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Old June 14th, 2019, 19:39   #16
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I think I would be concerned if they didn’t offer the comprehensive post fix emission warranty. If you love the car, maintenance won’t be an issue. It’s not a Jetta or a golf I terms of maintenance, and don’t read too much into all the things that can go wrong. It’s the internet, where you can always find the answers you like while discarding the ones you don’t like.

I’ve put on 10k km since purchasing mine (2014 model), and can’t report on it just yet. But I’m loving the road trips with it, and even the drive into the city. I try not to worry about what could happen (the emission warranty def helps) and just enjoy it. At the end of the day, it’s a solid vehicle, and has been tried and tested with the previous generation Tregs.

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Old June 15th, 2019, 14:29   #17
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Now you are making me nervous.
I need to stop reading the internet and just enjoy it while it lasts
No reason to be nervous. All the official data says there's no change, but he's giving you the everyday reality. It's just a basic transmission flush out. There is a long thread dedicated to it on the clubtouareg forums. Should be findable by googling relevant terms (DIY, touareg, transmission fluid change, etc.). You're looking at about $200 dollars for the fluid or potentially half that if you use a non-cert'ed version. I'll do mine every 60K.

To be honest, I appreciate the lack of maintenance scheduling on these big ticket items. I can safely service the tranny on this egg but keep an iron grip on my warranty simply by bringing it in for oil changes. If I try that with my GSW the record will show I've been skipping all the major services and I'll have to demonstrate the DSG, etc. have been done (although it's less of an issue since the DSG isn't covered anyway); but you get the point, I think
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Old July 22nd, 2019, 08:06   #18
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I am Thinking of buying a Touareg. I have had a 2000 Jetta TDI that was getting 47-51 mpg. I am currently running a Hyundai Sante Fe that runs well but gets 23 mpg on the highway (tops).
Would a 6 cylinder Touareg be substantially better than the 23 I am getting now? Also what years should I be looking for and what years to avoid?
It is my understanding that the 2012 was a 8 speed tranny and older years had a 6 speed? Is that anything significant in terms of performance?
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Bilzer: did you make a decision on a Touareg TDI?

With my 2015 TDI, I get 21.5 mpg in the city, and 29 mpg on the highway. And I drive quite vigorously, with manual tip-shifting perhaps 20% of the time.
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Old July 22nd, 2019, 10:29   #19
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My point is, the T 'reg is easily, by far, the highest TCO of any Volkswagen sold here in the last 15 years, Routan excluded.
You just ruled it out for me.
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Also what years should I be looking for and what years to avoid?
It is my understanding that the 2012 was a 8 speed tranny and older years had a 6 speed? Is that anything significant in terms of performance?

2011+ models were a complete re-design, and a totally different vehicle from the earlier ones. In North America they dropped all of the serious off-road capabilities of the earlier models (lockers, air suspension, low range transfer case) at that same time, but also substantially improved the fuel economy. Personally, I would only consider the older models, because without the offroad capabilities it makes more sense to just get a simpler and cheaper station wagon.
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You just ruled it out for me.
That's true for every luxury SUV on the market. In fact, it wouldn't be crazy to buy two of them, one simply as a spare, and you'd still be ahead.
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