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Need to be a good driver!
By Steve on
2004 Volkswagen Touareg V6 AWD 4dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 6A)
I have close to 100K on my '04 Taureg and I have owned an Explorer,Expedition,ML320,Jeep, and despite the noise I read about and some personal experience I still believe this is a very good car. Some advice, rotate your tires every 7k. check tire pressure once a month, change oil at 5K at a non VW shop. Also, this is a heavy car, so you need to be sensitive on how hard you hit the brake pedal. No doubt you need to be safe, but if you are an aggressive braker, you will pay for it. They are not cheap to replace. Also, negotiate with your dealer. I have been successful in replacing cost of front lights, brake pads and recently A/C work. Saved 25% of initial estimate
Solid on the road, handles bad weather well (suggest General tires)Alitmax HP. Easy on the eyes for gauges and many standard features. The V6 can give u over 20mpg if you drive it right. And it does handle well for such a large (heavy) vehicle. Good visibility, and offers terrific hauling capabily
Cut the price, and make repairs alot cheaper. Other companies offer great deals on maintenance. They need to do the same. take off the tire pressure gauge. It's too faulty and not worth the hassle. For years we lived without them .. be responsible, check your pressure occasionally like u used to.