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Old September 26th, 2019, 21:14   #1
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Default What is a typical lifecycle for a 3.0 TDI Touareg?

By which I mean, what is the lifecycle of a 2009 or 2010 3.0 V6 TDI. I am thinking mainly about the engine, but certainly the transmission and transfer case are important considerations too. I'd like to buy one of these with about 160,000 miles on it and hope to get at least another hundred thousand without a major failure. Is it realistic thinking?
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Old September 27th, 2019, 05:15   #2
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Until the owner's wallet is empty. So depending on your income, could be pretty varied. Never consider one of these if you do not have some discretionary monies at the ready. I just had a 2014 T'reg TDI this week that without warning required over $2k worth of work. And it had barely covered HALF the miles.

The early V6 has four timing chains. VAG has had a long history of not doing these very well. At least the later V6 got an improved system, tough to say how it'll do long term though.
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Old September 28th, 2019, 15:40   #3
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Unrealistic. Self insure with about $5K tucked away. Used parts are far and few between as well.


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In other words, don't pay too much and plan on the possibility of down time to fix something that needs to wait for parts. Other than that, GO FOR IT!
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Old October 3rd, 2019, 04:49   #5
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Thanks everybody for the replies. I took the frugal way out. I bought a Toyota 4runner instead. No sweet TDI diesel for me this time. Fortunately I have a 2005 golf TDI 5 speed as well.
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Old October 17th, 2019, 10:29   #6
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Until the owner's wallet is empty. So depending on your income, could be pretty varied. Never consider one of these if you do not have some discretionary monies at the ready. I just had a 2014 T'reg TDI this week that without warning required over $2k worth of work. And it had barely covered HALF the miles.

The early V6 has four timing chains. VAG has had a long history of not doing these very well. At least the later V6 got an improved system, tough to say how it'll do long term though.

thats wierd, I just had my T'reg in the shop for $2K worth of work with no warning, it just broke right across the road from the shop.


And the technician or someone in the shop apparently didnt like all my Sat presets because about 4 were reset to the same station......
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what broke?
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transmission solenoid
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What was the cost for the repair ?
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Old October 30th, 2019, 12:08   #10
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