Volkswagen Touareg road tests and car reviews

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John Harker, Cumberland

Touareg 2.5 SE dpf 2007

Bought a 2.5 SE dpf brand new and still have it now 90,000 on clock. Have had of problems: New computer, CD changer, new grill all under warranty. The with the dealers who service and these type of VW is they do not the expertise, which they to have.

Just a month the warranty expired further started to go wrong like the on the front along with steering rack and the prop and because the dealer was incompetant were discovered 2 months out of We have had loads of dealings VW Luxury Department and have had to pay out to get my car on the road. I will keep the car as the is awful over the 4 years I had it.

I have also just put the 9th set of onto the car at a cost of around 6k. In these vehicles cost on if you do about 22k per year 6000 in and around 1500 on tyres, 8k in Buyers beware of incompetant who say they have a mastertechnician who all about the Treg when in they have no idea.

If anyone knows a true specialist please post on

Nafees Siddique, England

Touareg TDI 2.5 2006

Julie Leicestershire

Nick Suckling,

Volkswagen Touareg 2.5 tdi auto

Although I find the Touareg a joy to with all driver comforts, I the engine a little under I should have opted for the v6 or and sacrificed some mpg. At the car returns 34mpg on a run, not bad for a of this size. The car has been serviced from new, now that it’s 4yrs old I am starting to encounter problems I not have expected considering a of 60000 miles.

Recently the rear drive mid bearing failed – a new being £650 + VAT. as a bearing is not available. Items of trim are starting to break, eg underseat drawer facia and console lid catches and guess they have been with replacement parts a small fortune. Wiring with airbag system is gripe although the system was under a dealer rework

Needles to say all this happened the manufacturers warranty and extended expired, so beware.

Responses to review

My Touareg is just 5 years old and I’m also in the of having the prop shaft after only 70K miles. My says he has never seen one go so little mileage and in a reasonably vehicle. Other than I love it but this has really me into thinking it may be time for a Sounds like the prop could be a weak point – Victoria Roberts Conwy

Just had the propshaft replaced by VW on 55 2.5 se Touareg £1,030! Average no towing or offroad history and repaired by main dealers. I was by the dealer that they are replacing this complete when in fact you can purchase the bearing and not the whole propshaft for £60 plus a good to fit and balance for around £200-300, a con.

The dealers keep this in stock at over £650, I asked for a goodwill gesture VW UK and pointed out they could just the centre bearing. no joy but was informed that the Touareg is not an offroad vehicle! I can’t that in the sales pitch Kevin Stiles from

Submitted: 2009-09-04 | ID: 3523

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