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Touaregs are tops
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By Mike Bronkowski
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2005 Volkswagen Touareg V8 AWD 4dr SUV (4.2L 8cyl 6A)


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The best vehicle I have ever owned. Great looking inside and out. You feel safe and secure inside it. A joy to drive. Great handling, perky engine and powerful drivetrain, solid construction, roomy interior (front seats) cozy seats and a smooth ride. Going to the gas pump often is offset by the car performance.


Favorite Features

The automatic and self adjustable suspension system. Put it in sport on those mountain roads and this SUV hugs and zooms aroudn the curves. Put it in comfort mode and enjoy a cushiony ride. Great feature.


Suggested Improvements

The transmission occasionally seems to slip a bit from 1st to 2nd if you are indecisive and baby the gas pedal (it wants to go!).


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Great Ride!
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By MATT MCGLASHEN
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2005 Volkswagen Touareg V8 AWD 4dr SUV (4.2L 8cyl 6A)


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It gets about 15 mpg , not bad for a V8 and heavy vehicle. Great drive, great audio system, very luxurious inside. There have been several reliability issues, but I think after 2004 many things have been fixed. The power window switches are white plastic, painted black, the paint comes off easily. The air suspension had a new compressor put in at 22,000 miles and the tires are getting work out (19" Pirellis), gonna try Michelin next. A seatbelt seized up in the rear, and one headlight had a bad connection. I still love this car! It gets lots of compliments.


Favorite Features

Good looking design inside and out, good power and handling. Great audio system, decent milege for the size, great wheels (19"). Great towing.


Suggested Improvements

Tires that wear longer, a better navigation system (with street names), bluetooth connectivity, iPod adaptors, oil changes that aren't $300 from the dealer... synthetic oil is great, but not that great. Dealers' service departments need to be upgraded, and the warranty should be 100,000 miles


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Beats the X5 and ML
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By HS
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2005 Volkswagen Touareg V6 AWD 4dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 6A)


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I have owned it for about 2 years with almost no problems; the maintenance is very affordable, about once a year for $120 ~ $180. It is fun to drive, beats the X5 and ML hands down. Great handling. The interior is really nice, almost as nice as the Cayenne. Some people say the gas mileage is not that great; I have to partially agree but keep in mind that this is an SUV with lots of horses under the hood. If you are looking for gas mileage then do not buy an SUV.


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Love it, but...
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By Cody H
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2005 Volkswagen Touareg V8 AWD 4dr SUV (4.2L 8cyl 6A)


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I purchased my VW new with only 13 miles on it. I have to say, I love this car, I like how it drives and the pure power. The only down side are the brakes and tires. I had the first set of tires replaced at 8700 miles under the tire warranty, I still had to pay $220.00. Then the brakes at 15000 miles, that was $600.00. Now at 27000 miles I need another set of tires. For some reason the car loves to wear out the tires. I take it to the VW dealer every 5000 miles for its oil change and tire rotation. So a car that is two years old with 27000 miles has a new set of brakes and rotors, and on it's third set of tires. Be prepared to spend some money!


Favorite Features

Love the remote locks, nav system, climate control is always right on. Oh and the power!! Love the V8, only way to go.


Suggested Improvements

Fix the tire problem and the brakes. Why does a $50K auto need to eat up tires and brakes? That's it, love the car!


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Great buy!
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By fjl-v
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2005 Volkswagen Touareg V6 AWD 4dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 6A)


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Was lucky enough to buy a 2005 V6 with only 8000 miles, now up to 12000 miles. Free of any problems so far. I love to drive it; it is luxurious with a quiet ride, has an impeccable interior, great handling, feels solid and very safe, definitely underpowered with the v6, recommend driving in the S mode, transmission and shifting is great, heavy and poor acceleration especially when compared with my 2006 X3. The stereo system is disappointing at any volume above 21 (especially the bass). If economy is not your concern, buy the V8 or V10 diesel version.


Favorite Features

Elegant, luxurious interior with great ride, solidity and safety. I love driving it over the BMW X5 of that year.


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