My thoughts on a stock MCSa
, 2005 build owned from new:
No clutch whicxh is great for pootling around town (most of my driving)
Faster changes than a stick once warmed up.
Auto change down when slowing down (no need to change down when you come to a full stop)
Forced change down when hammering in full Auto mode.
Auto change up when at rev limit so no chance of over-revving.
Horridly slow changes when engine/tranny is cold
Full Auto holds on to gears for a tad too long (but you can still use paddles in full Auto)
No forced change down in Sports mode which I find bizarre.
ECU can pre-empt your change down and you end up changing down 2 gears instead of 1
Feels quite antiquated in comparison to a DSG box
I don't know if the JCW
has a new map but my one has some horrible flat spots on the map.