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Which is best on the VW Golf R, DSG or manual? Steve Sutcliffe video review
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12 May 2010

The VW Golf R is “the most powerful and fastest accelerating Golf ever produced" according to its makers - but is it better with a DSG or manual gearbox?

Autocar.co.uk armed Steve Sutcliffe with both versions of the car and sent him to find out. You can watch the verdict in our exclusive video below.

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ACCobra427 17 May 2010

Re: VW Golf R - DSG v manual video

Obviously he only likes to criticize other people, accuse them of lying and then tries to belittle them, then ups-sticks.

Lesia44 14 May 2010

Re: VW Golf R - DSG v manual video

ACCobra427 wrote:
Why you would presume that your SCCA experience would come across as 'Boorish'? Why not declare this and share some experiences, this is after all a car forum, for car fanatics.
Definitely. If you've driven tasty, tell us. Apart from anything it adds context to your comments.

ACCobra427 13 May 2010

Re: VW Golf R - DSG v manual video

@ Jackjflash : Boy, you're an irritable person aren't you? Never mind, I didn't enter this thread to start an argument with anyone, you seem to like confrontation and actively seek it whilst unnecessarily confronting anyone else who might have a valid opinion and experience.

Why you would presume that your SCCA experience would come across as 'Boorish'? Why not declare this and share some experiences, this is after all a car forum, for car fanatics. Also I don't appreciate your tone of condescension when you say "...someone who claims to be a Top Gear test driver, I’m afraid I never had an opportunity to drive Clarkson’s GT."

Could you be any more derogatory if you tried? I have never made such a claim - TG don't employ 'Test Drivers' as you put it and the GT reference was a response to a previous post, why this bothers you so much is beyond me? If you want to know more about what I do, just ask.

Stop being so hostile and entertain the notion that other people have a valid opinion too. And lets try and keep to the topic in hand, eh? To which end, I say that manual gearboxes are more fun and rewarding than auto's. Let's have a poll on AC or the SCCA site and get this settled?

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