Is the Skoda Yeti auto gearbox problematic?

My wife favours a used Skoda Yeti petrol auto for local, rural journeys and the occasional long trip. I hear that the Yeti automatic gearbox can be iffy. Any recommendations?

Asked on 24 August 2017 by Lilliputian

Answered by Honest John
Believe what you heard. The only decent DSG in the Yeti is the DQ250 wet clutch 6-speed and you only get that in the 2.0-litre TDI. Small automatics with reliable automatics include the Honda Jazz CVT-7, the Toyota Yaris hybrid epicyclic CVT, all Mazda from the 2 to the 6 with 6-speed torque converter autos, all Peugeot and Citroen with EAT6 torque converter autos, the Suzuki Baleno, Suzuki Swift and Suzuki Vitara with 6-speed torque converter autos, and the Ssangyong Tivoli with 6-speed torque converter auto.
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