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2012 Volkswagen Touareg Diesel - Consumer Reviews

2012 Volkswagen Touareg Diesel

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Incredible value!
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By Tamas Kovacs
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2012 Volkswagen Touareg Diesel TDI Sport 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbodiesel 8A)


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I bought this car new and put 92k miles in it in about 4 years with absolutely no issues. I have done all scheduled maintenance but nothing else. It still looks, feels and drives like a brand new car. Still on my first set of brakes, and absolutely no complains about anything. Though not cheap, the quality and design inside and out is of cars twice this cost.

It is extremely comfortable, fast and fun to drive. Very quite and smooth even at high speeds. Incredibly good in snow and bad driving conditions. I have nothing but good to say about this and will more likely buy the same car when ready to part with this one.


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Great Vehicle
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By clockit4
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2012 Volkswagen Touareg Diesel TDI Lux 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbodiesel 8A)


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I am very impressed with this vehicle. I have a two Bmw X 5's in the past, and this vehicle is of equal or slightly better quality. I cannot stand rattles in a vehicle and this Touareg posses no rattles whatsoever. Very stable over bumps and railroad tracks. I love the gas mileage the TDI offers. The navigation system is the best I have seen in any vehicle. Love the posted speed limits shown on screen.
Touareg currently has 29,000 miles on the odometer.


Best Features

I love the technology the car offers.


Worst Features

I would like to see a more aggressive stylish front fascia. The back and sides of vehicle look very sharp but the front is very plain Jane. I would like to see adaptive cruise control (Distronic) offered as well.


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Disaster...love the car, but 10 service calls??
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By lastvw
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2012 Volkswagen Touareg Diesel TDI Sport 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbodiesel 8A)


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This has been a nightmare. I have been back to the dealer 10 times with check engine light issues and ad blue issues. brakes squeal in reverse. tires very hard to balance. great car...but I don't have the time for the service....if you buy one, must buy the extended warranty (3rd party).


Best Features

handling, gas mileage, solidly built.


Worst Features

the reliability is horrible. Had a NOC sensor and ad blue issues within 1500 miles of each other. I don't have a car valet so this takes way too much time.


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2 years and 30,000 miles
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By fordecoboost
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2012 Volkswagen Touareg Diesel TDI Lux 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbodiesel 8A)


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Quite possibly the best vehicle I have owned and this covers GM, Chrysler, Ford, Austin Healy 3000, Volvo. Volkswagen Group(Porsche & Audi). (Ford F 150ecoboost not included, The Beast).
Fuel Mileage is as advertised...20-29mpg overall. 2(2 -5,800 mile rt's from California to Ohio, via southern and northern routes[28.5mpg avg. Speed to 105mph]. Tire wear(Pirelli) is at the half way point, brake pads are at 9mm. Vehicle speed control maintains speed when ascending long grades(ie, New Mexico and Arizona)Not true when decending.
Was given a rather late model Infinity SUV while waiting on delivery of Vdub. What a joke! Like a buckboard with confusing controls. 6 inch watery marsh, no problem.


Best Features

Engine view. Sound system. Vista View roof. Seat positioning. Sic Torque when Turbo diesel spins up. Cornering. Seating position. Shift lever position. Parking.


Worst Features

Gps map view does not come up to standards as those on my previous vehicle. F150 W/sony system, although it will get you to your destination. Cutain will not close with Vista Roof open as 2009 Tiguan would.


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Extremely disappointed - not recommended
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By sk14msk
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2012 Volkswagen Touareg Diesel TDI Lux 4dr SUV AWD w/Prod. End 10/11 (3.0L 6cyl Turbodiesel 8A)


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I bought my 2012 Toureg certified used with 12k miles on it. The steering wheel shakes at 65-75 mph and I took my car back to the dealer two times already. Every time they returned the car to me, they said the problem has been fixed. New tires, alignment, nothing is helping. There are numerous other VW Touareg drivers out there who are as disappointed as I am.
The steering wheel shake makes longer trips very uncomfortable. I am extremely unhappy with this car.


Best Features

Besides the problems mentioned above, this would be a really fun car. Very fuel efficient for an SUV, good interior space, fun luxury car.


Worst Features

VW needs to either find a way to find to fix this problem or admit that this car has a major issue and offer their clients an acceptable solution. Otherwise I might just have to get a Hyundai.


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