Post # 1
After 4 years of zipping around in my WRX, it’s time to trade her in! I have a Touareg on hold at my dealer. We’ve done quite a bit of research and everything sounds good (for the newer models anyway, 2004-2005 didn’t get great reviews).
Just curious, any owners of a 2006 or newer Touareg (I’m getting the V8, but V6ers feel free to jump in)… Pros? Cons? Would you recommend this tank car?
Post # 3
Can I ask why the V8? The V6 is very zippy, and gets better gas mileage. As it isn’t really a workhorse type SUV, it seems a big unnecessary.
As with all VWs (drove a VW for many years), they are very expensive to get maintenance done on, especially beyond 35,000 miles. Make sure you factor that into your decision. My husband sold his Audi, and I sold my VW for this very reason. Beautiful, zippy cars, but ridiculously expensive to work on!
Post # 4
@crayfish: I’m coming from a WRX (a turbo) so the V6 is a pig to us – it’s all relative of course! I feel like I’d probably mash on it so hard to get it to move that there wouldn’t much of a disparity in fuel economy between the two.
Thanks for the input!