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Volkswagen Touareg, SUV
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#233 of 600 Re: Torture Reg [thgdnmsrgn]
Apr 18, 2005 (8:41 am)
My 2004 VW Touareg had unusually high tread wear after about 14000 miles. The dealership confessed that the first 23000 or so Touareg's produced all had alignment problems. They replaced my front tires and aligned the car. I have to keep an eye on it though as after another 20000 miles its out of wack again and in the shop. Your VIN number will tell you if you are one of thse affected. Odd that there has not been a recall.
#234 of 600 Re: Wind Whistle - Rear differential???? [sedwards41255]
Apr 20, 2005 (5:27 pm)
I too had a wind whistle and at around 70 mph and a "shudder" that felt like a wheel out of balance. I had the roof racks together at the rear of the roof, noticed that the racks do not touch, there is a quarter inch gap between the racks. For a lark I taped up the gap with duct tape, top and bottom and the noise and "shudder" went away. Next I split the racks, moved the front rack forward to next indent and same thing, no whistle no shudder. Does not look as good as with both racks together but got rid of the anoting noise.
#235 of 600 Re: Hitch [1rocketman]
Apr 20, 2005 (5:40 pm)
Curt Manufacturing now has an aftermarket hitch for the Toureg. On the internet for $129.00. I called Curt and they said installation is about 90 minutes, The Bumper,Tail Lights and Bumper Beam need to be removed. I spoke with my local trailer shop, he took a look and didn't think it was a big deal. On order, I'll do a post to let everyone know how it went. $800. less than VW so I can put up with a little agrivation.
#236 of 600 Re: Wind Whistle - Rear differential???? [pittsy]
Apr 21, 2005 (1:29 pm)
Here's the deal. Get rid of those silly roof racks. They look stupid together in the back, and they look stupid without being used to carry something (skis, bikes) which you can't do because VW does not have the attachments available, or at least they didn't 5 months ago. They do absolutely nothing to keep the rear window clean. The car looks much better without them. They come off in about 2 minutes. No more weird noises. I had the dealer take them off before I took delivery. They sit in my basement, virgins.
Because of the above, I bought the whole Tule enchilada for skis and bikes, and boy is it slick. It comes off/goes on in a minute. The mounting stubs are hardly noticeable and easily removed and replaced if they do bother you.
#237 of 600 Re: Hitch [pittsy]
Apr 21, 2005 (1:35 pm)
If anybody finds a link to the hitch site, please post. If the part is decent, I have no need to spend an extra $800 (or more) at my local dealer. Remember there is some sort of a recall (at least for 2004's) that has to do with the electronics and towing that you'll have to have done by the dealer if you put a hitch on. I've been holding off to see if someone would come up with a reasonably priced alternative to Vw's part.
#238 of 600 Re: Torture Reg [steve_]
Apr 22, 2005 (9:26 am)
I've already Lemoned one Touareg and am about to try to lemon the '05 they gave me. Trust me when I tell you that VW will not help and will fight every problem to the end by saying that the "vehicle is operating within normal parameters." Call Norman Taylor and Associates, you can find them online. I used them for the '04 and will used them for the '05. If they accept your case, out of pocket costs are $750. I got nowhere with VW and one letter from the attorney and VW gave in.
#239 of 600 Worthless Navigation System
Apr 22, 2005 (1:38 pm)
I am a Realtor just South of Nashville, TN in a well developed suburban area. A T'reg with Nav (I thought) would be cool and fun for clients and also to help me with those occaisonally unfamiliar areas.
I was so close to Buying a used T'reg today until I tried out the NAV.
One word, "WORTHLESS".
It didn't know the street where my personal home was - it's been around since 1999 and the discs were the 2003 set - infact in the well devloped suburb of Franklin, all it knew were the main roads.
What made it worse is that when I asked the dealer principal about this, he and the other salespeople scattered like roaches in a flashlight beam! Somehow I think they knew that this was a waste too - though not one of them professed ANY knowledge of how to use the NAV system anyway.
Am I really missing something here or is the Nav something that just looks good and is for those with more money than sense?
#240 of 600 Answer to my own question
Apr 27, 2005 (1:07 pm)
After further research I discovered that later in 2005 models the T'reg will have a new DVD based nav system.
In other words, "yes, the Nav something that just looks good and is for those with more money than sense." and VW know it too!
#241 of 600 Re: Answer to my own question [britboyintn]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Apr 27, 2005 (3:47 pm)
Thanks for the update. If my nephew asks, I'll tell him to wait (he's building houses over near Murfreesborough).
#242 of 600 Re: Answer to my own question [britboyintn]
Apr 27, 2005 (6:54 pm)
Hello. I am considering a new 2005 T-reg and seem to be getting an excellent deal on paper. I love the body type and have test driven the MD, X5, XC90, ML. I am so confused!!!
anyone have any advise on the T-reg. All the reviews on this board seem to be horrible.