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Volkswagen Touareg, SUV
#2 of 8 Re: Article Comments - 2008 Volkswagen Touareg First Drive [KarenS]
May 26, 2007 (10:02 am)
Nice review...Only one point needs correction...The PHAETON is alive and doing quite well, just not here...Dresden working at over 90% capacity building the PHAETON, particularly with the V6 TDI engine...
#3 of 8 Re: Article Comments - 2008 Volkswagen Touareg First Drive [KarenS]
Jun 18, 2007 (1:16 pm)
I like the updates. They are dead on with the weight issue. When are the car companies going to realize that the overwhelming majority of folks buying an suv in America will never take it off pavement. OK....I once jumped a curb in an SUV.
Jul 31, 2007 (8:46 am)
..the new Touareg is called the Touareg 2?
Seems strange that they would rename it that.. Or is this sort of like the New Jetta, or Jetta III, where it was just an importing thing?
#5 of 8 Re: Article Comments - 2008 Volkswagen Touareg First Drive [jblaze13]
Sep 13, 2007 (10:23 pm)
>>America will never take it off pavement
Many of us DO take our Touaregs off the pavement and onto the high trails and beautiful landscapes. Hose off the mud and get back on the highway for the cruise home or night on the town.
I guess the question is - what does that do to fuel mileage. I think the article does address that somewhat with the coming 50-state-legal V6 Turbo-Diesel in 2009 which should have excellent MPG #s. Thanks for mentioning that.
Also look at the sister cars - Porsche Cayenne and Audi Q7. Same base. Different target audiences.
#6 of 8 Re: Article Comments - 2008 Volkswagen Touareg First Drive [arkarchlv]
Sep 15, 2007 (9:15 pm)
"US" amounts to 2% of potential toureg buyers according to vw. Maybe they'll sell more in 2009. Classic case of not realizing where the market is going.
#7 of 8 Re: Article Comments - 2008 Volkswagen Touareg First Drive [KarenS]
Sep 24, 2007 (7:30 pm)
Drew VW in San Diego sells the V10 diesel Touareg. I think it is over 7000 lbs GVWR and exempt from the stupid CARB regs. I will look hard at the 2009 V6 diesel Touareg if I have not bought an ML320 CDI by that time. The V10 TDI is overkill in my opinion. I really like the looks of the Touareg better than the ML, X5, or the Cayenne. Nothing from Japan is even close to the Touareg class.