Last post on Jan 24, 2010 at 8:18 AM
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Volkswagen Touareg, Audio, Navigation System, SUV
#14 of 23 New Diesel Engine for 09
Apr 11, 2008 (3:32 pm)
Forgot to tell you guys that a new Diesel is coming out for it. It wont be the v10 monster but will be avaliable in all 50 states. Uses Urea Injection to clean the diesel exhaust. Also there will be some non urea parts that will also make it clean. The diesel is a 3.0L v6 unit found in the European model but with US spec modifications.
#15 of 23 MDI aka Media Interface
Apr 11, 2008 (6:56 pm)
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The new and improved MDI aka Media Interface. It's the USB iPod unit that everybody is talking about. It also has full RNS-510 integration and other radio support. The RNS-510 again is the new touch screen navigation system for 09. It also supports Aux in and USB. For tech package owners you should be able to use this to replace the aux in as well. The USB port supports thumb drives. The iPod cable for this thing is sold seperately. The Unit could mount below the armrest. The iPod integration should actually behave like one. It will be much better than the current one. Won't officially come out until may. It requires a harness but thats fine. The harness will allow the song info to show up on the MFI. Hope this helps.
#16 of 23 09 Diesel Pricing and bluetooth
Apr 21, 2008 (11:03 am)
The Diesel Touareg is now a 3.0L TDI unit. The price for the 09 diesel starts at $42,800 plus destination. Follows the v6 option package structure. Now you don't have to spend over 60k for a diesel touareg. Like I said it will be a 50 state diesel thanks to it's urea system. The Urea system however has to be monitored. Supposedly at every oil change or something like that. This is pretty good news that a cheaper 50 state diesel will be avaliable. No v10 for those who like 553 lbs-ft .
The 09 Touareg might finally get bluetooth as an option. The RNS-510 for the USA has a bluetooth audio menu. That means they are working on a module just for that version of the RNS-510 . Meanwhile the Skoda/VW kit with the European Phone button/Audio controller works well. The RCD-510 might also be avaliable. It's like an RNS-510 but no navigation. The RCD-510 only has sirius radio, and no hard drive. The RCD-510 does have a 6 cd changer that does MP3, and WMA. This new Bluetooth module has touch screen dialing and full integration if you have a RCD or RNS-510. It requires you to replace the audio controller with an identical one that has a phone button.
Hope this helps.
#17 of 23 09 option package and diesel HP
Apr 21, 2008 (11:49 am)
Option packages are same as 08 except the Tech package. Tech now gets the new HDD equipped touch screen RNS-510 navigation system. A RNS-510 retrofit kit is likely since it was in an accessory training video. No word on bluetooth yet but it might be a standalone or dealer installed option. It's likely going to have RNS-510 support. The 09 might get the phone button/audio controller if it does have retrofittable bluetooth. Maybe the kit includes the audio controller with phone button
Diesel should make 221 hp. Mileage is probably better than the v10 monster. No mileage figures yet. Torque should be at around 404 lbs-ft.
One more thing is that the diesel should come out in January 09. The option packages are again identical to the VR6 model. A $3500 premium over the VR6 model so ok but could be priced better. Must be that Urea and US emission system.
Hope this helps again.
#18 of 23 Warranty
Apr 22, 2008 (5:39 pm)
All 09 VW's in general are now getting a 3 year/36,000 mile warranty but with free maintnence until the warranty is up. No longer a 4 year/50,000 mile warranty.
#19 of 23 Touareg 2 TDI
Oct 17, 2009 (4:18 pm)
hi, anyone here owns a TDI Tourareg?? just wondering what's your experience with it, performance and reliability. Thanks.
#20 of 23 Re: Touareg 2 TDI [alman08]
Dec 29, 2009 (2:21 pm)
About a month ago I received my special order 2010 Touareg TDI, white gold metallic, tech package, lux package, air suspension and trailer hitch. By now I drove about 2000 miles. Excellent vehicle, very smooth and quiet, can't hear the engine and hardly any road noise. Power is excellent, fuel economy as stated, 18/25. I have some small concerns, which I will bring up at my courtesy checkup.
1. The trip computer shows my MPG about 6MPG more then I actually get. It shows about 30 to 32 on the highway and 26 to 28 overall. Hopefully that is only a fuel flow sensor, as we say for a computer, garbage in garbage out.
2. It pulls slightly to the right.
3. The rear body is about 1" lower at the left then on the right, I hope that maybe a minor sensor adjustment of the air suspension.
Other then that I love the car, the comfort and performance.
#21 of 23 Re: Touareg 2 TDI [klausk]
Jan 07, 2010 (9:42 am)
very nice. I wonder if your #3 concern has to do with the air suspension.
#22 of 23 Re: Touareg 2 TDI [alman08]
Jan 07, 2010 (11:13 am)
As I said, I hope it is just a sensor of the air suspension. It looks like it has fixed itself. I noticed it not being lopsided any more, so I checked it again and it was even on both sides.
#23 of 23 Re: Touareg 2 TDI [klausk]
Jan 24, 2010 (8:18 am)
I have found the problem with the trip computer. I the setup menus, there is a menu for UNITS. In this menu are options for l/100km, MPG US and MPG Imperial, or English. On my car the MPG Imperial was checked and since the Imperial gallon is larger than the US gallon, my MPG was higher. I selected MPG US and my problem was gone. I am wondering about the people who report 30 or more MPG have the MPG Imperial checked, as I did.