Sounds like air in the hydraulics. I'd take it to the dealer and see what they said.
So is this a fix for the "wheel dampening"? I def feel the dead spot you are talking about. Fast footwork takes care of this thoughHow much dead travel is there on your gas pedal? In the 4Gs (mine), when I pressed down on the gas pedal, the first 3/4 inch did nothing. It just remained at an idle. At the 3/4 inch point, the rpm would change, but up to that point the gas pedal was dead. That made shifting my car terrible. It caused a delay in fuel delivery, screwed up the timing of the clutch and gas, and really destroyed the entire rhythm of the shift. The fix was extremely easy.
The thread above discusses a this dead spot in the pedals of 4Gs. Post # 36 shows how I fixed my car. I don't know anything about 5th gens, but this may work for you.
Take a stab at shifting below 2k rpm.Thanks for all the inputs. I'm glad that I'm not the only one that stalls every so often.
I'll have to pay attention to see if there is a dead spot in the accelerator. I have noticed that sometimes I can shift smoother than others so i may just have to recalibrate my foot.
Either way I'll take it to the dealer to see what they say. I might even try to take another one for a test drive for comparison.