VASMAN - I managed to get the kick plate at the back fixed. Would i buy another Toureg i don't think so! Then all vehicles seem to have their faults. The tappers and transmission on this vehicle seems to ha... read more »
posted on May 07, 2014
+ It's a great touring car.
- It needed a new motor.
+ Active Cruise on highways is fantastic, Air suspension great ride, Great for Towing van 2.5t, loads of Torque and returning 15l/100k's. Very reliable.
- Active Cruise drops out in tunnels on occasions and dealerships don't know how to fix.
+ The raw acceleration up the hills and the bends of great ocean road
- Every time a red light or yellow light came on, had to go to regional dealers and mate $ 2450 to get the car started
+ Comfy to drive, safety and the 360 aerial view camera
- Too many. Rear kick plate. Cruise control.
+ Drive a luxury quick SUV without the "[censored word removed]" factor
- Sometimes think VW should take Touareg owners more seroiusly.
Purchased at: Volkswagen Dealers
+ Ride, vision, general comfort, powerful
- Potential mega costs to maintain. Radio/CD designed for European use - most features of music system are redundant. Soft trim throughout is too easily damaged or torn. Drive computer is not user friendly, location of battery is stupid (Under passenger seat!)
+ Everything is tip top
- CD player plays up ocassionally
We purchased a 2009 Touareg V6 TDI in November and we are extremely pleased with the purchase. The ride is excellent, the standard of finish very high as is the level of safety.
The effortless power when overtaking, great towing capacity and excellent fuel economy keep the smiles coming. I have travelled only 1500kms so far and already achieving 10 litres/100km city and belive it or not, 7.9kms per 100kms highway.
- I don't get enough time to drive it as much as I would like.
+ Have had the V10 since Jun 07 and travelled 150,000km, mostly between Vic and country and north Qld. This is a magnificent touring vehicle with tons of grunt yet returns at least 10km/l average; best has been around 12km/l and worst 8km/l around town. Great handlng on the highway but tyre grip can be a problem if you decide to go exploring off road, especially in the wet - recommend a set of 18" AT's for snow and off road work. Brakes are absolutely unreal - direct comparison with Audi Q7 and Porsche Cayenne - same parts! My wife and I have spent many 12-14 hour days travelling in this car and have arrived at our destination feeling fantastic and ready for business. This car is effectively a Cayenne where you get to pocket the extra cash instead of flashing a keyring. Overall, an excellent vehicle which has had no problems (apart from below)- no regrets!
- I have the full size spare wheel carrier - why any vehicle which ventures into the real Australia does not have a real spare tyre is beyond me - space savers should be banned. Servicing is expensive, but I'm wondering whether costs are inflated somewhat - the bane of European marques in Oz. The vehicle has had no problems apart from those caused by the VW service network - hope VW can get their act together re support for this great vehicle in the future. The car can seem a bit big in the city, especially in tight areas. Tyres can be an unwelcome expense as they are not cheap!
+ Fantastic fit and finish, I found the trim to be of exceptional quality and the panel fit to be well above average. Made the Range Rover look very 2nd class. The V10 motor in the R50 is a superb bit of engineering.
- Servicing costs very high, questions about the longevity of the transmission. Tyres not suited to Australian conditions (wore out in 25,000km)
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