Only you can decide which is best for your own needs. Take it for a long test drive, for an hour if you can, and drive on a mixture of roads you usually use.chris_g said:hello,
im thinking of buying a 2001-2003 Audi A4 1.8T quattro, and i was wondering which gearbox is best...manual or multitronic..?????????
Erm - no it is not.engage said:a multitronic is just a fancy name for an automatic transmission.
My Mistake. I keep forgetting that Audi offers a CVT transmission so when I see multitronic I tend to think tiptronic.Teutonic_Tamer said:Erm - no it is not.
A conventional slushbox auto transmission uses epicyclic gear trains controlled by brake bands.
The Multitronic is VERY different. It is a continuously variable "stepless" transmission, using variable width pullys and a big chain.
OK, no worries.engage said:My Mistake. I keep forgetting that Audi offers a CVT transmission so when I see multitronic I tend to think tiptronic.
The standard auto slushbox is really awful, but the Multitronic isnt too bad really - though nothing beats a manual.engage said:I'd still go with the manual, however.