Which diesel engine is best for the Volkswagen Touran?

We are looking to buying a used automatic Volkswagen Touran, with an automatic DSG gearbox. We have the choice of a 2012 1.6 TDI with 23k on the clock for £12k or a 2013 2.0 TDI with 35k on the clock for £13k. Both are sold with a 12 month Volkswagen warranty. Which do you think is a better long term buy?

Asked on 9 October 2016 by Matt

Answered by Honest John
Avoid the EA189 1.6TDI DSG like the plague. Problems with the DSG and due to be recalled at some time for a complex EA189 emissions fix. 2.0TDI much better. Wet clutch six-speed DSG requires fresh fluid and filter every three years, but much stronger and more reliable. EA189 2.0TDIs should already have gone in for a simple emissions fix.
Similar questions
I would like some advice on what car to buy. I have £2000 to spend on ideally a reliable MPV but I would also like it to be good at towing for up to 1.3 tonnes. What would you recommend?
Do you still recommend Addison Lee for buying a used Ford Galaxy? Just saw some negative comments on other websites. Is it worth getting a mechanic to check them out? How do you choose one over another?
I want to buy a used Ford S-Max, but am confused by the choice of engines. Which diesel engine would you recommend?
Related models
Sharper styling and revamped interior. Range of frugal engines including turbocharged chain cam 1.2 TSI. Seven seats as standard and a versatile interior.

Value my car