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I have 1990 VW Cabriolet that does not like to go into first gear when down shifting. The 1st and 3rd gears seem close together.

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I would check the many shifter bushing for being worn, they are a problem on these cars. You can find shifter rebuild kits on e-Bay. I've had alot of these cars and I've noticed the samething, until you slowdown to about 10-15 MPH, they don't want to go into first gear, I suspect that it was designed that way so that you don't get it into first gear when the car is going over a certain speed. The gears are very close together.

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