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VW Touareg SUV

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  • shifty4shifty4 Posts: 53
    This link will get you to a listing of both trucks and SUV's eligible along with their GUVW.
    Caution-The Lexus GL470 is listed, but does include a 6000lb GUVW.

    http://kiplinger.com/php/tools/trucktax/tax.php
  • vwguildvwguild Posts: 1,620
    for Touareg simply too new...Edmunds just getting pricing #s....
  • sambucasambuca Posts: 17
    This looks pretty useful. BTW, the Volvo XC90 should be on this list, the 2.5T weighs 6008 lbs and the T6 6080lbs. gvwr. The Gvwr is always indicated in the manufacturers' ID plate which is usually found in the driver's door jamb. I'll be taking a picture of mine (after I get my Treg) as proof.
  • bigeddybigeddy Posts: 180
    sambuca: "BTW, the Volvo XC90 should be on this list, the 2.5T weighs 6008 lbs and the T6 6080lbs. gvwr."

    Only with the 7-seat Versatility package. The 5-seaters are under 6000#.
  • sambucasambuca Posts: 17
    klausk, I can confirm that I have four hard quotes (two of which included a bid on my trade in) which are less than MSRP. Two of those dealers even show an additional dealer markup of 5,995 on their windows. So, it can be done.

    I used the Edmunds "get a quote" service to contact a bunch of dealers. I found the majority to be quite responsive and reasonably flexible. At first, they were only interested in dealing on cars they had on the lot, but when they confirmed I was serious and ready to buy on the spot, they all agreed they could locate one for me. I found one very competitive dealer in a post on vwvortex.

    I’ve put down a deposit on the exact car I want, with the dealer who was extremely straightforward: it is scheduled to be delivered by the end of the month.
  • vwguildvwguild Posts: 1,620
    What did they find for you?
  • So, is the T-reg completely finished in Bratislava? (I'm sure I spelled that wrong)

    I haven't seen any definitive details on final assembly anywhere. I'm curious if you have any more information.
  • Here's another take on "air-ride":

    I asked the service manager of my Mercedes dealer why they dropped the air suspension (this was decades back, when I was driving a 300SEL 4.5 V8, the last of the monster, air-ride Benz cars). He said: "The air suspension is an expensive system that lets you drive safely at high speeds over bad roads. Mercedes determined that most customers in North America don't actually drive at high speeds over bad roads. The cost exceeded the benefit."

    And he was right ... it was easy to drive nearly double the speed limit on most highways without a feeling that you're travelling fast.

    So, if you're regularly driving on bad surfaces, the air option should be checked out. But if you're on smooth streets and interstates its probably a waste of money. Any feed-back from owners with Air?
  • There should be difference... however...
    v6 with air suspension and rear lock(full option) vs. v8 full option.. is there much difference when ride on onroad and offroad? I'm affraid to waste money to get V8.

    I test drived T-reg V8, XC90 t6, Avaitor, Yukon Denali(just for fun), last week...

    The best drive was Tourreg V8 in my experience!! but, how about V6? because I want to get V6 one...
  • c5loverc5lover Posts: 17
    Considering the V8 comes with the Cricket leather standard - you're getting a lot for the extra dollars.
    Drove my V8 100 mile round-trip today, passing some slowpokes on a divided two-lane blacktop. I would not have been able to safely execute most of those passes with the V6.

    Get the V8!
  • spockcatspockcat Posts: 100
    Depends upon the price difference between V6 and V8 model in your country. Also whether they give extra features in the V8 model versus the V6 model. In the USA, they give a bunch of extra features on the V8 momdel. When you add these features to the V6 model the cost of the V8 engine is only about $3500, much of which you will get back when you sell the car. The cost of the fuel to run the V8 is not so much in the US either (about $150 to $200/year).

    So the V8 is really not that much more expensive here in the USA. Now in Korea, it may be completely different.
  • sambucasambuca Posts: 17
    I'm getting offroad grey w/ teak int. No nav, no air suspension, no premium plus. I would have liked shadow blue or blue silver, but neither of them come with the teak. After two Passats, a Jetta and the A6 with beige interiors, I'm ready for a change.
  • vwguildvwguild Posts: 1,620
    I am presuming that you got the V6...Have you tried driving it in "S" v "D"? Boosts the torque a ton...
  • sambucasambuca Posts: 17
    I'm getting the V8. I figured if I'm spending that much, I should get a lusty engine that I'll never get tired of. Won't have it till the end of the month, though. Can't wait.

    How does the S setting affect your gas mileage?
  • cotmccotmc Posts: 1,081
    For those who haven't seen it, the latest Consumer Reports September issue rates several new luxury SUVs, including the V6 Touareg. (Review details are available online via a CRXtra link.) Their 0-60 acceleration time was 11.9 seconds, and overall fuel economy was 15mpg, with premium fuel. With those numbers, why not jump up to the V8?
  • sambucasambuca Posts: 17
    I've been browsing the European sites, and found the following links on Auto, Motor & Sport, the leading German car mag. They have tests of the V8 and the V10 TDi, and two comparison tests in which the Touareg V6 beats the X5 3.0 as well as the ML 350 and the XC90. They really like the Treg. The ratings are on page 2. If you don't read German, I think there's a way to translate this through Yahoo.

    http://www.auto.t-online.de/test_technik/vergleichstest_3er_displ- ay.jhtml?repId=/contentrepositories/DE_de_comparisonTestReportRep- ositoryXML/XML/ComparisonTest357.xml

    http://www.auto.t-online.de/test_technik/vergleichstest_3er_displ- ay.jhtml?repId=/contentrepositories/DE_de_comparisonTestReportRep- ositoryXML/XML/ComparisonTest352.xml
  • I know that T-reg, well.. I can tell Volkswagen, is cheaper than BMW and Benz in American market..
    In Korea, BMW and Mercedes are also some more expensive than Volkswagen..
    However!! The T-reg price, just issued, is almost same as those two German Luxuries.

    The difference (at price) is sooo little.
    Is T-reg V8 that worth as BMW X5 V8 4.4L or ML500 V8?
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