2008 Volkswagen Touareg 2 Consumer Review: LessthandependableVW
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2008 Volkswagen Touareg 2 - Consumer Review

2008 Volkswagen Touareg 2

Average Consumer Rating

34 Total Reviews

VR6 FSI 4dr SUV (3.6L V6 AWD 6-speed Automatic)

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LessthandependableVW
By Bill on

Vehicle

2008 Volkswagen Touareg 2 VR6 FSI 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)

Review

Bought this VW used w/14k miles on it.That low mileage should have made the alarm go off, but I "assumed" the low mpg rating was the reason for the early trade-in.The first item was an engine hesitation from a cold start.Three trips to the dealer and a power pack was finally replaced. Then the first time I needed the AWD to get thru some snow/ice for work, the alternator went out (23K miles).Of course VW doesn't have repair parts in the US, so I had to wait 10 days for the alternator (actually a generator) to be shipped from Germany. I was given a rental car (Toyota Corolla) to drive. I guess they wanted to make sure I could get back to the dealer's. And I replaced the tires at 21K.

Best Features

HID headlights,Push-button Rear hatch open/close, Handling/ride when it runs

Worst Features

Electrical components, Spin-on oil filter instead of using a filter housing with a plug in the bottom, an alternator instead of a generator (no brushes on alternator). The Japanese engineers can kick German engineers butts.
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