I have driven my Toureg for 39 months and 39K miles. The only reliability issue I have had has been the tailgate lift. After 36 months, the dealership finally showed me how to reset it myself. I was very disappointed by the $1k brake job and $600 tire replacement at 25K miles. This made my "affordable" lease payment not so affordable. I wasn't really expecting to put any maintenance costs into it for the first three years. I have loved driving this car. The base T2 is very nicely loaded, but I am happy to turn it in before anything else wears out. I will be switching to something with lower maintenance costs.
Great ride, beautiful styling! Lots of power with base V6. Huge improvement from previous V6. Base model is very nicely equipped.
Brakes and tires wear out very quickly. My dealer was not sympathetic of this. Of course, mileage could be better in city driving. I always got 20-22 mpg on road trips, that's not too bad considering the weight of the vehicle