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I have a 2010 Eos Lux and hate 1st gear. It's a dog unless I use the sport mode. Put it in drive and it seems to have little power. Finally, it will catch 2nd gear and go great.

I have had the dealership test drive it and test the transmission in the shop, but they claim that that is just the way the transmission works.

Anybody experience this slow acceleration?
 

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My problem on more of burning up tires on take-off. If stomping it from a stop doesn't break loose the tries and cause the ESP to kick in, then there is probably something wrong and if the VW shop doesn't recognise it, you better find a different shop.
 

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Well, surely, when I "stomp" on the gas pedal, it rips. But I was referring to standard driving. When I begin at a stop and slowly press on the gas pedal, it is very slow to respond in first gear.

Otherwise, I love the car!
 

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Searching through this web site, it appears some people have experienced something similar. The suggestions to improve this lack of power (some call it "turbo lag") include replacing the diverter valve with a all metal or alloy valve, replacing the fuel sensor, and one person suggested adding a cold induction as well as using the most expensive gasoline.

I also read that lack of power in first gear improves after the 'break-in' period. I am done with the 'break-in' period and still no improvement. I usually use the sport mode, but it's a gas mileage killer that keeps my engine red lining a lot.
 

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Searching through this web site, it appears some people have experienced something similar. The suggestions to improve this lack of power (some call it "turbo lag") include replacing the diverter valve with a all metal or alloy valve, replacing the fuel sensor, and one person suggested adding a cold induction as well as using the most expensive gasoline.

I also read that lack of power in first gear improves after the 'break-in' period. I am done with the 'break-in' period and still no improvement. I usually use the sport mode, but it's a gas mileage killer that keeps my engine red lining a lot.
Mark,

Are you refering to the acceleration of an auto box?

If so, it's a feature to smoothly drive off in first, in that you let go of the brake while in first, the car then picks up itself and you then take over smoothly and simply.

It's certainly an odd feature but when you get used to it, it's great.
 
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