I love the look of the car. Best all round SUV in the world and one of the very best cars on the road. 6. I am extremely discerning about cars. I can't believe how hypocritical your review of the Touareg is. I have also written to VW Customer Services directly and am still waiting to hear back from them after a week. The cheap Toyota Yaris which I have just rented in Italy while the 45,000 mile Touareg is in the shop because the diesel system can't cope with minus 9 centigrade winter weather has a superb rear view camera, does the top of the range VW? Love my tdi engine. The front exterior of the car boasts a sporty and mean look whereas the back doesn't quite match; looking rather ugly. In other... Other than the recalls on the vehicle it runs really well. Here are my very initial thoughts after just 1 day in my new Touareg. Great gas mileage. The Touareg is every bit luxurious inside as some exec saloons. See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. Mine has Air suspension, radar cruise control and most other extras. The caveat first: acquired as a replacement for an A3 S-Line saloon from a limited company car list so obviously a very different vehicle. Learn more about the 2012 Volkswagen Touareg. The engine has stacks of torque for rapid acceleration and with the combined 3 modes of gear shifting has a style to suit just about everyone. It is... Diesel vehicle which allows me to drive for eight to nine days without refilling. Great tow car, lots of standard features, extremely good handling, I have even been on a race track, unbelievable for such a heavy car, and probably as good as many saloon cars if not better. Models also known as Trim Levels, are used to identify a vehicle's level of equipment or special features. Equipment levels are very high and the parking system with folding mirrors makes parking very easy for the size of vehicle. The car feels heavy and safe like a tank. Large cargo area - big enough for two adult great danes. Just … The more powerful engine has plenty of power when you need it and because it's a V6 it sounds a lot less griff and is a lot more smooth than the 4 cylinder cars out there. Plenty of power for safe overtaking and very smooth and quiet... Ride is sublime. VW may well be more renowned for their family models, but it should be remembered that VW are in house with the likes of Audi, Porsche and Bugatti and can knock out a very useful SUV and executive saloon. Answers are provided by third parties. Decent fuel economy. In our research we use the PPMY index to compare the reliability of vehicles. I am a bit different to many owners as I use it off road as well and it has tremendous capability. Reliable and low maintenance. From the looks of it, the big issue is dealing with the DEALERSHIP and not with VW themselves. Servicing is only slightly dearer than other VW models. Can take a second to react to kick down on the pedal so if you need to overtake better knock it into sport or take control with the paddle shifts. 550nm of torque and 0-62 in 7 seconds in a car weighing over 2800kg and shaped more like a brick than a rain drop; what's not to like? You'll see plenty of badge wannabe drivers in their X5/Q7/Cayenne/M Class/RX/Disco/RR and they'll all have paid a lot more for their car than the Touareg owner for no better quality and in some cases a lot less specification. Lastly navigation, stereo and vehicle info. Now the paint work, mine is the flat black and disappointing , you get what you pay for and its 'flat'. Driving very carefully at 60-65mph on motorway and you might get close to 40mpg, Overall the car is pretty good, with decent technology and outer looks. The infotainment system which is touch screen is very slow and unresponsive. In and out of the shop at least once a month for various... Drives great, cost alot for oil changes. I need some off road capability given the mountain tracks in Italy and I wish that JLR products were reliable, but I am not prepared to trust them when I am 1100 miles from home, so Toyota here I come. The touareg is a fantastic vehicle. I have had two V10 Touareg. Stunning performance and handling for something shaped with the aerodynamics of a brick and weighing the same as a small extension. Love the style. Has lasted for 8 years and rarely have had any major problems with the vehicle. I started out looking at equinoxes and wound up with a touareg. I have not had any problems with it mechanically. Not everyone wants the option of 7 seats and is one reason why it appeals to many owners. The R Line is a sporty ride as standard, but is not too harsh on the off road bumpy terrain which it ably copes with unlike much of the opposition. VW Touareg TDI is amazing. After having the car for several years, the upper window is delicate. research process is at the heart of what we do and remains our number one priority. Pre-owned Volkswagen Touareg models are available with a 3.0 L-liter diesel engine or a 3.6 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 280 hp, depending on engine type. The salesman who was eager to sell me the car, has totally ignored my complaint, which says a lot about VW's aftercare service. Repairs are more frequent for the Touareg, so you may experience a few more visits to … Great performance and handling for a large SUV. It is a great ownership proposition. I have never had any problems except typical maintenance upkeep. I ski and have been in snow storms in Vermont and the car barely will ever even slide. It is obviously an issue that VW should make good. Just tried the 262 BHP 2015 model - even better performance, handles and rides superbly but still would suggest the air suspension as the R.Line model now has 20" wheels which give more "bump and thump" than the 19" wheels on my car, however fairly certain air suspension would sort that out. This is a record of safety issues for vehicles of this year, make, model and trim. Modifications made while the vehicles were in an internal evaluation period may cause the affected vehicles to not comply with … At the end of the day none of them are sports cars so don't try and drive them like it. Ian Superb sat-nav with 8" Screen and infotainment system - very easy to work ,a lesson to ALL other manufacturers! The cars interior space is huge. On slight downside for me is that whilst the boot feels big it sits quite high up compared to rivals and actual isn't much bigger than a large family hatchback or estate like the Mondeo. Extremely satisfied with the towing capacity, the options that were in the package I purchased, as well as the fuel mileage on the freeway. I have had this car from new and to date all is well with engine and gearbox, Fuel on a long run is averaging 37-38 mph and around town and non motorway journeys approx 31. With the discount that is possible at present I honestly believe with the inbuilt quality of this vehicle being as good as anything on the road this car is the best value for money car available in the UK. I started out looking at equinoxes and wound up with a touareg. The 2012 Volkswagen Touareg VR6 FSI Sport ($42,975) comes with dual-zone climate control with pollen filter, V-Tex leatherette seating surfaces (vinyl), leather-trimmed steering wheel and shift knob, heated and eight-way power adjustable driver and front passenger seats, 40/20/40 split foldable rear seat with fore/aft travel, Bluetooth, programmable garage and gate remote opener, trip computer, power locks with keyless remote, bi-xenon high-intensity headlights with AFS (which swivels the headlights when the stee… I must say having owned this for 2 months i'm very impressed. Fold down seats. 2012 Volkswagen Touareg Overview. The ride is impossible to beat,handles almost like a sports car in sports mode and is very quick,but the torque of this superb engine is what makes the car so enjoyable to drive. So the disappointments are - leather interior. It looks a bit utilitarian in S guise both internally and externally although the fittings are of good quality, not quite up to Audi standard for touch and feel. The Volkswagen Touareg Reliability Rating is 3.0 out of 5.0, which ranks it 25th out of 26 for midsize SUVs. Cost wise, it's cheaper than most of the badge names meaning you get a whole lot more car for your money and pay less for a badge. Despite me negotiating 20% off the list price for my Touareg, given it will depreciate heavily it will cost me more over 3-4 yrs than if I had bought an X5. As it is said in the motoring press about the Golf, 'you don't need any other hatchback, so don't bother looking', the same should be said about the Touareg as a large SUV. The car is very stable. 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