Question:. This may be based on a wrong assumption but I always thought automatics had better fuel consumption as they always changed gear at the optimum time, but the fuel consumption and CO2 output quoted by VW says the opposite.
My understanding is auto with torque converter uses more fuel, but the T Cross is a computer controlled twin clutch system which is more economical than torque converter but uses fractionally more fuel than a normal gearbox due to a little extra weight.
My aunt struggled with a manual for 10 years or more despite me suggesting an auto. Then, out of the blue, she suddenly appeared in an auto and said she wished she had listened to me years ago!! With all the traffic queues these days I would never go back to a manual!!
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