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Old 04-26-2012, 11:16 PM
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Re: 5 Speed Auto - CRD

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I'll be in the same situation when our GC arrives. Though I expect it will have all the latest updates.

We have an Audi TT 2.0 TFSI DSG. There's a big difference in the amount of whiplash between normal and sport mode.

(On a totally unrelated side note ... the most annoying thing about the TT, is that everyone wants to pick a race with it. Last night it was an X-Trail of all things. And then from nowhere there was also a Hilux and a Golf. It takes a lot of restraint to ignore these guys. So all I do is pop up the active spoiler, and then let them take off like idiots. I just drive off normally. There has been one occasion when the other driver ran through a speed camera after doing this and the camera flash went off.

In a way, it's the same as drivers that must pass the SUV just because it's in front of them.)
Watch out for my Mazda BT50 TD. If I could ever get it to stick to the ground, I reckon it would give your TT a run for it's money!!
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Old 04-26-2012, 11:54 PM
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Watch out for my Mazda BT50 TD. If I could ever get it to stick to the ground, I reckon it would give your TT a run for it's money!!
pfffttt ... it's the wife's car anyway. Mine will be a True Blue GC.
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I thought the "sport mode" only affected the 4WD bias and disengaged the traction control. Does it also affect the gear change? The CRD I test drove was VERY quick off the mark...right up to the legal speed limit, but I did plant the go pedal.
I haven't noticed much difference if any in the engine response in Sport mode but it's way more fun on a fast windy (as in curves, not wind) road. According to the manual it tunes down the stability control but not off even though the light on the dash said that it is off. It also changes the front/rear torque split from 40/60 to 20/80. That gives it more of a 2WD feel without going into full 2WD. Subject to Sport mode being reasonably economical, I'll be driving in Sport mode whenever on dry bitumen. In the wet I'll want full stability control so it will have to be Auto. The manual makes no mention of the relative economies of the modes only that D is most economical.
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Glenn,
BT50 V's Audi 2.0. Pffffffffffftttt.
At least you do have a sense of humour.
Even my wife's diesel VW would put a downey face on the BT50. LOL
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