Remember when the Volkswagen Touareg first came out in 2004? It was initially a bit of a status symbol, with several families in my kids' carpool lane driving them proudly as a show of their means — when they weren't in the shop for one problem or another. Over the past decade, a lot has changed. The Touareg has improved drastically over the years, and VW's even jumped onto the "green" bandwagon by adding a Touareg Hybrid to the mix.
Unfortunately, the 2014 VW Touareg Hybrid is an expensive SUV proposition without a major return on your hybrid investment in terms of fuel economy.
The Touareg doesn't seem to fit the bill as a status symbol these days, either. Really want... Read More