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VW MKVI-A6 Golf family including Jetta SportWagen (~ 2010-2014) Discussions area for A6/MkVI (2010-2014) Golf and Golf Wagons (Jetta Sportwagon in the USA).

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Old August 9th, 2018, 18:44   #16
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Another consideration is if you plan on towing, Here in the US vw is pretty down on towing in general, but they allow some (1000lbs) with a manual and do not recommend any with the DSG. I'm sure lots of people tow successfully with both, but I know my manual happily tows 2500lbs no sweat.
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Another consideration is if you plan on towing, Here in the US vw is pretty down on towing in general, but they allow some (1000lbs) with a manual and do not recommend any with the DSG. I'm sure lots of people tow successfully with both, but I know my manual happily tows 2500lbs no sweat.
In Europe I believe tow limit is 1000/2000lbs for DSG/Manual respectively. I have a Harbor Fright 4' x 6' utility trailer, 1200 lbs max payload. I have had it loaded with top soil and gravel to it's max (which would be close to almost 1500 lbs total). On level ground my JSW TDI doesn't even notice it. I think if you keep it under 2000 lbs and not driving at extreme speeds or grades you are golden.

The DSG has a very low first gear so the DSG clutch slips very little. Even with a reasonable trailer (on level ground) slipping is pretty minimal. However if you try and pull a big heavy boat out the water at a steep boat slip, it my be a situation where clutch is slipping. A jet ski out of a shallow slip boat ramp, no issue. With a manual transmission you have more (all of the) clutch control. So you are in charge of damaging the clutch with a manual...
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Old August 10th, 2018, 11:07   #18
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I frequently tow either a motorcycle or my ACE ATV up over the Sierra Nevada mountains. The combined weight of my trailer and my ATV (and my heaviest motorcycle) are right at 1,000 lbs. I think we go up to around 8,000 ft going over the mountain and my little Jetta stays right up with my buddies and their 3/4 ton diesel pick ups. I occasionally have to drop down to 4th gear (5th and 6th are both overdrive) for the steepest hills, but 4th at 60 MPH is still at a very easy cruising speed for the engine. I'm sure it helps to have the Malone 2.0 tune, which gives me 170 rear wheel hp and 298 ft tq.
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I frequently tow either a motorcycle or my ACE ATV up over the Sierra Nevada mountains. The combined weight of my trailer and my ATV (and my heaviest motorcycle) are right at 1,000 lbs. I think we go up to around 8,000 ft going over the mountain and my little Jetta stays right up with my buddies and their 3/4 ton diesel pick ups. I occasionally have to drop down to 4th gear (5th and 6th are both overdrive) for the steepest hills, but 4th at 60 MPH is still at a very easy cruising speed for the engine. I'm sure it helps to have the Malone 2.0 tune, which gives me 170 rear wheel hp and 298 ft tq.
Wow, Malone must be good to get a fwd car to make power at the rear wheels!
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Turbobrick, it's a figure of speech. I have a 6 sp standard transmission, however, manual transmissions are certainly not standard any more. You really have to hunt to find one.
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I was just ribbing you a bit . Wheel horsepower is probably a better figure of speech when referring to fwd cars.
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