I know it can be cleaned, but the collector in me will do what I can to keep it from getting gunked-up in the first place.Fun video!
Don’t worry about the alcantara. You can easily and safely wipe it down with distilled water and a microfiber cloth. Let it air dry. Done.
Very poor comparison. I daily a MK7 GTI and the DSG is crap compared to the Tremec.The MK7 is only a few years old. I can’t imagine how bad a 10 year old one must be.Have had a DCT in the wife’s VW GTI for ten years and still don’t like the paddles. They seem useless as if I want to go hard in it I simply put it in sport mode and it flies but I never really drive it for fun. So while I have no doubt about anything said by everyone, it’s not for me.
Depending on price, I am interested Jaime. Same for the steering wheel.I know someone with a take off pair of 2020 GT500 Recaro seat covers, if anyone is interested in having a mint set of replacements
There is a member on this site that has first dibs if he is still interested.
Hey, @Norm PetersonI have been saying that for a while now. Finally people get it.
This is not an automatic transmission. An automatic trans has a torque converter, the DCT has two manual clutches that are electronically controlled.
From the article below:
That's nice. If you spin the knob over to 'D' and hit the gas, what does it do?From the article below:
“First and foremost, mechanically, this is a manual transmission. There is no torque converter, nor does the trans have bands or planetary gears. It has a clutch, and internally the box looks similar to any synchronized manual trans you've seen.”
“In fact, those who are uneducated are even calling it an automatic.”
Until you experience it first hand, you assume it operates and feels like any automatic transmission. You go by what you know. This one is different. Give it a try and you will see.That's nice. If you spin the knob over to 'D' and hit the gas, what does it do?
You can argue semantics all you want. End of the day, the transmission has the capability of operating without driver input. One might even say it is able to shift...automatically.
It might not have a torque converter, but it sure ain't a manual transmission. I'm sure Norm will agree with me here (as Hell freezes over), once you take the driver out of the equation by any means, it stops being a "manual" transmission.
I think you're missing the point that I'm making here. Does the car, in fact, have the ability to change gears without you intervening in any way?Until you experience it first hand, you assume it operates and feels like any automatic transmission. You go by what you know. This one is different. Give it a try and you will see.
Yes, and I'd bet the reasoning behind that decision was to help alleviate the stigma associated with automatics being "not for real drivers". Key word is still "automated".Ferrari called their F1 transmission an automated manual when it first came out. Don't see how a DCT couldn't be called that.