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by tetedelinotte
Tue Nov 18, 2014 1:37 pm
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: Question on hill starts with hill assist.
Replies: 6
Views: 2935

Re: Question on hill starts with hill assist.

Thanks for the excellent advice. I'm going to find a parking lot to practice the muscle memory maneuvers ASAP. Cheers!
by tetedelinotte
Mon Nov 17, 2014 3:35 pm
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: Question on hill starts with hill assist.
Replies: 6
Views: 2935

Question on hill starts with hill assist.

Hi, everyone. My new GTI has hill assist that keeps the break engaged on inclines that it detects are above a certain grade for I believe 2-ish seconds. It's supposed to be enough time to get my right foot from the brake to the throttle and go. I live in an area without many hills and I really haven...
by tetedelinotte
Sat Nov 15, 2014 7:24 pm
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: Hello from Tucson
Replies: 12
Views: 5125

Re: Hello from Tucson

You may have a clutch that is very difficult to learn on. VW sure made the 2008 Rabbit that way, there are a few of us here who had that car and we all agree that its clutch was awful. Once you get good at it, though, any other clutch should be a cakewalk. A very experienced friend of mine drove my...
by tetedelinotte
Sat Nov 15, 2014 7:19 pm
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: Hello from Tucson
Replies: 12
Views: 5125

Re: Hello from Tucson

Thanks for the warm welcome, everyone. Today's lesson learned was, "no, you cant go up your bumpy, gravel driveway in 2nd after slowing way down to avoid bottoming out on the curb." I'm becoming more zen, though. I just said, "right. learned something...." Backed up to the street, got moving again i...
by tetedelinotte
Fri Nov 14, 2014 1:29 pm
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: Hello from Tucson
Replies: 12
Views: 5125

Hello from Tucson

Hi, everyone! I've been making my way through the tips pages for the past few hours. Great info. I bought a manual 2015 GTI about a month ago and while I'm getting much better, I still encounter situations that throw me off. I learned to drive a manual as a teenager, but I never owned my own manual ...