Unreliable Golf 2.0 Tdi Dsg
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I want to alert you all that are looking at buying a Golf TDI DSG for the problems you may find after a few years.
I bought mine back in 2004.
I wanted a practicl, reliable car and I thought I had one.
This car of mine has 115000 Km and last week it simply failled to start; it was parked indoors and according to the oficial garage I always use, the car has the following problems.
1. the starting engined had burned-out; a new one needs to be fitted;
2. the car was consuming cooling liquid and... after the review, the motor-head had a fissure, so a new one is needed;
3. worst of all, the car was doing a not loud but anoying noise; again, bad news: the noise came from the DSG gearbox, which has no means of repair or reset, a new one is needed if I want the noise to go away.
Mind you: this car had never been exposed to extreme driving situations, I've always been a excelent driver and however looks at the car thinks it is brand new, so well it has been perserved.
The above repairs will have a cost of 10000 EUR plus, which is a total waist of money.
I'm now looking at a japanese car, eventualy mazda, which seems to be 8as always) much more reliable than german ones.
Appreciate any comments from anyonw who has faced the same as I'm going through.