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    The auto is ok. Once you get used to it you can live with it. My biggest bug bare is the ratio's. It sits at higher rev's and doesn't change up and you can't change it manually as it comes up with the warning 'shift denied'. It most obvious in traffic sitting around 30mph. Sits in 3rd and jumps to 4th only when over 30 and then back to 3rd and so on. Can't make it's mind up!! If you do a lot of A roads or motorway driving this is not a issue! My 3 BMW's autos were light years ahead and my Scirroco DSG was even better. To be honest I don't notice the issues any more. MPG around town us about 35 and motorway 45-50! Mines is the diesel

    160. Hope this helps!!

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    I wanted a manual when I went to change the car but she who must be obeyed said she wouldn't drive a manual again after 10 years with the Omega. I haven't experienced the problems of others on here with the auto box although the Omega did have similar traits. I like it I like to treat it fairly gently anyway and so I've only floored it a couple of times from standstill and didn't notice an issue.

    As regards the Winter setting I thought they dropped it because the traction control takes care of that for you.
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    Sorry- never towed and never intend to!! Lol

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    Why does the manual need a dmf and the auto doesn't?

    Can't get my head around this

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    longstone dude, on Jun 26 2012, 06:36 PM, said:Auto boxes use a torque converter instead. Only manual boxes have the DMF


    Ta

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    Way over my head. If I don't need to use a clutch I'm happy with or without a DMF!!!

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    What I go by, rightly or wrongly is the fact that speedo's tend to be a Loire out so sit at 32/33 and it doesn't move down. However, in traffic it is bloody annoying. It's the first auto I've had that does it!!

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    Yip, my 5 and Disc both sat 25-30 in fourth!

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    Software upgrades fill me with dread. Some can make them better or in my case just down right bloody awful. If it does the 5th/6th thing again bang it into semi auto and it will stay in 6th to just under 50.

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    Sell it. The autobox's are shite when they go. I went to war with VX over mine. They had it 6 weeks in Luton, featured in Auto Express and the Sunday Judge in the Sunday Mail. Got no where. All the issues were characteristics of the autobox. So 28.4mpg acceptable, chugging when cold and virtually stalling when coasting and jumping around gears when at 30mph amongst other things.

 

 
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