Question: I have a 2003 Manual transmission VW Jetta TDI and it has 330,000 miles on it. I knew I wanted a smaller car. When it comes to car, I would like someone to tell me what's good...LOL. I've owned cars that are on low reliability lists that were great for me and the other way around. You will need to analyze your personal situation, but this car has paid for itself over and over again. Adam Waddell. I can live, somewhat vicariously, on someone else's purchase of a wonderful new stove or shiny fridge. LATEST UPDATES Touareg at 10K Great, but not perfect Tow Test Taking Delivery Introduction. We’ll review the hybrid later this year. All going strong with preventative maintenance, proper oil etc. The Touareg's 2011 redesign made it much better, an agile, solid, well-finished SUV with comfortable seats and a plush interior. Dramatic new curves gave the new model a more dynamic look. Thought I needed a new transmission until I overhauled the valve body. Congrats on being nominated for a HubNugget! Had to have new discs and pads at 22000 and 44000 miles. ..and with that most people, though evidently not you, will indeed be happy. Well that would be troubling. ... VW's diesel V6 engines could have cheating software News . What to look for when buying a Volkswagen Touareg 2010 - 2018, covering common problems to check for and overall vehicle reliability. 614. 1 of 7. Question: Why didn't you, the writer of this article, take into consideration the price of diesel for the longterm cost of a Volkswagen Golf? See what was the most effective! Owner Review. Since then the Ring Gear welded on the the Torque Converter wore out. Over 20 years that is a savings of $30,000! I think it's important to share our experiences, good or bad, to help others make informed decisions. When I was analyzing data, I considered the average life expectancy of the vehicles on my short list, using 250,000 miles as my benchmark, repair ratings and fuel economy. Engine only uses a quart of oil about every 1,000 miles.Even the interior is still nice. Someone brand new to VWs may go into a dealer and pay $1k+ for a timing belt replacement, but no one with any experience would do so. On the other hand, the 2011 TDI version was more expensive than its gas-fuelled stablemate. The VW Golf TDI uses diesel fuel and gets a consistent 46-48 mpg in mixed driving. For these reasons, I will stick with VW! Before I purchased a Volkswagen Golf TDI (diesel), I spent hundreds of hours researching. I’ll tell you how I kept my old car running at little cost. All three versions of the 2011 Volkswagen Touareg were tested by Motor Trend, and represent a decent product spread for the customer. In 2011, I acquired a small business where I found a requirement for a vehicle capable of towing 3.5T. AutoTrader Says: Don’t think of the 2014 Volkswagen Touareg TDI as an expensive VW; Think of it as a bargain Porsche. Assuming all other factors are the same (cost, repairs, etc), this car has already saved around $13,300 over 9 years or an average of $1488 per year in fuel costs alone (20,000 miles / 42 mpg = 476.2 * $3.44/gal = $1638/year). Treat your car better, do the suggested maintenance, and you will save money over gassers that require even more maintenance due to being more complex machines. No rust, starts, drives, and runs great. Can't do that with gasoline. 02 Jetta 367,000 miles original clutch, pump. The worst complaints are exhaust system, engine problems. Best of all it is both comfortable and fun to drive. My opinion ALH TDI’s best most reliable cars on the planet. I do a lot of driving in hilly areas and it has plenty of pep to get me around the slow folks, even going uphill in 5th gear. They are far less powerful, and they do not have the mileage range that a diesel VW has. Your safety will also be at risk if you’re using the wrong tires for your car. The Touareg was introduced in 2002 and heavily revised for 2008. Original injectors, pump, turbo. Whether you've got a Chevy Silverado, a classic 1966 Ford F-100, or a Dodge Ram, there's a truck name for you here on the list. On the way home, the electronics started acting up. And from your review, regular maintenance and care would make this thing a real option, even for somebody like me! Note: My fuel price number is relatively arbitrary. The car industry and the automotive media have never been busier. And if you depend on VW dealerships to perform the repairs, plus the added premium of diesel fuel over high octane gas, the long term cost savings will erode. But the Golf is a cute car with sporty dynamics, and the TDI makes it one of the most economical things on the road. My familiy and I have owned our 2011 VW Touareg TDI Lux for 5 months now and all I can say is what an incredible car. The 2011 Touareg got more than just a facelift. Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2012-2016 Eos, 2012 Passat, 2012-2016 CC, 2015-2016 e-Golf, 2011-2015 Touareg, 2012-2015 and 2017 Tiguan, and 2011 … I like that you're giving us your real-world take on owning one of these cars! We can easily make biodiesel out or old cooking oil, or from corn. I originally wanted a station wagon but found at the time, that there were few choices in reliable, inexpensive wagons on the market. How long does a factory warranty last on a 2011 vw Touareg V6 TDI. September 23rd, 2011 at 11:59 am; What about the reliability of the diesels as a whole with VW? But in both cases after several restarts and a good heavy foot drive on the highway the issues disappears. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters. Hopefully people take the advice and information from this hub. As far as the oil change…the reason I ask about this is so many manufacturers seem to force you into their dealers for these used to be at home type jobs. Of course I fixed it with a friend of mine, but it took the whole day. oooook. Answer: Yes, I was. I do not think electric cars and hybrids are any better for the environment. Here I give you all the lessons I've learned so you too can make a nice weekly or monthly profit and have fun learning to flip cars for a living. This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. There are literally hundreds of cars available. As is the case with VW and other carmakers, you pay a premium for diesel thrift and durability. It is comfortable to drive as well. 2010 Volkswagen Caravelle SE 2.0 TDI Long Wheelbase 0-60 mph 14.2 Compare 7-Speed Shiftable Auto 4 Cyl Diesel Eng. I hope you will return the comment regarding my short story thriller on facebook.com/Miss Cheyenne Mitchell "The Doorway". Although fun isn’t usually the top of mind with vehicles in this class, Volkswagen definitely added a heavy dose of Fahrvergnügen (a word coined by Volkswagen specifically for use in several U.S. advertising campaigns which joins “Fahr” from fahren, “to drive,” with Vergnügen, “pleasure,” to convey “driving pleasure.”), Click here to continue to Page 2 -Driving the Volkswagen Touareg TDI, With recent headlines that include over 3,000 allegations of sexual assault by Uber drivers in 2018, many passengers are justly concerned about their safety when using a ride-hailing service such as Uber or Lyft. I will try to make this experience easier by explaining the differences in pads, polishers, and compounds so you can get started quickly and achieve professional results inexpensively. Turned down $10,000 last year for it! VW… What I am advocating is a thorough analysis of your situation, not just as it relates to cars, but all of your major purchases. April 27, 2012. Trouble free is trouble free and I love my Hondas and Acuras for that. NEW After the generously proportioned first-generation Touareg the second-generation model released in 2011 emerged lighter and much sleeker. The ring gear welding to the torque converter. Have now done over 30,000kms of country driving with some heavy towing. As with any vehicle, preventative maintenance is key. 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After a full year of testing our 2011 VW Jetta TDI, it’s time to say goodbye. VW dealerships are nicknamed stealerships in all forums for a reason. I traded a V8 Landcruiser for my VW Touareg V8 TDI R-Line. If you’re tempted to turn down that dusty desert road and see where it leads, go right ahead. I've been through a few computers since then, but I'll see if I can't dig up the spreadsheet from the archives. With proper maintenance, I plan on it being around for many years to come. TheRightWord (author) from Sunny California on January 20, 2013: Sounds like you need to write a Hub. For instance, when your brakes start squeaking, change the pads. The 2011 Touareg gets a near total redesign and new chassis. Volkswagen Touareg SUV (2010-2018): owner reviews "The Volkswagen Touareg is a decent road car, but under the luxurious interior lurks the mechanicals of a serious off-road machine" The 2011 Touareg TDI isn’t just sportier looking, it is a very entertaining car to drive. It gives me a headache when I read peoples comments comparing their "trouble free" Honda stories. Speccing our Volkswagen Touareg – 17 October 2011 The large SUV-shaped hole in CAR’s long-term line-up is about to be filled with a second-generation Volkswagen Touareg. Will you be able to resist feeling bad when others get a new car and you are driving a well maintained 15-20-year-old efficiency expert? If you buy an older model used car for $5000, perform routine maintenance, go through one set of tires and have no repairs the average cost is about $4200 per year. Wife lugged it consistently so replaced turbo and injectors. I'm with you all the way!!! Next, it must appeal to the efficient and basically cheap side of me. I've had multiple TDI beetles, and keep up with friends that own several TDIs as well. According to Volkswagen, the 2011 Touareg got more than just a facelift. Now the practicality, design, performance, durability, and trouble free ownership of Acura and Honda won my heart and will not loose it. Just for fun, I got a quote from a local repair shop; $1,800. I love diesel for the economy. Are you also thinking of changing your oil but afraid to get your hands dirty or that you don't have the technical know-how to get the job done? Really, your going to list a plastic dipstick housing and hood insulation as problems relating to the reliability of a car? Many folks waste thousands of dollars on transportation during their lifetime. The all-new 2011 Volkswagen Touareg is the second generation of the SUV built on a shared Volkswagen Group platform in Bratislava, Slovakia alongside its platform cousins, the Audi Q7 and the Porsche Cayenne.. The 2011 Volkswagen Touareg has 21 problems & defects reported by Touareg owners. Cost $14,000 new, and trans rebuild $2,000. ' If your insulation was 'disintegrated' as you say then there were other issues at play here. These cars have their niggling plastic bits like all others. Again, fixed it myself. The 2011 Volkswagen Touareg TDI is exclusively equipped with VW’s 4MOTION all-wheel-drive (AWD) system along with its 3.0-liter V6 TDI turbodiesel engine which produces 225 horsepower (HP) and a generous 406 foot pounds of torque. People are deluded in thinking that Honda's "will run forever." The Touareg, pronounced “twah-reg”, gets its name from the nomadic Tuareg people in North Africa, believed to be descended from the ancient Saharans. Without a set of good tires, your car will not run smoothly and your engine will use more gas than it should. This includes your car, your home and a vast array of appliances and electronic devices. It is also classy looking … More if you were careful. Answer: I did take this into consideration, it is part of the calculation. Michelle Simtoco from Cebu, Philippines on May 21, 2012: Hear ye, hear ye...your hub is a Hubnuggets nominee! 2011 VW Jetta TDI Long-Term Test: Wrap-Up. Troubleshoot an inductive or Hall effect type crankshaft position (CKP) sensor using a digital multimeter. The 2011 Volkswagen Touareg has 21 problems & defects reported by Touareg owners. I keep an eye on major items like cars, appliances and even real estate—I like to know what is going on, even if I'm not in the market to buy something yet. Thank you. And I won't be selling it! First and foremost, I demand a certain reliability out of my vehicle. I think civics are one of the most common cars I work on at my shop. I'm averaging a cost of $3600 a year with all maintenance, tires, repairs, fuel and the initial cost of the car (including interest). The V6 turbodiesel, mated to … Replacement Cost: $1,500 - $200. I considered older cars vs newer cars and I used actual costs to purchase them from ads available at the time. The automatic transmission (01M type) value body required rebuilding (which I did myself) because either the cheap ribbon tape connected to solenoids disintegrated or the plastic clips on the solenoids disintegrated which would not allow a good electrical connection. It was my love for a long time. 16 Apr 2020. Rides about like new. that will give you a "cost of ownership" but I created my own spreadsheet to figure it out with my specific information to be sure I was making an informed decision. Here are some FAQ and technical details on the V6 TDI engine. Thanks for the passive encouragement. I considered used vehicles such as the Volvo 240 wagon, Toyota Camry wagon, Mitsubishi Expo and so on. It is however not an entirely common problem of these cars. Volkswagen Touareg 7P (2011-2018) (Large / 7 Seater SUV): 4.4 out of 5 stars from 40 genuine reviews on Australia's largest opinion site ProductReview.com.au. in mpg with, say, the gas powered Golf? It comes naturally to me. EPA numbers for the diesel (19 mpg versus 16 in the city, 28 versus 23 on the highway) make the diesel advantage clear (the hybrid gets 21 mpg city and 25 mpg highway). Have not regretted purchase for a second. The 2011 model was introduced in 2010 with a sharp, aggressive looking exterior and several technology firsts, including Dynamic Light Assist, a glare-free high-beam system that constantly and gradually adjusts the pattern and range of the high to minimize illumination of any vehicles in front while focusing the light on the area surrounding them. Although I love the Beetle, it was too impractical for my current needs. View the 2010 Volkswagen Touareg reliability ratings and recall information at U.S. News & World Report. What do you suggest I do to obtain a Volkswagen Golf TDI? 2015 Touareg TDI Executive by Parrymax from Philadelphia, Pa. on Tue Jan 19 2016 I purchased my 2015 Touareg TDI Executive in August 2015. ... Volkswagen Touareg 2020 Long-term Test #3 Our long-term Touareg departs with an impressive score card Published: Sunday, 19 Jan 2020 View . Unfortunately, this option is not offered in the U.S. Long-term Test Volkswagen Touareg V6 3.0 TDI. Google your vehicle and see if there is a common problem that you can prevent. 2011 Volkswagen Touareg V6 TDI 7P Auto 4XMOTION MY11. I too am a big fan of the Golf TDI's but I've never gotten the courage to get one. Replacement Cost: $1,500 - $200. The all-new 2011 Volkswagen Touareg is the second generation of the SUV built on a shared Volkswagen Group platform in Bratislava, Slovakia alongside its platform cousins, the Audi Q7 and the Porsche Cayenne.. I have mentioned the importance of routine maintenance. In this video I review a 2013 Volkswagen Touareg VR6 which is part of the 2nd generation sold in the US from 2011 until it was discontinued for 2018. Don’t rust as Honda did in SW MO. The diesel is our VW Touareg of choice. I'm one of many who's heard the woes of VW ownership. While the 2011 Jetta was redesigned and made more affordable at … A timing belt, radiator flush, water pump, and new CV boots cost me $675 last summer. What is obvious from your examples is that you are exaggerating the negative (dipstick plastic and hood insulation for 1 ridiculous example) and inflating the costs of repair. It’s also clear why, in 2010, more buyers chose the first generation diesel Touareg over the gasser and fully one-third of buyers of the 2011 Touareg have also gone with the oil burner. I love it. Honestly the reliability got better in the later year Touaregs, but the T3 is completely different and does not share alot with the previous gen other then two power plants, the FSI V6 and the TDI V6. I want comfort and I want reliable. Gone was the pudginess of the old model, the new one's lines were taut and terrific. hardlymoving from Memphis, TN on October 17, 2014: As a loaner car for my friends, I decided to keep my Jetta TDI. Gone was the pudginess of the old model, the new one's lines were taut and terrific. Nearly every manufacturer has been proven to be doing the same thing, VW was the first and bore the brunt of the scandal. Answer: I would purchase a used VW TDI. That has to be done every 70-140k depending on wear and your luck. During my research I found that Golf models are far more reliable than Jetta and Beetle. Let's find out. For it to fail you must have snagged it by leaving your engine cover off and chemically harmed it by spaying chemicals and/or oil on it. I drive roughly 15-20,000 miles a year. At around 150k miles, the fuel injector tips wear out resulting in smoke and reduced fuel economy and the injector pump may start leaking. I've had friends ask me to analyze for them. The main things that have been replaced are suspension parts (he lives on a dirt road!). By Davis Adams. After 2,000 miles, the entire AdBlue low emission diesel exhaust system blew out. Those Hondas out there that are renowned for their lifespans don't arrive at the old-cars home all pristine either, people just drive them to death. Think not just what the initial cost is, but what is the long term cost? Bigger and more powerful than its predecessor but 195 kilograms lighter, VW… Here are five tips that will help keep passengers safe. $16,000 over 30 years. The Touareg, pronounced “twah-reg”, gets its name from the nomadic Tuareg people in North Africa, believed to be descended from the ancient Saharans. The Volkswagen Touareg TDI diesel is new for 2011. Golf is assembled in Brazil and Germany and for some reason does not experience the same level of deterioration that Jetta and Beetle do. The VW Touareg TDI and Audi Q7 TDI use the same 3.0L TDI engine, model name "CATA". LATEST UPDATES Touareg at 10K Fuelling Around Tow Test Taking Delivery Introduction. How many years/miles? I calculated that a vehicle that averages 22 mpg, driving 20,000 miles a year, with an average fuel cost of $3.44 per gallon will cost $3127 in fuel alone! VW's stated aim was to build a I think I'm going to write a HUB on this one. Audi SQ8 or VW Touareg… The Touareg, pronounced “twah-reg”, gets its name from the nomadic Tuareg people in North Africa, believed to be descended from the ancient Saharans. Look for the Hub! 03 Golf 375,000 original, clutch, pump, injectors, and turbo. There are websites (Edmunds, Kelly Blue Book, etc.) Volkswagen Touareg — long-term review. Were you also able to see through the nonsense of "Dieselgate? This is everything I've experience with a TDI Jetta with 230k miles. That componant does nothing but sit there, and touches nothing. 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