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#180 of 598 Re: 2005 Touareg V8 curiosity [rolimbo]
Nov 23, 2004 (6:35 am)
I have been looking for a deal on a 2004 SUV.
Chevy and GMC have great deals on Tahoes and Denalis. My wife didn't not like them too big. It would have been more convient for me to have one of those since the dealer is very accessable,
whereas the VW dealer is not. I found a dealer that has too 2004 V8's in stock not easy to find.I test drove the vehicle this past sunday and was impressed over all with the appearance, finish , fit, handling etc. I have struck a deal to purchase a Touraeg V8 w/ navigation and convience package for $41,500.00 , without the navaigation and other package $37,600.00. I too have much concern over the reliability and service of the vehilce . Many of the web sites
including MSN chat room on Touareg have about 50%
saying they love them and the rest saying they
can't get parts electrical problems , down time in repairs are long. I asked the sales manager
if the dealership would contractually agree to give my money back in full if any elcetrical problems or drive train problems occur during the first 30 days after purchase and they agreed,
I am also going to ask them for free loner car if I need to take my car into repair, Idon't know
if they will accept that or not but I think it would be important. I believe that if VW wants to play in the Luxury car market they need to treat their customers much better. I am now thnking of whether to go thru with the deal or not. I have not tested some other options ie. Honda Pilot, Infiniti, Lexus, etc. In summary see if you can get the dealer to add to the contract some of the items I mentioned earlier.
#181 of 598 touareg 12 volt outlets
Nov 22, 2004 (8:46 pm)
I have a 2005 Touareg V8 everything works great but there is no power in the 12 Volt outlets except the one in the ashtray compartment does anyone know if there is a switch to turn them on?
Thank you very much Leo-K
#182 of 598 Speedometer error, Uncontrolled revving
Nov 24, 2004 (10:34 pm)
I too have noticed the optomistic speedometer reading. I set the computer speed warning to 80mph, and it seems to take 87MPH on the speedometer before I get the little dinging sounds and max speed exceeded warning.
Another problem I have noticed is when I am decelerating, I see feel and hear the engine rev up almost as if I had stepped on the gas. It is brief, but it jerks the car slightly and I am concerned that this "unintended accelleration" could cause an accident.
Anyone else experience something similar?
#183 of 598 Grill Guard for Touareg
Dec 20, 2004 (6:56 am)
As a new Touareg V8 owner I will occasionally park the car on the street in Manhattan. The front of the car seems rather unprotected against careless fellow parkers and I would like to install a grill guard or similar. VW does not offer any product that could help. Where could I find such a guard? Any advice how and where to install it? Thank you.
#184 of 598 Re: Speedometer error, Uncontrolled revving [socalfrank]
Jan 27, 2005 (8:35 am)
I don't think it's unintended acceleration, but rather the transmission software doing some "rev-matching" during the downshifting process. my V8 does the same. weird sensation at first, getting used to the automatic, as i have always driven manual transmissions and do the rev-matching myself. what a powerful V8 in such a weighty vehicle, isn't it? going from the 90 hp diesel to the Touareg- oh WOW!
#185 of 598 Re: Excess Tire wear on Taureg [andyhy]
Jan 27, 2005 (8:51 am)
you sure don't sound happy with yours. about the tire wear; are you frequently off road in the vehicle? my 2004 V8 is (knocking wood) flawless thus far but for intermittent tire pressure monitoring system fault indicators- no pressure loss at all though. my Continental tires, used almost exclusively highway just far, at 12000 miles are wearing not at all! i am wondering about tire wear vs. applied usage of the vehicle.
#186 of 598 Re: New V8, but some problems [ace234]
Feb 01, 2005 (12:38 pm)
I also have a V8 and I had the exact same problem with hard downshifting.
I took it in to the dealer I purchased the vehicle from and they fixed the problem. Apparently the transmission needed an adjustment.
I am happy to say I haven't had the problem since!
Feb 03, 2005 (12:40 am)
Iím looking to get a trailer hitch for my V8 Touareg. A VW dealer will do it for around $1000. It seems crazy to pay that much, but I canít seem to find anybody that can do the wiring. I checked around and most other hitch installation places say they can do the hitch but not the wiring. I did find one place, which said they could do it all for around $300, but I am concerned since no one else but the dealer seems able to do it. Has anyone gone outside the VW dealership to have one put in? Will it void the warranty if I go elsewhere (Iím worried about the wiring)?
Any comment would be appreciated.
#188 of 598 Re: 2005 Touareg V8 curiosity [rolimbo]
Feb 03, 2005 (9:41 am)
Wow - Lots of negative commments about the V-8 Touareg? For someone who just placed an order, can I get some good news from new owners? How do you like the car?
#189 of 598 Re: 2005 Touareg V8 curiosity [rolimbo]
Feb 06, 2005 (8:14 am)
Get it...it's the greatest combination of fine European luxury sedan & SUV heft