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Armistead
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automatic gearbox

Post by Armistead » Tue Dec 22, 2020 12:37 pm

Has anyone else felt that the auto seems to 'hold' onto lower gears longer than necessary? If it was a manual I'd have moved up a gear long before my. auto chooses to.

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CJJE
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Re: automatic gearbox

Post by CJJE » Tue Dec 22, 2020 6:09 pm

Petrol or diesel? Not using Sport mode are you? I've never had that problem, and in fact used to think my old Golf Plus 1.6TDI changed up too early!

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Re: automatic gearbox

Post by Armistead » Wed Dec 23, 2020 9:51 am

Hi Chris
No, I'm not in sport mode. I tend to drive 'quietly', with a gentle right foot, but 2nd and 3rd gears seem to resist moving 'up' for an inordinate length of time!
The car is new to me, although I have had automatics over many years. Perhaps I just need to get used to it.
David

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Re: automatic gearbox

Post by kodiaq » Wed Dec 23, 2020 10:47 am

Skoda claim that your DSG will 'learn' your style of driving (don't ask me how!)
Give it a few weeks and then note the speeds or revs a which the gears change up if it still 'hanging on'.
Publish here so that we can compare with others.
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Armistead
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Re: automatic gearbox

Post by Armistead » Wed Dec 23, 2020 2:07 pm

Hi Kodiaq
OK! Thanks for the advice - I will do that.
David

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Re: automatic gearbox

Post by sanqhar » Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:30 am

I am a gentle driver as well.
If I feel the car is holding on to a gear I lift the throttle slightly and that seems to cause it to change up.
Of course this could just be coincidence.
Can't see an easy way to check and it could just also be the car has not fully warmed up.

tom
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