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 Post subject: Powershift or dsg
PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:17 pm 
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salvation needed, 15 years driving a manual and I am completely over this changing gear malarkey,I know manuals are definitely the safer option when it comes to reliability but are there any decent autos out there that are not made of chocolate and don’t self destruct on a weekly basis?


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 Post subject: Re: Powershift or dsg
PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:58 am 
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Hamish mcsporran wrote:
salvation needed, 15 years driving a manual and I am completely over this changing gear malarkey,I know manuals are definitely the safer option when it comes to reliability but are there any decent autos out there that are not made of chocolate and don’t self destruct on a weekly basis?


Skoda Octavia or Superb DSG auto boxes are bullet proof. Service them every 30,000 miles and they'll run forever.


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 Post subject: Re: Powershift or dsg
PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:32 pm 
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Cheers nidge2 forever sounds good but if I could get 200k out ove one ide be well happy, the regular oil changes Seem to be the key then, I was always worried they would not be up to the rigours ove 200k taxi miles as the majority ove my work is town stuff so the box would be put through its paces every shift.


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 Post subject: Re: Powershift or dsg
PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 12:58 am 
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Hamish mcsporran wrote:
Cheers nidge2 forever sounds good but if I could get 200k out ove one ide be well happy, the regular oil changes Seem to be the key then, I was always worried they would not be up to the rigours ove 200k taxi miles as the majority ove my work is town stuff so the box would be put through its paces every shift.



It handles town work like a trojan, just keep on top of the 30K gearbox services and it will run forever. My jobs are mainly town work and the DSG is a godsend.


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 Post subject: Re: Powershift or dsg
PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:31 pm 
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Sounds good mate dsg it is then, can I ask what mileage yours is sitting at,I take it it’s the 6 speed wet type?


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 Post subject: Re: Powershift or dsg
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:38 pm 
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Hamish mcsporran wrote:
Sounds good mate dsg it is then, can I ask what mileage yours is sitting at,I take it it’s the 6 speed wet type?


130,000 6 speed DSG doing 40+MPG


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 Post subject: Re: Powershift or dsg
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:33 pm 
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Ok nige thanks for the info mate it’s put my mind at rest about Dsg autos, time to start car shopping I recon.


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 Post subject: Re: Powershift or dsg
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:23 pm 
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2 mondeo powershifts both well over 200K oil change every 25k still going strong


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 Post subject: Re: Powershift or dsg
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:13 pm 
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That’s good miles Lewis ,it’s a mk4 mondeo I run now great car very happy with it,the only problem It isn’t a automatic, the new shape mk5 looks well smart but was always a bit warey of the powershft durability


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 Post subject: Re: Powershift or dsg
PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:08 am 
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It makes me piss when people moan about auto boxes and them breaking down. I ask them "if they've ever serviced the gearbox?" I get a "no you don't have to service them." You can't fix stupid.


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