www.tdiclub.com

Economy - Longevity - Performance
The #1 Source of TDI Information on the Web!
Forums Articles Links Meets
Orders TDI Club Cards TDIFest 2016 Gone, but not forgotten VAG-Com List Unit Conversions TDIClub Chat Thank You




Go Back   TDIClub Forums > TDI Model Specific Discussions Areas > VW Touareg TDIs

VW Touareg TDIs This is a general discussion about Touareg TDIs. Non TDI related postings will be moved or removed.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old May 11th, 2018, 07:44   #1
Flyboy777
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Huntsville, Ontario
Fuel Economy: 5.1 Litres/100 Km combined winter
Default How many Miles on your 3 litre engine?

Ok Iím asking all the current Touareg owners how they like their TDI. I am thinking of buying a Touareg tdi for my wife and having the vehicle double as our hauling truck to haul a 6000 lb travel trailer. I like how compact this pacakgae is yet more fun to drive than a massive pickup. To me the Touareg is the best of both worlds giving you a potent small footprint with a heavy haul capacity and very good fuel economy for its hauling capability. My only concerns are the long term reliability and maintenance costs in operating a Touareg over the long haul (200,000 miles) I have been told to stay away from the Touareg because of crazy repair bills for this complex engine by a former vw dealer manager (he works at a Toyota deleaership now). Tell me your experiences! Miles on vehicle, type of driving and repair issues. I am particularly concerned about how hot the turbos get during regen as that has great potential to cook the oil ,slugging the engine up. Definitely Iíve also heard that the timing chains are supposed to be a lifetime system but in practise are not so good and can be VERY expensive to replace. I really like to get a Touareg but not sure it will like the drive cycle my wife puts it through being a grocery car only driving 5,000 miles per year but driving about 35 miles per session say once a week. When we retire in 5 years this would be our only vehicle so it would be driven more.
Flyboy777 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 11th, 2018, 11:31   #2
Mythdoc
Veteran Member
 
Mythdoc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Tennessee
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Flyboy777 View Post
Ok Iím asking all the current Touareg owners how they like their TDI. I am thinking of buying a Touareg tdi for my wife and having the vehicle double as our hauling truck to haul a 6000 lb travel trailer. I like how compact this pacakgae is yet more fun to drive than a massive pickup. To me the Touareg is the best of both worlds giving you a potent small footprint with a heavy haul capacity and very good fuel economy for its hauling capability. My only concerns are the long term reliability and maintenance costs in operating a Touareg over the long haul (200,000 miles) I have been told to stay away from the Touareg because of crazy repair bills for this complex engine by a former vw dealer manager (he works at a Toyota deleaership now). Tell me your experiences! Miles on vehicle, type of driving and repair issues. I am particularly concerned about how hot the turbos get during regen as that has great potential to cook the oil ,slugging the engine up. Definitely Iíve also heard that the timing chains are supposed to be a lifetime system but in practise are not so good and can be VERY expensive to replace. I really like to get a Touareg but not sure it will like the drive cycle my wife puts it through being a grocery car only driving 5,000 miles per year but driving about 35 miles per session say once a week. When we retire in 5 years this would be our only vehicle so it would be driven more.


I wonít repeat what I said over on the Audi sub forum. There is also a ton of information over at Club Touareg, including a large contingent of diesel related discussions there. Much of what you find out about a T-Reg would also apply to a Q7, if your search takes you in that direction.
__________________
ďYeah, well, yíknow, thatís just like, uh... your OPINION, man.Ē óThe Dude
2015 Q5 TDI 25K Miles

2011 Touareg TDI 74K Miles (sold back to VW, May, 2018)
2015 Golf TDI 16K Miles (sonís)
Mythdoc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 11th, 2018, 18:01   #3
scrubber
Veteran Member
 
scrubber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Happy Valley, OR
Default

116,000 miles, and yet to have a single repair issue. Still on the original brake pads. Iíve probably done half the services myself. I let the dealer do the bigger, 40k services. Those run $500-$600.
I do a good amount of short, hilly trips. I donít think the Touareg cares.
Iím very reluctantly taking the buyback. Best car Iíve owned.
__________________
2012 Touareg 3.0 TDI
2008 Audi A4 Avant Quattro S line
2002 Golf TDI 5sp.-PP520s, Atlas, Heated leather, Bosal hitch, B99, 136,000 miles--RIP 3/8/2012
scrubber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 13th, 2018, 04:58   #4
Flyboy777
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Huntsville, Ontario
Fuel Economy: 5.1 Litres/100 Km combined winter
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by scrubber View Post
116,000 miles, and yet to have a single repair issue. Still on the original brake pads. Iíve probably done half the services myself. I let the dealer do the bigger, 40k services. Those run $500-$600.
I do a good amount of short, hilly trips. I donít think the Touareg cares.
Iím very reluctantly taking the buyback. Best car Iíve owned.
Iím sorry you have to take the buyback but thanks for your response. What kind of services are you doing not doing. That is impressive that you are on the original brakes.
Flyboy777 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 14th, 2018, 06:30   #5
Nash_TDI
Veteran Member -TDIClub Enthusiast
 
Nash_TDI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Louisville, ky
Fuel Economy: 63.25mpg max
Default

I've had mine about a year and at 76k miles. Bought it at 63k miles. Been pretty good to me. I towed my car and trailer a few weeks ago with ease. About 5k pounds.
__________________
2.0 ALH, GTB2260, 12mm, etc, etc.....
www.nashimporters.com http://louisvillevw.org/
TDI Repair Available, TBs, Clutches, Manual Swaps, BSM, etc..
PD Cam tools, BSM tool, VE & PD TB tool rental available.
Nash_TDI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 14th, 2018, 10:13   #6
Tom_B
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Central Oklahoma
Default

Our '09 has 138k miles and is also still on the original brakes, but getting close. Towed only once, a 4500 lb Passat on a 1000lb trailer, no problems. We bought it CPO at 21k miles; what few issues we've had were worked out under warranty, original or CPO. Have had common repairs such as interior blower fan and prop shaft, both within 10k of 100k miles, give or take.
__________________
2005 Passat GLS TDI (chainless, RC1); 09 Touareg TDI; 14 Touareg TDI
Tom_B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 18th, 2018, 22:02   #7
AP Newman
Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: PNW
TDI(s): 2013 Touareg
Default

Had mine 6 months, 74k miles now. Selling dealer spend ~4k replacing the EGR valve and egr coolant pipe with their 60 day warranty. Only mostly fixed the driveability problem. With the software emissions fix it became terrible, and I just got the news they are replacing the turbo(on VW's dime), who knows how much that will run.

I figure if I preemptively replace the fuel pump, there's not much else super expensive that should go wrong, although I'm only 90% sure the turbo is the root problem. I'd say research a good warranty company, pay the money for a little peace of mind. Still not sure if I"m going to keep mine or not, it is a really nice vehicle. It may depend on how the new tune changes the driving experience.
AP Newman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 30th, 2018, 17:39   #8
squeegee_boy
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Denali, AK
Default

There is a different forum out there that is Touareg-specific. One owner just reported out at 225,000 miles on a 2011 TDI. The transmission does not sound like it is in very good shape, but the engine appears to be doing well. Unfortunately, the only 3-pedal Touaregs were sold under the Porsche logo.
__________________
2004 Jetta GLS TDI wagon, 5 speed, Mann EGR filter, VNT-17, Malone Stage 4, SouthBend Stage 2 Daily, Evolution Motorsports aluminum skid plate, Koni FSDs, Audi TT control arms, E-codes, TDI heater, heated rear seats
2016 Touareg TDI Lux
squeegee_boy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 30th, 2018, 18:53   #9
Gilty_one
Veteran Member
 
Gilty_one's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Warman, Saskatchewan, Canada
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by scrubber View Post
116,000 miles, and yet to have a single repair issue. Still on the original brake pads. Iíve probably done half the services myself. I let the dealer do the bigger, 40k services. Those run $500-$600.
I do a good amount of short, hilly trips. I donít think the Touareg cares.
Iím very reluctantly taking the buyback. Best car Iíve owned.
Isn't there an Approved Emissions Modification and settlement payout for the 3.0 TDI? There was for the 2.0 TDI....

I kept my 2012 2.0L TDI Jetta (and still happily bought a 2016 3.0L TDI Touareg)
__________________
~~I'd get better mileage if I would just drive slower...

Gilty_one is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 31st, 2018, 14:54   #10
Savageman69
Veteran Member
 
Savageman69's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: ontario
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gilty_one View Post
Isn't there an Approved Emissions Modification and settlement payout for the 3.0 TDI? There was for the 2.0 TDI....
I kept my 2012 2.0L TDI Jetta (and still happily bought a 2016 3.0L TDI Touareg)
payout yes...no fix for gen 1s yet...you can still keep it tho, i have to keep mine bought it a month late
__________________
2012 Highline Touareg v6 TDI - 8spd - Silver - Weathertechs - Buzzken Downpipe/Dpf/Scr Pipes - Hybrid 2260 - 4 Bar Map - JR Auto Performance/Buzzken Stage 3 Tune - 31 BFG k02s - Cayenne Trans Coding - Gutted/Painted Muffler - Full Led Swap
Savageman69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2002 volks jetta 1.9 litre engine prob lafrenpr TDI 101 20 December 21st, 2011 19:16
2 litre 8v VS 1.9 litre 8v - Difference? devonutopia TDI Power Enhancements 18 August 5th, 2011 05:23
Is .4 of a litre to much dmtdi Ontario 5 August 3rd, 2008 17:27
My first litre Brian_Spilsbury Alternative Diesel Fuels (Biodiesel, WVO, SVO, BTL, GTL etc) 3 April 28th, 2007 09:38
wtb - 1.9 litre tdi engine for 98 jetta berkeley Private TDI Items for Sale/Wanted 1 November 9th, 2005 03:02


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 22:37.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright - TDIClub Online LTD - 2017
Contact Us | Privacy Statement | Forum Rules | Disclaimer
TDIClub Online Ltd (TDIClub.com) is not affiliated with the VWoA or VWAG and is supported by contributions from viewers like you.
© 1996 - 2017, All Rights Reserved
Page generated in 0.14927 seconds with 11 queries
[Output: 101.81 Kb. compressed to 87.10 Kb. by saving 14.71 Kb. (14.45%)]