Which Volkswagen DSG gearboxes are reliable?

My daughter wants an automatic Volkswagen Golf about six years old. Which models have the wet clutch gearbox?

Asked on 5 September 2019 by Colin palmer

Answered by Honest John
Avoid the DQ200 7-speed dry clutch DSG. The DQ250 6-speed wet clutch, DQ381 7-speed wet clutch and DQ500 7-speed wet clutch are all relatively okay. Small engines (under 2.0 litres) all have the dry clutch DSG to avoid. 2.0 litre petrol or diesel engines have the DQ250, DQ381 or DQ500. The wet clutches all require a change of transmission fluid and filter every three years or 38,000 miles whichever come first, costing £200-£300 a time.
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