While not completely new, the
2008 Volkswagen Touareg 2 benefits from more improvements than a typical mid-life refresh. A new front end, revised interior and stronger engines breath life into Volkswagen's
About Volkswagen Touareg 2
2009 Volkswagen Touareg 2 TDI is a rarity in a world of gas-guzzling SUVs that aren't meant to ever leave the beaten path. The VW Touareg 2 TDI offers highly competent on-road driving dynamics with fuel efficiency rivaling that of a
midsize sedan, and is an extremely capable off-roader. Part of the TDI's appeal lies in the fact that many of its parts are shared with the much more expensive
Audi Q7 TDI and gas-powered
Porsche Cayenne. For those willing to forgo the exclusivity of these nameplates, the Touareg 2 TDI represents an opportunity to enjoy a similar driving experience at a lower price point. Despite its luxuriously-appointed cabin, however, many buyers will find the Touareg 2 TDI's five-passenger design flawed in light of the current trend among SUVs to offer seating for seven, and if diesel prices begin to rise again, you may end up paying a premium at the pump.
Solid & Still Looks Good after 10 years
By Jones on Thursday, April 25, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 150,000
"I considered trading this vehicle in when the fuel pumps failed at 150k miles but decided against it. Repairs on this vehicle are expensive, but I've only had maybe three major repairs in 10 years. I think I've driven the last 50k miles with no mechanical problems. This vehicle has 150k miles on it but it does not feel worn out at all. Its a V-8 engine. It handles great. Its very solid and I still like the way it looks after 10 years."
"Hate to get rid of it, but with the cost of gass and over 105k miles not worth the cost of up keep. Need to go to a VW specialist to do basic oul change as franchised oil change locations will not deal with it."
Pros: "Great road car, comfortable, sharp and spacious"
Cons: "Underpowered in V6, interior paint rubs off"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8
"I have owned two Touaregs. They are great vehicles, especially if you understand what owning a German car is like. They are sturdy, rugged and reliable, but you should be prepared for some maintenance. The only drawback I have encountered is the underpowered V6 drivetrain. Both of my Touareg's have been V6 and it is simply a heavy beast to only run with a V6. If I ever get another, it will be the V8 version."