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Old 10-23-2014, 04:25 PM   #21 (permalink)
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We have had these DSG's VAG cars with the freewheel function for a few years, available on the 170bhp diesels across VW, Skoda, Audi you can turn it off in the menu.

My Lupo 3L does it too

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Old 10-23-2014, 04:31 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I wonder if the European general public finds freewheeling as objectionable as the American public seems to find stop/start.
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Some of the American public still seems to hold freewheeling in utter contempt... at least from what I've seen in some online discussions.

And I've even seen articles from Popular Mechanics used as argument. Somebody should tell the manufacturers they're doing it wrong!
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The point is, I can roll along with the other traffic leaving the highway without having to touch the brake pedal, if they don't brake too.
It always seems like everyone else wants to maintain 10 MPH over the speed limit on the freeway until they need to break. I may make the light. I may not. I coast in neutral and see what happens. I usually cannot turn right on red, so I do not worry about it.
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We have had these DSG's VAG cars with the freewheel function for a few years, available on the 170bhp diesels across VW, Skoda, Audi you can turn it off in the menu.

My Lupo 3L does it too
Can you PM me some links or more info about this my girl has a 09 jetta that loves to coast in neutral.
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Old 11-17-2014, 04:53 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Thirty years ago, when I got my learner permit under the German driver's testing class we drove a VW Golf-E automatic with coasting feature when you let off of the throttle. It was awkward for a short time and shortly became 2nd nature.

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