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2006 Volkswagen Touareg - Consumer Reviews

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Jenny Craig Has Met Her Match
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By Dan
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2006 Volkswagen Touareg 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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An Opinion
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By wscott3d
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2006 Volkswagen Touareg V8 4dr SUV AWD (4.2L 8cyl 6A)


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Controls somewhat cumbersome, transmission is too tight, shifting can be abrubt. But this cars ride and acceleration are tops. I use mine outdoors often, ability to raise body got me through some tight spots. Also has decent tow ability with it's heavy build and motor. the ability to fold seats down allows packing camping gear for 3. When on the road, acceleration in this engine is excellent and mine gives a slight throaty roar during shifts due to the sport gearing. This tranny is DIFFERENT, self shift or select sport gear or just a standard ride. Great city/country car that is reliable.


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Very Nice Vehicle
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By Ensconced
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2006 Volkswagen Touareg V6 4dr SUV AWD (3.2L 6cyl 6A)


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This SUV really drives like a car until the weather gets bad and then it drives like a very good SUV. The good comments about how the Touareg handles are not overstating it. I use a hitch mounted bike rack to haul bikes around and the Touareg works great for that. I don't have to worry about how primitive the trailheads will be.


Best Features

Overall handling, winter handling, quality of the interior, looks, and the interior smell, love the smell of a Touareg. Makes you forget the MPG.


Worst Features

Audio system. The JBL system in my 98 Expedition blows the base Touareg sound system away. Simplify the controls.


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Great interior quality, good looking SUV
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By HS
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2006 Volkswagen Touareg V6 4dr SUV AWD (3.2L 6cyl 6A)


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Very nice SUV. Interior design and quality, power, handles great.


Best Features

Interior design and quality, power, handles great.


Worst Features

Better gas mileage.


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Touareg V8
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Vermonter
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2006 Volkswagen Touareg V8 4dr SUV AWD (4.2L 8cyl 6A)


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At first I was hesitant to buy this car because of poor ratings for the 04 model. I'm glad I did. It gets better gas mileage (18 mpg) than the 02 Explorer, had every possible option, sounds outstanding when hitting the gas, and the stereo with navigation is close to what I have in my house. This car drives like the Porsche for about 15K less cash. Excellent capability this winter in the snow, excellent handling.


Best Features

Heated seats all around, backup camera, AWESOME stereo, and navigation is fun to use. Change the language to French or Italian for a twist.


Worst Features

Putting the rear seats down takes some getting used to, but plenty of room is made. The parking sensors beep sometimes when you're in slow traffic and close to people in front or behind. But there's a button to turn it off.


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