Fuel economy is not great compared to my Octavia 2.0TDI 140BHP remapped to 170BHP with a manual gearbox. It does improve when towing as the lower towing speed limits result in improved economy.<br />DSG box can sometimes get a little confused in town - selecting too high a gear for the speed (eg. 6th at 30MPH)
We tow a Conway Crusader folding camper with an MTPLM of 1000kg so stability and weight aren't an issue. The DSG+cruise control combination makes towing effortless, controlling speed both uphill and downhill without the driver having to do anything. We have a removable towball and the system integrates with the onboard parking sensors to avoid warning when reversing when hooked up.
Best car I've ever owned. 2nd best was my Skoda Octavia which I had from new for 6 years.<br />It wafts gently but can accelerate like a scalded cat when the situation demands it. Elegance spec. provides leather heated electric seats which are very comfortable and passengers love the limo-like rear legroom.
Check for water ingress in the chrome trim around the rear windows - fixed under warranty.
(Rainworth Skoda). Salesman was not at all pushy and provided a deal that I was very happy with. We liked the experience so much that we bought a second car (Skoda Fabia) the very next week.
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