How is your DSG gearbox performing?

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Re: How is your DSG gearbox performing?

Post by CNC » Fri May 01, 2020 8:07 pm

Ekhangel wrote:
Fri May 01, 2020 7:35 pm
Wow. I have yet to drive a car like your wife's Octavia.
I hired an Octavia earlier this year which was 2.0 TDI 150 and that was also excellent - no idea which DSG version it uses but pretty sure it's not the DQ500 Tiguan box. The wife's is 1.4 TSI DSG.
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Re: How is your DSG gearbox performing?

Post by rcmacc » Fri May 01, 2020 8:22 pm

We've a petrol 1.5 DSG with the DQ381 box and not noticed anything other than normal shifts both up and down, we're almost 1 year old with 10k miles on it. This is our third DSG or even four if you include an awful Getrag Powershift Fiesta. From that onto a 1.2 Yeti and a Leon Cupra 300, no jerky shifts up or down with any of the vag ones - none did more than 15k miles though.

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Re: How is your DSG gearbox performing?

Post by Chris » Fri May 01, 2020 10:54 pm

Ekhangel wrote:
Fri May 01, 2020 6:21 pm
M'kay, so I'm not alone. I would have to drive another Tiguan to learn how my car actually compares to others. I did drive another 1.5 Highline when purchasing but it was a short test drive and I didn't focus that much on the transmission.

So how would the lucky folk here describe the shifting smoothness? Butter smooth? Like no shifting sensations noticeable whatsoever?
I have to look at the tachometer to know a shift is taking place. It is a big heavy car for the small motors available in some markets and that might impact how things work.
White 162kw/217.246hp, DSG

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Re: How is your DSG gearbox performing?

Post by Ekhangel » Sat May 02, 2020 9:24 am

Okay. Today and yesterday the car has been shifting fine, so maybe it'll improve. Miracles do happen in the automotive world, like with my Audi A6 where the transmission would somehow heal itself after a long period of 2->3 jerking (no season change, no mechanical intervention).
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Re: How is your DSG gearbox performing?

Post by BlackRline » Sat May 02, 2020 10:10 am

Mine wasn’t great a while back but no jerking etc just seemed lazy. Left it into local dealer for oil service and mentioned it, they calibrated the gearbox again and I cannot fault it. Very smooth, my GTD was DSG and I thought it had a fantastic gearbox.

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Re: How is your DSG gearbox performing?

Post by xtrailman » Sat May 02, 2020 12:13 pm

Ekhangel wrote:
Fri May 01, 2020 7:35 pm
Wow. I have yet to drive a car like your wife's Octavia.
Having test drove one prior to buying the Tiguan you can keep it, not impressed with it myself or the wife.
2019 SEL 190ps diesel.

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Re: How is your DSG gearbox performing?

Post by Wolfsburger » Sun May 03, 2020 8:56 am

Chris wrote:
Fri May 01, 2020 10:54 pm
Ekhangel wrote:
Fri May 01, 2020 6:21 pm
M'kay, so I'm not alone. I would have to drive another Tiguan to learn how my car actually compares to others. I did drive another 1.5 Highline when purchasing but it was a short test drive and I didn't focus that much on the transmission.

So how would the lucky folk here describe the shifting smoothness? Butter smooth? Like no shifting sensations noticeable whatsoever?
I have to look at the tachometer to know a shift is taking place. It is a big heavy car for the small motors available in some markets and that might impact how things work.
Agree. Big heavy car...small engine, working hard to meet specific outputs and emissions targets?

Both my 2ltr diesel tigs have been good, even compared to previous 2ltr BMW diesel cars. However...
Nowhere near as good as 330D auto. Nor would I expect the tigs to be.
Tig 1. 2017. SE Nav, DSG, 4 Motion, Diesel 150, keyless with electric tailgate, after market towbar (Whitter)
Tig 2. 2020. As above, but "Match" trim.
Both leased.

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Re: How is your DSG gearbox performing?

Post by Sod79 » Sun May 03, 2020 12:03 pm

I noticed that mine jerks a bit in Normal mode when driving around streets at low speed. When I put in Eco mode its less obvious as I guess it coasts more. Once up to 20 mph or over its fine
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Re: How is your DSG gearbox performing?

Post by Chris » Sun May 03, 2020 11:05 pm

Looking at the posts expressing unhappiness with the DSG it is mainly those with the smaller motors that are having problems.
White 162kw/217.246hp, DSG

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Re: How is your DSG gearbox performing?

Post by Jeremy_SWE » Mon May 04, 2020 5:26 am

I have a 1.4 tsi from 2018 and the gearbox performs pretty much flawlessly. The only hesitation it has shown occasionally is after reversing then engaging drive, sometimes it will clunk a bit when moving off. The only thing I would mention is that I feel the gear ratios in the DSG 6 are not as well balanced as in my previous DSG 7’s. But saying that I reckon this pulls better than my previous 1.4 tsi Passat (DSG 7).
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