I currently drive a 99 pasat wagon, 1.8T, 5spd MT, after 198K miles it's
time to think about what I going to drive next.
Jumping up to a quatro is very appealing to me, the price for a new a4q
is not applealing to my wife, and the short supply does help me to beat
the dealer down.
So looking at a a3 quatro, or possibly previoulsy owned cars.
On the a3 I'd wind up with v6 (more engine than I think I need in that
car) and DSG and a price right around what I'd pay for a a4q.
Looking at previously owned cars - a dealer has a certified '03 with
leather int., 36K miles 1.8T. NADA says this car will be right around
$23K definetly in the ballpark for my wife.
My first question is for people that have moved from a MT to either DSG
Do you miss the left foot excerise?
Do you feel the entire Audi expierence is lacking in either of these
Second question is more general. My gut feel is the minor but still
noticable turbo lag of the 1.8T combined with an automatic transmission
makes for a less than optimal driving expierence.
Is my gut correct?
Is the combination of the 1.8T and the tiptronic a good one?