This is one thing that I've always found interesting and would like to know what the majority of you DSG chaps do when it comes to the handbrake.
Over my time of doing retrofits I've came across many DSG Audi's that their owners will use their handbrake as well as the 'Park' on the DSG box, but I've also came across some owners that wont use their handbrakes at all and will just rely purely on the 'P' of their DSG box to secure their car in hope that it will remain in the same place they left it.
I've done a small bit of research and found that when 'P' is engaged on an auto a device called a 'Parking Pawl' is engaged, which locks up the transmission, which would prevent the wheels from free-wheeling. I've also read however that parking on an steep hill and relying purely on the Parking Pawl can be damaging and cause strain to the Parking Pawl and should it fail, would result in costly repairs.
I pick up my DSG this week and I can't see myself not using the handbrake after using it for 5 years already, if not just purely out of habit.
Do you use the handbrake at all on your DSG?