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#14 of 33 DSG OBSERVATION
Sep 19, 2008 (9:05 am)
I bought a Red 2008 GTI in May. Although I noticed a very small amount of jerkiness I thought it was less than I have noticed on a clutch/manual transmission. My opinion is the DSG is a replacement to a manual while delivering amazing response. If you compare a regular style auto transmission with the DSG, well there is no comparison. In short the jerkiness I noticed was well within the performance factor of the DSG. Remember the DSG has a clutch that is more like a manual and shifting a manual very quickly results in some jerkiness.
#15 of 33 GTI transmission replacement after 20,000 miles
Feb 08, 2009 (8:29 am)
I own a 2007 GTI, 121 CID engine, 6 speed manual transmission, with 17" alloy high performance wheels. I have about 20,000 miles on my car. I have had to replace the air conditioning system under warranty, replace brakes, replace all 4 tires, problems with the power windows closing. Recently, I smelled what I thought was trasmission fluid leaking. The dealer addressed the issue and I drove the car for a couple of days. I notived that the transmission smell continued and I returned to the dealer. I was informed that I need the entire clutch replace. This I was told was not under warranty.
Are there other GTI owners who have experienced this sort of repair work?
#16 of 33 Re: GTI transmission replacement after 20,000 miles [gti2]
Feb 09, 2009 (7:47 am)
About 7k miles on my '08 and not a problem (knock on wood). So your clutch is burned out, your transmission doesn't need to be replaced??
#17 of 33 Re: DSG maintenence cost? [nemo]
Mar 09, 2009 (9:35 am)
Oh my yes! My 40k service on my Jetta TDI was 500.00!!!!!! I hate VW because of the outrageous service costs.
#18 of 33 Re: DSG maintenence cost? [furley]
Apr 22, 2009 (6:12 am)
They just quoted me $640.00 for the 40K service on my GTI's DSG......I asked what "What The Hell" they do to it for $640...
They said the fluid is expensive???? and the Labor is also?????
They are not replacing any parts so this is pure bull.
#19 of 33 Re: DSG maintenence cost? [misturini]
Apr 22, 2009 (7:56 pm)
In my area there is at least one garage that specializes in VW/European cars. They have better service and pricing than dealer.
#20 of 33 Re: DSG maintenence cost? [nemo]
Jun 21, 2009 (4:12 pm)
I checked with a dealer and an indie VW garage and they both quoted $350.
#21 of 33 Hope this will help
Oct 21, 2009 (7:48 pm)
i have a 08 GTI/DSG and i had the mechatronic unit replaced its the computer that controls the shifting and when it goes bad u get hard shifting and lagging and a jerking under power most dealers wont test it because they haft to call the tech line and run a lot of test and only tech line can approve the repair of the mechatronic unit and the reason the DSG service is so much is the oil required for the DGS is $24 a quart and it hold 9 quarts and most labor rates around me are $107 a hour
#22 of 33 Re: GTI transmission replacement after 20,000 miles [gti2]
Oct 11, 2010 (9:08 am)
Okay I bin there. I have a 07 GTI. I have my clutch go (32200miles) it was not covered it fell under the ware and tare. but after the clutch was fixed the master cylinder was also bad. also part of the clutch but that was covered. there has bin a lot more go wrong with the car from the start of the clutch problem.