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#97 of 409 Re: VW touareg brake and driveshaft issues [carb1776]
Feb 19, 2007 (4:47 pm)
I sold my 2004 Touareg a few months ago. Miss it alot, but not the visits to the dealer. The brakes never made a sound when I kept the wheels and brakes clean. I've been following this board since the beginning and don't recall many complaints about noise, except for what I call crud squeek, common to German and Swedish cars with metallic pads. You have to carefully wash your wheels and brakes by hand, using a high pressure stream of water directed at and around the calipers. The car wash won't get it. A little compressed air wouldn't hurt either. You see the black dust on your wheels - it's gotta go away every week or two. The problem is worse where it rains alot. The dust turns to rust and sticks tenaciously to the brake parts. Japanese SUV's don't have the problem because they use a hard, organic pad. Their cars don's stop for beans either. For a 5500 pound truck, I think the brakes have very impressive performance. My complaint is the cost of almost $2000 when it comes time to replace pads and rotors at about 40000 miles.
The drive shaft thing has been going on for years. You'd think they'd have that figured out by now. Takes a couple of hours at the shop and that should fix it for good. I had to have a new transfer case at 1500 miles. Never a lick of trouble from it afterward.
If you want to drive German cars, you better get to know and love your service department. The same goes for Audi, Porsche, BMW or Mercedes from what my relatives and friends tell me. Some of them cover all required maintenance for a few years in the vehicle cost, which you end up paying for anyway. Of course you could always drive a Japanese or American SUV if you wish to sacrifice a little driving "soul." I bought a Ford Explorer V8 and it isn't too bad in the soul department, but it is crude compared to the VW. Never thought I'd buy a Ford, and no, I do not like the door pulls and it is not even close to as good off-road as the VW. Lots of power, comfortable seats, good stereo, good brakes, good in the snow, decent handling and tows well.
#98 of 409 Re: VW touareg brake and driveshaft issues [panzer]
Feb 19, 2007 (5:06 pm)
Panzer, thanks for the reply.
#99 of 409 Re: Excellent Forum [southjerseyvw]
Feb 20, 2007 (2:27 pm)
Matt, I have been trying to find out if there is any difference in the 06 and 07 diesel. I have an 06 V8 and love it but dealer has a great deal on a left over diesel. But. I want to know if any difference in the 06 and 07 diesel engine. No one there can tell me. Thanks, Jim Holley
#100 of 409 VW Touareg
Feb 25, 2007 (7:00 am)
I have had a perfect experience with my Touareg. Although it has poor gas mileage (because of its weight). However, its weight gives it better handling and also protection from... say a deer on I-95 at 85mph. (happened a month ago)
#101 of 409 Touareg Lease Questions from a Neophyte
Mar 23, 2007 (2:11 pm)
I am considering leasing a 2007 Touareg V6. Because I like the standard features, the base model is fine with me. Unfortunately, I've never leased a car before and don't want to make a bad deal.
The dealership has a "deal" of $399/mo for this car. My trade-in will knock $6,800 off the price. I'm looking for a high-mileage (20k mi/yr) 3-year lease and was tentatively quoted $475/mo, net of my trade-in.
Is this a good deal? What should I "beware" of?
#102 of 409 Re: Touareg Lease Questions from a Neophyte [vwdallas]
Mar 25, 2007 (5:19 am)
Hi vwdallas. Since you are new to the world of leasing, you definitely should check out the following informative articles that are available here at Edmunds.com prior to visiting any dealers: 10 Steps to Leasing a New Car and Calculate Your Own Lease Payment.
You never mentioned the selling price or MSRP of the Touareg that you are interested in leasing. These are important numbers for you as a consumer to know for two reasons. First, the selling prices of leased vehicles can be negotiated, just as if you were paying cash for them. Without knowing this truck's selling price in relation to its MSRP you don't know how much of a discount you are getting on it. The second reason is that one needs the selling price and MSRP, including the destination charge, of a vehicle to calculate its lease payment. I would be more than happy to give you my opinion of this deal if you let me know what these numbers are.
I see that you are considering trading in your current vehicle when you lease your new one. There's nothing wrong with doing this, but it would be in your best interest to have the dealer that you are working with cut you a check for your trade rather than using the proceeds from it as a down payment for your lease. I always advise consumers against making large down payments when leasing. Those who make them risk losing their money if their car or truck is stolen and never recovered.
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#103 of 409 VW Touareg 2 Lease Information - Philadelphia Area
Aug 03, 2007 (7:38 am)
Hi, can you please tell me what the money factor and resid. % are on a 2008 Touareg 2 Base Model. The MSRP is $40,000 and the invoice is $37,224 (I am not sure what my price would be) and I would like $18,000 miles/yr. Length of contract does not matter between 36 and 48 months. Also, no money out of pocket.
#104 of 409 Re: VW Touareg 2 Lease Information - Philadelphia Area [goodrics]
Aug 08, 2007 (2:24 am)
Hey goodrics. Volkswagen Credit's current buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 36 month lease of a 2008 Volkswagen Touareg V6 in your area with 15,000 miles per year are .00111 and 54%, respectively. The numbers for an otherwise identical 48 month lease are .00173 and 47%. 15,000 miles per year is the highest mileage allowance that VW Credit publishes residual values for. If you need to drive more than this, you will have to purchase additional miles on a per-mile basis. It is less expensive to do so at lease signing than it is to wait until the scheduled end of your lease and have to pay an excess mileage penalty.
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#105 of 409 Want to trade in leased '05 Touareg for Jetta GLI
Aug 19, 2007 (12:11 pm)
I have a loaded '05 Touareg v6 w/ just under 19,000 miles, and 10 months left on my lease. Payments are $450, and there is a $21,000 buyout at the end of the lease. KBB trade-in is about $27,000. I know what the obvious option is, but I do not want to fold current lease into a new one. I was thinking that, because of the low mileage, that I might be able to strike a favorable deal with the dealership. Do I have any chance in making this happen, without having to put down $$.
#106 of 409 Current Lease Details for '08 Touareg 2
Oct 17, 2007 (11:32 am)
What's the current residual and money factor for an '08 Touareg V6 for 10K, 12K, and 15K miles? Also, what is the acquisition fee if any and the overmileage allowance? Thanks!