Honestly, I drove both. In the golf R it was clear, dsg was the way to go.Tarspin wrote: ↑Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:16 pm I do love the car, sorry if I knocked the auto, I have one too and have absolutely zero desire to have the manual over the DSG, it is such a good product when coupled with a powerful motor. I was just eluding to the point that the car is so analog that it deserves the manual trans to offer the full spectrum for enthusiast driving and was thinking about resale. However, now that I know that it might stay with you or for a longer while I appreciate the auto option.
In the mini it was more difficult, but the auto is better matched to this motor. The manual is spaced too far apart, and you truly only have 1-3 mainly 2 and 3 as 1st is super short. 4+ is already overdrive I only drove the auto because that was the only used jcw in a 150 mile radius. And it won me over.
I wasn’t going to use the trans against it... it’s a bit of a gamble but hoping to figure it out soon after putting some real miles on it.