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Old 02-02-2007, 04:23 AM   #1
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Question Driving a Tiptronic

Is it a good idea to keep it in first gear while driving down slower streets? I know this may sound stupid, but when I drive near the college and I see people I used to goto school with I will switch it into manuel and drive in 1st gear to give the car that sporty sound and feel. I will offten keep it in 1st and accelerate up to 5-6 RPM's. I wont red-line it, but I do use it to give that boost of energy as I am crusing around downtown.

*** I dont want this post to make it sound like I am "that guy" because I am not...I am just new to any sports car and I have no experience driving a manuel.****

Thanks in advance!

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Old 02-02-2007, 04:47 AM   #2
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I know this may sound stupid, ...
I dont want this post to make it sound like I am "that guy" because I am not...
You seem to have good intuition. Listen to it.
Besides, if someone was "that guy", would you expect him to know that?

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Just be sure to keep the rpm's lower until the engine is up to temp and you should be fine.
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Your Tiptronic is an AUTOmatic, not a manual. Yes, you can control gear selection, but the transmission still has a conventional torque converter instead of a clutch. That said, drive it anyway you want, as long as the water and oil are up to operating temperatures. Enjoy your car, but to me, the "driving by the college I put it in First" does make you sound like "that guy"...
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Old 02-19-2007, 01:49 PM   #5
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Your Tiptronic is an AUTOmatic, not a manual. Yes, you can control gear selection, but the transmission still has a conventional torque converter instead of a clutch. That said, drive it anyway you want, as long as the water and oil are up to operating temperatures. Enjoy your car, but to me, the "driving by the college I put it in First" does make you sound like "that guy"...





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Old 02-21-2007, 07:15 AM   #6
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Is it a good idea to keep it in first gear while driving down slower streets? I know this may sound stupid, but when I drive near the college and I see people I used to goto school with I will switch it into manuel and drive in 1st gear to give the car that sporty sound and feel. I will offten keep it in 1st and accelerate up to 5-6 RPM's. I wont red-line it, but I do use it to give that boost of energy as I am crusing around downtown.

*** I dont want this post to make it sound like I am "that guy" because I am not...I am just new to any sports car and I have no experience driving a manuel.****

Thanks in advance!
If you want a sporty sound get a GHL exhaust and don't drive your car under 4000 rpms unless of course you want to pick up college chicks.

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