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2005 Volkswagen Touareg

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Information shown for entry-level SUV.

Fuel Economy:
City 14/Hwy 19/Comb 16 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: V6, 3.2 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Germany Country of Assembly:

2005 Volkswagen Touareg Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
7.8
Out of 10

Based on 295 Ratings for the 2004 - 2010 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    7.8/10
    Quality
    8.2/10
  • Reliability
    7.9/10
    Performance
    8.4/10
  • Comfort
    8.6/10
    Styling
    8.7/10

Great Truck- Very reliable and durable

By on Sunday, October 25, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 145,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Reliable, durable"

Cons: "location of abttery"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Great Truck- Had no issues with the 10 yards I have owned the vehicle except tires, oil change & battery,"

9 people out of 22 found this review helpful

No major problems, but electrical nightmares

By on Saturday, September 26, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 78,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
7/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "No major problems."

Cons: "electrical nightmare"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"Like the title says, no major problems, even though Thermostat housing failed then it fixed itself (guess I have a self-repair car). Electrical, whole different world. Things that stopped working: power lift gate, power mirror, light bulb wiring (keeps on shorting out), rear window water spray thing... Yeah, nightmare."

6 people out of 10 found this review helpful

Love the car - just to complicated

By on Wednesday, June 24, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 114,500

10 3.0
overall rating 3 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
3/10
Value
3/10
Reliability
2/10
Quality
4/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Is fun to drive and comfortable"

Cons: "High-priced mechanical repairs"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"I have owned my Touareg for 3 years, We have had a major transmission rebuild ( which was covered under our extended-warranty ) and major engine work, which was not. I like the size and weight of the car - but it is tough on brakes and tires. The car is over-engineered- meaning simple problems are big problems in a Touareg. Small things break ( for example my parking brake handle ) and I have changed more tail lights and headlights in this car than in any of my three other SUV's combined. It is definitely a high-maintenance vehicle. My advice is to buy and keep an extended warranty on this car."

32 people out of 43 found this review helpful

Absolutely Amazing Driving Experience

By on Wednesday, June 17, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 55,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Fun to drive, very stylish and versatile"

Cons: "Not wonderful fuel economy in city driving"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"For 11 years prior to buying my Touareg, I drove new Audi A6's. The sport sedan qualities of the Audi A6 bi-turbo are well known and are second to none. Eventually, I realized I needed/wanted an off-road capable vehicle, but still wanted the luxury and road handling prowess that I was accustomed to with the Audi. And boy did I ever find it in spads with the VW Touareg 3.0 TDI. Good grief! This SUV is everything I ever hoped for in an SUV and more. Premium luxury features, superb fit and finish and a solid build and a slot-car like driving character. The Touareg TDI is brimming with torque and personality! So far, the most expensive repair I've had was a replacement HID headlight for $240.00. The Touareg has never failed or left me stranded. Other items have been burned-out turn signal bulb and turning lamp bulb. That's it! I have driven my Touareg coast-to-coast and the highway experience was nothing shy of perfect! Quiet, stable, great visibility and excellent fuel economy. Hit 27 MPG on several stretches of Interstate on cruise control. The standard audio system is quite good and the entertainment center that comes with the Tech package is excellent. 10 gigs of memory for music. 12-way adjustable and comfortable seats make for long days on the road in comfort. The downside to this vehicle is its poor fuel economy in congested city driving. But oh well . . . ."

16 people out of 22 found this review helpful

Great, safe, fun and comfortable car.

By on Wednesday, June 3, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 66,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Very safe, easy to park, comfortable and fun"

Cons: "Expensive, premium gas, poor backseat design"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I replaced my beloved 2001 Lexus RX 300 3 years ago after a scary accident driving in the mountains in Colorado, and chose the Touareg because it felt like the heaviest, safest vehicle I could purchase in the mid size SUV range. (I test drove 14 mid size SUVs.) After owning and operating the thing for 3 years, I have almost no complaints. It feels safe in even the worst snow conditions and it off roads like a Jeep. It has luxurious features that I cannot live without, like heated seats and heated side mirrors, a backup camera and comfortable leather. It’s surprisingly compact for an SUV but doesn’t compromise cargo space. My main cons for the vehicle are the overall cost of ownership and the way the back seats fold down. The car requires premium fuel, and somehow manages to boast a 26 gallon fuel tank, so filling up every 10 days or so can be very costly. Additionally, everything about the car is beefy and quality, so replacing the brake pads, for example, requires replacing a few other parts as well that brings the total to over $1000. I also have to take it to a specialty shop for things like oil changes, since it’s a VW and a complex one at that. Lastly, and probably my biggest complaint, are some of the weird seat features of the passenger and back seats. Notably, the passenger seat features a fully manual set up, which is an odd contrast to the highly digital adjustments of the driver seat. I also really dislike the way the backseats fold down, which is important because my car doubles as a portable garage to haul my bike, skis and camping gear around. To fold down the seats, you have to first remove the headrests, then lift up the bottom seat, then fold down the back of the seat. To add insult to injury, the middle seatbelt in the back has a locking mechanism that gets stuck, and requires a trip to a shop to unbolt the bottom of the seatbelt hydraulically, pull the seat up, and then rebolt it. After two visits to fix this, I just left the middle back seatbelt unbolted permanently. Overall, if my biggest complaint is the back seat, I think this car is pretty darn perfect. And safe and fun and functional to boot!"

15 people out of 22 found this review helpful

Great car

By on Friday, April 3, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 94,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "great in snow dependable"

Cons: "none"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"The only reason I am selling this car is because my husband died and I cannot afford the payments on my own. This car has been great no major issues with it and is in very good condition."

11 people out of 18 found this review helpful

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