2008 Volkswagen Touareg 2 Consumer Reviews

2008 Volkswagen Touareg 2
4.5
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AWESOME MACHINE!!

by from Australia on January 3, 2008

I have bought the new Touareg 2 V6 TDI which is fantastic vehicle. I test drove all the other competiters in the field ML320,X5,Grand Cherokee,Range Rover Sport,Lexsus and the XC90. All had their good...
I have bought the new Touareg 2 V6 TDI which is fantastic vehicle. I test drove all the other competiters in the field ML320,X5,Grand Cherokee,Range Rover Sport,Lexsus and the XC90. All had their good and bad points,but the touareg seemed to combine all the good points in one package. With a much more value for money than any of the rest. I would defenately reccommened the veedub to anyone!
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Far More SUV than Price Suggests--Cayenne VW!

by from Park City, UT on May 28, 2008

This vehicle has a something about it that is so enjoyable, along with great luxury and the practical prestige you might expect from Land Rover. I also have a 2008 Lexus RX 350 - they are completely d...
This vehicle has a something about it that is so enjoyable, along with great luxury and the practical prestige you might expect from Land Rover. I also have a 2008 Lexus RX 350 - they are completely different rides: the Lexus more quiet luxury, the VW more agressive and determined. I wouldn't trade the VW for the Lexus. The interior, the driving, and the handling are all far better than the cost (V6 an V8 models) - it's a Cayenne in hiding. Love it.
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Great SUV

by from Denver , CO on June 15, 2013

I bought my black 2008 Touareg 2 (350 HP V8, 6-spd tip, Executive trim pkg) with 40,000 miles on it. I was driving an Audi A6 BiTurbo but wanted an SUV with similar performance and cockpit features wi...
I bought my black 2008 Touareg 2 (350 HP V8, 6-spd tip, Executive trim pkg) with 40,000 miles on it. I was driving an Audi A6 BiTurbo but wanted an SUV with similar performance and cockpit features with off road capability. I love my SUV. The Touareg delivers excellent traction with all season tires in the worst Colorado winter driving conditions power and cornering to spare while climbing mountain passes. I love the way the VW 4XMotion all wheel drive system with ESP handles on snow and ice and off road. The 6-speed transmission can be driven in automatic, manual, or sport mode. The manual mode is perfect for winter driving and driving in mountains with steep grades. The Executive trim package is loaded. My favorite features include parking assist, cornering headlights, cabin rear air conditioner and heated seats, and keyless entry and ignition. There is also a 110V power converter that offers great convenience for electronics and utility. With well balanced center of gravity, skid plates and locking center differential, you can go where ever you want to off road. Reliability has been good after year of ownership . This is a very sturdy stylish unique vehicle. Whether you are pulling up to the valet at a nice restaurant or driving off road to your favorite trail head, you arrive in style or confidence and strength. Many upsides to this remarkable flag ship vehicle from VW. The only down side is the high performance V8 gas mileage and expensive maintenance. Premium performance vehicles require premium parts and premium service.
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Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

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Best Touareg Yet!

by from Chicagom IL on July 19, 2007

I traded in my 2004 Touareg 3.2 for a new, 2008 Touareg 2, 3.6. what a difference. though there are not many changes inside, you can tell that there are some. frequently used buttons are much easier t...
I traded in my 2004 Touareg 3.2 for a new, 2008 Touareg 2, 3.6. what a difference. though there are not many changes inside, you can tell that there are some. frequently used buttons are much easier to reach and the everything is just in a better layout in general. the outside styling is pure VW. the chrome grille really charaterises the vehicle well. the more powerful engine is a definite plus, and it gets pretty good fuel economy for such a big vehicle. i get about 16-18 mpg in the city and between 20-22 on the highway. the handling is a bit better than the previous Touareg, and can even be called sporty for such a big vehicle. its no Porche 911, but the Touareg 2 is extremly agile and fun to drive for being 2 tons. this is also one of the safest cars on the road. there are so many standard saftey features, but thats what you expect from a company that designs cars for the road without a speed limit. i would definitley buy another!! before you buy one of those Japanese SUVs that have mediocre, lackluster handling and sacrifice alot to get 1 mpg better, check out the Touareg 2. for the same money you can get so many features (like a sun roof standard on all trim levels, something that they dont have), better comfort, more exciting drive experience, and better saftey.
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beautiful car

by from Grand Junction on May 1, 2011

I love this car, it drives great, very comfortable. Beautiful interior with all of the extras. V8 is nice, but gas mileage low. Don't bother with the navigation.
I love this car, it drives great, very comfortable. Beautiful interior with all of the extras. V8 is nice, but gas mileage low. Don't bother with the navigation.
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Does recommend this car

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Finally found a Touareg I could afford

by from Oswego, IL on September 24, 2013

Dealership didn't disclose that I needed to "pay" an extra 2K to get "certified" status on my pre-owned Touareg. However, at that point in the process, I was already in love with the car. Also, small...
Dealership didn't disclose that I needed to "pay" an extra 2K to get "certified" status on my pre-owned Touareg. However, at that point in the process, I was already in love with the car. Also, small imperfections, such as broken mirror switch and missing flap to protect children from putting fingers in backseat cigarette lighter/charger were "not covered" under the certified pre-owned process. Those 2 repairs will eventually cost me a total of another $700. Overall, I still do like this car quite a bit.
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Love that car

by from Blairsville ga on March 12, 2012

Beautiful comfortable vehicle just not great on gas. Love the way it handles on the road and all of the great options .
Beautiful comfortable vehicle just not great on gas. Love the way it handles on the road and all of the great options .
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Reliability nightmare

by from Greenville, SC on September 1, 2014

I'm so disappointed. I live in South Carolina, I own a 2008 Touareg V8, and my Air Conditioning has failed beginning of Summer. This car was designed so that VW can make money at the expenses of their...
I'm so disappointed. I live in South Carolina, I own a 2008 Touareg V8, and my Air Conditioning has failed beginning of Summer. This car was designed so that VW can make money at the expenses of their consumers. To change the compressor, they have to remove the engine... It takes 2500$ to do it. I wrote to VW, Mr Scott Vazin, and didn't even get an answer from VW. Group. It seems they don't care about the consumer. I will never buy a VW again and please run if you see one. Design for their engineers to earn their wings not for their consumers to be happy. It is just unbelievable. I also broke the transfer box, VW took the excuse that I forget 1 rotation to void the warranty, another 3500$. It is a pitty because this car is really good on road. 4 tyres (1500$) are gone in 30k miles and I drive really light.
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Uses car for Commuting

Does not recommend this car

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only one word - farfegnugen

by from Charlotte, NC on September 20, 2007

I test drove BMW X3/X5, Toyota Highlander, Honda Pilot, Volvo XC90 before purchasing the Touareg. It handles as well as the BMW and better than any Asian import. Only detractor for me is the front sea...
I test drove BMW X3/X5, Toyota Highlander, Honda Pilot, Volvo XC90 before purchasing the Touareg. It handles as well as the BMW and better than any Asian import. Only detractor for me is the front seat pedastals have square corners and catch dirt/feet as you enter and exit the vehicle. It truly lives up to the VW reputation and the farfegnugen legend.
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Best in Class

by from Colorado on May 21, 2009

When trading from an RX 330 to the T2 v8 we only considered import SUVs. The BMW, Mercedes, Lexus, Acura and Infiniti are excellent choices, but cannot match the performance/luxury blend provided by t...
When trading from an RX 330 to the T2 v8 we only considered import SUVs. The BMW, Mercedes, Lexus, Acura and Infiniti are excellent choices, but cannot match the performance/luxury blend provided by the VW. The Porsche is very similar, but costs much more. The Dynaudio stereo and air suspension are wonderful and recommended options. This vehicle cruises, handles and climbs in all types of weather. The only minus is the dealer’s service-level when compared to the above listed brands.
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