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Ettiquette of driveing Eos TDI DSG

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Hi all

can anyone give me tips of the bets way to drive an auto as iv only ever had manual and my Eos will arrive soon........well 12-14 weeks.

The things i need advice on are does Eos include Hill start meaning it wont ever roll back, but do I need to keep pedal on brake all the while.

2. when stationary do I leave it in drive or is that bad, or put in neutral, if so will it ever roll in neutral.

3. is park a secondary handbrake??

Thank you all

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DSG is an auto on steroids!!! It's AMAZING!!!!!!

It will roll back a little bit cos it's an automated manual box more than a traditional auto....

When stationary in traffic, you should always leave in Drive.... You will make unnecessary wear and tear of you keep going from park to drive...

On flat, I will just use Park.... If it's a hill of any kind, I will put on handbrake too...

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isnt that why neutral is there for?????/or am i missing something
LOL... Neutral is there to disengage the wheels from the gearbox for whatever reason, towing, pushing etc.... It's not there as a driving function.

when youre staionary leave in drive, what about night that means your brake will dazzle drivers behind you stationary.

Plus say you stop on a hill, whats the exact procedure then?

as well as stopping at traffic lights, is it leave in drive handbrake up .or neutral and tehn handbrake
on a hill the Eos has a hill hold function so that if you take your foot off the brake it will hold the car stationary for about 2 seconds which gives you time to move the foot to the accelerator
what do you at night on a hill as youre not suppose to have foot on brake as it dazzles drivers
ps some older cars and in some markets i hill hold was/is optional so check first or try when theres no cars behaind you!
k peeeps people in Uk eos auto pls hellp
When you park, put it in park and when you are driving, put it in drive. I don't think I have ever used Neutral in the 10 years I have driven auto's!

Leave it in drive, even if you are stuck in traffic.... If its a motorway crash and you aren't going anywhere for AGES, then you can put it in park for your own comfort.

I query your advice

''A common thing with auto's people have them in ''D'' stopped in traffic when they should be in ''N'' this is like holding a manual car in 1st at a brow of a hill!''
If you keep putting an auto in N when in traffic then back in D all you do is wear out the magneto clutches prematurely. That will cost £1000 to fix!

Although the DSG is slightly different, it should be treated like a regular automatic.. I think you should read the section in the handbook which comes with the car which covers how to drive with the DSG gearbox... You will find that probably more informative that our drivers' advice.

Good luck!
You should put an auto in N when you stop -

It means you dont have your foot on the brake
a) you reduce wear in the drivetrain. Not such an issue with a traditional auto with a torque converter where all you do is heat the oil but in a DSG you WILL wear the clutches out! I would rather have to replace a switch which is not a wearing part than the clutch which is.
b) you use less fuel!
d) Most importantly it is SAFER - what happens if your foot slips off the pedal, with the car in D it will move and with a pedestrian in front of you this is DANGEROUS. This is exactly why N is there!
c) this was all about "etiquette" - you don't annoy the driver behind you in the queue. pity most auto drivers are selfish and just press the brake!

DSG is fun, have driven two (including a 3.2 TT) but would NEVER buy a German car with one (Japanese yes, German no!) With this level of complexity you need Japanese levels of reliability, not VW levels! Just wait til you see the residuals in the UK as the second hand market does not like complex beasts!
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Unfortunately, I disagree with what you say, although the wear and tear going from neutral to drive may be slightly reduced on the DSG...

There is more wear on the drivetrain of a standard auto than the DSG on staying in drive.... (although not true wear as it is fluid coupling, but the engine does have to work harder to idle consistently)

Also, When you stay in drive on the DSG, there is no clutch wear. The clutch doesn't engage until you take your foot off the brake (that's why you get slight rollback).

Standard auto's are not designed to keep disengaging just in traffic, so wear is caused (I have seen it numerous times). I have no doubt that the DSG is designed with the idea of keeping it in drive, although the potential for wear is less.

There is one caveat though.... There is a delay between putting it in drive and it being ready (about a second). If you put in drive, then accelerate too quickly, you can damage the box as it causes quite a jolt and puts enormous strain on the very small wet clutches on the DSG. Doing this day after day will cause damage to the springs in the wet clutch systems and wear on them too. It is similar to flooring the throttle just as the gear is changing, when the throttle reengages, you will get a jolt also and some shuddering as the clutch tries to engage (not nice!!)

Anyway... I have my policy based on technical grounds. Whoever has a DSG can drive it how they see fit. This is very subjective... Please don't hate me! ;)
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