In the GTI I go to the floor much more than I did in the Bonne. When cruising in the Bonnie I would try to keep downshifting to a minimum, for a 4 speed with tons of torque, it sure shifted early in the pedal range, with a perfect TPS range no less...
But in the GTI, In manual mode i'll just keep it in the higher/cruising gear I'm in, and give it more accelerator instead of downshifting. @ my cruising speed on I-35 on the way to work, i'm just in the boost a little. But there are plenty of moments I need to merge, and downshifting + flooring it helps..
It'* also hard to get out of the gas when accelerating because of the turbo'* noise, and power delivery, it'* just relentless acceleration everywhere above about ~1800RPM.
'06 Vee Dub GTI 2 door Tornado Red
- 2.0 Turbocharged, Intercooled, Direct Injected, 6 Speed DSG, Underbody Aero, 17" Classix
- Moonroof, Bi-Xenon headlamps, Interlagos Plaid Sport Seats, 6 Disc In-dash, iPod integration, GTI Monster Mats (winter)
'93 Bonneville SE Purple Pearl H4U package - picked up June 23, 2003, Traded-in June 28, 2007...