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by chrispbits
Mon May 20, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Main Skoda Karoq chat
Topic: Auto Hold Issues
Replies: 4
Views: 245

Re: Auto Hold Issues

Hi Ian, I tend to hold the car using the brake pedal (left foot) then release and accelerate as needed with the right foot. It's a version of launch control but without the excitement. I have heard of launch control but confess I struggle to identify a need unless drag racing and I won't be doing th...
by chrispbits
Mon May 20, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Main Skoda Karoq chat
Topic: Skoda Karoq
Replies: 2
Views: 168

Re: Skoda Karoq

Hi quinton77, there's a wealth of information - the good, the bad and the ugly throughout this forum and others. Despite my own issues, which are easily dealt with by turning off auto-hold the car's positive points far outweigh the bad (in my case at least). Regarding trim levels I have an SE L, whi...
by chrispbits
Mon May 20, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Main Skoda Karoq chat
Topic: Auto Hold Issues
Replies: 4
Views: 245

Auto Hold Issues

Referring to my recent posts about hesitant DSG issues further testing over the weekend has identified the auto-hold function as the culprit. I found a quiet industrial estate and did a series of runs simulating pulling out into fast moving traffic at roundabouts and junctions and also the same assu...
by chrispbits
Sat May 11, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Main Skoda Karoq chat
Topic: What annoys you about your Karoq?
Replies: 21
Views: 962

Re: What annoys you about your Karoq?

Thanks for the replies regarding my adventures with DSG. I was able to replicate the problem by simulating the same conditions on a quite road. Revs shot up to in excess of 3,000 before the car started to move. I understand from other forums that the cars systems should provide better control of rev...
by chrispbits
Fri May 10, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Main Skoda Karoq chat
Topic: What annoys you about your Karoq?
Replies: 21
Views: 962

Re: What annoys you about your Karoq?

Garbage switch for the mirror heaters? I hadn't realised there was one! I thought the mirror heaters must be linked to front or rear window demist or both. That explains the indifferent clearing of my mirrors the other day. Will now search for the switch. On a recent drive to and from North Wales my...
by chrispbits
Sat May 04, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Main Skoda Karoq chat
Topic: What annoys you about your Karoq?
Replies: 21
Views: 962

Re: What annoys you about your Karoq?

A tendency when needing to enter a roundabout a bit a smartish to think about it for a bit before responding to throttle inputs. It is becoming a real problem. This with a 1.6 diesel by the way and not the well publicised problems of the 1.5 petrol. Agree wholeheartedly with the Speedo issues - bad ...
by chrispbits
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Main Skoda Karoq chat
Topic: What would be your ideal Karoq?
Replies: 6
Views: 1097

Re: What would be your ideal Karoq?

Having been a bit flippant in my previous reply to this thread here's a few more serious suggestions... Provide a digital display that combines some sat nav basics with digital speed readout. The analogue speedo is difficult to make out in bright light, not helped by speed delineated at 20, 40, 60 e...
by chrispbits
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Main Skoda Karoq chat
Topic: Tales from the Oily Side
Replies: 7
Views: 693

Re: Tales from the Oily Side

Well at least I had free coffee while waiting for the mechanics to finish with the car. And they gave it a complimentary wash and vac! As for the fuel economy thing - basically patience is a virtue. Nothing untoward found and I was told I could expect a significant improvement at around the 2 - 3k m...
by chrispbits
Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Main Skoda Karoq chat
Topic: Tales from the Oily Side
Replies: 7
Views: 693

Re: Tales from the Oily Side

Car booked in with the dealer this coming Thursday to see if they can identify why fuel consumption is so low. I mentioned also that the car (DSG) tends to hold on to its gears on hills even to the point were it's essentially over revving for the speed. Apparently a characteristic but they'll have a...
by chrispbits
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Main Skoda Karoq chat
Topic: Tales from the Oily Side
Replies: 7
Views: 693

Re: Tales from the Oily Side

Did a 500 mile round trip recently mostly motorways in light to moderate traffic so a pretty steady 2000 revs in D7 most of the way. Temps around 5 - 8 deg C so could have been warmer. Car loaded with the equivalent of 3 adults at an average weight of 80Kg and with rear seats removed. All of this is...

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