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Repairs - Often and Expensive
By 1st_andlast_vw on
2005 Volkswagen Touareg V6 AWD 4dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 6A)
Like previous posts I would not recommed this car to anyone unless they like paying for rental cars and expensive repairs. Just had my drive shaft replaced at 76,000 miles for $1,300. (Tip: search the web for shops that sell re-manufactured shafts for $450 to $350).
At 52,000 miles the internal speaker in the instrument cluster went out, the VW repair is to replace the instrument cluster, the part alone is $1,000.
It does handle nice in the snow but its a gas guzzler and tires (expensive ones) seem to last only about 30,000...we're due for our 3rd set at 76,000 miles.
Also need a slew of special tools to repair if your a do it yourself person. Very noisy, due to wind, with the window open