Last post on Aug 12, 2012 at 11:10 PM
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Volkswagen GTI, Transmission
Aug 29, 2008 (12:36 am)
I am looking in to a VW GTI MkV with the DSG Trans. Does anyone have any possitive/negitive feedback?
The one that I am looking at is for sale here. It is the red one.www.DAngeloAutoSales.com
Is one with the DSG going to be a ton less reliable than a manual?
#28 of 33 Re: VW's DSG... Good?Bad? [micro_chip_man]
Aug 29, 2008 (4:36 am)
A ton less reliable? No, probably not. Most of the reports that I've read indicate few problems, however, when there are problems, they are usually pretty expensive to fix (although they are mostly covered under warranty at this point).
Another thing to keep in mind is that the DSG requires a service event every 40,000 miles whereas the conventional manual transmission does not.
Regarding how the two different GTIs drive, the DSG is a fast and slick shifting automatic transmission, and if that's what you're looking for, then this is probably the best transmission available in any mass marketed car available in the States. That said, I found the DSG A3 and DSG GTI I drove immensly boring once the novelty of the computer controlled transmission wore off (that took all of about five minutes).
#29 of 33 Re: VW's DSG... Good?Bad? [micro_chip_man]
Sep 03, 2008 (7:33 am)
Drove a DSG R32 last fall.
Have an '08 GTI 6MT
IMO the manual is more fun.
If you are going to be commuting in heavy traffic in this car I would recommend the DSG.
Don't know anything about reliability but the DSG transmission is much more complicated than the manual tranny, therefore more problems?
#30 of 33 Re: VW's DSG... Good?Bad? [micro_chip_man]
Sep 09, 2008 (5:11 pm)
I bought a 2008 GTI with the DSG. If you drive it like a sports car the DSG is fun. Plus when want to drive an auto its there. If your all about the driving and expect to be connected to the car then the DSG can be just another auto with a little caffeine.
#31 of 33 Transmissions in 2007 V GTI
Jun 27, 2012 (5:40 am)
2007 Volkswagen GTI w/less than 50,000 road miles. Transmission has failed -mechanic said a part in the transmission failed and 2 of wheels were bent inside. My husband loves this car and takes excellent care of all of our cars, my 1998 Toyota has 250,000 miles with no problems. The Volkswagen was a salesmen car and we feel we were sold a damage vehicle. They have had our car for over 2 weeks and still isn't fixed. What would you recommed as we have never abused our cars and are on a fixed income and it has become quite expensive.?
#32 of 33 Re: GTI transmission replacement after 20,000 miles [gti2]
Aug 12, 2012 (11:07 pm)
Hey bro honestly i have a 2008 GTI Coupe 23 psi boost exhaust and chipped thats all and I have the same exact problems as you but i had it at 38,000 miles. Now I went to the mechanic since my warranty expired he said i was running on no transmission fluid. He also claimed that i need a new clutch. now as if for shifting when i go slow my car is fine when im speeding at like 60 or 70 my car tends to go from 6th gear to neutral by itself it pops back all on its own. If i were you I'd much more rather you go to a Foreign Transmission Specialist because these cars run amazing once they are all fixed up.
#33 of 33 Re: Transmissions in 2007 V GTI [kitty12345]
Aug 12, 2012 (11:10 pm)
My car was bought from a dealer and my transmission has failed also. So i highly down you have been sold a damaged vehicle i have a 2008 GTI Coupe and now I need a new clutch and Transmission. My mechanic said I was running on no transmission fluid therefore i think maybe you should get that checked out to see if its leaking or something.