2005 Volkswagen Touareg V8 AWD 4dr SUV (4.2L 8cyl 6A)
very heavy, smooth, safe car. Very solid german feel, almost all high end options on most other cars are standard on Touareg. Tires are expensive to change if you get the 19's like I have but are very reasonable as 17 or 18's. I have 2 sets of tires, great in the snow with the all seasons on 17's in 18" snow in Tahoe. NO problems. Mechanically very good, poor fuel economy but it's a V8 ! 14 in the city, 19 on the hwy. I get oil changes for $75 at a VW dealer. Had a headlight bulb blow, and an airbag under warranty replaced in over 2 yrs. Highly recommend.
smooth ride on highway, quiet, comfortable. Beautiful interior like a corporate board room
better fuel economy, but the V8 will give you whiplash if you mash the accelerator!