2004 Volkswagen Touareg V8 AWD 4dr SUV (4.2L 8cyl 6A)
used to trade cars every 1-2 yrs, BMW, Acura, Mini, Honda, MB, but still keeping this car more than 3 yrs. Feeling of very secure driving and confidence. No mechanical trouble so far-very lucky. Nothing fancy or outstanding in the parking lot but never out of style. Liked its different driving settings and plying it all the time. Still very satisfied up to 95% of my expectation.
Air suspension for different driving settings, auto dimming & power folding side mirrors, very functional. Comfortable front seats. Tiffany like display colors at night.
Poor stereo sound quality. Have pkg 2 w/ 300 watts but much worse than my 20k Honda. Jerking transmission. Made in Japan, one of worst. Poor mileage. Blocking rear view w/ 2nd seat headrests. Crazy warning sound for seat belts. Not able to turn off DRL when idle in the parking lot.