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A Drivers Vehicle
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By Leon Rubinstein
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2005 Volkswagen Touareg SUV V6 AWD 4dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 6A)


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Bought for wife,in truth I wanted it. Drove older one last year and read of problems and waited til now. Drove it on dirt, thru sand, mud, high speed drift on dirt, on soaked grass covered with water,etc, salesman turned white, to me outstanding. Waited til now to buy.In younger days drove sport cars,Jags, was top driver in SCCA with a back door sponsorship and a factory built race car. Not a problem,wife and kids love it especially when it gets dark out and the dash light come on,all those colors. I dont care about gas mileage,am sure my wife will advise me about it. My daughter,17,now going to Univ.in upper NY State,we live in FL,I asked her if she wanted one of these after her first year.


Best Features

manual shifter


Worst Features

As my wife is primary driver,none that she can think of. As for me, I would like to see some brighter colors, if so I might just buy another.


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VW Hits a Homerun
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By Jaime Mendez
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2005 Volkswagen Touareg SUV V6 AWD 4dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 6A)


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Not having owned an SUV before, I didn't know what to expect. Well, Volkswagen surpassed my expectations. This vehicle is a charmer inside and out. Everything about it feels sturdy, from the seats to the leather covered steering wheel. It has a smooth and quiet ride with very good visibility. This vehicle is a good value for your money.


Worst Features

The one improvement that this vehicle needs is in its gas mileage. It's quite a disappointment for a V6 engine to give such poor gas mileage.


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Can't go wrong
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By Damian Ward
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2005 Volkswagen Touareg SUV V8 AWD 4dr SUV (4.2L 8cyl 6A)


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This vehicle will do everything you ask of it onroad or offroad. Safe, reliable, and plenty quick between traffic lights. Stops really well. great vehicle for long road trips. SatNav system is last generation CD instead of DVD. Air suspension works like a dream. No complaints in 1st year of ownership. This vehicle is the full deal.


Best Features

V8 engine, Interior quality, air suspension


Worst Features

Satnav system, rear legroom.


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Great Car
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By trichard
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2005 Volkswagen Touareg SUV V8 AWD 4dr SUV (4.2L 8cyl 6A)


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I have found this car to be of excellent quality and ride. The V8 is a powerful bonus, but fuel economy suffers (though I find to be getting better milage than the milage posted). The ride is comfortable, with the my only complaint of the interior is air conditioning flow to the back seat. The tires out of the dealership lasted about 15000 miles, so be prepared to buy new then. I do not have the nav system, and found it to be too difficult to use, as it was CD based and not touch screen. Other than that, this is a excellent car for one who wants 4 wheel capability (I live in CO, and it handles rugged roads outstandingly well) or a sporty car for in town.


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Electronic nightmare
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By Dissatisfied Owner
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2005 Volkswagen Touareg SUV V8 AWD 4dr SUV (4.2L 8cyl 6A)


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Not one of VW's best efforts. Has been in the shop for warranty work seven times in less than one year - all related to the vehicle's electronic warning systems. Confusing and overly complicated instrumentation/cabin controls. Abysmal gas mileage, very limited tire life - 12-15000 miles, odd size tires that very few dealers stock. Can't wait to get rid of it but none of the local dealers will touch it on a trade- in. Was offered $10,000 trade in value on a new Accord.


Best Features

Comfort, handling, style.


Worst Features

Reengineer electronics for better reliability, fewer unnecessary warning lights, voice messages etc. Improve mileage, go to more standard tire sizes etc.


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