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Old April 11th, 2012, 06:44   #1
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Old April 11th, 2012, 10:15   #2
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^^^ be glad you cannot afford one.
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Old April 11th, 2012, 12:05   #3
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^^^ be glad you cannot afford one.

ouch, rub it in,,lol
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Old April 11th, 2012, 12:08   #4
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Why what's wrong with them?

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Old April 11th, 2012, 12:08   #5
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ouch, rub it in,,lol
unless you really enjoy buying tires and brakes as a hobby, you do not want one.
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Old April 11th, 2012, 12:31   #6
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So just large vehicle large maintenance bill lol

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Old April 11th, 2012, 14:38   #7
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unless you really enjoy buying tires and brakes as a hobby, you do not want one.
They are not that horrible, I am on my second one and brakes are not that big of an issue. Tires can be because it is an AWD vehicle that is heavy which puts more strain on the tires.
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Old April 12th, 2012, 11:10   #8
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I thought the tire issue was specific to the early V10 models. Moving a car of that weight, like the V10 was able to, is asking a lot of the tires. Should be less of an issue with the V6s, especially the 2011+ editions.
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Old April 12th, 2012, 11:34   #9
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^^^ be glad you cannot afford one.
No kidding. And half the people that THINK they can, can't. Tires and brakes, over and over and over. Expensive vehicle to operate. And not really all that nice, IMHO. For the same money, I'd MUCH rather have an Audi A6. Too bad we cannot get the TDI versions. I'll reserve my opinion for the 4-chained V6 until I see one with 150k miles.
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I'd MUCH rather have an Audi A6. Too bad we cannot get the TDI versions. I'll reserve my opinion for the 4-chained V6 until I see one with 150k miles.
Just comes down to your own needs, I guess. The Touareg and A6 aren't exactly comparable vehicles. You can't even get an A6 wagon right now.
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Old April 13th, 2012, 06:09   #11
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I saw a Touareg hybrid the other day.I guess another money pit down the road.If you can afford a new one at 60k you should no problem paying for tires and brakes.

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Old April 13th, 2012, 08:04   #12
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The amount of money they want for Touraeg is ridiculous, I would rather like a Tiguan with a 2.0L TDI, if that would cut the cost quite a bit. A SE 4motion Tiguan is about 30K, and even if we add a 5K premium for TDI, it will be around 35K.

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Old April 13th, 2012, 11:07   #13
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The amount of money they want for Touraeg is ridiculous, I would rather like a Tiguan with a 2.0L TDI...
Me too. The TDI Tig is going to generate a lot of interest (we just have to wait for the updated model).

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Old April 14th, 2012, 05:43   #14
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The TDI Tig is going to generate a lot of interest .
Except for the size, I'd agree. Underneath it's still a Jetta. I started with a long list of European 5 passenger SUVs, and quickly crossed all the compacts off the list (Tiguan, Audi Q5, BMW X3, Mercedes GLK, Volvo XC60, et cetera). The interiors were too confining, it felt like driving around in a phone booth. And to stay diesel, I had to step up to the Touareg, the BMW X5, or the Mercedes M-class. Of those, Touareg had the best fuel economy, the best towing capacity, 3 yrs free service/maintenance, and - best of all - the lowest price.

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Old April 14th, 2012, 05:51   #15
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Tiguan in no way compares to a Touareg. If you have never driven a Treg let alone a TDI version, you will never get it. Tire wear and brakes are not as big a deal as everyone makes it out to be. It is a heavy AWD vehical and it will wear tires. My tire shop told me the Touareg is not unique in this matter a far as tire wear. They said they see it with just about ever AWD vehical.

My first Treg was an 04 V6 which gave me no problems what so ever and I was the second owner on it. It had almost 70K when I got rid of it. Reason I got rid of it was to purchase the current one which is a TDI w/ air suspension. Only issue I have had so far was the water pump seal which was common with all the 3.0 motors regardless if it was VW or Audi. I will be holding on to my current Treg for a very long time since the new ones are nothing more then a softroad crossover now with no air suspension or 4Xmotion, or at least no longer available to us here in NA.
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