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  #1771406 27-Apr-2017 16:13
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MackinNZ:

 

Off-lease Ford Mondeo is a great car and can be had for $20k from the likes of Orix.

 

 

Wouldn't touch one with a 40ft barge pole.  Have one now and wost car I have ever owned (13.1 Liter/s 100 K around town and about 11.1 on a trip).  Hoping to get rid of  it next week. 





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  #1771415 27-Apr-2017 16:35
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TimA:

 

Dont buy a turbo Audi/VW/Skoda. They are junk that has endless leaks and problems that require the engine to be removed to fixed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The VW 2l Turbo in my Octavia VRS (and the Golf GTI and the Audi A3 and the Seat Ibiza and etc etc etc) seemed to have a pretty good rep in my book when compared to the competition and they score well in JD power etc.

 

Time will tell I guess - I only have 17k on mine and a few years left on the warranty if it turns to custard, but major engine and DSG issues seem to be pretty rare on the Skoda forums I frequent.





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  #1771544 27-Apr-2017 21:03
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TimA:

 

Dont buy a turbo Audi/VW/Skoda. They are junk that has endless leaks and problems that require the engine to be removed to fixed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The VW 2l Turbo in my Octavia VRS (and the Golf GTI and the Audi A3 and the Seat Ibiza and etc etc etc) seemed to have a pretty good rep in my book when compared to the competition and they score well in JD power etc.

 

Time will tell I guess - I only have 17k on mine and a few years left on the warranty if it turns to custard, but major engine and DSG issues seem to be pretty rare on the Skoda forums I frequent.

 

 

 

 

Skoda DSG and VW DSG are identical. Same part numbers etc. 
If its a dry clutch dont tow with it and dont hold the vehicle with the engine as it will burn the clutch kit and start to shudder. Up to 3k to fix.
Apart from the odd turbo and EGR they are not bad. 


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  #1771551 27-Apr-2017 21:12
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TimA: 

 

Skoda DSG and VW DSG are identical. Same part numbers etc. 
If its a dry clutch dont tow with it and dont hold the vehicle with the engine as it will burn the clutch kit and start to shudder. Up to 3k to fix.
Apart from the odd turbo and EGR they are not bad. 

 

 

 

 

Six speed wet for the 350Nm torque on mine. Been around for a while now and durability pretty good by all accounts...

 

 

 

Still don't have any need to tow regardless!





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  #1771622 28-Apr-2017 00:34
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@nate might need to take some notes here.. tongue-out





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  #1771647 28-Apr-2017 08:26
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TimA: 


Skoda DSG and VW DSG are identical. Same part numbers etc. 
If its a dry clutch dont tow with it and dont hold the vehicle with the engine as it will burn the clutch kit and start to shudder. Up to 3k to fix.
Apart from the odd turbo and EGR they are not bad. 



 


Six speed wet for the 350Nm torque on mine. Been around for a while now and durability pretty good by all accounts...


 


Still don't have any need to tow regardless!



Phew you got a wet clutch. Just the mechatronics unit that can fail there. But usually don't if serviced well and you replace the dsg fluid and filter on time. Usually they will start to stick in fourth on their way out.

I saw many t5-6 transporters come in with a sheared shaft from towing.

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  #1771763 28-Apr-2017 11:19
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My 400Nm torque (2000-4800rpm) petrol comes with a CVT! That's very very wet.





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  #1771772 28-Apr-2017 11:35
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My 400Nm torque (2000-4800rpm) petrol comes with a CVT! That's very very wet.

 

 

 

 

How do you find it? I understand they have got a lot better in recent years, but I had a v6 Nissan Murano for a few years about 10 years back with a CVT and that "rubber banded" something awful when you put your foot down!





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I would like to hack the engine management system. Everything is electronic and I don't like that. But it has a sports mode that is very very responsive, like instant. Nearly. There is a tad of lag - not sure if it's the CVT winding up or the turbo lag. In standard mode it is not quite rubber band, but the computer is unresponsive. (like running pentium 4 with win 98 on a spinning hard drive)

 

I had a Nissan CVT machine prior to this. I know what you mean by rubber band. The Subaru is not like that. I think it's all in the way they program the computer. Whether instant or gradual. But my preference is still a wire throttle, vs electronic throttle. In fact give me wire everything, so my body drives the car, not a computer that decides what it wants to do.





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TimA: 320I is a shocking engine, The N42 can go die.

 

@TimA - Interested to hear your views on the N20B20 engine if you are familiar with it?


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joker97:

 

My 400Nm torque (2000-4800rpm) petrol comes with a CVT! That's very very wet.

 

 

 

 

How do you find it? I understand they have got a lot better in recent years, but I had a v6 Nissan Murano for a few years about 10 years back with a CVT and that "rubber banded" something awful when you put your foot down!

 

 

Ive got two vehicle with CVT. A 2005 Toyota Yaris (51000Km)  and a 2013 Corolla (32000Km) and no problems . Yes when you put your foot down they do rev a bit more that a standard auto but as soon as the speed gets to about 20Kph  it's like any other car to drive without the transmission shift feeling.





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joker97:

 

My 400Nm torque (2000-4800rpm) petrol comes with a CVT! That's very very wet.

 

 

Without derailing, can I ask what vehicle it is?


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joker97:

 

My 400Nm torque (2000-4800rpm) petrol comes with a CVT! That's very very wet.

 

 

Without derailing, can I ask what vehicle it is?

 

 

 

 

I was guessing WRX... Though I think they are only around the 350nm mark.





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I was guessing WRX... Though I think they are only around the 350nm mark.

 

 

The WRX, Levorg, and Legacy/Outback are 350Nm in NZ-spec. The STI is 407Nm but not available with a CVT. I am guessing a JDM-spec variant of Levorg, WRX, or Legacy, maybe.


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Item:The VW 2l Turbo in my Octavia VRS (and the Golf GTI and the Audi A3 and the Seat Ibiza and etc etc etc) seemed to have a pretty good rep in my book when compared to the competition and they score well in JD power etc.

 

Time will tell I guess - I only have 17k on mine and a few years left on the warranty if it turns to custard, but major engine and DSG issues seem to be pretty rare on the Skoda forums I frequent.

 

 

Is yours the petrol or diesel variety?

 

I have the diesel vRS and it goes like the clappers.


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