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Who would have thought?9_9

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Give me old school.

 

regards Bruce

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Very costly to repair a busted DSG

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Looks like those are bad years to own a Golf, first the mechatronics recall, now this one.

 

I dare say there are some on the outside of this year range. My 07 needed a new mechatronics as well, but didnt get picked up in the first recall.

 

Unfortunately, one sour experience has ruined the whole VW/Audi/Skoda offering for me. Ive heard the new ones are fine, but people said that about the MK6 as well.

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8 minutes ago, RockandorRoll said:

Unfortunately, one sour experience has ruined the whole VW/Audi/Skoda offering for me. 

Have very old Passat, probably best car I have owned, but boy, was it costly!  Turned off by their diesel scandal but totally soured when MD here blacklisted the auto clubs car of the year awards. That arrogance, and the refusal to admit they were wrong has made me lose all interest in VW.

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had an 2011 golf with dsg, clutch was replaced twice in the warranty period and at 6 years  with only 70,000 kms was starting to play up again. 

traded it in. really loved driving it but i wanted to have some money to spend on sound gear not repairs lol 

 

12 minutes ago, Snoopy8 said:

That arrogance, and the refusal to admit they were wrong has made me lose all interest in VW.

much the same sentiment here also!

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3 hours ago, Snoopy8 said:

Have very old Passat, probably best car I have owned, but boy, was it costly!  Turned off by their diesel scandal but totally soured when MD here blacklisted the auto clubs car of the year awards. That arrogance, and the refusal to admit they were wrong has made me lose all interest in VW.

MD? 

 

Friends of of mine have recent Passat for her with no issues, but his Tiguan (1.4t) has been in twice to have the airconditioning stripped and cleaned and at least once for gearbox issues. 

 

Doesnt made you keen on buying a s/h one ? 

 

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19 hours ago, rantan said:

Who would have thought?9_9

 

Yep.  I wouldn't touch the brand with a 10 foot pole.

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1 minute ago, Kaynin said:

 

Yep.  I wouldn't touch the brand with a 10 foot pole.

Yep.

 

The real problem is that on the test drive these ( VW/Skoda / are really good. Many people momentarily forget about the (ongoing) problems with the cars, the dealers attitude to warranty claims and the mid-to-long -term reliability.

 

 They really are fool's gold.

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as much as owned golf gti with dct and owned another hot hatch with one... i think the time for dcts have passed. autos ... conventional ones have got ... that ! good..not only in performance but also economy and number of gears 8-10 speeds really no need to go dct...

 

all that said I also wouldnt rule out buying a car with a DCT... if from certain makers...ford excepting :D 

 

recalls are a weekly part of day to day business for car makers... good its happening rather than under the carpet... 

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49 minutes ago, Snoopy8 said:

Thank  you , this says it all " “VW Australia reportedly claims no payment is due to Australian consumers because the company broke no laws"

 

 

And and yet more problems for VW 

 

https://www.caradvice.com.au/800731/volkswagen-accc-diesel-case-settled-australia/

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Wife is is now on her 2nd performance DSG equipped VW/Audi with almost no issues. A couple of times her car appears to jump out of gear going from 1st to 2nd, but only happens reversing out of our driveway and has only happened once since her last service several months ago. There's a bit of a thud, you instinctively back off, then accelerate again and no further issues.

 

We are still trying to catch it on video so we have a log date/time for Audi to check on the next service.

 

I had more issues with my Ford Territory auto and traded it in as I was too scared to repair it out of warranty.

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At least they offer a recall,  Unlike Ford that will never say there’s an issue.

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2 hours ago, Kaynin said:

 

Yep.  I wouldn't touch the brand with a 10 foot pole.

I wouldn’t touch the brand with any pole.......😂

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It's a shame because other than higher than average failure issues (We are spoilt by the incredible quality, reliability and price of Japanese cars), VW do otherwise build some pretty decent cars.

 

What really lets them down is their corporate f*ckery, which in my opinion is reprehensible.

 

I still like their cars, even with their occasional issues, but wow I really do have a problem with their corporate side. It's a shame as they are otherwise, in my estimation, a fairly decent value proposition.

 

I'll probably get a threatening email from them now, like this poor chap did:

 

Volkswagen Threatens IT Worker's Job

 

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21 minutes ago, TDK said:

What really lets them down is their corporate f*ckery, which in my opinion is reprehensible.

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Volkswagen Threatens IT Worker's Job

Unfortunately it starts from the top of the tree in Australia and that arrogance permeates down.  VW and Audi have lost me..

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John Cadogan has said it a million times, avoid. 

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I've stayed well clear of anything with a DSG in it.....................even when they were nearly giving them away!

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21 minutes ago, Sime said:

John Cadogan has said it a million times, avoid. 

 

Not a fan of that guy,  personally.

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Just now, LogicprObe said:

 

I've stayed well clear of anything with a DSG in it.....................even when they were nearly giving them away!

 

DSG gearboxes are good to drive, but they've had more failures than would be ideal (or expected when compared to say, a Japanese car).  That being said, failures are largely in the minority.

 

I'd have a DSG over a crappy CVT any day of the week.


People dump a bit too much on VW when it comes to the quality of their cars. They are pretty good, at least in my experience, just not as reliable as a Japanese car. Nothing is.

 

Service and Parts are very expensive when compared to their Japanese equivalents as well. Check out the price of a DSG oil change, for example.

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17 minutes ago, TDK said:

 

DSG gearboxes are good to drive, but they've had more failures than would be ideal (or expected when compared to say, a Japanese car).  That being said, failures are largely in the minority.

 

I'd have a DSG over a crappy CVT any day of the week.


People dump a bit too much on VW when it comes to the quality of their cars. They are pretty good, at least in my experience, just not as reliable as a Japanese car. Nothing is.

 

Service and Parts are very expensive when compared to their Japanese equivalents as well. Check out the price of a DSG oil change, for example.

CVT have had more than their fair share of issues they are quite complex inside and with wearing parts do need service internally and also do fail. refer the class actions ... subaru for instance has an open one that they can be sued if fail.

 

the thing with DSG there was a spare relating to one box... and hence since everything with a DSG has been tarred with same brush. also people think heaps of them fail or failed when dont consider how many have been produced and out there running around quite well and good. VW sells a ton of these things they are like a german toyota. also and this could be case with the CVTs too many just down follow service regime.. miss them fail to do for all sorts of reasons...

 

conventional auto gear boxes on other hand seem just about unbustible these days... infact most will be extracted from a car before crushing and hav ing in most cases never ever received any servicing. many makers new deeming them "service free sealed or life. you can if really want service them... but most will just take the makers recommendation :) 

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2 hours ago, blybo said:

Wife is is now on her 2nd performance DSG equipped VW/Audi with almost no issues. A couple of times her car appears to jump out of gear going from 1st to 2nd, but only happens reversing out of our driveway and has only happened once since her last service several months ago. There's a bit of a thud, you instinctively back off, then accelerate again and no further issues.

 

We are still trying to catch it on video so we have a log date/time for Audi to check on the next service.

 

I had more issues with my Ford Territory auto and traded it in as I was too scared to repair it out of warranty.

 

 agree.   I have owned my mk7 GTI for 5 years now approaching 100k. Zero issues and I drive it like a boi racer 😎

 My wife owns a DSG  Tiguan for 4 years - zero problems. 

 

  Ford Territory otoh - absolute biggest piece of shiite ever built.  I will never ever consider a Ford ever again. 

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I would caution against over generalising or painting with a broad brush. AFAIK the so-called Subaru CVT law suit is only for cars in the USA, and has no relevance here. John Cadogan promotes Subaru cars and if there are serious issues he would no doubt rise it. Same for Toyota. If anyone know of a CVT recall here that rivals the VW recall, please supply the link. 

 

As for DSG/DCT, most bad experiences seem to be with VW and Ford cars. Hyundai also produce DCT cars and I've not heard any widespread problems in that brand.

 

I do agree conventional auto is probably the safest bet, but I am not completely certain about the reliability with very high gears like 8 or 10. Guess we have to wait a few more years to see how they pan out. I would assume a six speed auto, made by a reputable brand like Lexus, would be rock solid in this day and age. 

 

 

 

 

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