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Hi all,

I am starting to get last minute nerves about this car and I guess I am looking for reassurance or at least some honest opinions. My order is a Pure White R-Line 2.0TDI 190PS DSG with keyless and electric tailgate. My concerns are this-

1. The thread on the DSG 190PS where a grinding noise is evident during coasting, does anyone have a 190PS DSG and either have or not have this problem.

2. I have seen quite a few with door creases from other cars, is the bodywork particularly weak?

3. The car is in Emden, do I wait for September to collect because of the difference it will make in resale value (prob ready by end of July if I want it). I'm away for 2 weeks in August though.

Thanks for any replies and opinions
 

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1. The majority of posts on net are people looking for opinions or complaining about something. The vast majority of owners are happy and don't feel the need to tell everyone. This happens on every single car owners forum from Dacia to Bentley.

2. Haven't seen anything regarding this so can't comment. (This itself makes it a minor issue at best)

3. I've never really brought into all this. If I've waited months for a car, I want it ASAP. Ok, if its there in the last week of august, fair enough. Others would disagree.

Pick up the car when ready and stop worrying.
 

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Johnny5UK said:
Hi all,

I am starting to get last minute nerves about this car and I guess I am looking for reassurance or at least some honest opinions. My order is a Pure White R-Line 2.0TDI 190PS DSG with keyless and electric tailgate. My concerns are this-

1. The thread on the DSG 190PS where a grinding noise is evident during coasting, does anyone have a 190PS DSG and either have or not have this problem.

2. I have seen quite a few with door creases from other cars, is the bodywork particularly weak?

3. The car is in Emden, do I wait for September to collect because of the difference it will make in resale value (prob ready by end of July if I want it). I'm away for 2 weeks in August though.

Thanks for any replies and opinions
Don't think body is any worse than any other car, but a lot of us do park 10 mile from the supermarket door, and you still get the idiot park inches away from you even though the rest of the car park empty :eek: :eek:
As for waiting for September I think it won't make any difference to resale price but you will lose a few nice weather months to enjoy the car
If your worried about the grinding noise get a test drive as soon as the car hits the garage and before registration and reject the car if it does make any noises
Finally it's very hard to get a good word said about the car but as on this and many other forums very very easy to slag off and complain
 

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I parked my new Tiguan on it's own in a supermarket car park, far away from anyone else and some low life threw an egg at the side of it- damaging the paintwork!
 

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I have the 190 DSG TDI and have no grinding noises.

The metal on the bodywork is quiet thin and I have a tiny ding on the drivers door on the crease where someone must have opened a door against my drivers door.
The metal work is very thin on most new cars now so you just has to be careful where you park.

I was in the same situation in February and took the 66 plate instead of waiting for a 17 plate. I don't think it makes much of a difference nowadays.
 

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My main concern would be keyless entry!

I think DSG noise might be evident on most if the conditions are right for ambient noise, I think the car has a slight echoey acoustics from the engine bay, as if it needs another layer of sound proofing to damp noises a bit.
 

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On the keyless subject, I believe the biggest security concern is keyless start.
 

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I have a 190 DSG SEL and I wouldn't worry. I love it and no problem with dog noise at all. Luckily no one has dinged me yet which after 11 months is probably a record for me!
I had the same issue with delivery as you last year and picked mine up last week of July. I don't think it will make any significant difference when I trade in, I enjoyed it over summer and I prefer a year. Umber rather than one starting 6 - it seems clearer somehow
 

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My dealer told me they have more people try to register/buy news cars with the year plate like 17 as it's more popular than a 60 plate. So said don't wait for a new plate.
 

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1. VW sell millions of these cars, most are perfectly fine, the few people with issues post on these forums. I reckon your car will be perfect.

2. All cars dent and crease, I'm not sure an extra mm of thickness would make any difference other than cost you in fuel economy. My last new car got a nasty crease between driver and passenger doors when I parked it away from everyone in a nice Tesco car park. I had 200 miles on it and I was really pi$$ed off. However, took it to a dent specialist.. 1 hour later and £120 down it was perfect. I was amazed they just pushed it back out using some tools down the window seal.. no idea how they reached it.

3. You could wait forever, cars are always going to make a loss, best to get on with enjoying asap.
 

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Thank you to all of you, I appreciate the reassurance. I do feel happier about it now, especially after seeing a new Tig earlier on the road. I tend to find myself following them to see what it looks like out and about. Not sure if that's something most car enthusiasts do or if I'm just odd! 😂
 

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NeuroOrbit said:
1. VW sell millions of these cars, most are perfectly fine, the few people with issues post on these forums. I reckon your car will be perfect.

2. All cars dent and crease, I'm not sure an extra mm of thickness would make any difference other than cost you in fuel economy. My last new car got a nasty crease between driver and passenger doors when I parked it away from everyone in a nice Tesco car park. I had 200 miles on it and I was really pi$$ed off. However, took it to a dent specialist.. 1 hour later and £120 down it was perfect. I was amazed they just pushed it back out using some tools down the window seal.. no idea how they reached it.

3. You could wait forever, cars are always going to make a loss, best to get on with enjoying asap.
Sound advice
 

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Johnny5UK said:
Thank you to all of you, I appreciate the reassurance. I do feel happier about it now, especially after seeing a new Tig earlier on the road. I tend to find myself following them to see what it looks like out and about. Not sure if that's something most car enthusiasts do or if I'm just odd! 😂
Warning, Stalker ! :lol: :lol:
 
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