by rollinfickensc on May 23, 2012 Vehicle: 2004 Volkswagen Touareg V6 AWD 4dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 6A)
Purchased thinking I bought a $60000 car with 60000 miles.
It should hold up till 100000 miles.
Not even close.
I had $4580.60 of repairs in 10 months.
Plus the gas milage was about 10 mpg in town and about 15 mpg on the highway.
I would never recommend a VW to anyone and would do my best to discourage anyone from buying one.
Absolutely the worst car I have ever owned in my 55 years of driving.
Replacing anything costs a fortune.
by farwest on Apr 4, 2012 Vehicle: 2004 Volkswagen Touareg V8 AWD 4dr SUV (4.2L 8cyl 6A)
Wife uses this as a daily driver to work - 20 mile round trip - almost all highway miles.
But is horribly expensive to maintain.
$700 for heater blower motor (in California - so hardly ever used).
$2800 for timing belt at 60K miles.
Just got quoted $3500 to replace the [non-permissible content removed] alternator (have to lower the friggin engine to do it).
As much as I like the Taureg, I'd never recommend anyone buy one that is out of warranty.
by growlingbadger on Sep 2, 2011 Vehicle: 2004 Volkswagen Touareg V6 AWD 4dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 6A)
2004 Touareg with under 60K miles.
I have never had a better maintained vehicle because it's in the shop at least once a month!
A key - $75, key with remote - $150.
Headlamp replacement is an annual event.
They don't last very long and require a mechanic to install and even Factory techs hate replacing them! Cost - $150.
It also has issues that the dealers keep blowing off.
This is just the cheap stuff!
It's a good day when I can get it out of the shop for under $500.
I'm on a first name basis with the wrecker driver the dealer uses.
by cwhitfield on May 22, 2011 Vehicle: 2004 Volkswagen Touareg V8 AWD 4dr SUV (4.2L 8cyl 6A)
this car has given us so many headaches and there's not enough tylenol or advil to go around!
we take care of our vehicles religously and do not drive them into the ground.
within 13 months the following:
rear drive shaft @ $2000 - yep, i said TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS!!
this has 2 fuel pumps - so if the primary goes, so does the secondary!
Primary @ $900; and the secondary @ $500 = $1300 - it poses itself as an alternator problem, but nope - it gets more expensive because its the fuel pumps!
as for the battery - yes, primary and secondary too!
and theyre an ass to get to..so good luck.
you'd probably save yourself a few hundred if you did this yourself
by speedle44 on Apr 6, 2011 Vehicle: 2004 Volkswagen Touareg V8 AWD 4dr SUV (4.2L 8cyl 6A)
Love this Vehicle! I see a lot of bad reviews but honestly if you take good care of your car then you won't have problems! Do not buy this vehicle if your money is tight because repairs can be expensive. I have had no trouble with my touareg I LOVE IT!! Super sporty & you feel totally in control when you drive it also very safe! I have never been stranded! JUST KEEP UP WITH OIL CHANGES & REGULAR MAINTENANCE and trust me you'll be fine!
The five-passenger Touareg is an all-new midsize SUV from Volkswagen. Designed to provide both excellent handling on pavement and a high level of off-road ability, the Touareg, despite its unibody design, is a real SUV, not a soft-roader. Alongside that, buyers can look forward to beautifully furnished cabins equipped with plenty of standard convenience and safety features.