NEW After the generously proportioned first-generation Touareg the second-generation model released in 2011 emerged lighter and much sleeker. That includes a new torque converter, starter motor & labor to remove the transmission. My problem is that I can no longer get a new VW in the US. Still no major problems. I am more inclined to look at the diesel and keep hearing bad things about the long term cost. As far as the oil change…the reason I ask about this is so many manufacturers seem to force you into their dealers for these used to be at home type jobs. …, General Motors, which held the title of world’s largest automaker from 1931 to 2007, announced it will adopt a new, more modern logo, only the fifth time it will do so in its long history. I love it! TheRightWord (author) from Sunny California on November 11, 2014: @ Dan, it has been a long time since I did this calc, but I think I compared a 2001 Subaru, 1993 Volvo wagon, 2003 Mazda 3, 2003 Toyota Corolla, 2003 Nissan Sentra, 1983 Mercedes 300D, 2003 Toyota Tundra, and a few others. mattdigiulio from Los Angeles on September 12, 2014: Great article. By Wes Raynal. Long-term Test Volkswagen Touareg V6 3.0 TDI. I have mentioned the importance of routine maintenance. The 2011 model was introduced in 2010 with a sharp, aggressive looking exterior and several technology firsts, including Dynamic Light Assist, a glare-free high-beam system that constantly and gradually adjusts the pattern and range of the high to minimize illumination of any vehicles in front while focusing the light on the area surrounding them. Modifications made while the vehicles were in an internal evaluation period may cause the affected vehicles to not comply with … The new ones have not been out long enough to really have a reliability track record since 2011 was the first year. The worst complaints are exhaust system, engine problems. You will not understand the big big difference of the VW reliability against the Japanese until you experience it. After 2,000 miles, the entire AdBlue low emission diesel exhaust system blew out. The V6 turbodiesel, mated to … Would you be willing to share your vehicle analysis spreadsheet? If you’re tempted to turn down that dusty desert road and see where it leads, go right ahead. I will return the "like" on your page as well. This is the most amazing car I have owned. The 2011 Volkswagen Touareg has 21 problems & defects reported by Touareg owners. The new Touareg is available not only in diesel and gasoline variants but also as the Touareg Supercharged Hybrid, which mates Audi’s 3.0-liter, 335 hp supercharged V-6 with a 47-hp electric motor. Adam Waddell. The items he lists for maintenance are well known and accurate, the costs are not. I think I'm going to write a HUB on this one. September 23rd, 2011 at 11:59 am; What about the reliability of the diesels as a whole with VW? I have maintained it religiously and it has not given me one minute of problems. Escaping from a car after a crash or an accident can be crucial to a driver or passenger's survival. 2011 Volkswagen Touareg V6 TDI 7P Auto 4XMOTION MY11. Gone was the pudginess of the old model, the new one's lines were taut and terrific. According to Volkswagen, the 2011 Touareg got more than just a facelift. DeviousOne from Sydney, Australia on October 31, 2012: Thanks for the insight. TheRightWord (author) from Sunny California on January 20, 2013: Sounds like you need to write a Hub. Michelle Simtoco from Cebu, Philippines on May 21, 2012: Hear ye, hear ye...your hub is a Hubnuggets nominee! First and foremost, I demand a certain reliability out of my vehicle. Those are your problems not design problems. There are downsides, however, and this article lists the seven main disadvantages. A cheap plastic blend door pin broke which meant that the temperature control knob stopped working. Volkswagen Touareg — long-term review. I can live, somewhat vicariously, on someone else's purchase of a wonderful new stove or shiny fridge. People are deluded in thinking that Honda's "will run forever." Then there's window motor failure, water leakage to the passenger compartment from a vent tube in the sunroof, heater control knob failure due to a cheap plastic part, belt tensioner assembly failure, belt tensioner guide pulley failure, worn suspension struts, starter motor failure, soot clogged intake manifold, car won't start due to the 109 ignition relay switch failure and other items. Total miles around 260,000. Replacement Cost: $1,500 - $200. Thank you. full 2011 Volkswagen Touareg review: Volkswagen Touareg Reliability And Durability: Cons: Year: Body/Powertrain: Comment: 2008: 4dr SUV turbocharged 240hp 3.0L V6 Diesel 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD w/low range: This car has major reliability issues. Many folks waste thousands of dollars on transportation during their lifetime. Honestly the reliability got better in the later year Touaregs, but the T3 is completely different and does not share alot with the previous gen other then two power plants, the FSI V6 and the TDI V6. 614. in mpg with, say, the gas powered Golf? I would like the same car you have for all the same reasons, but they stopped selling them here. The 2011 Volkswagen Touareg's #13 ranking is based on its score within the 2011 Luxury Midsize SUVs category. The 2012 Volkswagen Touareg TDI has a nice shape and stylish dual chrome exhausts at the rear. Engine only uses a quart of oil about every 1,000 miles.Even the interior is still nice. Without a set of good tires, your car will not run smoothly and your engine will use more gas than it should. After a full year of testing our 2011 VW Jetta TDI, it’s time to say goodbye. My husband thinks I'm crazy for wanting to do this type of analysis for our upcoming car purchase. Answer: I would purchase a used VW TDI. Since then the Ring Gear welded on the the Torque Converter wore out. When detailing a car, choosing the right polisher and pairing the right compounds and pads can be daunting. I think it's important to share our experiences, good or bad, to help others make informed decisions. And it must be F U N to drive. hardlymoving from Memphis, TN on January 19, 2013: The TDI engine may last up to 500k miles but everything around it won't. Unfortunately, this option is not offered in the U.S. The TDI engine may last up to 500k miles but everything around it won't. This, claimed the company, was a complete overhaul, from stem to stern. When it comes to car, I would like someone to tell me what's good...LOL. And if you depend on VW dealerships to perform the repairs, plus the added premium of diesel fuel over high octane gas, the long term cost savings will erode. Although both common sense and most financial gurus will tell you to purchase a car used, I decided, after thoughtful analysis, to buy this one new for about $18,000. Who would have thought that a car would turn out to be the best bargain of my life? Cheers. Note: My fuel price number is relatively arbitrary. The VW Golf TDI uses diesel fuel and gets a consistent 46-48 mpg in mixed driving. For some strange reason, the instrument panel LED display erratically goes on and off; that means the clock and odometer sometimes stay on. What could I buy with that??? Volkswagen Touareg SUV (2010-2018): owner reviews "The Volkswagen Touareg is a decent road car, but under the luxurious interior lurks the mechanicals of a serious off-road machine" While the hybrid boasts many impressive features, including the ability to switch off the gasoline engine at speeds of up to 99 mph, in our view the diesel represents the best all-around Touareg. that will give you a "cost of ownership" but I created my own spreadsheet to figure it out with my specific information to be sure I was making an informed decision. 16 Apr 2020. There are websites (Edmunds, Kelly Blue Book, etc.) Replacement Cost: $1,500 - $200. Thought I needed a new transmission until I overhauled the valve body. For instance, when your brakes start squeaking, change the pads. I've owned cars that are on low reliability lists that were great for me and the other way around. Here are five tips that will help keep passengers safe. 100k miles the timing belt, pulleys and water pump require replacement - $1K plus. The 2011 Volkswagen Touareg TDI is exclusively equipped with VW’s 4MOTION all-wheel-drive (AWD) system along with its 3.0-liter V6 TDI turbodiesel engine which produces 225 horsepower (HP) and a generous 406 foot pounds of torque. Rechecking the forums to verify my thoughts it appears others think of this as a reliable part when not abused. Gone was the pudginess of the old model, the new one's lines were taut and terrific. And if you depend on VW dealerships to perform the repairs, plus the added premium of diesel fuel over high octane gas, the long term cost savings will erode. Upon researching the options available at the time, I found the VW Touareg. That componant does nothing but sit there, and touches nothing. It was my love for a long time. Will you be able to resist feeling bad when others get a new car and you are driving a well maintained 15-20-year-old efficiency expert? Before I purchased a Volkswagen Golf TDI (diesel), I spent hundreds of hours researching. But the Golf is a cute car with sporty dynamics, and the TDI makes it one of the most economical things on the road. You can make a profit of $1000 or more on a car if you know what to look for and how to drive down the price when buying. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters. Have not regretted purchase for a second. As with any vehicle, preventative maintenance is key. Bigger and more powerful than its predecessor but 195 kilograms lighter, VW… Of course I fixed it with a friend of mine, but it took the whole day. I did! review team guide you through some great options. What I am advocating is a thorough analysis of your situation, not just as it relates to cars, but all of your major purchases. I was willing to consider models that were not mainstream because I like to be different anyway. Now the practicality, design, performance, durability, and trouble free ownership of Acura and Honda won my heart and will not loose it. Golf is assembled in Brazil and Germany and for some reason does not experience the same level of deterioration that Jetta and Beetle do. Congrats on being nominated for a HubNugget! The TDI engine may last up to 500k miles but everything around it won't. Transmission; 2018; 2016; 2015; 2014; 2013; 2012; 2011; 2009; 2008; 2007; 2004 Compare vehicle info before entering the vehicle. No comparison, the quality of the plastics and rubbers and all materials is absolutely superior and that accounts for the big reliability difference. View the 2010 Volkswagen Touareg reliability ratings and recall information at U.S. News & World Report. Read the introduction of the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI to our long-term fleet.. What We Got When Volkswagen announced a fully redesigned 2011 Jetta, we figured it would be worth a look. Although I absolutely adore driving this car, I am not advocating that it is for everyone. So crossing my fingers that these do not become long term issues and requires repairs. Volkswagen Touareg 7P (2011-2018) (Large / 7 Seater SUV): 4.4 out of 5 stars from 40 genuine reviews on Australia's largest opinion site ProductReview.com.au. The ring gear welding to the torque converter. Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2012-2016 Eos, 2012 Passat, 2012-2016 CC, 2015-2016 e-Golf, 2011-2015 Touareg, 2012-2015 and 2017 Tiguan, and 2011 … So based on the above incidents, my point is how would 'proper maintenance' 'save a lot of money' and 'you'll be happy'??? Don’t rust as Honda did in SW MO. Answer: Yes, I was. The 2011 Touareg got more than just a facelift. The Touareg, pronounced “twah-reg”, gets its name from the nomadic Tuareg people in North Africa, believed to be descended from the ancient Saharans. It does appear with your comments specifically that 'proper maintenance' may have avoided at least some of your problems. With proper maintenance, I plan on it being around for many years to come. LATEST UPDATES Touareg at 10K Great, but not perfect Tow Test Taking Delivery Introduction. I've been through a few computers since then, but I'll see if I can't dig up the spreadsheet from the archives. It is comfortable to drive as well. I will try to make this experience easier by explaining the differences in pads, polishers, and compounds so you can get started quickly and achieve professional results inexpensively. Alex Trebek Once Finished 15th at Long Beach. The General, which was founded by William C. Duran in 1908, once had a 50% in …, Despite long being a symbol of the open road, Americans are falling out of love with the sedan and have focused their affections on behemoth SUVs, which now dominate the market. Rarely do we use the term “deal killer” in vehicle reviews, but the RNS 850, the Touareg’s uplevel 8.0-inch touchscreen, comes close to earning that label. And I won't be selling it! We’ll review the hybrid later this year. How do you arrive at the $3k and some change comparison number? The motor oil dip stick tube, made of plastic, broke off and needed replacement. How long will you be able to stand keeping the same car before the lure of "bright, shiny, new" calls? ..and with that most people, though evidently not you, will indeed be happy. Want to save on an expensive car bill? It comes naturally to me. On the way home, the electronics started acting up. What to look for when buying a Volkswagen Touareg 2010 - 2018, covering common problems to check for and overall vehicle reliability. oooook. The 2011 Touareg gets a near total redesign and new chassis. And from your review, regular maintenance and care would make this thing a real option, even for somebody like me! And if you depend on VW dealerships to perform the repairs, plus the added premium of diesel fuel over high octane gas, the long term cost savings will erode. I do not think electric cars and hybrids are any better for the environment. Speaking of pricing, our Touareg TDI came with the $9,950 “Executive package” raising our tester to $57,500 from the $47,950 sticker worn by base TDI models. Question: I have a 2003 Manual transmission VW Jetta TDI and it has 330,000 miles on it. I love diesel for the economy. Yeehaaa https://hubpages.com/community/An-Invitation-To-A-... By the way, I am amazed at how you make your decisions by researching..gosh I have a long way to go in terms of that. 03 Golf 375,000 original, clutch, pump, injectors, and turbo. I feel like the reliability is great as I have had the car for 7 years now and with few problems. ... Volkswagen Touareg 2020 Long-term Test #3 Our long-term Touareg departs with an impressive score card Published: Sunday, 19 Jan 2020 View . All going strong with preventative maintenance, proper oil etc. As befit an upscale SUV, the 2011 Touareg came loaded. Reliability 8/10 Volkswagen has an enviable reputation The Touareg itself wasn’t rated in the 2014 JD Power customer satisfaction, but its smaller sibling, the Tiguan, came 6th out of 109 cars. For instance, an older, used car would have been far less expensive initially. Hopefully people take the advice and information from this hub. When the battery on a Nissan Micra goes totally flat, the electronic locking system won't work, so you can't open the door. 2010 Volkswagen Caravelle SE 2.0 TDI Long Wheelbase 0-60 mph 14.2 Compare 7-Speed Shiftable Auto 4 Cyl Diesel Eng. At around 150k miles, the fuel injector tips wear out resulting in smoke and reduced fuel economy and the injector pump may start leaking. Yes as I said, niggling plastic bits, the dipstick housing is one of those, and its takes about 5 mins and $5 to replace it. While this may seem a tad spendy, the 2011 Touareg TDI is a far cry in pricing from the last oil-burning SUV VW sold on these shores. Its hard to know for sure without knowing your habits, maintenance schedule, knowledge, and skill level. Get reliability information for the 2013 Volkswagen Touareg from Consumer Reports, which combines extensive survey data and expert technical knowledge. I do a lot of driving in hilly areas and it has plenty of pep to get me around the slow folks, even going uphill in 5th gear. They are far less powerful, and they do not have the mileage range that a diesel VW has. When the time comes that one of my major ticket items is wearing out, I have a good idea of what is available via the used market. Is that just the cost of regular gas? $16,000 over 30 years. The car industry and the automotive media have never been busier. GPS technology has revolutionized many aspects of life, especially navigation and travel. Are you a truck enthusiast? I hope you will return the comment regarding my short story thriller on facebook.com/Miss Cheyenne Mitchell "The Doorway". I’ll tell you how I kept my old car running at little cost. Right now Im on TDI 4 and 5 of my own and each is at 240k plus miles. Audi SQ8 or VW Touareg… Next, it must appeal to the efficient and basically cheap side of me. Answer: I love diesel technology. First off it is spelled Touareg! Day and night... 2007 Acura MDX 171,000 miles (not selling), 2016 Acura MDX 53,000 miles (my favorite), 2014 Fiat 500 pop 9,900 miles (not bad... and fun). This includes your car, your home and a vast array of appliances and electronic devices. As more years go by, the initial cost is amortized and the average drops even lower—by the end of the life expectancy of this vehicle, I will average around $2700 per year. For example, the Turbocharger is good for 100 to 150k miles. Again, fixed it myself. It is also classy looking … Van Cost $14,000 new, and trans rebuild $2,000. ' That has to be done every 70-140k depending on wear and your luck. Although I love the Beetle, it was too impractical for my current needs. The 3.0l V6 TDI engine was developed by Audi (a member of the Volkswagen Group) and introduced in 2004 as the new engine in the Audi D3 A8. I could have paid $5000 for a high-quality car with 150,000 miles. This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. It’s also clear why, in 2010, more buyers chose the first generation diesel Touareg over the gasser and fully one-third of buyers of the 2011 Touareg have also gone with the oil burner. FUELLING AROUND. NEW After the generously proportioned first-generation Touareg the second-generation model released in 2011 emerged lighter and much sleeker. The Touareg, pronounced “twah-reg”, gets its name from the nomadic Tuareg people in North Africa, believed to be descended from the ancient Saharans. Buying from a dealer possibly certified used. 1 of 7. I want comfort and I want reliable. The new ones have not been out long enough to really have a reliability track record since 2011 was the first year. For all of us at Carsales Central, one of the attractions of running a Touareg long-termer has been getting first-hand experience of living with a … Someone on ebay had a repair kit to address this common occurrence. I originally wanted a station wagon but found at the time, that there were few choices in reliable, inexpensive wagons on the market. Long-Term Review. View all 26 consumer vehicle reviews for the Used 2011 Volkswagen Touareg on Edmunds, or submit your own review of the 2011 Touareg. The Touareg in all models is considered the German Jeep. Thanks for the passive encouragement. You can do a camshaft position sensor test using a digital multimeter at home and, if necessary, using a few common tools. You will need to analyze your personal situation, but this car has paid for itself over and over again. The expert What Car? The engine hood insulator disintegrated and required replacement. Treat your car better, do the suggested maintenance, and you will save money over gassers that require even more maintenance due to being more complex machines. Here I give you all the lessons I've learned so you too can make a nice weekly or monthly profit and have fun learning to flip cars for a living. But in both cases after several restarts and a good heavy foot drive on the highway the issues disappears. I'm one of many who's heard the woes of VW ownership. Volkswagen Touareg (Large / 7 Seater SUV): 4.3 out of 5 stars from 60 genuine reviews on Australia's largest opinion site ProductReview.com.au. The 3.6-liter gasoline V-6 (280 hp, 265 pound-feet of torque) and the 3.0-liter diesel V-6 (225 hp, 406 pound-feet of torque) are both carry-over engines from the previous Touareg, which we reviewed last year. Could it be for the same reasons? 2011 VW Jetta TDI Long-Term Test: Wrap-Up. The Touareg, pronounced “twah-reg”, gets its name from the nomadic Tuareg people in North Africa, believed to be descended from the ancient Saharans. It only has 498,000 miles on it, and so far has only had the auto trans rebuilt as it was dripping trans fluid slightly. The all-new 2011 Volkswagen Touareg is the second generation of the SUV built on a shared Volkswagen Group platform in Bratislava, Slovakia alongside its platform cousins, the Audi Q7 and the Porsche Cayenne.. Wife lugged it consistently so replaced turbo and injectors. All cars suck. The first generation Touareg had a V10 TDI engine option 2004 and 2006-2008 but these are hard to find and still expensive. In this video I review a 2013 Volkswagen Touareg VR6 which is part of the 2nd generation sold in the US from 2011 until it was discontinued for 2018. Very nice hub. By Davis Adams. I've had multiple TDI beetles, and keep up with friends that own several TDIs as well. I'm driving an '89 Silverado diesel with the Detroit 6.2L diesel. I drive roughly 15-20,000 miles a year. What do you suggest I do to obtain a Volkswagen Golf TDI? Had several Honda’s before. Shipping the Mercedes-Benz E350 BlueTec to the U.S. 2011 BMW X5 xDrive35d Review and First Drive, Chevrolet Cruze Diesel Named 2014 Diesel Car of the Year, Volkswagen CrossBlue Coupe 79 mpg Plug-in Hybrid Concept and iBeetle Debut in Shanghai, Review and Test Drive: 2021 Kia K5 GT-Line. The engine hood lift support needed replacement. A well-maintained diesel engine can easily go 400-500,000 miles. Do proper maintenance and you'll be happy, and save a lot of money cinoared to most other cars on offer out there as the OP calculated. @Jenny, the spreadsheet simply lists each vehicle with the following columns: MPG (estimated based on the mid-range of each vehicle), Miles you drive per year, $ per gallon for gas or diesel in your area. Had to have new discs and pads at 22000 and 44000 miles. You can use any $$ amount, just keep it consistent throughout your figures for each vehicle. No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Volkswagen Touareg reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy. The luxurious diesel-powered 2011 VW Touareg TDI hammers home the facts, with a cruising range born for the open road. I was an early adopter and had a 2004 Touareg V8 when they first came to market in the U.S. Year over year I've watched VW improve the platform so in 2010 I gave one another try. The automatic transmission (01M type) value body required rebuilding (which I did myself) because either the cheap ribbon tape connected to solenoids disintegrated or the plastic clips on the solenoids disintegrated which would not allow a good electrical connection. This is everything I've experience with a TDI Jetta with 230k miles. Volkswagen Touareg SUV (2010-2018): owner reviews "The Volkswagen Touareg is a decent road car, but under the luxurious interior lurks the mechanicals of a serious off-road machine" Question: I enjoyed your article and appreciate your thorough research. I drove just about every vehicle available at the time I purchased this car. Which cars have dominated world speed records since 1980? I look at the top 3 best emergency window breakers for cars. I considered older cars vs newer cars and I used actual costs to purchase them from ads available at the time. Original injectors, pump, turbo. My opinion ALH TDI’s best most reliable cars on the planet. VW dealerships are nicknamed stealerships in all forums for a reason. If you buy an older model used car for $5000, perform routine maintenance, go through one set of tires and have no repairs the average cost is about $4200 per year. Really, your going to list a plastic dipstick housing and hood insulation as problems relating to the reliability of a car? Never, ever had to repair a car due to a worn out ring gear. Here are instructions for how to manually lift up a stuck power window on a car. Currently the Volkswagen Touareg has a score of 7.8 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 24 pieces of research and data elements using various sources . I calculated that a vehicle that averages 22 mpg, driving 20,000 miles a year, with an average fuel cost of $3.44 per gallon will cost $3127 in fuel alone! Look for the Hub! Summary: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2012-2016 Eos, 2012 Passat, 2012-2016 CC, 2015 e-Golf, 2011-2015 Touareg, 2012-2015 Tiguan, and 2011-2016 Golf and 2011-2013 GTI vehicles. Also the glove box hinge broke off. This, claimed Volkswagen, was a complete overhaul, from stem to stern. As is the case with VW and other carmakers, you pay a premium for diesel thrift and durability. LATEST UPDATES Touareg at 10K Fuelling Around Tow Test Taking Delivery Introduction. Let's find out. Have now done over 30,000kms of country driving with some heavy towing. Local independent VW specialist for the second set at a third of the main dealer cost. Looking for alternatives to the used Volkswagen Touareg 2010 - 2018? 'hardlymoving' up there overstates the problems, their cost, and frequency. For example, the Turbocharger is good for 100 to 150k miles. However, it’s worth mentioning that the Touareg’s 281bhp and 0–62 time of 6.2secs should be more than enough for the sort of driving you are likely to do in a car like this. The main things that have been replaced are suspension parts (he lives on a dirt road!). General Motors, whose models for the majority of the automaker’s existence were the epitome of the genre, recently killed …, 2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI and SEL – First Road Test and Review, 2011 Audi Q7 TDI Quattro Review and Test Drive, 2013 Audi Q7 and Volkswagen Touareg to Get Updated Engine, Mercedes-Benz E350 BlueTec 18-Month Review and Report, General Motors to Adopt New Logo, Will Promote its New EV Models, First Look: 2014 BMW X5 xDrive35d – Review, Diesel King of the Hill: Audi A6 TDI vs. BMW 535d vs. Mercedes-Benz E250 BlueTec, 2012 Mercedes-Benz GL350 BlueTec Review and Test Drive. For it to fail you must have snagged it by leaving your engine cover off and chemically harmed it by spaying chemicals and/or oil on it. I researched common problems with the vehicles and developed a "true cost to own" based on the likelihood of a certain maintenance item vs problem (i.e., if I changed the timing belt at 100k as recommended I would likely avert major damage). UNKNOWN OR OTHER Recall Date: 05/16/2018. EPA numbers for the diesel (19 mpg versus 16 in the city, 28 versus 23 on the highway) make the diesel advantage clear (the hybrid gets 21 mpg city and 25 mpg highway). The Touareg's 2011 redesign made it much better, an agile, solid, well-finished SUV with comfortable seats and a plush interior. Ride this way for the excitement of reading and voting!!! Servicing with VW is reasonable value for standard servicing and there are lots of VW specialists around for ... much better on long runs. The 2011 Volkswagen Touareg has 21 problems & defects reported by Touareg owners. Bigger and more powerful than its predecessor while being some 195 kilograms lighter, it got a new turbo-diesel V6 engine as well, which joined a 280-horsepower V6 gas powerplant. Answer: The 2003 Golf TDI is driven daily by my son these days. VW… 02 Jetta 367,000 miles original clutch, pump. The Volkswagen Touareg TDI diesel is new for 2011. I love the VW design and performance. We can easily make biodiesel out or old cooking oil, or from corn. Google your vehicle and see if there is a common problem that you can prevent. See what was the most effective! Either way, the engine would jump from 1st gear to 3rd gear, rev up and drop into 2nd gear. Answer: I did take this into consideration, it is part of the calculation. I used everything from ozone to car deodorizer bombs, pet odor eliminators, canisters, vent clips, sprays, syringes, liquids and fresh air. Long-term Test Volkswagen Touareg V6 3.0 TDI. For example, the Turbocharger is good for 100 to 150k miles. TheRightWord (author) from Sunny California on May 18, 2012: Thank you. Question: What are the total miles on your Volkswagen Golf? The Touareg’s up for it. I like that you're giving us your real-world take on owning one of these cars! I started by narrowing my choices. 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