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A history lesson.

All the big manufacturers taken a share in the SUV trend, varied levels of success. effort, the Touareg, is one of the more of the bunch. Developed along Porsche’s Cayenne, the Touareg that car’s chassis and a of other components, which give you a good idea of the of quality and market segment VW aiming at.

First available in the UK in May the Touareg for sale came a range of four engines: 3.2 and petrol units and a couple of Tdis at 2.5 and 5.0-litres, expanded in 2004 by the addition of a 3.0-litre V6 With the upcoming release of Q7 likely to queer their a little in an already crowded sector, VW decided to refresh the in 2006.

A significant price cut was a good point, followed by revisions to levels leaving standard and SE plus a rugged Altitude The engine line up was revised with the 4.2 litre V8 being by a more modern 3.6-litre V6

The following year cosmetic were made, with a new grille bringing the Touareg into line with brand-wide design language, updated wing mirrors and pods. More significant the additions to the standard and optional range, including the most up to the technological innovations such as cutting braking distance by up to a on unstable surfaces.

Early 2008 brought the Touareg R50, with from the V10 TDi and awesome equipment Further upgrades included a boost taking the 3.0 litre V6 to plus the introduction of VW’s leading efficiency system, offering a 222bhp engine 34mpg.

A second generation used VW Touareg for sale hit the in 2010, containing almost an of riches in modern automotive

Bang for your buck

The stands out in a well-saturated market Aiming to compete with the BMW X5. M-class and the Range Rover. it had seriously big shoes to fill by and large, VW have achieved aim.

The used VW Touareg is handsome and opulently furnished. The is appointed to luxury car levels, standard equipment including climate control, a multifunction computer, ten-speaker stereo walnut trim, heated and wing mirrors and masses of Step up to the V8 and you will find trim, automatic dusk-sensing heated seats, engine lights and chrome coated handles and grille.

The V10 boasts enough extras to the most spoiled customer, Continuous Damping Control Air bi-Xenon headlights, remote start, memory facilities for the of your seat belts, column, mirrors and seats, an almost excessively equipped stereo. If that’s not enough, you get 18-inch alloys, a chromed air and front fog lights. Altitude receive 20-inch alloys and a bodykit.

You may also find from a long list of

What you’ll pay

VW were for the higher end of the market with the and quality doesn’t come You should now be able to find models between £6,000-£7,000, on which model you’re 2008 models are still than double that.

What to check

A couple of recalls aside, the mechanicals are You will want to check for under the driver’s seat, by clumsy attempts to access the and be wary of locking yourself out using the rear glass


Again, you’re for quality here. A clutch kit goes for around £335, a of front brake pads for and rear £45, with a motor around £100 and a headlight £192.

How it drives

The Volkswagen Touareg is as capable as it On the road it is pleasant rather excellent to drive, but proudly both the ‘S’ and ‘U’ of its SUV class requirements. The meatier are awesomely quick, with the V10 you from standstill to 60mph in 7.6 while off-road the Touareg the competition with little

Air suspension, permanent four drive and a serious low range are complemented by selectable front and diff locks, an assist for hill starts and descents and little front and rear Proper mud-plugging credentials are to an elegant and comfortable blacktop to make the Touareg a rewarding at an attractive price point compared to rivals.

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