2005 Volkswagen Touareg Consumer Review: Awesome

2005 Volkswagen Touareg - Consumer Review

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V8 4dr SUV (4.2L V8 AWD 6-speed Automatic)

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By taleggio on


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


I love my Touareg! It had a few issues early on but were fixed as necessary. It is heavy and all wheel drive, so it's tough on tires. I ditched my factory tires at 11k miles for a set of Nokian WR G2's and haven't looked back. Really the best tire for the Touareg. I had an Expedition previously, so gas mileage wasn't an issue. The FSI V6 and V8 on the newer models are a significant improvement over 2004-2007 models.

Best Features

V8 is awesome! It tows my 6,000 pound boat far better than my '97 Expedition ever did. And off road ability - center and rear diff locks! I love the looks I get from Jeep drivers on the trails of N. GA and Tennessee!

Worst Features

CD based NAV is a pain but works well. I wish mine had an MP3 jack and deeper cup holders, both of which were fixed in newer models.
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