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VW Touareg SUV



  • kscctsksccts Posts: 140
    $1000 service on a W? That's absurd!! :sick:
  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,950
    I've seen quite a few $850 brake job posts for the MB M-Class over the years. I wonder what the Edmunds Maintenance Guide says the 40k service costs for your zip code?

    Steve, Host
  • sixfivesixfive Posts: 45
    I had my very trustworthy mechanic do the oil/filter change for 75. The filter was 18 bucks or something and the service included a tire rotation. I believe it's worth avoiding the dealer prices and I fared rather well having someone I trust. Being Cheap doesn't have to mean skimping..
  • Steve,

    The maintenance guide says it should be about $411 for the 40K service in my area. That's not what the dealer charged. $452 in parts, $481 in labor, $56 in Tax. Nothing was broken on the car. This was the scheduled 40K service.

    On the positive side, I did get a "free" loaner car.

    One of my options in the furture is to opt out of the dealer service and find a local machanic who can work on these vehicles. Not optimal, but given the cost of maintaining this car through VW I will need to do something different.

    I would really be curious if anyone else has had a similar experience with their TReg when reaching 40K miles.


  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,950
    Often the dealer service includes a bunch of stuff that the manufacturer doesn't recommend or require. Some of it may even be valuable to you.

    Next time you could specify what you want done instead of asking for the 40k (or 50k, 60k or whatever) service.

    Steve, Host
  • 36 mos along with first payment due at signing. You asked for 0 down, correct? $563.97 with first payment only due at signing for your 12k a year. I'll prepare a lease for you on the 2006.

    V8 2005 with the Nav system

    Any thoughts guys? Or would you just do a loaded RX330 (without the nav) for $500/mo on a 36 12k yr
  • pittsypittsy Posts: 15
    My tires just don't have enough life left to see me through the winter. My local tire guy says that the Dunlop's will cost me $300. each to replace and is recommending that I look at the Hankook W300 instead at $175. ea (Canadian Dollars) Has anyone had any experience with the Hankook tires?
  • pandboypandboy Posts: 28
    I am new here to this board. I found a used 2005 Touareg V6 with package #3 in a local dealer, listed as $29999. Is this a good deal? How is this SUV reliability? Winter is around corner. I need a 4x4 for the snow in north country.
  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,950
    Welcome to Edmunds Pandboy. Check the posts over in the Volkswagen Touareg: Prices Paid & Buying Experience discussion too.

    Steve, Host
  • panzerpanzer Posts: 125
    Hankook is pushing the W300 Icebears pretty hard here in Denver. They look ok. My tire guy says they are a good winter tire. They will not likely last even as long as the OEM tires, because they are winter only. My second set of Pirelli Scorpion Zeros is still in good shape, so that's what I'll run this winter on my Touareg.
  • I am new to the forum and wanted to ask what kind of fuel others are using in their T-regs.

    I just ordered a V8 package three that should be delivered in Jan or Feb and while at the dealer he mentioned that premium fuel is recommended. The car doesn’t have a turbo so I wondered if anyone else was running something other than premium. Here in Hawaii premium is 92 octane. I don’t want to waste money on expensive fuel if it doesn’t need it. However, I am not sure if maybe the engine has a high compression ratio or something and thus the “recommended” premium is “required” like my turbo charged cars have said in their owners manual.
  • tdo123tdo123 Posts: 102
    I am surprised that VW is not offering any end of year incentives at this point. Right now you can get the loaded LX470 for around $62, but the loaded v8 T-Regg will cost you around 56k. I love the car, but they should consider some discounts!!
  • Are "breaks" anything like brakes? They sound the same. Anyway, $750 is close to twice what you should have to pay. Unless your car is leased and you are required to have dealer maintenance, any competent (operative word) shop can hook you up. Your rotors might need resurfacing but pads, labor, and resurfacing should be way under $750.
    Also, on the $1000 40K checkup, from owning six new VWs I have found a wide disparity from dealer to dealer on such costs.
  • Hi,
    I just found this forum and really looking for your opinions. I have owned 2 touaregs since they came out in 2004. Both cars have been absolute junk and I am currently hoping to get rid of my second one asap.

    Both SUV's have been in the shop 5+ times for various problems, many re-occuring.

    I am curious to hear if any of you have had such lemons. Please let me know :lemon: :lemon: :lemon: :lemon:
  • rjlaerorjlaero Posts: 659
    You're late to the party when it comes to complaints about the 2004 model T Regs. The initial quality on the 2004 models is pretty bad, and you only need to look at the problems and solutions on here to find out what a lot of people have experienced.

    I've heard the 2005 models seem to be better.
  • I've owned just one from Feb '04 and have been in the shop more times than I czan count for an array of different problems. None have cost anything ( all under warraenty)but very inconvient. Have even talked to VW customer care, but we'ren't even offered a crumb of help other than too bad, so sad! I've been told that the new ones are better :-)!! Not sure I trust that comment. I love the car, so for now it's a love/ hate relationship. My prior car 'a 94 Explorer with 160MM miles was never in the shop for other than routine maint. Not sure what to do next
  • I switched to premium fuel and lowered my highway speed to 70mph and increased my mileage to 18-19/gal. Actually, the 19mpg would be more like 65mph on the non-expressway roads. It's not your super high mileage vehicle for a commuter car.
  • We have a love/hate relationship with this car also. While beautifully appointed and powerful, it has been in the shop more than 10 times in two years. We kept hoping for a solution to all it's problems. After staying in the shop for about 6 WEEKS to fix an air conditioning issue,we are done. Currently the fog lights don't work, the CD player shuts off intermittently, I am still getting tire pressure alarm faults, and the compass lights intermittently also. Many of these issues are from the first month of ownership. vw of america is less than helpful. the attorney general was mildly interested and was mediating for us. Alas, VW cannot see what a piece of
    garbage this suv is.
  • Does anyone know if the 2006 model is more reliable. I love this car but from reading all the nightmares people have had, I'd be a fool to get it. Has vw fixed these issues in 2006 model? Any 2006 owners out there with lemons?
  • tayl0rdtayl0rd Posts: 1,938
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