The Truth About Cars » DSG http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Fri, 12 Feb 2016 18:54:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » DSG http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Billions Erased From Volkswagen’s Value In Stock Slide http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/billions-erased-volkswagens-value-stock-slide/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/billions-erased-volkswagens-value-stock-slide/#comments Mon, 21 Sep 2015 17:00:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1176842 More than $17 billion has been erased Monday from Volkswagen’s value in shareholders’ eyes as the company awaits more fallout from news that the company cheated through emissions tests. Volkswagen’s stock dropped more than 20 percent Monday after the German automaker announced it would stop sales of its diesel cars on Sunday. New CEO Martin […]

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More than $17 billion has been erased Monday from Volkswagen’s value in shareholders’ eyes as the company awaits more fallout from news that the company cheated through emissions tests. Volkswagen’s stock dropped more than 20 percent Monday after the German automaker announced it would stop sales of its diesel cars on Sunday. New CEO Martin […]

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2017 Audi S4 Won’t Get Dual-clutch Automatic, or Manual http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/2017-audi-s4-wont-get-dual-clutch-automatic-manual/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/2017-audi-s4-wont-get-dual-clutch-automatic-manual/#comments Tue, 15 Sep 2015 19:00:50 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1172738 Raphael Orlove over at Jalopnik has fine, fine reporting that the next-generation Audi S4 will sport a conventional 8-speed torque converter automatic instead of the company’s 7-speed dual-clutch unit. The reason? The S4’s new turbocharged, 3-liter V-6 that produces 354 horsepower creates just enough torque (368.8 pounds-feet of torque, to be exact) to disqualify the automated […]

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Raphael Orlove over at Jalopnik has fine, fine reporting that the next-generation Audi S4 will sport a conventional 8-speed torque converter automatic instead of the company’s 7-speed dual-clutch unit. The reason? The S4’s new turbocharged, 3-liter V-6 that produces 354 horsepower creates just enough torque (368.8 pounds-feet of torque, to be exact) to disqualify the automated […]

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Piston Slap: Trusting Auto Journos on DSG Reliability? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/piston-slap-trusting-autojournos-dsg-reliability/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/piston-slap-trusting-autojournos-dsg-reliability/#comments Thu, 09 Jul 2015 11:00:17 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1107457   Mike writes: Hi Sajeev, I’ve enjoyed your columns. [That makes one of you! – SM] The VW and Audi Forums are still abuzz with reports of VW mechatronic failures in the mid-2000s DSGs. Do you have any information as to whether the newer versions (they’re from a 6 to 7 speed DSG, I read) are any […]

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  Mike writes: Hi Sajeev, I’ve enjoyed your columns. [That makes one of you! – SM] The VW and Audi Forums are still abuzz with reports of VW mechatronic failures in the mid-2000s DSGs. Do you have any information as to whether the newer versions (they’re from a 6 to 7 speed DSG, I read) are any […]

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VW Unveils New 10-Speed DSG, Other Technologies From Innovation Workshop http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/11/vw-unveils-new-10-speed-dsg-technologies-innovation-workshop/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/11/vw-unveils-new-10-speed-dsg-technologies-innovation-workshop/#comments Wed, 12 Nov 2014 11:00:26 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=944441 At its 2014 Innovation Workshop, Volkswagen unveiled an assortment of technologies, ranging from doors that open and close automatically, to 10-speed transmissions and more powerful diesels. On the powertrain front, the aforementioned 10-speed DSG will handle engine power up to 406 lb-ft of torque, while the layout of its gear steps helps further lower CO2 […]

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At its 2014 Innovation Workshop, Volkswagen unveiled an assortment of technologies, ranging from doors that open and close automatically, to 10-speed transmissions and more powerful diesels. On the powertrain front, the aforementioned 10-speed DSG will handle engine power up to 406 lb-ft of torque, while the layout of its gear steps helps further lower CO2 […]

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Piston Slap: The Straw that Broke the Audi’s Back? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/piston-slap-the-straw-that-broke-the-audi-dsgs-back/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/piston-slap-the-straw-that-broke-the-audi-dsgs-back/#comments Mon, 28 Apr 2014 12:31:04 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=811074 Wiley writes: Sajeev: I own a 2006 Audi A3 2.0T with the DSG dual clutch gearbox. I really like the car, and my plan had been to keep it for a long time. As the original owner I’ve racked up nearly 125,000 miles. I’ve scrupulously kept up with the maintenance, and service on the car, […]

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Wiley writes: Sajeev: I own a 2006 Audi A3 2.0T with the DSG dual clutch gearbox. I really like the car, and my plan had been to keep it for a long time. As the original owner I’ve racked up nearly 125,000 miles. I’ve scrupulously kept up with the maintenance, and service on the car, […]

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Piston Slap: DSG = Das Sticky Gearbox? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/piston-slap-dsg-das-sticky-gearbox/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/piston-slap-dsg-das-sticky-gearbox/#comments Mon, 10 Feb 2014 13:09:05 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=737761 Arun writes: Sajeev, I have a 2011 VW CC (2.0 turbo) with DSG that is currently at 35000+ miles without any issues. I love the car and take care of it as much as a first time VAG owner and a first time car owner can take care of it. Problem is that over the last […]

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Arun writes: Sajeev, I have a 2011 VW CC (2.0 turbo) with DSG that is currently at 35000+ miles without any issues. I love the car and take care of it as much as a first time VAG owner and a first time car owner can take care of it. Problem is that over the last […]

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ZF’s 9-Speed 9HP Transmission Puts Dog Clutches On The Leash http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/zfs-9-speed-9hp-transmission-puts-dog-clutches-on-the-leash/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/zfs-9-speed-9hp-transmission-puts-dog-clutches-on-the-leash/#comments Sun, 09 Feb 2014 03:34:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=727738 In a week we will post our first full review of the all-new and all-controversial 2014 Jeep Cherokee. The new Jeep isn’t just raising eyebrows for the love-it or hate-it styling. Or the resurrection of the Cherokee badge. Or the constant delays in production. Or the transverse mounted engine. Or the lack of solid axles. […]

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In a week we will post our first full review of the all-new and all-controversial 2014 Jeep Cherokee. The new Jeep isn’t just raising eyebrows for the love-it or hate-it styling. Or the resurrection of the Cherokee badge. Or the constant delays in production. Or the transverse mounted engine. Or the lack of solid axles. […]

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Piston Slap: Scope Creep! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/piston-slap-scope-creep/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/piston-slap-scope-creep/#comments Mon, 22 Jul 2013 11:00:55 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=496540 TTAC Commentator jco writes: Sajeev, I have a quick but also possibly interesting question: in new VWs with DSG, the LCD info on the dash will tell you exactly what gear number you are in. Obviously with this particular transmission it’s necessary to do this. but why can’t other cars with conventional transmissions, either automatic […]

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TTAC Commentator jco writes: Sajeev, I have a quick but also possibly interesting question: in new VWs with DSG, the LCD info on the dash will tell you exactly what gear number you are in. Obviously with this particular transmission it’s necessary to do this. but why can’t other cars with conventional transmissions, either automatic […]

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Sudden Deceleration: Volkswagen Offers Free Inspection, No Recall http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/sudden-deceleration-volkswagen-offers-free-inspection-no-recall/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/sudden-deceleration-volkswagen-offers-free-inspection-no-recall/#comments Fri, 07 Jun 2013 13:30:19 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=491262 After enduring what The Motor Report calls “a spiraling and damaging media campaign – run, in the main, by Fairfax media,” Volkswagen spoke up. According to Reuters, “Australian Managing Director John White told Australia’s Fairfax newspaper on Friday that VW “have issues” after car owners complained of transmission and engine failures causing loss of power, […]

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After enduring what The Motor Report calls “a spiraling and damaging media campaign – run, in the main, by Fairfax media,” Volkswagen spoke up. According to Reuters, “Australian Managing Director John White told Australia’s Fairfax newspaper on Friday that VW “have issues” after car owners complained of transmission and engine failures causing loss of power, […]

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Sudden Deceleration: Australian Media Blames Volkswagen Golf (Manual, Gasoline) Driver’s Death On DSG, Clogged Diesel Injectors http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/sudden-deceleration-australian-media-blames-volkswagen-golf-manual-gasoline-drivers-death-on-dsg-clogged-diesel-injectors/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/sudden-deceleration-australian-media-blames-volkswagen-golf-manual-gasoline-drivers-death-on-dsg-clogged-diesel-injectors/#comments Mon, 03 Jun 2013 11:35:27 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=490568 Sorry, subtitles not available   The death of an Australian woman who was rear-ended two years ago is making new headlines.  In 2011, 32-year-old Melissa Ryan was killed when a truck with two trailers hit her Volkswagen Golf from behind. A coroner is looking into the matter. The report is expected to be completed in […]

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Sorry, subtitles not available   The death of an Australian woman who was rear-ended two years ago is making new headlines.  In 2011, 32-year-old Melissa Ryan was killed when a truck with two trailers hit her Volkswagen Golf from behind. A coroner is looking into the matter. The report is expected to be completed in […]

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Review: 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid (Video) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/review-2013-volkswagen-jetta-hybrid-video/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/review-2013-volkswagen-jetta-hybrid-video/#comments Fri, 18 Jan 2013 14:00:08 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=472993 If I say “hybrid,” most people think: slow, efficient, awful-to-drive, Prius, tree-hugger, Democrat and California. Pretty much in that order. The people’s car company however is on a mission to change your word association. In 2011 VW crafted the ridiculously fast supercharged Touareg Hybrid. For 2013, the Germans have some new words for you to […]

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If I say “hybrid,” most people think: slow, efficient, awful-to-drive, Prius, tree-hugger, Democrat and California. Pretty much in that order. The people’s car company however is on a mission to change your word association. In 2011 VW crafted the ridiculously fast supercharged Touareg Hybrid. For 2013, the Germans have some new words for you to […]

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New or Used: “Affirmative Action” on a Lease Payout? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/new-or-used-affirmative-action-on-a-lease-payout/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/new-or-used-affirmative-action-on-a-lease-payout/#comments Thu, 29 Dec 2011 22:41:09 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=423845   Luiz writes: Dear Steve/Sajeev: I am a 35 year old elementary school principal, married with 2 kids (5 and 9), and a certified car nut who thinks and reads about them way too much, and who is a walking contradiction when it comes to cars. Here are some examples: I appreciate older cars from […]

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  Luiz writes: Dear Steve/Sajeev: I am a 35 year old elementary school principal, married with 2 kids (5 and 9), and a certified car nut who thinks and reads about them way too much, and who is a walking contradiction when it comes to cars. Here are some examples: I appreciate older cars from […]

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VW Cranks Out Made-in-China DSGs http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/05/vw-cranks-out-made-in-china-dsgs/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/05/vw-cranks-out-made-in-china-dsgs/#comments Tue, 11 May 2010 17:13:30 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=356170 The Chinese leader of the purchasing department of a very large Chinese car manufacturer once informed me: „Clutches? Don’t buy any Chinese clutches. They are all [expletive deleted]. We import all of our [expletive deleted] clutches.” Volkswagen is setting out to change that [expletive deleted] situation. Today, the newly-founded Volkswagen Automatic Transmission Co, Ltd. started […]

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The Chinese leader of the purchasing department of a very large Chinese car manufacturer once informed me: „Clutches? Don’t buy any Chinese clutches. They are all [expletive deleted]. We import all of our [expletive deleted] clutches.” Volkswagen is setting out to change that [expletive deleted] situation. Today, the newly-founded Volkswagen Automatic Transmission Co, Ltd. started […]

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