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By RetiredGI on Tuesday, July 17, 2007
overall rating 8 of 10rating details
"Best vehicle I have ever owned! Goes everywhere I've taken it off road. Tows my antique car and 21' boat with ease, and does it all in extreme comfort and luxury. It's not the SUV for everyone. Because of it's off-road capabilities and luxury appointments it's pretty heavy and doesn't get very good gas mileage. It's also kind of pricey, but not when you compare it to something like a Range Rover or Mercedes. If you don't need to tow much or only take light trails get something like a Lexus RX. It has the most comfortable seats of any car I've owned though they don't provide much lateral support. The NAV doesn't have as many features as say a Lexus, but the guidance is excellent, plus it has an off-road feature. The air suspension makes this vehicle extremely flexible and the auto leveling is great for towing. The ride is first rate. The separate hatch window has been extremely usefull. The fact that the rear seats actually fold flat is a big plus when hauling large flat fragile items. I love the size of the vehicle since I hate driving large SUVs. Since it shares it's platform with the Porsche Cayenne it drives extremely well at high speeds. The negatives are: the soft touch finish around the window switches started pealing, but was replaced under warranty; tires don't last long, but that may be because I go off-roading; it has keyless entry, why not keyless start?"
12 people out of 12 found this review helpful
By reviewbyrobert on Tuesday, July 17, 2007
overall rating 9 of 10rating details
"Just a quick review of my VW. Love to drive this car, great around town, in and out of traffic. Sporty and Fun, The only downside, $70 wiper blades, $400 head light, for just one, 600 to replace the front break pads, you've got to be kidding. A blast to drive if you can afford it."
9 people out of 9 found this review helpful
By MANB on Monday, July 16, 2007
overall rating 7 of 10rating details
"LESS THAN DESIRABLE FUEL ECNOMY,BUT THE RIDE IS VERY QUIET AND SOLID, FEELS AND DRIVES LIKE AN EXPENSIVE VEHICLE,LOVE THE ADJUSTABLE SUSPENSION AND AUTO/MANUAL OPTION TRANNY,COULD USE A LITTLE MORE LEGROOM FOR ADULTS IN REAR SEAT FOR LONG TRIPS"
1 person out of 2 found this review helpful
By flirzan on Wednesday, July 11, 2007
overall rating 6 of 10rating details
"We bought a late VIN 2004 V6 Touareg in December of 2004. We have not experienced most of the problems that people complained about with earlier VINs. The only major problem we had was with bad coils, which took several trips to the dealer to resolve, but I blame that mostly on the service department, as they refused to road test the vehicle on more than one occasion. We have also had minor problems with interior trim, but they were always resolved immediately under warranty. Mileage is not great, but it is what we expected with a 5200 pound vehicle and a V6. It tows a 19' boat nicely, both accelerating and stopping reasonably well. In short, there isn't another SUV on the planet that rides as well as this one on-road, AND performs as well off-road. Some do one, some do the other, but this is great for both. Would like more suspension articulation off-road, however."
8 people out of 8 found this review helpful
By fred on Wednesday, July 11, 2007
overall rating 6 of 10rating details
"Overall it is a well built car and pretty much trouble free. It gets terrible gas mileage with very poor power performance. It is a very slow vehicle. Allthough the drivers seat has a 12 position electric adjustment I cannot find a comfortable position, and I have had the most painfull experience in my lower back and legs. The doctor tells me that it is affecting my ciatic nerve. The seat flaps up on the sides causing a very unconfortable seating area. Too bad it is a nice vehicle."
2 people out of 6 found this review helpful