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Post by PDriver40 » Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:21 am

I'm fascinated with the profile of Karoq buyers on here. I'm Irish but most other folks on here seem to be in England. I have long believed that though we are neighbours, our car preferences can vary wildly. I see that the most common choice on here is the DSG gearbox and I'm wondering why ? . Is it an age thing ? .By that I mean that I believe most people on here are over 40 so we no longer have any interest in low down,souped up hot hatches but prefer practicality instead. Without giving specifics away would people on here help with a little straw poll . Under 40 or over 40. BTW I'm over 40 plus a bit.

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Post by mikaroq » Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:12 pm

Over 40, still like sporty hot hatches but needed bigger car for moving my ever growing son and his mates around! Went for DSG for 2 reasons - 1, I'm an upper limb amputee so no choice there :) , 2 - even if I had both limbs I would still choose it as roads are so busy it just makes life easier...
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Post by Milfmog » Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:24 pm

Over 40 here too. I had a succession of tweaked and surprisingly rapid Volvos but wanted a change, hence the Yeti and now the Karoq. The choice of a dag box was because my wife does not like driving manual cars so if we want to split the driving I had to have dag.

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Post by shep52 » Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:30 pm

66 like height of seats to make getting in/out of car easier and less of a pain than the superb which is a lovely car but to low for my old bones

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Post by Womanofkent » Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:09 am

Just mid 40s, husband (in his early 50s) started driving a dsg on his Lexus GS300 (about 10 years ago) then next vehicle was hybrid Lexus so auto again and he loves it so that actually meant certain SUVs were out as he didn't want to go back to a manual, I didn't really drive the other cars too much and my 17 year old toyota Corolla is manual which I do prefer however I am liking the DSG now. It is funny because I had a big thing about driving the automatic for some reason I was quite scared of it.
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Post by Alanf » Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:39 am

54. I had my NSX til 3 years ago, so I don't think you give up on the powerful stuff at 40.
You do, however, give up on congested roads, stop-start traffic, pot-holes and bad driving.
The 1.5 is quick enough for UK roads, so I'll be sticking with the softer suspension and auto box, thanks.


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Post by kodiaq » Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:13 am

You can run a poll for this should you wish.
See my poll for age of Kodiaq owners on
Colin Lambert. AKA, Kodiaq. Poole, Dorset.
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