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2004 Volkswagen Touareg Consumer Reviews

4.2
Average based on 19 reviews
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Outstanding Vehicle-Except for Maintenance Issues

by from Cincinnati, OH on February 11, 2007

This car looks great inside and out and is a pleasure to drive. My issue has been the number of times that I've had to have it in for service--several recalls, squeaking breaks, broken strut on the h...
This car looks great inside and out and is a pleasure to drive. My issue has been the number of times that I've had to have it in for service--several recalls, squeaking breaks, broken strut on the hatch, broken differential motor, broken automatic truck latch motor...I love to drive it, but I think I got a lemon.
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Purchased a used car

Does recommend this car

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A most impressive SUV

by from Edison, NJ on February 24, 2008

The Touareg is simply a most amazing and impressive SUV. It is solid, powerful, safe and has amazing power and torque with the 310HP V8 engine. The car handles very well with no body roll. VW is know...
The Touareg is simply a most amazing and impressive SUV. It is solid, powerful, safe and has amazing power and torque with the 310HP V8 engine. The car handles very well with no body roll. VW is known for their top-notch interiors. They have outdone themselves in the Touareg. In fact the Porsche Cayenne and Audi Q7 are built on the Touareg's platform. To see how much better the Touareg's interior is, just go sit in a Cayenne for comparison sake. Fit & finish and quality of materials in Touareg put Mercedes Benz to shame. Fuel economy like all SUV's is nothing to write home about. That has made the Touareg quite a bargain in the used market.
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Purchased a used car

Does recommend this car

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Where do I begin

by from Stamford, CT on January 30, 2012

I am a previous owner of a BMW Z3 as well as Jaguar X-Type and all I say each day that I get in my car is how much i've been missing out! This vehicle is amazing!! I definitely made a great choice! I ...
I am a previous owner of a BMW Z3 as well as Jaguar X-Type and all I say each day that I get in my car is how much i've been missing out! This vehicle is amazing!! I definitely made a great choice! I would highly recommend this vehicle to anyone especially women. Not to be condescending but I am not well versed on cars and it helps to have a car that tells you what is wrong exactly or remind you to refuel or add wiper fluid.. I am not saying other cars do not do this. It is the way it's done... I really love this car!!!! the only drawback is the gas... if you can fill your tank before it is less than a half tank then you will not notice the high cost however, if you are reminded to refuel as I was once, it will cost you around $80... If you can look past this, it drives seriously like a plane.. pure luxury and it does not hurt that it is a nice looking vehicle.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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Toureg

by from Ft. Mitchell,Ky on November 22, 2011

My Toyota 4runner was a 3 liter and did not have enough power to pull my boat. I researched what suv towed best. The 4 runner had difficulty pulling 2000 lbs, the VW is rated at 7500 lbs.. VW has the ...
My Toyota 4runner was a 3 liter and did not have enough power to pull my boat. I researched what suv towed best. The 4 runner had difficulty pulling 2000 lbs, the VW is rated at 7500 lbs.. VW has the extras that amazed me: fold in mirrors(great for off road),tow hitch, parking sensors, air adjustable suspension( for off road), I'm 6'2" and can wear a hat while inside,310 hp,dual heat control,etc.. The Toureg exceeds my wants.I buy used to be sure all the bugs are found before I drive it. I will probably buy another Toureg for my wife.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Outdoor sports (hiking, cycling, etc.)

Does recommend this car

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V10 TDI

by from Missoula, Montana on August 27, 2012

Amazing vehicle. We got it to replace two vehicles, A V-8 Tundra 4X4 and a Highlander Hybrid. Perfect SUV for Montana. Great power and gas milage, off road capable, ample trailer towing torque, Very c...
Amazing vehicle. We got it to replace two vehicles, A V-8 Tundra 4X4 and a Highlander Hybrid. Perfect SUV for Montana. Great power and gas milage, off road capable, ample trailer towing torque, Very comfortable in the cabin, luxurious really. Fun to drive...amazing vehicle.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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VW Touareg Quite Reliable

by from Houston, TX on April 16, 2012

The Touareg is an outstanding vehicle to bob around in. I have actually driven from Houston Texas to Toronto Canada with my 2004 Touareg V8. Very responsive driving and handling in the rain, ice-slush...
The Touareg is an outstanding vehicle to bob around in. I have actually driven from Houston Texas to Toronto Canada with my 2004 Touareg V8. Very responsive driving and handling in the rain, ice-slush, hail storm or sunny day. Not for the average "soccer mom" though. Not for getting groceries at the local Wal-Mart. Acceleration is exhilirating on the interstate...watch out for the cops though..!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Having fun

Does recommend this car

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Lots of problems

by from Riverside, ca on May 28, 2014

Transmission kicks, sunroof opens on its own, faulty tire pressure sensor which bings like crazy, intermittent electrical problems, expensive experiment for me, money-maker for the dealership which ca...
Transmission kicks, sunroof opens on its own, faulty tire pressure sensor which bings like crazy, intermittent electrical problems, expensive experiment for me, money-maker for the dealership which cannot fix the problems.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does not recommend this car

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Great for Travel

by from Miami , Fl on January 8, 2014

The car has the amenities of a luxury car, handles like a sports car, has the power of a muscle car, all with great off road capabilities. 100K+ miles and has never left us stranded. The body style do...
The car has the amenities of a luxury car, handles like a sports car, has the power of a muscle car, all with great off road capabilities. 100K+ miles and has never left us stranded. The body style doesn't show its age and still turns heads on the road. We live in the country and it has survived the gravel roads as an everyday driver for my wife. Its great for travel (other than the mileage) and gives a sense of safety and security no matter the driving conditions.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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Great Ride

by from Minneapolis on July 8, 2009

My first VW Touareg V8 was wiped out when I was side swiped by an inept teenager running a red light at 50 miles per hour. I walked away without so much as a scratch. After a lengthy search I was able...
My first VW Touareg V8 was wiped out when I was side swiped by an inept teenager running a red light at 50 miles per hour. I walked away without so much as a scratch. After a lengthy search I was able to purchase another Touareg V8, this time with the air suspension and navigation system. I've never driven a vehicle that compares to the Touareg. The air suspension levels out every bump and enables the vehicle to corner like a sports car. The V8 rumbles to life with the turn of the key and hauls the heavy vehicle around with aplomb. The navigation system works well and the upgraded sound system is better than my home stereo. My wife drives a Mercedes C class and the appointments on the Touareg blow the Mercedes out of the water. I'm not one to write on line reviews of products I've purchased, especially since most products ultimately disappoint. However, in my opinion, the VW Touareg exceeds expectations to the point that I was moved to post this positive review. Due to the current high cost of gasoline and the lousy MPG offered by the Touareg, now is the perfect time to pick up a used Touraeg (preferably the V8). Excellence has a price, and in the case of the Touareg, a thirst for premium gasoline is well worth the daily thrill of driving the ultimate SUV.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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High Expectations met!

by from Gresham, OR on May 3, 2009

The Touareg seemed like a "too-good to be true" risk when I first purchased it, but it has lived up to expectations! It handles so great, which I did not expect because it's so solid in the frame, but...
The Touareg seemed like a "too-good to be true" risk when I first purchased it, but it has lived up to expectations! It handles so great, which I did not expect because it's so solid in the frame, but the elctronic monoriting system really makes cornering at high speeds easy and fluid. It is also great knowing all the safety features on the vehicle when I'm driving my family around, you can just feel how solid the car is when you drive it. Great acceleration, V6 does a great job, again something I was not expecting and had my doubts about it. Looking back, I just wished that I had bought used, the price was a bit overwhelming off the lot. But for a vehicle this luxurious, I understand why.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

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