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It has been difficult for me to find an SEL FWD on the East coast. The AWD that I test drove put a bad taste in my mouth because the way it bucked as it was shifting between gears. Anyone have any insight why the FWDs are so hard to find?
 

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I don’t get this bucking people are complaining about I have zero issue with my 22 SE DSG?

as for lack of cars . There is a lack of all of them. You can’t get a DSGat all I had to travel 2500 miles to get mine !
 

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My local VW dealer has an auxiliary lot where they keep most inventory. It is empty. The main parking lot where they put new cars at the street rows and service cars inside, has mostly cars in for service. They have almost no inventory of any vehicle.

I don’t think the ship sinking with all the iD4s and GTI/Rs helped, but not sure why the US and Mexico plants are underproducing so badly.
 

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It has been difficult for me to find an SEL FWD on the East coast. The AWD that I test drove put a bad taste in my mouth because the way it bucked as it was shifting between gears. Anyone have any insight why the FWDs are so hard to find?
Depends how far up the East coast you are. FWD/AWD ratio is very much based on latitude. I don't think I've seen a FWD for sale up here in Idaho apart from the first handful that arrived before the AWD, and good luck finding an AWD in South Texas (one of the larger dealers has one AWD, and it's the last Taos left - nobody wants it!).
As others have said, inventory is dire right now. I see dealers that used to have 40-50 Taoses in stock with only one or two now, and maybe 50 cars in total.
 

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It has been difficult for me to find an SEL FWD on the East coast. The AWD that I test drove put a bad taste in my mouth because the way it bucked as it was shifting between gears. Anyone have any insight why the FWDs are so hard to find?
My fwd sel bucks like a bronco aswell. Pretty mich have to drive is ‘S’ to get it to be smooth. voA says its bc the trans has 8 gears and first is so short and twitchy
 

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My fwd sel bucks like a bronco aswell. Pretty mich have to drive is ‘S’ to get it to be smooth. voA says its bc the trans has 8 gears and first is so short and twitchy
I haven't had that issue specifically, though I also prefer driving in sport mode, mostly because it keeps the TC locked more, which is more pleasant to drive imo than drive, also reduces off the line turbo lag when it's hot and the AC is on.
 
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