Observations on my VW Polo 1.2 GT TSI after a couple of long drives
The car loves to upshift, at approx 60 kmph you are driving in D7 which results in very good fuel economy.
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Recently went for some quick drives(120 kms) and on a longer one(600kms) to better understand the 1.2 TSI and the DSG unit. The car loves to upshift, at approx 60 kmph you are driving in D7 which results in very good fuel economy. I like to drive sedately so that contributes to the good fuel economy as well. I have driven 1.0 TSI with torque converter extensively and the car keeps on driving in D5, it up shifts very late.
Now that the car is automatic even putting the car to manual mode and up-shifting & down-shifting seems like a task, want a pedal shifter steering to downshift whenever needed with bare minimum effort. . But just preses the pedal a bit and the car downshifts from D7 to D4 in a blink.
The car lacks lumbar support, on my 600 km drive(round trip) my back was seriously asking for some lumbar support, and i was constantly changing my angle to find a comfortable spot.
Got some accessories like a tyre inflator, car vaccum and a car charger, now looking for a dashcam and then some good looking seat covers to enhance the interior look of the car:
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