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Old 12-22-2019, 09:07 PM   #21
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Old 12-31-2019, 11:23 AM   #22
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I hope so... but no, it's the first time we've both had awd, I have a 340iX.
Does VW do a good job with a flat power curve or is it a little peaky?
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Old 01-01-2020, 01:15 PM   #23
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Does VW do a good job with a flat power curve or is it a little peaky?
2.0l in my GTI is decent to rev out, doesn’t fall off like my old audi 1.8t for a long time ago.
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Old 01-01-2020, 02:13 PM   #24
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It will be good to tack your ownership/service/dealer experience, too, as I recall that aspect drove JST crazy.
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Old 01-01-2020, 02:13 PM   #25
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Does VW do a good job with a flat power curve or is it a little peaky?
I don't know how to answer this. The car is smooth, there is not much power so not much curve to feel or to be annoyed by... It does need some revs 3.5 to 4k to get moving, sometimes a double downshift. It's also geared quite tall... I wonder if VW did going from Golf Sportwagen to Alltrack what Porsche did going from 987 to 981: keeping the box and rear-end internals the same while adding 1" to the total diameter giving an instant 4% taller gears. Alltrack rides on 1" taller wheels/tires than the other GTI/base Golf or even the R.
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Old 01-01-2020, 02:37 PM   #26
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It's sad that these are going away. I used MT one of these is a good option as a first car for the kids in a few years.
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