I had been driving a Jetta 1.8t with a manual transmission up until I sold it a month or so ago. It had a close ratio 6-speed. I could basically start off in 2nd with no throttle but cruised at almost 3000 rpms in 6th.Do you normally drive a manual transmission, or have you recently been driving only an automatic?
I think bipolar is a better word. It's pretty anemic under 2500 rpms when the turbo reaches full spool. Then she really takes off. I've been keeping a pretty light foot on the gas while it breaks itself in, so I haven't taken it remotely close to redline yet. But you can certainly tell when it hits that magic mark.Have you experienced the "schizophrenic" engine behavior that some have reported - lack of power on launch, requiring heavy throttle, then the turbo causing it to leap forward when it kicks in?
I wonder if this is a Multiair configuration issue, forcing it to be more fuel efficient at lower RPMs and more powerful above 2500, or if its just begging me to put on a cold air intake once their available. Or both.