This website was created to teach Elisa Astone how to master the transmission of her Jetta.
This is not meant to be a training manual. It is intended to offer suggestions. Always read your
What is Tiptronic?
Tiptronic, also known as Manual-matic, Shift-tronic, or Auto-stick, is an automatic transmission
with an option for the driver to override the computer and make manual shifts by herself. This allows
the driver to use an automatic when needed, and to use a manual when needed.
What are the advantages of Tiptronic?
While regular automatic transmissions shift at pre-selected points, tiptronic is controlled by the driver.
This can allow the driver to get better performance from the car than an automatic can offer. In addition
using a Tiptronic transmission can give the driver better fuel economy than a normal automatic. Also, it looks cool.
What are the disadvantages of Tiptronic?
When used incorrectly, the exact opposites of the advantages will occur. The car will burn fuel quicker, and performance
will suffer. In addition, when used in stop-and-go traffic or on snow, the manual mode is very tedious and annoying. In
those times, it is best to stay in the automatic mode.
These lessons are to teach the driver how to use the manual mode of the Tiptronic transmission.
Normal Driving in Normal Conditions
Slowing to a Stop
Driving For Best Performance
Driving For Fuel Economy