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2006 Volkswagen Touareg SUV - Consumer Reviews

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By Karree McCarter
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2006 Volkswagen Touareg SUV V8 4dr SUV AWD (4.2L 8cyl 6A)


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Great car, only draw back is living in a small town with limited Volkswagen mechanics.


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Stung by the pollen filters and drowning in water
17 of 46 people found this review helpful
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By blonde53
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2006 Volkswagen Touareg SUV V8 4dr SUV AWD (4.2L 8cyl 6A)


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It's like a death. Or a... divorce maybe? You love your vehicle and then you find out it was all a lie. Beware of the pollen filters! They have a design flaw and they clog so ... when you drive in rain the water will get trapped in your footwell. This is true if you own a Passat or Jetta. They have the same problem. In the Touareg it will cost you 6 grand and that will not be the end of your problem. VW has been aware of the flaw... sued in the New Jersey courts . Google to read lawsuit. Once the water has destroyed your
AWD module and started to rust your car and mold begins to grow... your car is really worthless trying to sell it. VW does NOT care about its customers. DO NOT BUY VW's!


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No longer have any favorite feature.


Worst Features

Recall the pollen filters. Or... clean them when the vehicle is serviced as you agreed to per the lawsuit in Jersey. Do not train your service dept to lie to the customers and suggest the customer commit fraud by calling their insurance companies to pay for what is your design flaw. As one tech told me in a whisper..."you need to have your insurance company TOTAL you car". Total my car? I frankly can not stand to watch VW commercials which are flooding the market . VW gives you a great driving experience intially but beware. It's all a lie. If you own a VW take it to your dealer and make sure your pollen filters are clean and free of debris and make sure they look in the footwell for water.


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New Used VW Owner
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By lapink
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2006 Volkswagen Touareg SUV V8 4dr SUV AWD (4.2L 8cyl 6A)


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I made the switch from a BMW 328ci to a big (for me) SUV. I bought this car used and I haven't owned it long, but I'm already in love. I guess I'll have to write again when I've put on more miles. It handles superb on the highway and in the snow. This car is smooth making it hard to keep it anywhere near speed limit. I looked at many other "high class" SUVs, but I had to go with the poor mans Cayenne. I felt spoiled by all the unbelievable extras in the V8 Touareg. There's no way I could get this car new. It amazes me that a VW could go for so much, but used it's a great deal. Plus, unlike other vehicles, it's nice to have a car that few people have and get many compliments.


Best Features

Navigation of upcoming turns show in front of driver along with on nav. screen, navigation can be used while car is in motion (hello, passenger!), comfy seating, roomy back seat, different style of roof rack, and heated back seats to make my friends feel spoiled. Oh, and I love the compliments!


Worst Features

Fuel, but hello, I bought an SUV! I'm disappointed VW doesn't make a good dog divider (they need to take a lesson from Volvo). I wish the navigation map showed the vehicle moving like a Garmin does and not always pointing north. Warning sounds are too loud and can get annoying.


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By vman
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2006 Volkswagen Touareg SUV V8 4dr SUV AWD (4.2L 8cyl 6A)


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Fun to drive and excellent winter driving vehicle. Problem: Tire cupping and road noise after 5-6000 miles. Have had tires replaced on two occasions, two alignments and at 32,000 miles VW now says they won't fully warranty the tire issue. Issues not fully resolved yet!!


Best Features

Selective transmission and handling.


Worst Features

Weight issue and fuel consumption


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Jenny Craig Has Met Her Match
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Dan
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2006 Volkswagen Touareg SUV V8 4dr SUV AWD (4.2L 8cyl 6A)


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This car needs to lose 1000lbs. Fast. I just traded a 2006 BMW 330i for my Touarag and love it for what it is. It is a heavy, cumbersome mammoth of a SUV. Truly capable both off and on- road, through any weather and virtually any terrain, even when limited by stock tires. The engine is responsive and flexible, but the transmission hunts for gears way too often. The interior looks well-made; but there are far too many rattles. The gadgets all work together to create marvelous ergonomics, but they're not reliable on a day-to-day basis. Great brakes, fantastic suspension, over-boosted steering. Fuel economy is atrocious, but that's to be expected with a 5200-lb SUV.


Best Features

Flexible engine, versatile driving dynamics, great ergonomics, fantastic composure, ride and handling.


Worst Features

Lose some weight! Car feels heavy and overburdened. Improve fasteners and clips on inside of car. Incorporate more modern technology and lighter- weight engine materials to improve fuel economy. Monsoon stereo is terrible. Improve reliability on electrical systems.


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