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2004 Volkswagen Touareg SUV - Consumer Reviews

2004 Volkswagen Touareg SUV

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Love my Tourareg
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By Karen
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2004 Volkswagen Touareg SUV V8 AWD 4dr SUV (4.2L 8cyl 6A)


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I really love this car and have been driving it for the past six years. I am really sad that the new SUVs do not come with the V-8. Sad sad sad!


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Terrible car to own
13 of 14 people found this review helpful
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By Mo
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2004 Volkswagen Touareg SUV V8 AWD 4dr SUV (4.2L 8cyl 6A)


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I don't know where the positive reviews on this truck is coming from. The electrical problem on truck will almost run you bankrupt. It constantly has one problem or the other. To change a battery alone . You should be looking at $400 . VW has the battery under the driver seat to make money i guess. Most of VW technician don't know much about the electrical problem with this truck and 9 out of 10 times advise you to get rid of it. You will not be happy in the long run if you own this vehicle.


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my great touareg
10 of 11 people found this review helpful
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By evelyn10
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2004 Volkswagen Touareg SUV V8 AWD 4dr SUV (4.2L 8cyl 6A)


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I really love this touareg, I bought it 6 month ago with 67000 miles and the car runs great, after cleaning the injectors it needs only 18-19mpg in the city and 20mpg at the highway, in 6 month I had no problem I only checked the car at volkswagen and it was free I payed nothing, this is really a excellent luxury SUV, the best I ever had, and my kids are happy with this car, it is the same base and motor like the Porsche Cayenne


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Worst vehicle I have ever own
20 of 24 people found this review helpful
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By maczya
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2004 Volkswagen Touareg SUV V8 AWD 4dr SUV (4.2L 8cyl 6A)


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You will get a love hate relationship with this SUV. It drives great, great in the snow, has great power. It is fun to drive and looks nice. The SUV has some stupid build designs, like the battery is under the drivers seat. Lets talk about how expensive it is to own this vehicle. Replaced thermostat $1200. that right $1200.00 the front part of the car has to be taken off the thermostat is in the front of the engine, so you might as well replace water pump and belt. Your going to have problems with the airbags, the tire monitoring system. The worst part is the battery drain as I hate a car that wont start. So it gets expensive to own the vehicle. Oh and the brakes that was another $1100.


Best Features

horsepower, ride, handling and great in snow


Worst Features

electrical system!!!!!! they should own up for this problem SUV and figure out a way to fix all the electrical problems better yet give people there money back and scape all these SUV as I will never own another VW again because of this SUV.


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Love the vehicle - hate the repair bills.
10 of 10 people found this review helpful
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By farwest
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2004 Volkswagen Touareg SUV V8 AWD 4dr SUV (4.2L 8cyl 6A)


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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.


Best Features

Performance of the V8 is excellent.


Worst Features

Need more seat adjustments for taller drivers. Need to stop using painted plastic as it peels/get nicked and looks shabby after a few years.


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