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You are in the Volkswagen Touareg
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Volkswagen Touareg, SUV
Dec 12, 2003 (8:36 am)
We just purchased a 2004 Touareg with the V-8. So, far we are very pleased with car and the handling here in the snows or the Cascades. We purchased the car from a dealer in Burlington WA and the salesman was very knowledgeable, helpfull and professional. We test drove two different models with V-6 and V-8 and choose the V-8 for the obvious increase in permformance. So far we are pleased with the purchase. The dealership did have the sticker price way over the suggested price, but we purchased below the suggested price. One of the better car buying experiences on my list. We will see how the service dept holds up, but so far the dealer has been great. This is the second VW we have owned with a new bettle the other purchase from same dealer.
#1458 of 2219 VW Touareg - 6 CD changer
Dec 13, 2003 (7:33 am)
Again...Does anyone here have any experience with adding on a 6CD changer to the Monsoon head unit. Where did you get it, how much, name and where did you fit in in ? Did trunk space harness connector fit?
Dec 13, 2003 (8:34 am)
The System in the Touareg is Blaupunkt...There should be a connecting cable behind the right hand storage area opening in the tailgate...
#1461 of 2219 Locking Differentials
Dec 13, 2003 (8:54 pm)
I have been to a few dealers browsing. I haven't seen any with the rear locker option? It probably isn't a popular option so maybe they are only making those on order?
#1462 of 2219 Rear Diff. Lock
Dec 13, 2003 (9:49 pm)
is readily available...Another store or two will provide what you seek...
Dec 15, 2003 (6:10 am)
Thanks. I am just browsing. I really like the concept and am a huge SUV/Offroad fan. I might even consider buying one, except I am not a big fan of VW and its overal quality in general. Concepts they are great, I think in execution/implementation they have a way to come.
#1464 of 2219 vwguild - paint -sales figures
Dec 15, 2003 (12:18 pm)
Your point about paint and interior is interesting, because my selling dealer told me VW does warranty its paint. I haven't read the warranty, except to notice there is some mention of rust, but nothing about fading paint.
In the old days, silver faded badly. I'm told by body shops and dealers that the new paints are better. What is your experience with the VW silver?
Now, another topic. I've seen you post sales figures from time to time. It seems like Volvo sells a lot fewer cars than VW, but do you have the figures for XC-90's and Touaregs? In one month, I've seen two Touaregs on the road in a wide area. But in my suburban town, I see another new Volvo XC-90 every day. It seems like there's one on every block now.
Volvo must be giving some incentives to move them, and doing a good job of advertising safety. My well-respected and well-established independent Swedish car mechanic advised me to get the VW, even though he knew I would take the Volvo to him for service. Says the larger platform late model Volvos have been troublesome.
#1465 of 2219 paint -sales figures by pablop
Dec 15, 2003 (1:46 pm)
There are no incentives on the XC90. You can look that up here on Edmunds. I have to agree that the Touareg seems scarce. I've only seen one on the road here. My dealer says they are "a hot selling item"; but I don't see his inventory changing at all, over a several week period.
#1466 of 2219 snowmass - price?
Dec 15, 2003 (6:42 pm)
How much under MSRP did you get your ride for?