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Old May 30th, 2012, 08:18   #21
CalibreTDI
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The engine breaking on my 2012 Passat seems excessive (lack of a better word). At lower speeds when coasting to a stop the lower gears seem to engage somewhat prematurely. I'm not a mechanic so I just base my observations on that - my observations. I think from a safety perspective this is great - maybe it's just something you have to get used to. However, on the way up, from 1 to 6, the car shifts like a boss. Last time I drove an automatic was back in the early 90s, some topaz or tempo. :-) Man, these new auto trannys sure came a long way.
My wife drives the passat, I drive a manual jetta. The passat is a car and a half, much more comfortable but the downshifting is definietely something I have to get used to.

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