First try, no time to lose, we put everything in fully automatic. It’s very strange to set off without a clutch the first few times. When accelerating, it’s not too bad, but when you want to slow down and stop, the left hand looks for a non-existent lever and the left foot also tries to be active… With a few exceptions, you get used to it quickly.
Moreover, if you are one of those who, at red lights, like to share the sound of your engine with a flick of the wrist, you will have to think twice rather than once! If you fail to put yourself in neutral, by the action of a button, several possibilities will be available to you, including some disaster scenarios…
In automatic mode, the DCT’s gear changes, both when accelerating and when slowing down, may be a little different than you are used to. Be aware that the DCT system is also influenced by the driving mode chosen, which will require some experimentation to find an ideal combo according to your preferences.
The very sensitive electronic throttle, combined with the DCT and the lack of a Clutch/Neutral control at very low speeds, requires an adjustment of our driving in heavy traffic in fully automatic mode and will also be part of its taming.