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VW Touareg SUV



  • People at antoher web site have reported this problem. They say the following:

    Post subject: water leak under mats / wet carpets

    Has anyone checked for wet carpets under mats? I have a big problem and need help.

    I heard someone say that they had a problem with water in the cargo area under that mat? Where is your water at?
  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,788
    went to the Touareg, and just got my issue in the mail yesterday. I had mentioned this a few weeks back.

    These guys are hard-core off-roaders, so for me, this award makes the Touareg a "legit" off-roader.

  • This may well be related, but I read a car review and the reviewer noted a rushing air sound when on the highway comming from the driver's front door. He also noted that is strange to him since teh T-reg is supposed to ford wather deep enough to cover part of the door.

    I guess one way to test where the water is comming from is to ford some water at the maximum depth and see where the water is comming in.
  • Turning in my 4Runner (lease is up) and deciding between the Lexus GX470 and the T-reg. Have test driven both and enjoy both, though very different. Concerned about cargo space and general VW reliability in T-reg and rear barn-door and clunking knock in GX. Both dealers have a good rep. Will be driving in Buffalo snow in the winter and carting lots of sails around in the summer. Any thoughts?
  • a 100% reliable vehicle I would pass on the T-reg for at least a year (maybe longer). There just seem to be too many electrical issues reported on various boards that have left people stranded with dead batteries. I think it is a great car and along with its near sister, the Cayenne is on my short list for(a year or so) later purchase. That said, there are also many, many people out there who report no problems at all and love their T-regs, so I guess it is the luck of the draw. The service experience at most VW stores also needs upgrading IMHO before it approaches Lexus, or even Buick! FYI in today's paper a V6 T-reg was offered at $31,xxx at two dealers in the San Jose area so a bargain can be had. Good luck with your decision, and have a happy new year!
  • avery1avery1 Posts: 373
    Any experience with a Touarey in snow?
  • what a "Cardan Shaft" is, what it does, and where it is located?
  • steverstever Posts: 52,683
    Google says it's a shaft with universal joints at each end. Apparently Cardan was the guy who came up with the universal joint concept.

    Steve, Host
  • carnaughtcarnaught 'zonaPosts: 2,366
    A dealer has 13 new T-regs available for invoice. A good deal?
  • I guess any car could have several of those depending on how many things need turning by shaft with U-Joints on each end. I read on another board that some Cayenne owners had experienced problems that were resolved by replacing the cardan shaft and I was curious to learn what it was. Thanks again. Happy New Year!
  • okg0okg0 Posts: 7
    Carnaught- I'm in the market for a new Toureg, and a deaker who has 13 of these on sale at invoice is of interest to me.
  • The carpet only gets wet on the driver side near the door sil. I'll be taking the car in tomorrow so we'll see what the remedy is.
  • rme78rme78 Posts: 3
    Starting to look at the touareg and I have 2 questions...

    1. Is the V6 really as sluggish as it has been reviewed to be?

    2. For those who own both the V6 and V8 how do they rate their gas mileage? I've read reviews on how horrible this suv is but I believe most other suv's are close to the same mileage but it seems to be something that they can find wrong with this vehicle.

    Any CONSTRUCTIVE responses appreciated
  • You'll need to be constructive with the VW Toenail. Ever heard of MacGyver? Are you good with duct tape and an Ohm meter?
  • major7major7 Posts: 31
    I have seen some Touareg's on VW lots with the inside of the windshield showing condensation on it, sometimes a side window would look that way as well. The outside wasn't wet however. The majority haven't looked this way but has anyone experienced this? One dealer a few months ago said he could tell me what to do with the climate control system to avoid that. I never went to that dealer as it was quite some distance away. So, I never got the answer to this problem. If this has happened to anyone please let me know what the remedy is. Thx.
  • hillflahillfla Posts: 90
    Hi All-

    I am currently comparison shopping for my next vehicle, it will be either a Touareg or a Volvo XC90. I have stopped in one VW dealer in St Peters (neighbor city to St Louis) and was less than impressed with the salesman and the dealership in general.

    I am hoping that someone out there can point me to a decent dealership in the St Louis area? A bit of a drive is not a problem for me either, if you know of one in Missouri but not close to St Louis.

  • ok everyone..I have read the posts here for weeks on end...finally took the plunge and headed to a couple of vw dealers to settle on a price. test driven both the 6 and the 8-really loved the 8 and started the deal rolling. wanting to lease the 8-best offer that I have received is 577.00 per month lease. 04 blue silver-v8 with conv package and bi xen lights. Trading in a 02 nissan maxima-giving me 800 under what the loan payoff is. i realize that everyone's payment is decided upon their credit beacon...but I need some input with the monthly amount. I'm sure after I go back in the morning to sit with the finace person the payment may reach the high 5s (taxes and what not)

    really loved the suv-no problem with the payment-I'm just tired of feeling like i get a raw deal on my cars. I know I could get a better deal on the max if I privately sold...but not enough time due to the increase of 2000 next week.

    any thoughts? comments? ideas?

  • There won't be a price increase on anything he currently has on his lot, or that comes into the port before Jan 4th, If he says diferent, ask to see the original invoice; if he won't let you see it - take a walk!
  • brundogbrundog Posts: 13
    Sorry wanttour, but you need to provide more specifics.

    Your lease payment can be anything you want it to, from $1 to $1000 per month. It depends on other factors, such as how much $$ are you paying at inception (including cap cost reduction), how many months, how many miles per year (determines residual value), what is the money factor (APR), what is the exact MSRP, are you incuding sales tax, etc. In fact, your FICO score plays only a small role in the payment amount, as most of the lease cost is depreciation costs (these days).

    Keep in mind there is only ONE variable when buying a car - whether you are financing it or leasing it - and that is the dealer margin. Don't let the dealer play number games with you - the lease contract will say it all ultimately. Anyway, you give me the above, and I will tell you what kind of deal that is.

  • zbwmyzbwmy Posts: 2
    On 12/29/03 bought off road grey,V8,winter pkd, bi-xen light,prem I sound,added mud guards, monster mats, cargo liner. MSRP $ 43915 Invoice $40065. paid $41000. This comes out to around $550 over invoice.
    Insurance went up $350 from 95 Jeep Grand Cherokee.
  • zbwmyzbwmy Posts: 2
    Anyone having problems with interior lights not going off? Even with the headliner switch set to off, I cannot extinguish the footwell lights while driving. I have used the MFI to select off for this feature.
  • hdmindhdmind Posts: 1
    I received my V8 Touareg (Prem Plus, Winter Pkg) a couple of weeks ago... it came just in time to give me a tax break. :) A few impressions...

    It snowed nearly six feet during the first week. I was tired of blowing snow, but the snow driving capability is excellent. Easily as good as my 96 Jeep G. Cherokee with the 18" stock performance tires. With some real tires it will be tough to beat.

    The milage isn't good, but was better than I expected with all of the negative remarks on the boards. I was getting about 18 mpg on the long drive back home and appear to be getting about 15 mpg since. The Touareg seems to encourage... agressive... driving. I expect that my milage will drop when the roads are dry.

    Although it isn't DVD based, the Nav system works very well and the integration with the stereo and heads up lcd is very nice. It also has inputs for my iPod with an adapter. This is a big plus for me.

    The key fob has poor range... probably my only real complaint. I like how it senses the key on you and unlocks the doors, but I wish it worked for the hatch. Assigning the keys to drivers settings is a bit complicated.

    Overall fit and finish is excellent... time will tell, but it feels like very high quality. I am extremely happy with the vehicle.
  • vwguildvwguild Posts: 1,620
    certainly improve as the engine breaks in...the weight of the right foot notwithstanding...
  • Just purchase a T-reg. Test drove the Toyota Highlander, Nissan Murago, Accura MDX and the T-reg all in the same day. Drove some other SUVS prior to this. The Touareg had it hands down. I hope I haven't made a mistake after hearing about the electrical problems. I love this vehicle!!! May trade it in when the 2005s come out!!!.

    I bought the silver with black leather, Nav, Xenon headlights, air suspension and full electrical doors, V6, etc.
    The V6 had more than enough power for me.......but then I don't need it to drive in mountains..or to pull anything...etc.
    Just one thing I have noticed..........when I get up around 50 mph....I hear a wind whistle....anyone else heard this..???
  • For those that are interested, I paid a final price of $42,247.50 which included a 3% sales tax. Calculated that I got it for less than invoice after deducting amount for sales tax. Salesman gave me a copy of the original invoice. T-Reg came pretty well loaded with Nav, Xenon lights, upgraded leather and air suspension. The wind whistle I am hearing seems to be coming from the windshield on the passenger side. ?????? Still....I love this vehicle.
  • rower2rower2 Posts: 22
    I have the wind whistle also and when I had it in being serviced, I brought it to the dealers attention but they said they did not hear anything abnormal in it. Maybe it's supposed to be that loud over 50. For those with the Tyre Pressure Monitor problems, my fix was to take it to another dealer to have it looked at. There is a problem with the placement of an antenna and my other dealer did not know that fix to the problem. I'm hoping this will be the fix and the light does not come back on again.
  • Thanks rower2. A couple of questions. How long have you had yours? I really don't think I can live with this wind whistle...since I drive long distances. Of course, I suppose I could turn the radio on!! Does it not bother you? I don't see how a dealer can say they don't hear anything unusual.
  • Radio stations are good for the ones the system auto selects. Unfortunately my favorite is not in the list. After numerous attempts and with the manual in front of me....finally decided the system did not hold the radio station change and that there was no way I could make it do so.
    Have talked to the dealer and will be taking it in for this problem as well as the wind whistle.
    Does anyone have a trick they have learned to get the Nav Radio to keep the programmed stations?????
  • rower2rower2 Posts: 22
    I've had my Toureg for a couple of months now and I still love it. I don't have any of the Nav problems because I just got the basic V6 package. The other dealer I went to also addressed my wind problem. Mine was more of a whistling/drumming noise and they told me to move both of my roof racks to the back and that took care of the noise problem. When the roof racks have nothing on them, they make a lot of noise. When both are in the back, they act as a spoiler. I hope that helps.
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