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Naresh

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  1. Naresh

    DSG Gearbox & Manoeuvring in carpark

    Yes, actually much better. I am getting better regulating the accelerator pedal such that the car just drops into to D1 (1st gear) and continues at about the same pace... I need to be gentle with the throttle, I think I was stepping on it a little harder trying to go up the incline.
  2. Naresh

    DSG Gearbox & Manoeuvring in carpark

    Around 12 kmph. I did notice that the car is in 2nd gear (D2) as I start the incline. As I step on the accelerator to go up the incline, it drops to D1 (1st gear). I suppose this is the cause of the lethargy... I am in 2nd gear as I start the incline.
  3. Naresh

    DSG Gearbox & Manoeuvring in carpark

    No, I would not use the start/stop. Start/stop is very intrusive in stop & go traffic. The best option I think, based on my limited knowledge, is to not inch forward with brake. When there is sufficient space in front of the car, release the brake as you would normally do so that the 1st gear is engaged. Continuously inching forward by manipulating the brake pedal (half-pressed) is equivalent of riding the clutch, and causes clutch to wear out. The highway from my home to work is always congested in the morning, with slow moving stop & go traffic. The traffic on the highway comes to complete stop multiple times (6-10) due to multiple merging and exit lanes. The start/stop keeps on turning off the engine even if you stop for 1-2 seconds. Same if you have move forward at traffic signal and wait for a few seconds to give way to pedestrians at traffic light or pedestrian crossing. And it is nothing to do with how you brake.
  4. Naresh

    DSG Gearbox & Manoeuvring in carpark

    Been driving for 2 weeks, and the mileage is less than 400 KM.
  5. Naresh

    DSG Gearbox & Manoeuvring in carpark

    Ya, perhaps. I was speaking to my colleague who has been driving a VW Golf 1.4 TSI with DSG for a while, and he mentioned I need to think like driving a manual transmission. His explanation paraphrased... When driving a manual, you don't change gear in the middle of the direction change. You need to be in the right gear before you make the turn. That means, for a DSG, I should get off the brake before I initiate the the direction change, and get on the accelerator before I hit the incline so that 1st gear is engaged. If my feet is still on the brake as I initiate the direction change, and start the incline while free wheeling, when I step on the accelerator while going up the incline, it will take time for the gear to engage.
  6. Naresh

    DSG Gearbox & Manoeuvring in carpark

    I am not a big fan of John, I do think he is a little biased, but nevertheless all his videos are quite amusing to watch.
  7. Naresh

    DSG Gearbox & Manoeuvring in carpark

    Yes, I can try that. The VW DSG transmission has tiptronic mode, and I can using shift lever.
  8. Naresh

    DSG Gearbox & Manoeuvring in carpark

    New. It is not gearbox issue, the shifts on the road are very smooth.
  9. I am new to a DSG gearbox (been only a week) so would welcome some advice. When going up the incline in HDB car park, my VW Golf 1.4TSI seems remarkably reluctant. I do know why this is happening - as I approach the incline I need to slow down (brake) and turn right to get onto the slope. The DSG gearbox thinks I am going to stop, so it is not in the right gear as I complete my turn. Opening the throttle slightly does not move the car up the incline, and with more throttle it moves too quickly. Also I have noted that when going down the incline in HDB car park, when you take your foot off the brake, and step on the accelerator, it seems reluctant to get going again. Again, I do know why this is happening... the DSG gearbox thinks I am going to stop, so it is not in the right gear as I complete my turn Have you encountered the same issue, and do you have any techniques, or is it just a matter of getting used to it? Been driving AT & CVT, and none of them had this issue. Thanks in advance, Naresh.
  10. Hi all, Does anyone have any experience with rim protectors, something like RimPro-Tec, and do they work? I am wondering if they can really protect larger rims with low profile tyres, or whether the protection they offer is insignificant. https://www.sgcarmart.com/products/overview.php?ID=6399 Thanks in advance. Naresh.
  11. Naresh

    SEAT Ibiza & after-sales service

    No, that was supposed to be a joke...
  12. Naresh

    SEAT Ibiza & after-sales service

    Haha, no that would foolhardy of me, but I couldn't pass on the opportunity to reply to that post.
  13. Naresh

    SEAT Ibiza & after-sales service

    Well, after much deliberation, I got the VW Golf 1.4 TSI.
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    SEAT Ibiza & after-sales service

    Not the GTI... the GTI would be awesome, but I would like to limit my spend to S$120K - S$130K (if I really like it). I was enthusiastic about the Class A and the MBUX... until I saw the price. I should have expected it. I think, for Mercedes, the high end models are good, but the lower end Mercs are just average - the A200 uses a Renault-Nissan engine, with torsion beam rear suspension.
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