2006 Volkswagen Touareg V8 4dr SUV AWD (4.2L 8cyl 6A)
Both myself and my wife test drove the Caddilac SRX, Jeep Grand Cherokee Hemi and Ford Explorer V8. After driving the VW, it was the hands down winner. The Touareg was the most comforatable, had the smoothest ride, the great acceleration and handling vehicle we drove. Couldn't wait to own it.
The cockpit style dash is very appealing. The front seats are the most comforatable seats I have ever sat in. That means a lot since I travel a bit and have rented 100's of cars over the years.
The navigation system needs to be more user friendly. The transmission could also use a little more gear spacing and tighter shifts. Keep in mind I race a Corvette so I am a bit picky on HP and shifting.
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