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Is a used Skoda Yeti DSG a good buy?

I’m thinking of buying a 2015 Skoda Yeti 2015 1.2 TSI DSG as a second car. The one I’m looking at seems like a good clean car with a few minor scratches but nothing major, however, the engine is noisy. Is this normal for this model or am I buying a problem?

Asked on 28 January 2019 by Nick Blake

Answered by Honest John
Probably. The Yeti retained the chain cam 1.2 TSI longest of all VWG cars and the quality of chains was a real lottery, depending on when in the life of the link stamping tools the links were stamped out. On top of that, you have a DQ200 7-speed dry clutch DSG, which, judging by the level of complaints received, I would not wish on anyone.
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