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EARL97850 August 5th, 2019 15:28

Touareg or Cayenne or Q5
 
If you could compare the two equally, which would you get in the diesel platform & why?


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EARL97850 August 5th, 2019 16:19

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Originally Posted by 35 Yr Dsl Veteran (Post 5526999)
Way more bang for the buck with a Touareg.



The exact same thing my wife & I said during and after my test drive of a Cayenne today.

The Cayenne has 25k less in mileage and is 2 yrs newer but I was a little shocked that the Touareg we test drive yesterday was nearly twice as nice in the drive and noise level......I was really thinking before the test drive that the Cayenne was going to be the same vehicle but with a different skin and some minor changes in the interior.




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EARL97850 August 6th, 2019 00:00

Since I had only seen pictures of the Cayenne's interior I thought I'd get a little seat time just to see if there is a huge difference between the two or not.

I now know for sure that the Touareg is most definitely in my future.

oilhammer August 6th, 2019 03:49

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Originally Posted by 35 Yr Dsl Veteran (Post 5527048)
At one time I was considering the Chevy Equinox TDI. Comparing the Buick equivalent to is, there too there is much more bang for the buck with the Chevy version. You pay quite a bit more for the Buick name, but you don't really gain anything.

Ah, but the Buick is built in China, so there's that... LOL.

The Cayenne with the 6 cylinder engines is not much different than the T'reg, although the TDI did get an extra 10hp and a better more sporty transmission map. The only reason to consider a gas 6 cyl Cayenne over a T'reg is that there were a few available with the proper number of pedals here.

The V8s are Porsche's own engine, however. And there is even a turbo version of that, if you are really in a hurry.

showdown 42 August 6th, 2019 14:14

It's all about the Porsche label for many people,which I think is great. I bgt my Touareg because it wasn't a Porsche label. I would get laughed out of the boat ramp with a Porsche Cayenne. Nuf said,my cracker friends in FL are a riot. Never go to the everglades in a Porsche. LOL

EARL97850 August 6th, 2019 19:15

There is a Cayenne TDI near me for sale.
2015 with 42k on the mileage and they're asking $40k.


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oilhammer August 7th, 2019 05:45

The T'regs tank in value too. They are hardly a wise investment in that regard. After the Phaeton, they are easily the fastest way to burn money in a Volkswagen.

My friend paid $62k for his, got $4500 trade in. And it was in great shape, and was a pretty high end model.

Matt-98AHU August 8th, 2019 08:28

The only reason I can see it being advantageous to have a Cayenne diesel over the 2013 and up Touareg is if you find the rare one equipped with air suspension.

The last Touaregs you could get with air suspension in the U.S. were 2010 models before the refresh... and before the 240 horse V6 TDI and 8 speed automatic.

In the U.S., if you want the 240 hp TDI engine, 8 speed auto AND adjustable air ride with the fantastic active dampers on this platform, you can only find it in the Cayenne. And even then, it was a rarely taken option. I've looked, just for reference (and when depreciation eventually hits them hard enough for me to think about buying one) and ones equipped with air ride are very few and far between. They do exist, but are exceedingly rare.

If I didn't care about the air ride, I'd likely just get the Touareg anyway.

I think I'll just keep rocking the early V10 Touareg instead, though. Air, transfer case with low gear, locking center and rear diffs. It has done some light off roading--not enough to actually require the locking diffs yet--and it will get worked into doing more severe trails at some point where those DO get use.

EARL97850 August 9th, 2019 23:58

Thank you to all for your input.

Touareg will be the next purchase.
The one reason I kind of asked was because there is very few Touareg's available close by without a road trip of some sorts.

Road trip it is than.....I guess [emoji41]


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redbarron55 August 10th, 2019 11:36

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Originally Posted by oilhammer (Post 5527413)
The T'regs tank in value too. They are hardly a wise investment in that regard. After the Phaeton, they are easily the fastest way to burn money in a Volkswagen.
My friend paid $62k for his, got $4500 trade in. And it was in great shape, and was a pretty high end model.

The trick (If you want to drive a Touareg) is to let someone else bear the cost of the "tanking" and drive it from that point.
The issue would be the maintenance cost of a more complex vehicle.
At my age I decided that I wanted the comfort and the easier to enter and exit and quieter ride.
I am taking a change on the catastrophic repair bill....

The Touareg is a really nice car!

EARL97850 August 12th, 2019 16:44

I changed the title of the thread a little by adding the Q5 into the mix.

I don't have a Q5 in the TDI anywhere close by to test drive, but I did take a 2016 Q5 for a test drive to see if my BIG butt fits or not. Lol

The Q5 is a much closer comparison to the Touareg.
I didn't mind it at all. It has a tighter turning radius than the Touareg...I realize that Q5 is shorter in wheel base by a few inches but I didn't expect it to turn that much tighter.

So now what do the masses say when comparing the Touareg & the Q5?


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