won. And I'm glad it did. This car is a blast to drive. I love being able to launch!! Couldnt do that in my old car either.
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Old 06-07-2017, 11:36 PM   #20
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......Manual vs Sunroof, manual ultimately won.
I'm really considering the GSW S 1.8 TSI/5M.

Hate to lose my JSW TDI 6M. (VW is offering me my 2013 $$$ - a TSI purchase would actually provide some leftover bonus cash)................................

Must learn how to effectively deal with the MPG difference (I'm working on it!) TSI/5M - per Fuelly.com - highway mileage can run 40 - 44 on a good day.

I sure hope I can beat that!




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Old 06-08-2017, 12:05 AM   #21
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I'm really considering the GSW S 1.8 TSI/5M.

Hate to lose my JSW TDI 6M. (VW is offering me my 2013 $$$ - a TSI purchase would actually provide some leftover bonus cash)................................

Must learn how to effectively deal with the MPG difference (I'm working on it!) TSI/5M - per Fuelly.com - highway mileage can run 40 - 44 on a good day.

I sure hope I can beat that!




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Old 06-09-2017, 05:45 AM   #22
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ok, so heres honest review from someone pushing the car very hard. 5mt is great for ROLL racing because gearing is amazing but ONLY after you do CDV removal and Stopper bushing. Shifting is smooth as butter and so far on stock clutch its holding my is20 e30/12" setup, roughly (300whp/340wtq) driving around on the bigger turbo its a tad bit more laggy but nothing that will annoy you.

That being said i have 33k miles on the car now, and I upgraded turbo at 10k miles on the dash. so I've been abusing it quite a lot. I vote auto if its your wife car. Manual if you wanna go fast.
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Old 06-10-2017, 06:55 PM   #23
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ok, so heres honest review from someone pushing the car very hard. 5mt is great for ROLL racing because gearing is amazing but ONLY after you do CDV removal and Stopper bushing. Shifting is smooth as butter and so far on stock clutch its holding my is20 e30/12" setup, roughly (300whp/340wtq) driving around on the bigger turbo its a tad bit more laggy but nothing that will annoy you.

That being said i have 33k miles on the car now, and I upgraded turbo at 10k miles on the dash. so I've been abusing it quite a lot. I vote auto if its your wife car. Manual if you wanna go fast.
Any issues when upgrading to IS20?
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Old 06-11-2017, 01:59 AM   #24
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Any issues when upgrading to IS20?
So far so good, bitch pulls hard. I have videos vs built motor STI and mk7 gti on the jb4 thread
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Old 07-06-2018, 02:43 AM   #25
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ok, so heres honest review from someone pushing the car very hard. 5mt is great for ROLL racing because gearing is amazing but ONLY after you do CDV removal and Stopper bushing. Shifting is smooth as butter and so far on stock clutch its holding my is20 e30/12" setup, roughly (300whp/340wtq) driving around on the bigger turbo its a tad bit more laggy but nothing that will annoy you.

That being said i have 33k miles on the car now, and I upgraded turbo at 10k miles on the dash. so I've been abusing it quite a lot. I vote auto if its your wife car. Manual if you wanna go fast.
So the stock clutch can handle a tune huh?
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Old 07-06-2018, 03:12 AM   #26
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So the stock clutch can handle a tune huh?
Yup, it lasted a long time for me. Upgraded now southbend stage 2 endurance, with is38 water meth +jb4 stack. So far so good

Finally stated slipping at 45-50k miles. Abused dailys and dynod 357wtq. On the is20
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Old 07-06-2018, 04:48 AM   #27
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Yup, it lasted a long time for me. Upgraded now southbend stage 2 endurance, with is38 water meth +jb4 stack. So far so good

Finally stated slipping at 45-50k miles. Abused dailys and dynod 357wtq. On the is20
So on the stock is12, a tune shouldn't bother it, perfect. Might just get mounts and a tune then
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Old 07-06-2018, 05:15 AM   #28
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It's a crap shoot how long it will last. Some people it starts slipping after a few miles other people it lasts a long time. I replaced mine at 61k, it would slip in cold weather in 3-5 but was fine in warm weather.
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Old 07-06-2018, 12:34 PM   #29
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So on the stock is12, a tune shouldn't bother it, perfect. Might just get mounts and a tune then
Do a CDV mod and iíll last longer than how it would out of the factory. Cdv really kills life of the clutch
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Old 07-06-2018, 09:12 PM   #30
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Do a CDV mod and iíll last longer than how it would out of the factory. Cdv really kills life of the clutch
Well that's part of the plan regardless
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