1.4 TSI 150 DSG w 4 adults & 5yo

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Re: 1.4 TSI 150 DSG w 4 adults & 5yo

Post by Savage » Sun Apr 09, 2017 1:21 pm

True, if there was a version with the 280 tsi from the Superb, I would have ordered that without a second thought.
I will be dropping 40bhp and 20nm and gaining weight over the vRS, but I am fairly confident it will do what I need :)
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Re: 1.4 TSI 150 DSG w 4 adults & 5yo

Post by Elulu » Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:02 pm

I had the same struggle but finally chose the 2.0tsi, I think the key deciding factor is really your style of driving! The 1.4 will happily carry 4+ adults in most situations, it's not going to fail you from point A to point B even with 6 or 7 adults. But if you do a lot of uphill climbing carrying a full load, or if you enjoy swifty overtakes or would like to hit over 185km/h occasionally on motorways, you want the 2.0. Apart from that, the 1.4 is an extremely refined engine and with the ACT system you can be sure that it's gonna be a very economical, Very!


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Re: 1.4 TSI 150 DSG w 4 adults & 5yo

Post by bigboss » Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:11 pm

185km/hr? Which country?
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Re: 1.4 TSI 150 DSG w 4 adults & 5yo

Post by Savage » Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:20 pm

TBH ACT was another reason to stay away from the 1.4 IMO, but that's a personal thing.
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Re: 1.4 TSI 150 DSG w 4 adults & 5yo

Post by thomas419924 » Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:39 pm

I have the 1.4tsi 4x4 5 seat SE I've had 4 adults in it, rather large adults at that, it wanted to go faster. I don't think you'll have any worries. It sounds a weak engine for the size but it's not..
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Re: 1.4 TSI 150 DSG w 4 adults & 5yo

Post by jackiedada » Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:00 am

thomas419924 wrote:
Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:39 pm
I have the 1.4tsi 4x4 5 seat SE I've had 4 adults in it, rather large adults at that, it wanted to go faster. I don't think you'll have any worries. It sounds a weak engine for the size but it's not..
Fantastic! Great to hear that.


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Re: 1.4 TSI 150 DSG w 4 adults & 5yo

Post by bigboss » Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:18 am

Savage wrote:
Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:20 pm
TBH ACT was another reason to stay away from the 1.4 IMO, but that's a personal thing.
Why?
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Re: 1.4 TSI 150 DSG w 4 adults & 5yo

Post by Savage » Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:38 am

Like I say , a personal thing, maybe only justified by my own mind ;)
1. Don't like the idea of cylinders moving at high speed but not "working".
2. Possible reliability problems.
3. If I want to save fuel, my right foot works well enough :)
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Re: 1.4 TSI 150 DSG w 4 adults & 5yo

Post by Colin Lambert » Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:55 am

Why should 2 cylinders 'freewheeling' worry you.?
There is no explosion so no stresses involved I can't see how this could possibly cause problems with the mechanicals of the engine, It is activated by a slider on the cam shaft. (See video below) It is the 2 centre cylinders that are de-activated so the engine is still inbalance.
The other reason not to worry is that it is very tricky to get it to ACTUALLY happen. 30mph , very light right foot and flat road and it will work. Even a slight tickle on the throttle brings them back to life and it doesn't work on the over run either.
I'm not in the slightest worried. VAG have had it working in VDubs for some time. I have friend that has had two Golf 1.4 DSG ACT with no problems at all.
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Re: 1.4 TSI 150 DSG w 4 adults & 5yo

Post by Felix442 » Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:37 pm

I had the same dilemma but in order to take delivery when I hand my current car back I had to order before a test drive car was available. I had a drive in a 1.4 TSI 150 4x4 manual se l.
Three adults in the car and I tend to drive quite quickly, there is no worries here, the car pulled nicely through every gear and I safely managed an overtake of a dawdling superb test driven from the same dealer. I was also pleasantly surprised with how smooth and quiet it was, although at speed there was some wind noise high up on the doors, too high for the mirrors, possibly roof rails?
I will point out that I'm buying the kodiaq on practicality and value, my missus mini cooper is enough fun for a short run if the mood takes
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