2012 Volkswagen Touareg
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Volkswagon Touareg from an owners perspective.

by from Michigan on August 25, 2017

The Volkswagon Touareg provides a great combination of the sport and luxury feel into one. The seats are very comfortable but don't quite hold you like a sports car. The car is equipped with great, ea...
The Volkswagon Touareg provides a great combination of the sport and luxury feel into one. The seats are very comfortable but don't quite hold you like a sports car. The car is equipped with great, easy to use features including navigation and Bluetooth. The Touareg has great maneuverability along with great visibility allowing the driving to navigate the roads with confidence. The backseats have decent leg room along with good head room and will comfortably fit two. With three backseat passengers, the back can be a little snug with a lack of leg room and arm room for the middle passenger. The trunk has a sufficient amount of space able to contain what the driver needs. A good example would be that it can fit multiple bags of golf clubs. The driving experience is very tight and sporty. The Touareg provides the driver with both comfort and a sporty feel, allowing for a combination of usability and fun for the driver. In the end, the Volkswagon Touareg is a great vehicle providing the driver with all their everyday needs and a dose of fun.
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Purchased a new car

Uses car for Transportingfamily

Does recommend this car!!

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Was awesome till the the TDI issues

by from Omaha, NE on July 9, 2017

This was a great truck and inspired a lot of confidence on the road. but after the dieselgate issues I just had to get rid of it, the uncertainty of the emission changes and milage changes were too mu...
This was a great truck and inspired a lot of confidence on the road. but after the dieselgate issues I just had to get rid of it, the uncertainty of the emission changes and milage changes were too much.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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Best SUV that I have ever owned

by from Oklahoma City on March 6, 2017

I have a 2012 Diesel Touareg that I love. It is easily the best automobile that I have ever owned. It is a shame that it is being recalled. I will see if I can purchase a 2016 model. Runs great. ...
I have a 2012 Diesel Touareg that I love. It is easily the best automobile that I have ever owned. It is a shame that it is being recalled. I will see if I can purchase a 2016 model. Runs great. Never left me stranded. Gets great fuel mileage for a large vehicle.
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Great car!

by from Seattle , WA on June 20, 2015

The car is all tech. This takes some getting use to. The speed is deceptive and creep up on you. Runs sooo smooth. We like it. Price was $680 over retail, but that included new tires, wheel alignmen...
The car is all tech. This takes some getting use to. The speed is deceptive and creep up on you. Runs sooo smooth. We like it. Price was $680 over retail, but that included new tires, wheel alignment and fresh oil & filter change. Houston, Tx . Where I picked it up, then drove 2600 miles to our home. Check out fine from this "road" trip. Dealer was Momentum. Great working with them.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car!!

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2012 VW Touarreg SPORT/W NAV

by from Detroit,MI on November 14, 2014

Man, one of the worst vehicle I drove in my life. I bought this vehicle in 2014, May with authorized/certified dealer(18k Miles). It was okay for only 2k and all there problems were started. Problem ...
Man, one of the worst vehicle I drove in my life. I bought this vehicle in 2014, May with authorized/certified dealer(18k Miles). It was okay for only 2k and all there problems were started. Problem 1: The battery has totally drained out and stopped in front of the Bank. It took long time to figure out the issue because most of the lights were on and vehicle was not starting and I could not take key out. Seriously, I so embraced to standing out side the bank with 2 kids for 2 hours. Then I took it to the dealer and replaced the battery. Problem 2: Coolant check indicator light was on, I checked with dealer and they said that it? normal. The engine got overheat and stopped in front of my friend?s house. This time very big issue, they changed the water pump and so many things and they did not update everything in the report. All most 5 days with dealer. Problem3: Tire pressure lights on even with correct psi. It?s really annoying. Please do not buy this vehicle and it?s not reliable and not worth for the money. I am planning to sell this SUV and looking for trade in option. It seems I have to take big loss on this vehicle. VW cars may be good but SUV sucks the people blood and money. Please my kind advice, think before you buy VW SUVs.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Work

Does not recommend this car

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Buyer beware

by from Fort Lauderdale, FL on February 24, 2014

I own a 2012 VW Touareg TDI Lux and when I bought it Certified Used, I noticed steering wheel vibrations at and above 60 mph and the vehicle pulls to the right. Note that there are tons of VW Touaregs...
I own a 2012 VW Touareg TDI Lux and when I bought it Certified Used, I noticed steering wheel vibrations at and above 60 mph and the vehicle pulls to the right. Note that there are tons of VW Touaregs out there with this issue, and the VW does not do anything to address this. Make sure you do a search on the issue described above and you will see how many people have the same issue. I am deeply disappointed and VW has lost a customer forever.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does not recommend this car

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Nice when new

by from Los Angeles on June 28, 2013

Drives great when new, when under warranty, but if it's like most VW products, expensive items will start failing as soon as it's out of warranty and on your dime. Labor rates for repair are high, as ...
Drives great when new, when under warranty, but if it's like most VW products, expensive items will start failing as soon as it's out of warranty and on your dime. Labor rates for repair are high, as are hours, and price of parts. Takes very, very expensive TDI VW 507.00 specific motor oil, that is hard to find. Brake jobs when due are expensive also. Car is heavy, drives like a tank. Due to weight, this car is hard on tires, brakes, fuel and wear and tear in city driving, much, much much better in open road/highway/interstate travel. The Ad Blue NOX cleaner system is problematic on some of these 2011 on T3 TDI's and expensive to diagnose and change.
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Purchased a new car

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

Does recommend this car!!

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Its really good

by from Las Cruces NM on October 8, 2012

Purchased based on fit, finish and comfort. Good cargo space, travel with 2 adult bikes in back. Like exterior design basic good appearance. Had to work at getting vehicle with stuff I did not want se...
Purchased based on fit, finish and comfort. Good cargo space, travel with 2 adult bikes in back. Like exterior design basic good appearance. Had to work at getting vehicle with stuff I did not want sensors, gps, the extra electronics. In the end very satisfied
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Uses car for Outdoor sports (hiking, cycling, etc.)

Does recommend this car!!

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Pretty good ride

by from New Orleans on October 1, 2012

I've had an American SUV in the past, and while it had power and comfort, the driving experience was lacking. Not so with the Touareg. It gives a good level of road feel and confidence, with enough po...
I've had an American SUV in the past, and while it had power and comfort, the driving experience was lacking. Not so with the Touareg. It gives a good level of road feel and confidence, with enough power to feel the push, while comfortable. The handling is very good. I come out of a G35 coupe, looking for something that would hold more than two adults without a chiropractor on call, and I am very satisfied with the performance and road feel of the Touareg. The creature comforts are nice, and easy to use. The automatic trans is smooth, although I have to learn to anticipate a little downshift lag on corners (first automatic in 15 years). The only gripe I have is that the seating position buttons, where you can preset three seating positions, is right where I put my hand to open the door, so sometimes the seat is moving while I try to get out.
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Purchased a new car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car!!

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touareg TDI

by from Indiana on September 11, 2012

Too early to tell all, but after all the research I did prior to purchase,and the many cars I sat in to check for fit, I would have to say that bordering on 300 lbs, this was a very comfortable drivin...
Too early to tell all, but after all the research I did prior to purchase,and the many cars I sat in to check for fit, I would have to say that bordering on 300 lbs, this was a very comfortable driving position and access was a especially easy. Hope to reply after more experience is gained.
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Purchased a new car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car!!

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