Auto box

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coffeecup
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Auto box

Post by coffeecup » Sat Feb 06, 2021 11:29 am

What is the auto box in the 2lt Ateca's like compared with the DSG's ?? I've tried a few DSG's and like them very much, however never drove a 2ltr. I do understand they are different.

Anyone tried both ??

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Re: Auto box

Post by elevenses » Sat Feb 06, 2021 12:28 pm

My 2.0 TDi is a DSG.
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coffeecup
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Re: Auto box

Post by coffeecup » Sat Feb 06, 2021 1:40 pm

I thought the 2ltr used a different auto box?? Am i wrong?

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Re: Auto box

Post by Fred99 » Sat Feb 06, 2021 2:29 pm

Yes, you are right, it's a different DSG box with a wet clutch, unlike the smaller, dry clutch which is used on the 1.5l
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Re: Auto box

Post by coffeecup » Sat Feb 06, 2021 2:34 pm

Does it feel any different to the 'dry clutch' ? I'm just going on about this a bit as i don't know what to buy just yet, a 2ltr or a 1.5 DSG. I know the 4motion is smoother and corners slightly better. Trying to convince myself that its worth a few grand extra for the 2ltr 4motion.

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Re: Auto box

Post by Fred99 » Sat Feb 06, 2021 5:16 pm

I would not bother with 4WD unless you need if for off road etc. It adds lots of weight and it’s difficult to imagine anyone needing better handling than the basic Ateca. After 4 years no other SUV in this class and price has offered better handling that the Ateca (according to numerous road test comparisons)
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Re: Auto box

Post by dasalias » Sat Feb 06, 2021 8:34 pm

I have the 2.0 TSI 4-Drive DSG. The gearbox is brilliant. It’s so smooth the only time you know it’s changed gear is when travelling up a hill. If it changes down, there is a momentary increase in speed just after the change, otherwise you wouldn’t know it had changed gear.
One thing that might make a difference when deciding between the 1.5 TSI and the 2.0 TSI is the 10 mpg (average) less that you get with the 2.0.
I previously had the 1.4 TSI manual. A great car, but the 2.0 TSI DSG is better.
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Chop
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Re: Auto box

Post by Chop » Sun Feb 07, 2021 10:10 am

If you buy the 1.5, which I am sure is very capable, it will be forever in your mind - "what if......". Also, the dry clutch DSG has a maximum torque which is identical to that of the engine. The DQ381 box fitted to the 2.0 TSI has a higher torque limit to that of the engine. You could argue, therefore, that the 2.0 has a less fragile drive train. Also, the clutches in the DQ381 box are wet and therefore more protected against wear and heat during the slipping caused by day to day driving.
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Re: Auto box

Post by coffeecup » Sun Feb 07, 2021 11:33 am

True, there would probably be a 'what if'. So according to you guys the only draw back is less mpg? So if I'm OK with that, why not buy a 4motion, it does have a bit more torque. although finding a good 1 or 2 year old one is not as easy as the 1.5's.

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Re: Auto box

Post by coffeecup » Sun Feb 07, 2021 12:00 pm

Just a quick calc, say i do 10k miles a year, petrol at say £1.20, i reckon it would cost me about £80 a year more in the 2ltr.

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