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Old 23rd January 2013, 16:22   #136
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I am considering buying a 2011 Model used Superb that has done only around 12,000 kms. Should I go ahead or drop the idea? Have any cases of Mechatronics failures been reported in the 2011 model of the TSI AT Superb? Would appreciate any inputs.
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Hi Kontoo,

My Superb TSI is a May 2010 model and has done about 15000 km. The only problem that I faced -- a major one -- was the DSG failure. I hear now that they have upgraded the DSG software and such failures are not there or at least I've not heard of any. The car is running so beautifully that I've decided to keep it for another year or two.

What is the price at which you are getting your car?
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Mine is a Feb 2010 model. Had a mechatronic failure in Aug 2011. Was replaced and has been running without any problems since then. From what I understood from the works manager at Skoda - the issue was with the mechatronic component 2010 and prior. Apparently 2011 and later models have no such issue. My relative bought a 1.8Tsi in 2012 and of course after much deliberation (given the mech failure in the family) - but has had no issues since then.

So guess thats something that you will need to decide on ..... but frankly I have not heard of any mechatronic complaints in the recent past
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Mine is a Feb 2010 model. Had a mechatronic failure in Aug 2011. Was replaced and has been running without any problems since then. From what I understood from the works manager at Skoda - the issue was with the mechatronic component 2010 and prior. Apparently 2011 and later models have no such issue. My relative bought a 1.8Tsi in 2012 and of course after much deliberation (given the mech failure in the family) - but has had no issues since then.

So guess thats something that you will need to decide on ..... but frankly I have not heard of any mechatronic complaints in the recent past
Hi maverick, Can you point me to a contact in skoda, I am considering a Mid 2010 Superb and would like to get the service/car history checked. Any reliable service center/contact will be a great help..
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I am considering buying a 2011 Model used Superb that has done only around 12,000 kms. Should I go ahead or drop the idea? Have any cases of Mechatronics failures been reported in the 2011 model of the TSI AT Superb? Would appreciate any inputs.
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Hi Kontoo - What price are you looking at. I am also considering buying one with about 11000kms on the ODO. Around 13L is what the seller is expecting ... Is it too high?

inputs from others will be appreciated. The car is in Bangalore.
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Thanks for your inputs guys.
I have decided to drop the idea. The car in question was apparently a 2010 model and I thought it was not worth it considering the issues with the DSG gearbox especially for models prior to 2011. Also, the warranty had expired.
@suneet: Is the car a 2010 model and is it Black by any chance? If yes, I was probably offered the same car. I would say the price looks OK. It is just a question of wanting to take a chance with the Mechatronics failure. Do keep us posted about your decision
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Sorry ivar for posting on your thread.
The Superb is back in consideration again albeit a different one this time. It is an August 2009 model. The owner says the mechatronic unit has been changed already. I need to get this verified from TAFE / VINAYAKA service centre though.
Would appreciate if any of you could recommend a service manager at either of the service centres so I could verify this.
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So is the car home? You'll enjoy it?
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Hi All,

There have been reports and also seen first hand accounts of the 1.8 TSI engine consuming oil. Could someone update if this has been rectified by Skoda.
Is this only during running in period ?
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There have been reports and also seen first hand accounts of the 1.8 TSI engine consuming oil. Could someone update if this has been rectified by Skoda.
Is this only during running in period ?
This is generally during running in period, and it reduces a lot after. It depends on the driving style, how much oil is consumed.
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There have been reports and also seen first hand accounts of the 1.8 TSI engine consuming oil. Could someone update if this has been rectified by Skoda.
Is this only during running in period ?
Don't think this can be rectified - it is disclosed as ordinary course in the manual. As a practical measure, assume 350 ml per 1000 km for the first 10,000 km and 250 ml per 10,000 km thereafter. Works out to 25-35 p per km, so not much. Topping up is easy.
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It's not much of an issue as someone has already stated. In my case, I had to top up after a round trip to Delhi from Chandigarh, which is about 600 k.m.-- less than half a litre for which the dealer did not charge me during the run-in period.Thereafter, I had to top-up after about 15000 k.m., again half a litre at my own expense. An indication light comes on to tell you that a top-up is needed.
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So is the car home? You'll enjoy it?
Oh yes, the car's indeed home.
Got a 6 hour detailing job done first and then changed the tyres to Pirelli Cinturato P7.
It is an absolute pleasure to drive and am enjoying every bit of it.
Of course, I have factored for some hig maintenance costs and a possible DSG failure. But so far so good...touchwood!
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Hi there,

I am planning to buy a Used Skoda Superb 1.8 TSI AT (2006) in New Delhi.

I have heard a lot about maintenance issue with Skoda Diesel cars...is that true?
This vehicle has done 80,000+ km
Did 2006 Skoda automatics develop a history that should be worrisome?
The asking price is more than 3.5L

Please recommend if this is a good buy considering that there are no external damages.
I am yet to verify the engine and the history of any serious, internal repairs.
I have never driven a Skoda or a Diesel for that matter.
I am slightly apprehensive cauz even for this amount, I would be taking a loan.
I just wanted to buy something undisputedly-solid and tank-like which they say are the defining characteristics of a Skoda.

This would be my first second-purchase purchase. I am currently driving a Swift. Have previously driven only Marutis and Hondas. Hoping this forum will provide me the kind of wisdom and guidance that would correct me before I make a blunder. I don't want to spend a fortune maintaining or repairing a car cauz of financial reasons and cauz my family is against purchasing used cars.

Thank You!!
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Buddy there was no TSI DSG in 2006. You are talking about the previous generation Superb. That had a 2.8 petrol and diesel I think. Are you looking at the petrol or the diesel version?

I would avoid it, since the car is too old now and has run a lot. Also those Superbs were not known to be the most reliable cars.

So run away from it.
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