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Old July 31st, 2020, 18:26   #1
Waykooljr
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I am in the market for my next TDI. I am really looking at the Treg and have no experience with these cars. I have a Malone tuned Jetta that I love. Can you guys point out some things that I should look for or be aware of when looking at these models, like model years to avoid and such? i have heard rumors about these cars needing over hauls long begore 200k but really don't know if this is true or not.
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Old August 1st, 2020, 08:48   #2
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Do not buy this car if you are not prepared to have some things replaced . I have had very good experience with my 2 TREGs. First one had 60k miles when the emissions scandal hit and I sold it back to VW for almost what I paid for it 6yrs later. The 2016 has a full warranty of drive train emissions for 10yrs,so most of the big issues are covered.

I would look into a extended warranty if you plan on keeping it for a long time. Small thinks cost a bunch to fix or replace. Tailgate strut for example go for $400+to fix and they do go bad on many cars. My extended warranty covered that expense.
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Old August 2nd, 2020, 06:33   #3
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You may also want to look at a Q5 also. If you can work on them you should be fine either way. My son works on VW & Audis and keeps ours going. Parts are a little more expensive and they are just as quirky as the other VWs. I've had 2 Touaregs and now we have 2 Q5s. The Touaregs are slightly heavier and love tires. I never got over 20k out of any brand of tires I ran even keeping them rotated and the car aligned up. I am having a better run with the Q5s with tires. The engines are the same and I think the trans is as well.
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Old August 2nd, 2020, 17:46   #4
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A little lower and roomier the Passat is a great car.
I traded a 2015 Passat TSI for a 2012 Touareg mostly because as we age the Passat was a good bit lower and harder to get into and out of.
The Touareg is a little quieter and has a high end nav, but overall the Passat has more room, more luggage space and gets much better mileage.
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