For peace of mind, I generally like to take out pretty thorough services on any car I purchase, just to get it back to square one so to speak - call the dealer who performed the 60 00 km service, they should be able to tell you. Generally, the DSG service, providing no major problems costs anywhere between 400-600 depending on where you go. Main cost is in the DSG Oil which can be close to $30 a Litre, the flush and fill requires close to 6L in total, new DSG Oil filter (around the $25 mark) plus labour.
DSG box, at first i didnt like it, after 3-4 months, now i love it.
Must be a sign that im getting old
No problems with the DSG system at all, only negative is the DSG service which will cost a little more....
and as I always say, find out the history of the car, mine is very last Mk5 (w/DSG) and has 108,000kms on it in 2 and a bit years. Lots of kays but because of my commute, i'm straight onto the freeway and then 200kms a day sitting in 6th. Compare that to a chap who has done 40,000kms in 4 years and it's all city driving which is way worse for the engine and gearbox. My 2c
I have a 04 Golk Mk5 with auto gearbox that is now gerky shifting up/down. I suspect it is the mechatronic.
Can anyone suggest where I can get a re-cond gearbox in Sydney to replace?
209,000 GTI dsg not a single problem
Mate at the gym 280,000ks roughly only serviced dsg at 150,000 again not a problem
Taxis in Europe have more than half a million ks on their dsg and still going strong
When something goes wrong people talk rave about it, if its fine no one cares
We traded our Mk5 2.0 TDI with DSG (bought new in 05 sold with 110k in Dec 08).Even the VW dealer who bought the car was amazed the vehicle had made it that far without DSG problems! We did have it serviced at huge cost at 60K. The also had a peculiar "doink"sound (from new) that baffled everyone but the combination of the 2.0Turbo diesel and the DSG made an exceptional drive once it started to move.
Took a taxi here in Brisbane passat my11 dsg it had nearly half a million ks on it!!! Driver said it runs 24/7 only stop the motor to re fuel .. Not a single issue he said drives a lot better than the falcons haha
The DSG on my pirelli was perfect. Could not fault it, the shifts were so good and you don't notice it half the time in D.
I didnt drive my car hard at all, and had moderate stop and start traffic. But when it came time to overtake, man the DSG drops to the right gear and youill be in front in no time.
I recon there was just a few bad boxes, but my experience with DSG has been perfect.