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I've had our 2022 Taos since feb and I have come to hate driving it, the drivability from the turbo 4, is absolutely awful, all or nothing power, how VW could send this into production is beyond belief. I feel the car is very dangerous in stop and go traffic with the unpredictable surge in power. Seemingly your throttle input is but a random , TBD, connection to the engine management system.

This is the worst drivability of any car I have owned in 60 years of driving.

In 1983 I had a brand new Saab 900Turbo and that car was beautiful to drive, progressing acceleration, far superior to the disaster that is the 2022 Taos. All done without the control electronics available now.
 

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Get a Carista and change the Throttle setting to Direct. Night and day difference. I felt the same way until I changed this now it's soooooo much better and that unwanted surge in power is gone.
⬆ 100% THIS ! ⬆. - It feels like a different car afterwards, not perfect but WAY better!
 

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I tried it using VCDS and noticed absolutely no difference.
There are many threads about this on other sites. Some swear it's night and day, some say no difference. I'm skeptical for the simple fact that it's in the steering control module, plus the name is Driving Profile Switchover and not Throttle Response or something.
What did make a difference for me was putting some miles on the car. Either the DSG was bedding in its clutches, or I was getting used to it, or both, but it is certainly perfectly fine for me now.
I suppose I could try it again for grins now that everything is broken in...
 

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Are those the same feature settings with Carista and OBDeleven above? Seems like they are two different things by the wording. Carista = throttle and ODBD = steering. No?
 

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I changed back to direct last night. Something I've learned is that the behavior is VERY outside temp dependent. The "lag" is most prevalent when it's very hot outside, and especially if the AC is on. It was in the high 90s yesterday and I had the AC on, and even with direct the lag was still present though less smoothed out than on time controlled. Gotta learn to modulate the throttle from a stop more, can't just slam on the gas and expect a smooth ride. Unfortunately this seems like a common trait with modern turbo engines.
 

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I've had our 2022 Taos since feb and I have come to hate driving it, the drivability from the turbo 4, is absolutely awful, all or nothing power, how VW could send this into production is beyond belief. I feel the car is very dangerous in stop and go traffic with the unpredictable surge in power. Seemingly your throttle input is but a random , TBD, connection to the engine management system.

This is the worst drivability of any car I have owned in 60 years of driving.

In 1983 I had a brand new Saab 900Turbo and that car was beautiful to drive, progressing acceleration, far superior to the disaster that is the 2022 Taos. All done without the control electronics available now.
I 100% agree with you. I too made my purchase in February. I was lucky enough to get a great deal and I traded the Taos in mid March. Shame on VW.
 

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I've had our 2022 Taos since feb and I have come to hate driving it, the drivability from the turbo 4, is absolutely awful, all or nothing power, how VW could send this into production is beyond belief. I feel the car is very dangerous in stop and go traffic with the unpredictable surge in power. Seemingly your throttle input is but a random , TBD, connection to the engine management system.

This is the worst drivability of any car I have owned in 60 years of driving.

In 1983 I had a brand new Saab 900Turbo and that car was beautiful to drive, progressing acceleration, far superior to the disaster that is the 2022 Taos. All done without the control electronics available now.
I agree with you 100% !!! I have 2022 TAOS SEL since December of 2021. I hate the way it drives especially from stop. I hit the gas and nothing is going on for like 5 seconds and then all the power kicks in. So strange and dangerous indeed! I am afraid to merge traffic and change lanes! I want to give it back and take different car but it’s a lease. I am thinking to put it for sale. I absolutely HATE 2022 TAOS!!!
 

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Get a Carista and change the Throttle setting to Direct. Night and day difference. I felt the same way until I changed this now it's soooooo much better and that unwanted surge in power is gone.

I did this and no change in driving my Taos :(
 

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Got mine is Jan and yes at first I did find the throttle can be jerky, especially when not use to it. BUT after 5500 miles I really dont even notice it anymore, do agree Outside Temp plays a part.
I hear people say they press the pedal and nothing happens, mine definitely does not do that, if anything it's too sensitive. I think its all in the transmission but ive learned to drive around it and to be honest I love this thing. Maybe because I have a performance vehicle and this is solely my Econo Ride and I dont drive it aggressively, (beat the piss out of my Dodge Challenger 1320 so no need).

I can say the only time I now get the jerky take off is when I want to take off aggressively and what I found is from a dead stop stap the pedal quickly to about 1/4 throttle and it takes off perfect.

So this carista has a monthly fee ?
 

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I fin d it interesting some like the Carista change and some not. Is it dependent on the trim? Does an SEL 4 Motion reactly differently than other models? 2 WD?

For me, car has never been as bad as I interpret others on lag, etrc. Some. And some times. But not enough to yet change the setting. Though I should to see for myself.
 

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Got mine is Jan and yes at first I did find the throttle can be jerky, especially when not use to it. BUT after 5500 miles I really dont even notice it anymore, do agree Outside Temp plays a part.
I hear people say they press the pedal and nothing happens, mine definitely does not do that, if anything it's too sensitive. I think its all in the transmission but ive learned to drive around it and to be honest I love this thing. Maybe because I have a performance vehicle and this is solely my Econo Ride and I dont drive it aggressively, (beat the piss out of my Dodge Challenger 1320 so no need).

I can say the only time I now get the jerky take off is when I want to take off aggressively and what I found is from a dead stop stap the pedal quickly to about 1/4 throttle and it takes off perfect.

So this carista has a monthly fee ?
What mode do you usually drive eco/normal/sport?
 

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I find it interesting some like the Carista change and some not. Is it dependent on the trim? Does an SEL 4 Motion reactly differently than other models? 2 WD?
The 4Motion models have the DSG (dual-clutch) 7-speed transmission and all the front wheel drive models have a regular 8-speed transmission. These two transmissions have different driving characteristics/dynamics which might explain the mixed reaction to the setting change. I definitely prefer the DIRECT setting on my 4Motion model and intend to leave it that way.
 
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