Last post on Jan 01, 2012 at 9:42 AM
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Volkswagen Touareg, SUV
#2217 of 2219 Re: Reliability for The Touareg [roadmaster45]
Aug 04, 2011 (2:05 am)
If you want to buy a VW Touareg, smash your head against the wall until you dont want to anymore. I bought mine 2 years ago 04 with 100k and have since sunk over 8 grand in repairs. Catalitlc, drive shaft, coolant system, 3 different electrical harneses, power steering, A/C and now when i break 110km/h i get a violent shake almost to the point of uncontrollable and the VW guys dont know why, and the traction control kick off power to the wheels if I corner at anything more than 30km/h. I traded it in yesterday for a huge loss and couldn't be more relieved. If im too late and you have already bought one, drive it off a cliff!!!
Nov 12, 2011 (1:33 pm)
Really I love my 2004 Toureag but fed up with the sensors that malfunction continually..Like the tire pressure sensors that go on for no reason what so ever telling you theres a bad wheel on board at 75 mph not a good feeling..its bs..told the germans it a bad design along with the peeling of the interior trim what a joke..its while plastic under the grey film that peels worse then a bad window tinting job..also the check engine light comes on again for no apparent reason ..today used my side mirror adjustments after not using for a long time started the car bingo check engine light comes on an quess where you need to go to get it rebooted..you go it the dealer another $$ layout for electrical malfunctions caused by computer glitches..no more bells and whistels for me going with a nisssan luxury vehicle..You cannot tells Germans anything they think there engineers are the Best..reliability japennese hands down..do these issues haunt anyone else..there indigenous to this car..
#2219 of 2219 2012 Touareg's short comings
Jan 01, 2012 (9:42 am)
We recently leased a 2012 Touareg Sport V6 w/ nav. So far I really like the vehicle overall but in my opinion it does fall short for a vehicle at this price level. First, many of the very useful small storage compartments that were standard on our 2009 Passat wagon were not included on our Touareg. The wagon had a height adjustable front center armrest which now is only available on higher end Touaregs ? An umbrella holder with umbrella located in the driver's side door is not offered on any Touareg model. Also, high tech safety options such as adaptive cruise control. Blis side mirrors are only available on European Touaregs.
I read a commentary from Volkswagen stating their reason for this was because USA buyers would not be willing to pay for these options. Although all are offered on their Audi vehicles.
Other than these short comings the Touareg seems to be a very well made, great ride and a quality large SUV.
It is rated a top safety vehicle in every catagory, very quiet and responsive.
We only have 1000 miles on our vehicle and already are getting a combined mpg of over 19.
Our past experience with our Passat wagon was our mpg was about 4-5 miles better than the expected combined mpg listed on the sticker, we are hoping for the similar overall results.
on our Touareg.