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Thinking of Buying a Touareg

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Im looking at getting rid of the A6 avant i run and fancy a Toureg, but am somewhat put off by the air suspension (as i am on the All Road)

Do they all have air suspension or was it an option ?I'd probably be looking at a 04-06 2.5 TDi

Any advice would be appreciated

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It was an option, and an expensive one at that.

Check out the mpg on the Touareg, a ran one (V6 3.2 auto petrol) for 3 years and got an average of 18 mpg.... I think the diesel versions get mid 20's max and have a 100litre tank.

Thats not too funny given today's prices.

Other than that, great cars.

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The 2.5TDI is the bottom end diesel and is, quite frankly rubbish. It's got no torque and its thirsty as hell. Someone at work has got a 3.0TDI and it does 30mpg - the 2.5 is worse. Road tax on both is £440 a year now. Watch out for ECU problems.

Other than that, much nicer to drive than the Gen 1 Cayenne and better equipped.

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Can only re-itterate what Mook said - try to avoid the 2.5tdi, its not a good engine for the Tourareg, the 3l is far better economy / pulling power / quieter. I'd also stay away from the V10 TDi as everyone I know who had one had issues with it, granted it was only 3 cars, but 2 had bottom ends go in less than 50k miles which I'd say was poor.

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The 2.5TDI is the bottom end diesel and is, quite frankly rubbish. It's got no torque and its thirsty as hell. Someone at work has got a 3.0TDI and it does 30mpg - the 2.5 is worse. Road tax on both is £440 a year now. Watch out for ECU problems.

I've recently bought a bottom end, rubbish 2.5 TDi, with a manual box, and I'm enjoying it. A bit more torque would be nice, but what are these road testers doing to get low twenties mpg? When I picked it up the computer readout gave long-term mileage as 32, I've done a lot of motorway driving and admitedly don't thrash it very often, but I've taken the long-term up to 34 mpg in just a few weeks. 55 plate with 78K on the clock.

Regards,

Ant

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I've recently bought a bottom end, rubbish 2.5 TDi, with a manual box, and I'm enjoying it. A bit more torque would be nice, but what are these road testers doing to get low twenties mpg? When I picked it up the computer readout gave long-term mileage as 32, I've done a lot of motorway driving and admitedly don't thrash it very often, but I've taken the long-term up to 34 mpg in just a few weeks. 55 plate with 78K on the clock.

Regards,

Ant

Fair enough!

However, are you reading that from the dash or working out the mpg from what you spend at the pumps?

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