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Volkswagen Touareg, SUV
#2165 of 2219 Re: Touareg 2007 redesign [carb1776]
Apr 03, 2007 (11:50 am)
I had a 2002 VW Jetta for two years traded it in for a VW Passat had it for 2 Months and traded it in for a 2004 Touareg and that SUV gave me problems from DAY 1. I filed a Lemon Law after having it for 6 months. It only took a month for them to tell me that I won my case. That was the happiest day of my life. I was so upside down I thought I would have to give them money to get out of it. They didn't replace it with another one, Thank God!!! They actually gave me $2,400.00 for it so that I could go buy anything I wanted. Do not hesitate to file a Lemon Law it really works. I just printed the form off of the Lemon Law website, filed it out and sent it off. Volkswagen and the Lemon Law people had to inspect it to determine if it was a Lemon or not. As long as you keep all of your service tickets. I had so many brake problems, they had to put new rotors and brakes on my new SUV, imagine that. The brakes looked like the Touareg had been sitting in flood water, they were so rusty. I had many more problems with it also. GOOD LUCK!!
#2166 of 2219 Re: Volkswagen's Troubled Touareg [steve_]
May 10, 2007 (1:24 pm)
Yes and yes I did pony up $ for mine I love it, at my work place my touareg is the only one however several people have the Cayene. I want to know if there's anything special in the Cayene Besides the huge engine and the badge, that will compensate the $'s maybe I need to see beyond skin. I personally think my touareg is much better looking than the cayene I'm hoping that when I'm ready to trade in there's a V6 TDI my next car must be a Diesel I hate to spend too much on fuel. so I want your comments on the benefit of owning a cayene.
#2167 of 2219 Re: Touareg 2007 redesign [lanellet]
May 20, 2007 (10:14 am)
I bought my 2004 V6 Touareg when it first came out. Although I have experienced the typical annoying VW electrical issues, there have been no engine or braking problems. The electrical issues were finally solved after multiple visits (again, I chaulk this up to owning a german car so one must adapt to the frustration tolerance). I have it serviced by the book (service is unusually expensive) and I couldn't be happier with the overall product for the money. The fit and finish, standard featurs and driving experience rivals anything in its price range. Be concerned with the gas mileage in the V6, especially at the required premium gas prices. I tried using regular for about 4 months and the reduced gas mileage didn't outweigh the cost. No reduction in performance that I could notice, but I went back to using premium anyway. Besides, when I told the service guy I started using regular, he almost fainted.
May 24, 2007 (3:24 pm)
"For now, the only SUV in the Volkswagen lineup continues to be the Touareg. Ambition comes in waves, and these updates to the 2008 Volkswagen Touareg constitute less of a reinvention than a refinement of a uniquely capable SUV."
First Drive: 2008 Volkswagen Touareg (Inside Line)
#2169 of 2219 Re: First Drive [steve_]
May 30, 2007 (10:29 am)
Looks nice. They would have to put a diesel in it for me to consider. I don't mean a V10 Diesel either; something regular folks might be able to afford.
#2170 of 2219 Re: Reliability is more perception than fact [dieselbreath]
Jun 14, 2007 (4:19 am)
You mention that it was relatively easy to repair the bulbs in your VW - any suggestions on the Passat 2004?
#2171 of 2219 It's pretty clear very few will read this post anytime soon
Jul 19, 2007 (9:29 pm)
But I gotta say, this vehicle typifies VW's self-destruction in the US Market. Rumblings are that they have less than 5 years left here, if they don't turn it around, and things in the US are gonna get worse, with loads like the Touareg being sent here.
Let's stay off the stupid name, which is hard, for a minute. This vehicle is the size of a RX350 (actually an inch bigger), but has less interior space than a Rav4! I'm over 6', and I don't really fit in the back seat.
Cargo space is again in the Rav4, not RX range (71 cubes to 85 for the Lexus RX).
This thing weighs a MINUMUM of 1000lbs more than the Lexus (the Photon had the same affliction, which kinda hurts efficiency, which the Lexus excels at, and the market demands). This nullifies any power advantage.
And it is as expensive as the Lexus, but doesn't offer the luxury marque Lexus does. Nor the heritage of quality.
It's marketing doesn't even tie in with the vehicle.
Affordable is back? Compared to what? The only way someone would buy it is if VW totally subvented the lease to make it reasonably affordable. 0% is still a bad investment when it comes to this vehicle, unless you go off-road frequently.
And the quality isn't sending anybody back to the drawing boards either (except for maybe VW).
And now they want to build a bigger (3 rows of seats) SUV BELOW it, and above the other SUV, with the other stupid name I can't summon up right now.
This is probably the stupidest vehicle on the market right now.
And the sad part is, it's is really a great vehicle on paper. Great ride, luxurious, powerful, great off-road.
VW has one hell of a nerve even thinking about selling this $40k+ bomb here. It is poorly conceived, is heavily compromised in space and efficiency, doesn't fit anywhere near their portfolio, and will easily be superceded by any $30k SUV in any form of Value.
It has Range Rover talent, and a Pontiac brain. A great rental car, but one of the dumbest purchases anyone could make.
The rest of VW's line-up is showing an equally inept market strategy, and the loss of the Photon is only Step 1 in this marque's ultimate departure fom the US. If this is what the uS will get from VW, it can't come a day too soon.
Now ask me how I really feel......
#2174 of 2219 Re: It's pretty clear very few will read this post anytime soon [drfill]
Jul 20, 2007 (7:05 am)
Why don't you take this back to your post here: drfill, "Luxury Lounge" #3845, 19 Jul 2007 10:40 pm or else to an appropriate Automotive News discussion.
We'd sure appreciate it if we could keep the model-specific discussions focused on the model itself and take the brand critiques to the discussions about the, um, brands. I b'lieve you and I have talked about this a few times before...