Ignition key/restart question
I have been looking at a VW TDI for quite awhile and I just recently drove a 2012 Golf 4dr TDI, 2012 Jetta TDI and I finally got the opportunity to drive a 2010 Sportwagon TDI, all with manual transmissions. I was supprised at how differently the three drove and I love the sportwagon, although it seemed to have a little hesitation vs the newer ones. I did have a little problem with clutch operation and I killed it a few times. Don't call me an idiot just yet, my current daily is a 3/4 ton diesel chevy with a manual tranny (learned to drive in it and I have had it for 8 years), and I'm sure it has spoiled me with the ability to drop the clutch in 2nd and it wont stall/die. But I noticed on the Golf and the Sportwagon I had to turn the key all the way off before I could restart the car. While on the Jetta sedan I didn't, I could just turn the key and it would restart.
Has anyone else noticed this?
Critically, does anyone know if I can do something to be able to just turn the key to restart or do I have to live with rotating to the off position before it will restart?
Does anyone have any idea as to how this works with the keyless entry/start system?