Time will tell..
Company van brand new, picked up around November 2018. It’s a service vehicle and is used everyday. It is the 2.0 litre diesel with a single turbo so they performance is very car like. It has heaps of torque and very pleasant to drive. You can hurl it round a fair bit so the road holding it quite good for a heavy vehicle providing you put good tyres on it. Fuel economy is good with around 1000ks to a tank. It has a bench seat in the passenger side so you can carry two passengers (very handy for the school run). Now onto the not so good. The ge...arbox is a 7 speed dsg auto. I’ve had a few of these vans including an early 5 cylinder turbo diesel and the box in that was far superior. To be honest this current box is the worst. It’s hesitant and at worst juddery and a couple of times after hard breaking it has refused to go into gear and flashed up the spanner symbol. Never has this happened on the earlier models. It has been serviced on the button as it’s a leased vehicle. The van is currently upto 100000k’s and will probably be replaced at the 140k’s mark so it’ll be interesting to see how much longer the dsg box will go before something serious happens. So like I said, time will tell.
Purchased in November 2018.
Have a 2018 diesel Frontline T6 campervan, and enjoy using it as my everyday car. Mechanicals are excellent, and the dual clutch gearbox is marvelous with its freewheel action, and 7 speed. Very comfortable ride. As usual VW are very sparing with the extras you get, and accessory costs are over the top. Just hope nothing goes wrong.
Purchased in April 2018 for A$94,999.00.
Questions & Answers
I'm thinking of a new VW Transporter T6 - is it worth extra $5,000 for twin turbo?
I have a 2017 T6 102 Diesel LWB camper van auto 7 speed DSG, what if anything should I fit to elevate any DSG future problems & at what kilometres should I have this vehicle serviced, not yet had first service due to low kilometres (2k)
Hopefully VW have sorted the DSG glitch that earlier ones had by now. You can do no better than sticking to the VW service schedule in the handbook. My only suggestion is if you have a diesel to replace the fuel filter more often than they say because of the crap fuel in Oz.
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