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2012 Volkswagen Touareg SUV

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Do NOT buy this SUV if you live where the wind blows!
2 of 27 people found this review helpful
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By geophyz
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2012 Volkswagen Touareg SUV VR6 Lux 4dr SUV AWD w/Prod. End 10/11 (3.6L 6cyl 8A)


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I have had my beautiful Touareg for a little over a year. The colour is lovely, I love the leather seats and the basic layout. The car gets good gas mileage and has loads of get up and go. BUT, if you live anywhere that the wind blows do not buy this car. It does not hold the road in the wind and is so light you feel like it is going to blow off the road. I am trading it in for a good old heavy SUV this weekend!


Favorite Features

Great interior. Nice placement of everything but the cup holder. Good gas mileage and great fun to drive.


Suggested Improvements

Put some weight in the rear.


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Great vehicle, But
12 of 12 people found this review helpful
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By sasquatch7
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2012 Volkswagen Touareg SUV VR6 Sport 4dr SUV AWD w/Navigation (3.6L 6cyl 8A)


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Our new 2012 is a great vehicle in many ways. The build quality, ride,handling, comfort and handling are one of the best. It also has many items that come standard that are options on other vehicles in this catagory. What it falls short in is the lack of available safety options that are available on similar level vehicles. No Blis system, adaptive cruise, surround cameras. All of which are available on the Touareg's European models. I read where VW execs. said USA buyers would not want to pay extra for these options.


Favorite Features

Xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights, rain senseing wipers and a huge, great nav. system. Also iit gets great ratings for driving and handling in all types of weather plus highest safety rating score. Very comfortable and secure ride. Would have liked reverse/down side mirrors. Side mirrors have a small amber turn signal lights to show vehicles behind that you are turning


Suggested Improvements

Blis system, tri-zone heat and air, adaptive cruise and several more storage compartments and map pockets on the back of each front seats, An all around camera system would be nice also.


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2012 VW Touareg Sport w/ Navigation
14 of 14 people found this review helpful
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By bandit66
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2012 Volkswagen Touareg SUV VR6 Sport 4dr SUV AWD w/Navigation (3.6L 6cyl 8A)


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I visited my dealer in early December to look at a 2011 left over. After driving a Midnight Blue 2012 I decided to trade-in my 2009 Tiguan for the 2012 Touareg. I have previously owned other "high line" vehicles from Acura, Lexus, and Infinity ... but none come close to the new Touareg - yes it IS a "high line" vehicle (and I bought the Sport version!). Build quality is amazing, design is amazing, materials are amazing, ride is amazing. This is one well built vehicle.


Favorite Features

- Overall ride - Bluetooth (more advanced than in my Tiguan) - Standard MP3/iPod intergration - Quality and layout of interior - Large Navi screen - Voice controls - Huge amounts of rear leg room


Suggested Improvements

- Backup camera (careful, most of the TRegs on the lot have parking sensors instead of cameras due to Japan supply issues) ... I was not aware of this until I purchased it - Placement of controls on power seats make it easy to bump getting in and out (causing unintentional seat movement at times)


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