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I don’t usually award 5 stars, so 4 is great
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By Jimmy W
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2006 Volkswagen Touareg V8 4dr SUV AWD (4.2L 8cyl 6A)


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The quality feel of the car exceeds that of the Touareg of 2017; it’s a shame they won’t be built like this for the US market anymore. I haven’t had many problems except for drive shaft center support bearings (2 times), very expensive fix by dealer ($1,600) as are all regular maintenance and parts. Aftermarket has brand name parts much cheaper (about half price or less), but then you have to talk someone into installing them. With almost 160,000 miles from new and I still enjoy my Touareg a great deal! For the most part it has held up well, and I have learned how to play the maintenance game. Still looks and drives great; incredible all wheel drive! Weather cannot stop it, nor can most off road challenges.


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Nice vehicle
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Karree McCarter
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2006 Volkswagen Touareg V8 4dr SUV AWD (4.2L 8cyl 6A)


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Great car, only draw back is living in a small town with limited Volkswagen mechanics.


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Stung by the pollen filters and drowning in water
21 of 51 people found this review helpful
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By blonde53
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2006 Volkswagen Touareg V8 4dr SUV AWD (4.2L 8cyl 6A)


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It's like a death. Or a... divorce maybe? You love your vehicle and then you find out it was all a lie. Beware of the pollen filters! They have a design flaw and they clog so ... when you drive in rain the water will get trapped in your footwell. This is true if you own a Passat or Jetta. They have the same problem. In the Touareg it will cost you 6 grand and that will not be the end of your problem. VW has been aware of the flaw... sued in the New Jersey courts . Google to read lawsuit. Once the water has destroyed your
AWD module and started to rust your car and mold begins to grow... your car is really worthless trying to sell it. VW does NOT care about its customers. DO NOT BUY VW's!


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No longer have any favorite feature.


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Recall the pollen filters. Or... clean them when the vehicle is serviced as you agreed to per the lawsuit in Jersey. Do not train your service dept to lie to the customers and suggest the customer commit fraud by calling their insurance companies to pay for what is your design flaw. As one tech told me in a whisper..."you need to have your insurance company TOTAL you car". Total my car? I frankly can not stand to watch VW commercials which are flooding the market . VW gives you a great driving experience intially but beware. It's all a lie. If you own a VW take it to your dealer and make sure your pollen filters are clean and free of debris and make sure they look in the footwell for water.


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Maintenance is the key....
10 of 19 people found this review helpful
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By chazthephoenix
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2006 Volkswagen Touareg V6 4dr SUV AWD (3.2L 6cyl 6A)


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As with all used vehicles, the quality of the experience is directly correlated to the previous owner. Yes, VW under estimated the finish on the buttons on
the interior, but they over estimated the quality of the drivetrain. THIS VEHICLE WILL GO ANYWHERE.
We bought ours used...a 2006 V6 with 48k...thats in immaculate shape. The ride is excellent, handles excellent in the snow, its just feels sturdy.
yes, its not great on gas...neither was my explorer that I had before this.
This is affordable luxury. My suggestion: buy the extended warranty. You will thank me!


Best Features

4 motion all wheel drive system. excellent seating


Worst Features

VW should retune everyones ECU for better gas milage FREE OF CHARGE


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First time VW owner
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By jkhintx
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2006 Volkswagen Touareg V6 4dr SUV AWD (3.2L 6cyl 6A)


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Never thought I would own a VW. Always drove Honda or Nissan vehicles. I love my Touareg! It handles better than anything from Japan and it is sooo
tight. I have 61K miles on it and I am putting brakes on now. Rotors all okay the way around and having a friend put pads and wire sensors on both axles. It always pays to have a good friend who is a mechanic.


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Great handling, and great brakes. Pretty quiet inside even in strong crosswinds. Cools under any condition and heats the same. No squeaks or rattles. Good sound system.


Worst Features

Back up camera standard. CD Changer in dash


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