Correct, the blog article is not transmission-specific, except for the transmission fluids mentioned. Yes, all VT1 owners should follow that guidance, regardless of transmission type.The link u posted talks about engine issues. Doesn't specify automatic or manual. Is the engine an issue for both transmissions?
Depends on condition & maintenance.Is the 2015 a better buy? Does it have the same issues?
Varies; $0-$1200. You said you read about the problems, so you should know how to reproduce them. Only if you have an issue requiring powertrain work and they check the ECM; it also depends on the dealer.How much does it cost to tune the car? How can I tell if the car has this DCT issue when I test drive. Does doing any the mods to prevent this issue void warranty?