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Old 08-21-2014, 04:20 AM   #1
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Long Term Relationship with a Touareg TDI?

Still thinking about a new or new-to-me vehicle.

There is a 2010 Touareg TDI Comfortline (mid-level trim) available locally.
92k km (about 55k miles) and going for about $30k CAD.
That's about half the original MSRP.

Looks to be in good shape from pictures. It's at a VW dealership.

Any experience with this model?
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Old 08-21-2014, 07:55 AM   #2
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Love out 2013 Touareg TDI

Maritimer, we had occasion to be in the market for a SUV / Crossover in mid 2013. I was driving our still beautiful 2003 Ford Explorer Limited V8 with all the bells & whistles along and the side air bags decided to "explode" (deploy) for no reason at all. Insurance "totaled" the vehicles so there we were with a check in hand and down a vehicle.
We replaced the "Exploder" with a 2013 Touareg Exectutive TDI +tow package.

So far after one (1) year and 15,000 miles all I can say is WOW what a sweet ride! We just returned for SoCal where we picked up a new pooch for my father. Ride both directions down hiway 99 netted us an average of 30 mpg (dash indication) and a very quiet, comfortable ride. The TDI V6 never seems to run out of power! I am still impressed with it and the 8 speed auto transmission is very smooth and positive. The only real problem we have it it likes to cruise at 80 mph and that 's just a bit over all the legal limits her in sunny California. No tickets yet but we keep a close eye out and fingers crossed.

We towed out 21 foot Bayliner Trophy Diesel I/O down from Washington state late last summer. We were coming south down "I5" just south of Ashland OR. and I was in our F250 with a 15,000 lb 5th wheel trailer behind me and wifey was in our Touareg towing the boat. I called back to wifey on our Waklie Talkie and asked how she was doing. Her reply was she could easily blow right past me at anytime and that the Touareg was handling the 5,500 pound tow very easily. I was impressed!


So far, 1 year and 15K miles we have not had one problem with this vehicle.
Last summer, when we were in the market, we did look at the Audi Q7, BMW X5 and M/B ML350 Bluetech (all diesel) and I still believe we choose wisely, but that's my personal opinion.

Your mileage may vary but so far we are very happy with our TDI Touateg!
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Old 08-21-2014, 08:03 AM   #3
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Great, thanks Dave

I was doing a little looking around. It seems the 2010 was the last year for that generation. I also see a few 2011s around for not much more. I might be drawn to a 2011 if I can find a good deal.

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Old 08-21-2014, 08:42 AM   #4
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My next door neighbor has a 2011 TDI, and can't say enough good things about it. Also reports 30-Ish mpg at 75mph.
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Old 08-21-2014, 12:48 PM   #5
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Yup. What they said.

Get the 2011+ if you can. Big differences and refinements. I love mine. I've towed bikes on trailers and it got great mileage. Double what my buddy got pulling it with his dodge diesel. Easy 7.0 l/100kms on the highway. About 10l/100 Kim's in shitty stop and go city.

I am kicking around the idea of selling mine since we don't need a big car anymore. I'm thinking of another golf. (That would make it #2) Let me know if you're interested. Mines a 2012.
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