Drive Volkswagen Touareg Used Car Review

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David Morley

Make Model TOUAREG Series 2007 Body Group 4WD

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The or otherwise, of Volkswagen’s Touareg vehicle depend entirely on how you at it. Even disregarding the issue of big, heavy soft-roaders a place in a $1.20-a-litre world, the legitimacy will vary person to person.

The Touareg its basic structure and platform the Porsche Cayenne, so it can be viewed as a poor relation to — or the person’s version of — the The overall proportions of each and of the floorpan and basic structure are

The Touareg is a very capable It is cheaper than Porsche it has an engine for everyone; and it is worth as a family car because it’s not as as conventional four-wheel-drive wagons.

The Touareg was launched in Australia in with a base model by a 3.6-litre petrol V6 engine.

The step up was to a version with the V6 engine but with luxury which was expected to be the volume

Next was a 4.2-litre petrol V8 at $100,000 brand-new but it wasn’t the act. No, that honour to the 5.0-litre V10 turbo-diesel version had as much torque as a couple of cars. Designed to take on the of BMW’s X5 and the Mercedes-Benz ML models, the V10 was priced at $138,500.

Driving the V10 turbo-diesel is a revelation. The torque of the thing makes you why all cars aren’t diesel-powered.

if the budget will cope, the V10 is by far the of the bunch.

All versions of the Touareg well appointed and you can expect of convenience items and safety Six airbags are standard.

All versions of the get stability and traction control, and the system is full-time. It owes a bit to Audi’s celebrated quattro

The Touareg is a big vehicle by any standards, across the rump where as wide as many a conventional

It also means the Touareg is heavy duty but its four-wheel brakes, featuring anti-lock electronic brake-force distribution and Assist, haul it up well.

The lesser models were sprung but the V10 turbo-diesel came air suspension (optional on the V8). As as giving the vehicle more control, it also allowed for ride heights to suit the conditions. At the push of a button, the height could be jacked up to 300 mm of ground clearance for tricky stuff, or dropped for 180 mm for high-speed, work.


Perhaps the biggest factor off-road is the Touareg’s use of a spare tyre — to be fair, Volkswagen did offer a full-sized spare wheel at a $2100. We’ve never one fitted to a Touareg, suggesting buyers either didn’t or never took their off-road.

It’s a bit of a shame, because most soft-roaders with all-wheel-drive systems, the Touareg’s set-up incorporates a centre

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The big VW also gets a proper set of gear ratios so it will trundling on when the hills are now mountains and the rocks have to boulders.

It’s all button-operated, no and it works virtually seamlessly. It gives the Touareg true ability even though owners have never it.

But this is good for used-car Surely a vehicle designed for but which never has, is a chance to be unscathed by the suburban imposed upon it.

Throw in the price that is a of that being asked for Porsche Cayennes of the same and the Touareg starts to seem more attractive.

The best is now in early V6 cars that dipped below $50,000. of them are even around the if you shop smartly and talk to sellers. Dealers probably the best range of stock, and you can still easily pay well $100,000 for a later V10 turbo-diesel.

looks cheap next to a though, and Porsche didn’t offer a diesel option.

The competition

Porsche’s Cayenne is the mechanically similar to the Touareg but much more expensive for pound. Other vehicles to alongside a Touareg would be the ML wagons and BMW’s class-leading X5.

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