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    Mk7 Golf DSG info

    Helping a friend find a car and have found one that seems to tick a lot of boxes. It's a 2018 Golf Mk7.5 110tsi Comfortline, only 36,000kms:
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    I realise this question has probably been done to death, but how big a risk is it getting this with the DSG box? I realise there are different versions of the DSG and admittedly I don't know which are the ones to go for, or which one this has, but I've heard enough horror stories to be cautious.
    The car would probably cover over 25,000kms a year, and would be bought with the view to keep it for quite a while, so there would have to be good confidence that the car is capable of reaching high (ish) kms without major issues.

    Also, is the 110tsi variant of the engine any good? My mum has a Mk7 90tsi which has just over 100k and has been pretty much faultless (although it's manual not DSG), but I don't know how similar the 110tsi version is.
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    just make sure its not a dry clutch 6 or 7 speed.

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    Mk7 Golf DSG info

    Quote Originally Posted by tw586 View Post
    just make sure its not a dry clutch 6 or 7 speed.
    Itís a 110TSI, itís a dry clutch 7 speed. Thereís no dry clutch 6 speed.
    Last edited by westenderbender; 23-01-2020 at 09:14 PM.

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    Mk7 Golf DSG info

    Quote Originally Posted by 846 View Post
    Helping a friend find a car and have found one that seems to tick a lot of boxes. It's a 2018 Golf Mk7.5 110tsi Comfortline, only 36,000kms:
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    I realise this question has probably been done to death, but how big a risk is it getting this with the DSG box? I realise there are different versions of the DSG and admittedly I don't know which are the ones to go for, or which one this has, but I've heard enough horror stories to be cautious.
    The car would probably cover over 25,000kms a year, and would be bought with the view to keep it for quite a while, so there would have to be good confidence that the car is capable of reaching high (ish) kms without major issues.

    Also, is the 110tsi variant of the engine any good? My mum has a Mk7 90tsi which has just over 100k and has been pretty much faultless (although it's manual not DSG), but I don't know how similar the 110tsi version is.
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    This has the DSG that have the horror stories, although the horror stories are fewer and farther between in the mk7 and 7.5.

    If itís first registered 1 October 2018 and later, itíll have the 5 year warranty. Provided itís serviced to schedule, of course. Iíd give the car a hard pass if itís got a 3 year warranty (which I suspect it has, given rego is up in July).

    With those kilometres, you might wanna consider a Highline diesel. These have the more reliable wet clutch DSG.

    Keep in mind the Alltrack wagons have the larger 132TSI engine and the more reliable wet clutch DSG. This is the one Iíd be hunting for.
    Last edited by westenderbender; 23-01-2020 at 09:15 PM.

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    OK, it looks like this is one to steer clear of then.

    Diesel is out because 99% of the driving is city driving, the car would only see a highway trip once every few months.
    I'll definitely have a look at the Alltrack though.
    How reliable is the 132tsi engine?
    And should I be concerned about the potential additional failure points with the Alltrack being AWD?

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    The alltrack is a very good car
    Mine is diesel but the 132tsi is a good engine and the 6 speed dsg is wet clutch and bulletproof if the regular 60k oil service is done
    2017 Golf Alltrack 135tdi All options
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    The 132 Alltrack Premium is an awesome car especially if it has all the active safety fruit and the Dynaudio option.

    It also has a fantastic feature for people who do short trips frequently - itís exhaust manifold is incorporated into the water jacket!

    This means that the water/coolant gets up to temp very quickly with all the benefits youíd expect for emissions and wear and tear. It also means that itís not a car that likes to be chipped...

    The DSG is a wet 6 speeder, as has already been mentioned, so thatís good.

    Put it this way, if I hadnít bought a 7.5 Wolfsburg wagon last time around, I was going to get the 132 Alltrack Premium. I also recommended it to my dad as a replacement for his 2007 B7 A4 manual with the 2 litre 147kW turbo motor, but his mechanic told him to keep the A4 forever as itís such a good car.

    The only issue with the Alltrack is probably price. The 2018 110 TSIís are coming in at $18k to $34k asking price. Although they are mid $20k and up for ones with the driver assistance pack. The Alltrackís are essentially $30k in povo spec and stretch into the $40k plus region for a Premium😳

    PS: Iím also fed up driving a diesel in town so Iím getting a sensible petrol run around. Something like a 2007 Audi RS4 B7 Avant should fit the bill 😀
    Looking for:- RS4 B7 Avant.
    Current:- Amarok V6 Sportline; Mazda CX-9 Azami AWD
    Previous - Mk 6 R manual; Mk 7 R manual; Passat 130 TDi Wagon. Mk 7.5 Wolfsburg Wagon.

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