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I share your pain with the stalling thing. Just about every car I have owned for the last ~22 years has been a stick. In one week of driving this car I have stalled at least 5 or 6 times. I think it is less the clutch though and more to do with the slight delay in throttle response.
I just picked up a 2010 Jetta TDI sedan with 6 speed manual the other day. I've owned several older TDI dubs (00-03) and a number of pre-TDI dubs (81-86), and almost exclusively stick shift other vehicles my whole life. I've stalled the darn thing more in the past few days than any car I can remember. Hopefully I'll get used to it, but sheesh, this thing is sensitive to stalling out. Annoyingly so, actually. My 2003 Jetta wagon TDI was the exact opposite...super, super easy to drive as a stick. You almost couldn't stall it. Not anymore...
I wonder why it's like that. Could changing the clutch cylinder make a difference? Is the pedal catching too early or is the engine too sensitive?
 
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