Is the Volkswagen Polo DSG reliable?

I am toying with buying a new Volkswagen Polo - possibly DSG. What is the latest on the DSG auto gearbox, is it reliable?

Asked on 25 November 2016 by vagman

Answered by Honest John
The Polo doesn't get the latest version of the DSG. Still stuck with the seven-speed dry clutch DSG that caused all the trouble and is still causing trouble. Avoid.
Similar questions
My wife is after a small petrol car with an automatic gear box. She test drove the Ford Fiesta with the PowerShift gearbox. She also drove the Skoda Fabia with the DSG 'box. Please advise if they are good...
We are looking to buy a new compact seven-seater and have narrowed our choices down to the Volkswagen Touran 2.0 diesel DSG and the Citroen C4 Grand Picasso 1.6 diesel EAT. I am leaning towards the Touran...
I bought a Volkswagen Golf DSG 1.4 TSI nine months ago. Since then I've been told various horror stories about the automatic gearbox and am now considering selling the car. What is your suggestion for...
Related models
Neatly styled and easy to drive. Room for five. Most come with full size spare. High quality interior. Double folding rear seats give flat load area. Frugal 1.2 TDI BlueMotion.

Ask Honest John

Value my car