Are You happy with new Karoq

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Re: Are You happy with new Karoq

Post by Thomas2019 » Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:11 pm

Thank You all for the replies.

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Re: Are You happy with new Karoq

Post by Lineman » Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:36 am

It looks as though all the replies are from happy owners of the DSG version of the 1.5 petrol Karoq. Owners with the manual box are literally hopping mad due to the 'kangarooing' when setting off in first gear and the nasty habit of the car leaping out, then dying, when leaving junctions or entering busy roundabouts. I would strongly advise to avoid the 1.5 petrol at all costs (I have the 1.5, manual, SEL model).

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Re: Are You happy with new Karoq

Post by kodiaq » Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:17 am

According to my dealer the 'kangarooing' only occurs below a certain ambient temperature. (sorry can't remember what it was VAG are working on a resolution, but some of us know how long that takes!! (they are still trying to work out a new mechanism for the Kodiaq door guards and that problem has been known for over a year.
Apparently the 'kangarooing' problem is contained within the ecu that controls the mixture when the engine is cold. What we old 'uns would have known as the 'choke'. Just goes to show all this 'ere noo fangled lekketrikkery ain't up the the mark sometimes!
I haven't driven since the 9/12 due to my hip op, but SWMBO has driven me and I must admit I haven't noticed it leaping about. It doesn't appear to be as bad as the OP's manual though!
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Re: Are You happy with new Karoq

Post by Milfmog » Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:49 am

I have seen reports of the "kangaroo" problem, but have never noticed it in my car (DSG). Sometimes when the engine is very cold (air temperatures around zero and engine has run for about 2 minutes or less after an overnight cool down) I have found some slight hesitation when pulling away. This is, as Colin noted, similar, though far less severe and shorter lived, to the hesitancy that would occur with an old fashioned carburettor choke during warm up. This has only occurred a few times and never once I was more than 400 yards from home. I can't help wondering whether the reason it is reported by owners of manual boxes is just down to the better (faster reacting) clutch control offered by the DSG.

The 1.5 engine coupled to a DSG box is, in many ways, the sweet spot in the Karoq range; a refined engine with a good balance of power and performance. If economy is more important to you than refinement and you do the mileage to make diesel a sensible choice then go with that. Whichever engine you choose, the DSG box is worth trying. I suspect that after a while few people would choose to go back to a manual transmission.

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Re: Are You happy with new Karoq

Post by Breezy » Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:01 pm

After one day of ownership I love the refinement of my 1.5tsi DSG. Smoothest gearbox Ive used on any car.

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