Hi everyone I'm new here.
Just spent the weekend with a Sportback 2.0TFSI FWD DSG S-Line (RHD) loan from dealers to help decide whether I'm going to take the plunge.
After trying the S-Line as a back seat passenger I'm likely to go for the Sport (despite the pride-inducing loveliness of the S-Line), if only out of respect for my aging parents who I occasionally ferry around.
Still undecided about the DSG, seems to have its pros+cons - when I return the motor tomorrow am hoping to re-test a manual to see if I start to miss the paddles. Always assumed manual was for me, but having seen so much praise on a user review column (although primarily TDI owners were responding) I thought I shouldn't dismiss it completely. Any link to a good discussion about it on this board, someone can chuck my way? TIA.
Got to have FWD because it turns out I will need the extra litreage of bootspace.
Anyway sorry I digress ... my main purpose of posting, which may seem trivial to some, is about those darn struts either side of the gearbox. Being 6ft tall, it seems that whatever my seat position, with left leg rested on the 'dead pedal', the bony bit on the side of my left knee rubs against the hole formed by the strut across the centre console. Something I noticed on the 1st test a few wks ago.
Have toyed with the less than elegant option of tying a cloth (or similar) around it to provide a cushion for the kneebone. Obviously I don't really want to wear a kneepad! The only other radical thought was to see if I could get it removed, but then I imagine the console might look 'broken' or vandalised without it!
Anyone else notice / suffer with this??
It could even be a dealbreaker for me