My familiy and I have owned our 2011 VW Touareg TDI Lux for 5 months now and all I can say is what an incredible car. First off, we were OK with the 19 MPG city rating, and because we live in the hills, we were expecting less. BUT, we are actually averaging 23 miles per gallon without any highway driving. I would not be surprised if somone who's commute consists of 35-65 mph flat roads could average over 50 mpg. This really is an incredible machine. The overall build quality is very solid, you always feel safe! The interior has ablselutely no flaws and the panoramic sunroof is incredible. If you ane in anyway remotely considering the Touareg, you will not be let down. We love our Touareg TDI
MPG's, Sunroof, Comfort of the interior and the ride, "Sport" mode, Cargo Capacity, Value for Money, Styling, Fun to drive, LED daytime running lights (Stylish :). Porsche quality car, for $20,000 less, Rear seat roominess, 700 mile range, ECO factor, Navigation, Sound System, 8 in touchscreen etc.
There are two minor suggestions. The fuel tank is 26.4 gallons which allows you to go on forever, but refuels are a bit pricy if diesel is about $4.00 a gallon. Also, the "Volkswagen Infortainment System" is either totally on or totally off, if you want to make a phone call using the great bluetooth, you have to mute the music instead of turinging it off. It isn't terrible but it takes a little getting used to.
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