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Old 12-29-2011, 05:25 PM   #1
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flat towing 2012 VW GTI manual transmission

Just replaced my wife's PT Cruiser with a 2012 VW GTI with a 6 speed manual transmission. Question can I flat tow this car and has anybody done the set up to the car to flat tow
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Old 12-29-2011, 05:46 PM   #2
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You might want to post this in the "Toads" section. There it might get you a quicker and better response.

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Is the a real manual transmission or is it a DSG ( paddles on the steering )?
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It is the real manual with a clutch pedal not the DSG
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That's good then, and you should have no problems towing it.
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Just replaced my wife's PT Cruiser with a 2012 VW GTI with a 6 speed manual transmission. Question can I flat tow this car and has anybody done the set up to the car to flat tow
Officially VW will say no. The manual has a distance and speed limitation. Neither supporting RV speeds or distances. Our local VW service rep says it can be done technically and says he has tecnical confirmation from VW.
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Officially VW will say no. The manual has a distance and speed limitation. Neither supporting RV speeds or distances. Our local VW service rep says it can be done technically and says he has tecnical confirmation from VW.
I work with these transmission everyday and I can say that there is nothing in them that will get damaged from towing.
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