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You are in the Volkswagen Touareg
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Volkswagen Touareg, SUV
#2049 of 2219 Re: THE REAL '05 TOUAREG V6 [ty39]
Aug 17, 2005 (6:32 am)
I just "dumped" my 2004 Touareg after 11 long months. It had been nothing but trouble. I took it in to be repaired six times with no satisfaction. VW's customer service is terrible. I sought remedy through the lemon law and wrote VW seeking remedy. Instead of trying to fix the problem, one of the VW attorneys wrote me a letter stating that the Tourareg did not fall under the lemon law for my state and nothing was wrong with my Touareg. The next day I traded the Toureg in. (17,000 miles)
I also never got better than 17 mpg (only once) no matter how much highway driving I did. I just bought a 2005 Tahoe and got 18 mpg on a tank of gas and it is not even broken in yet. Another thing, the air conditioner does not cool properly on the Touareg. I could go on and on (front end shaking when I turn, radio buttons sticking, CD stopping and CD won't eject), but I won't.
Both VW and I are in a lose-lose situation. I was disatisfied with VW and I have detered at least 10 people from buying the Tourag. I lost $13,000 in depreciation costs and VW has lost about $400,000 in sales and a customer for life. The dealership where I purchased my Toureg from has given the dealership back to VW, due to lack of customer care on the part of VW corporate.
I hope no one else has to exerience VW as I have.
#2050 of 2219 Re: THE REAL '05 TOUAREG V6 
Aug 18, 2005 (5:00 am)
1st year models are always a very risky thing to buy when it comes to reliability.
The Japanese models seem to fare better, but some German cars are notorious for electrical problems.
Also, VW is stepping into some very pricey territory. They were once know as a quality inexpensive cas, and now they're pushing $50,000 high dollar SUV's like the T REG.
The T ReG is a very nice SUV, and it's a shame it's been hampered by some by quality issues.
Just like the American cars with this employee pricing, when you can buy a new 2005 T REG for $8000 off sticker, the resale value on your used car is going to take a beating.
#2052 of 2219 Re: time bomb waiting to explode [rjlaero]
Aug 18, 2005 (5:23 am)
Wow, cars direct, is that a dealer. Where can I find it.
I would really like a V8. I own a V6. The car is perfect, but I like more of it. Air suspension must be terrific.
Could you provide em with more infromation where to buy the T-reg.
Would be very very pleased
#2055 of 2219 Re: time bomb waiting to explode [jwlookfortreg]
Aug 18, 2005 (6:28 am)
Carsdirect.com is a buying service that actually works with car dealers throughout the united states. Just give them a call or go on their website and they'll try to find the car your're looking for. There's no hassling on price as eveything as everything is pre-negotiated.
Aug 22, 2005 (2:08 am)
Not rated in the UK, its a costly option and the steel based suspension gives a more comfortable ride because with the air its either too soft or too hard.
#2057 of 2219 Re: Air Suspension... [jamessahal]
Aug 23, 2005 (7:49 am)
For most people, the steel suspension is fine, even preferable. Air suspension is good if you tow frequently, especially with heavy loads like a boat, or if you want the extra ground clearance in hairy off-road situations. I'm not sure I agree with you on the ride comfort. I have the air suspension. On the comfort setting, it wallows too much, and as such, is not too comfortable. The sport setting is great for mountain highways etc., but a little harsh for everyday driving, much like the BMW X5 used to be. The auto setting is about perfect, and that's where I leave it most of the time. I like the ability to change settings. The air suspension has a harsh reaction to sharp bumps (potholes) that the steel suspension does not. The air suspension is not necessary to get the kids to soccer or to prowl the mall. I'm guessing repair costs will be high when it comes time to fix the air suspension.
Aug 25, 2005 (9:21 am)
I have a 05 V8 Touareg with 12500 miles on it .It has just started to smoke blue smoke when I start it in the morning after sitting over night.The oil level is going down.I have a appointment to take in to the local service center after labor day holiday.Up to this point it never used a drop of oil.
Any body have any ideas what is going wrong ?