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Old 27th October 2014, 15:33   #31
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The original point "Leech like Grip" is carried forward from the older review of Q3 which i compiled.

My own car- XUV AWD (though a Desi Mahindra) has a Borg Warner ITM AWD system( also available in Santa Fe). Not even experienced drivers can tell when the power is diverted to the rear wheels, the only indicator is sound of wheelspin from rear axle(in the rough) and occasional Traction Control light.
If you have driven the Santa Fe AWD how does it compare, performance wise, with the XUV as far as the AWD system goes?
And how would you rate the XUV's AWD vis a vis the Mitsubishi Outlander?
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Old 30th October 2014, 10:21   #32
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That could really be possible as the I drove the Aud Q3 Dynamics during the offroad event, racetrack and even drove it on normal roads for about 40kms while getting a drop back to Airport and I was continously switching from Dynamic to Comfort mode and as you said the steering feel is immediately felt but, suspension feel wasn't so pronounced
It may be possible due to the fact that the vehicle is brand new. When I took delivery of mine, the Gear lever was so hard with almost no play, that I had to look at the DIS to find if the sports mode had been engaged. The same with the drive select system.

After about a 1000 odd kms on the odo, it all JOY!!( yeah..even if its an audi)
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How will Renault Duster 4X4 will compare in these aspects, will it be able to pass the same test as Q3 in the same track. If so isn't it a good alternative to be a pan India tourer for budget folks.
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As competent as the DSG is, it remains more expensive to buy & maintain. Their reliability is a serious area of concern.
Mobike008, thank you for a crisp and most interesting review and those telling photographs. I never cease to be amazed by the energy and dedication the Team BHP team puts into the quality and detail of their reviews. Could you tell me more about the reliability issues on the DSG. Thanks for your trouble. V.Narayan
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The Bangalore showroom guy told me otherwise and also ndtvauto review says the same thing here.


I have a Q3 Premium Plus & it does NOT have the Drive Select. There is not much that has changed in the Dynamic vs the Premium Plus that I have / drive

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How will Renault Duster 4X4 will compare in these aspects, will it be able to pass the same test as Q3 in the same track. If so isn't it a good alternative to be a pan India tourer for budget folks.

IMHO the Duster could easily do what the Q3 can & more - the ground clearance itself is 1700 (Q3) vs 205 (Duster) & the Duster has 4WD & low as well

I used a Duster & loved it - as long as you can get used to the initial flogging to get it going

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Typical of a dual-clutch gearbox (DSG), shift quality is seamless and without any interruption of power. Driven conservatively, the box upshifts at rpms as low as 1,400 - 1,500 rpm in D mode, maximising fuel economy. Although D mode is responsive enough for most, S mode is in a different league altogether. Not only does the box upshift at higher rpms, even the shift times are shorter. Gear changes in S mode are lightning quick, and completely devoid of jerks. Downshifts are nowhere as quick though and you do feel a lag if you need a drop suddenly (say, for an overtaking move). The gearbox also offers a manual mode. As competent as the DSG is, it remains more expensive to buy & maintain. Their reliability is a serious area of concern.

Hello, can you explain what the reliability concern on the DSG is? And what to look out for?
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Hello, can you explain what the reliability concern on the DSG is? And what to look out for?
The DSG or the Direct Shift Gearbox is a twin clutch transmission developed by the VW Group for an across the board application.

The Q3 if i'm right uses the DQ 500 [7 speed box S-Tronic], which is a slightly modified version of the original DSG Box.

The reliability issues stem from the DQ 200/250 boxes and since a host of failures and recalls were reported the DSG box has now come to be looked upon with a little caution.
The problems in the DQ 200/250 transmissions stem from the fact that there seemed toa design error in these transmissions. A common failure was known as the "mechatronics" failure, which often required the replacement of the entire transmission assembly. The problem as far as I understand was that the transmission oil being used was causing shorting of the circuits inside the transmission reading to power losses, shift errors and in some cases failure of the clutch packs/transmissions themselves.

For further information head over here (Skoda Superb DSG 7 Speed DQ200 failures- China gets official reaction, why not India?)!!

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Hello Everyone. As per Zauba, Audi, has imported a petrol engine Q3 on 18th August for homologation.

The surprising thing is, it is a 1.4 litre engine.
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