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    Posted: 12 Jul 2018 at 7:53pm
 There were so many pluses to buying mine new. Big warranty, $500 towards first payment, zero APR for two year loan, always a free service loaner, 3/36K maintenance was included. 
 Power is amazing. Still quietest car I've ever owned. Decent 23 mpg mixed mostly secondary and around town roads. Tows fantastic.

Then, dieselgate happened.... Ok....

Then from VW USA a $1000 ($500 debit cash card and $500 VW parts or service card). Then last year, the Bosch and VW TDI dieselgate settlement ($1500 from Bosch,  and $7166 from Volkswagen Auto Group).

Now that's what I call a deal.

All vehicles will have some issues (even my trusty reliable 2003 4Runner had a few problems outside warranty , and it ate brakes, oh man, 24K brake and rotor intervals, glad they were cheap). The 4 warrantable issues I've had were all taken care of (AdBlue tank heater went south, Dieselgate, and the water pump and oil seal). So far the only out of pocket has been some 10K service intervals, and brakes, and tires. It does seem hard on tires, but I'm changing to a different brand next time, no more Pirellis, they have some annoying road noise after 24K.

If you are handy, keep it well maintained, they aren't importing them anymore. They are still being made for the rest of the world but not North America. The latest version is so nice, but we won't see  it.

Like I said before the Durango V8 seems to have a great tow capability for an SUV too. Just wish they would clean up the diesels so we could have that engine in an SUV.
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Just an update after several longer trips with my touareg.

Power and shifting are amazing, the overall feel is a bit unstable to me.

It seems to bounce and knock around the Touareg more than my trailblazer.

Looking at doing a he shock upgrade.
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Update here. Still haven't done anything g to firm up towing. It feels om. Just would like a more solid feel especially since I plan on going up to a 180 next year.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote poston Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Nov 2018 at 8:16pm
Originally posted by clickscrazy

Still haven't done anything g to firm up towing. It feels om.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote StephenH Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Nov 2018 at 8:42pm
Originally posted by clickscrazy

Update here. Still haven't done anything g to firm up towing. It feels om. Just would like a more solid feel especially since I plan on going up to a 180 next year.
You might wish to check out Sumo Springs. There is a model that will fit the coil springs in the Touareg. I found this with a quick search:

I would check Amazon and other sites to see if I could find a better shipped price. I did not check shipping for the link I posted.

I recently put Sumo Springs on our Frontier. They have made a big difference. Since the Frontier has leaf springs, the ones I got were different (and much more expensive)  than the ones for coil springs. They are well worth the price.

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