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Any DSG problems?

Discussion in 'Leon Mk3 (2012-2020)' started by Jovin, May 4, 2019.

  1. Jovin

    Jovin Active Member

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    Hi All
    Been looking for Leon ST FR 150 on a 16 or 17 plate for a while Really wanted a manual but just wondering if anyone has experience of any problems with DSG boxes and also how performance and economy compare to manual.
    TIA

    John
     
  2. Boroboy

    Boroboy Active Member

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    I have the 7 speed dsg with the 1.2tsi engine, very smooth auto. Not had the car long, had no issues so far & I'm averaging 50mpg. can't compare it to a manual, as this is my first Seat & dsg auto, but I'd rather have a DSG box, than a manual. As I'm a lazy driver.
     
  3. LouG

    LouG Active Member

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    I initially wanted the manual, but one drive of the DSG changed my mind. The manual doesn't fart, and in a sprint, or through the twisties, the manual really can't stay with the DSG in manual mode.
    Just don't drive it like a torque convertor auto and it'll be reliable.
     
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  4. Jovin

    Jovin Active Member

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    Doesnt fart?? Ive never driven an auto of any sort, altho I now the mechanical difference between torque converter and DSG I wouldnt know the difference in driving style. Maybe I'll see about having a test drive in a DSG , never know I might be a convert!
     
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  5. LouG

    LouG Active Member

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    No, manuals are non flatulent. And it's great fun timing an upshift so it farts as you are passing another car.
    The thing that was killing DSG's down here was drivers allowing the cars to creep at idle revs for long periods and/or holding the cars on a hill with throttle.
     
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    dsj20v Active Member

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    I test drove my 1st ever dsg today in a skoda octavia vrs 230 special and was really impressed, my manual cupra 290st goes back in a couple of weeks so just trying out options. ...... and i could well be converted
     

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