I totally agree. The car is great. But it is more expensive to maintain, comparing to Tuguan, and MUCH more expensive to fix. And topic starter 'had enough of tiguan' cause ignition coil failed twice.dont listen to the haters who dont even own one...likely never have. By far the best car ive ever driven or owned, better then my mk6 and mk4 tdis.
ignition coils on a 2.0t who woulda guessed its about as often as oil changes....the 3.0 tdi is bullet proof...touareg is built a far higher level then almost any other vw...its well thought out and robust to say the least. I really dont find maintance that much higher...a bit more oil, fuel filter costs a bit more....havent needed to touch the brakes but im sure they will be a bit more then a jetta.....but when i need to haul anything i do, when i need to plow snow with the bumper with ease i can...you dont buy a touareg because its cheap, you buy it because very few suvs even come closeI totally agree. The car is great. But it is more expensive to maintain, comparing to Tuguan, and MUCH more expensive to fix. And topic starter 'had enough of tiguan' cause ignition coil failed twice.
I had the dealer change the adblue heater. I had put it off for over a year, but needed it for emissions test.
The other things, like you said, VW stuff. Air bag BS from the passenger seat, and rust spots.
t2 to t3 is quite different....i think the t3 is as close to bulletproof as an suv would get and i never said the touareg was bullet proof i said the 3.0 engine is...and frankly it is very solid and aside from the odd one having chain trouble it is a dream engine....amazing sound and with a little tweaking it is a total animal . I dont have any urea issues which is really all that seems to be issues with t3s.The Treg isn't bullet proof, and you can get worried reading Club Touareg forms, same as here. Yes it's a step up from a jetta, but it's also a $80,000 + new as well.
But it's a great ride. My 09 is close to hitting 210,000 km and needs items that wear out at that milage, but my brakes have over 80,000k on them.
I had PS to every tank for the HPFP, but i'm convinced all the issues you read about are from wither bad fuel, or miss fueling. But it's a CR.
Like Nike says, Just. Do. It.
... then you can get the secret decoder ring too
Mine has rust from the license plate lights. It's bad. I quicked fixed it before the winter, but i need to clean it all up and figure out how to repaint it this summer.It's seriously crazy how a 6-7 year old car can start rusting at the rear quarters...with 60k on the clock.
Jeep Cherokee CRD is my next purchase.