Review: Volkswagen Touareg (2003 – 2010)


Luxurious, safe, accomplished 4x4. Comfortable on road, very capable off it. V10 TDI is astonishing, 2.5 TDI and 3.0 TDI the sensible choices.

Reports of electrical and front diff problems. Failure of propshaft centre bearing common.

Volkswagen Touareg (2003 – 2010): At A Glance

What does a Volkswagen Touareg (2003 – 2010) cost?

List Price from £45,445
Buy new from £41,097
Contract hire from £368.40 per month

Real MPG average for a Volkswagen Touareg (2003 – 2010)

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19–33 mpg

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What's the best all-weather tyres for Volkswagen Touareg?

What are the best all weather tyres for a 2007 Volkswagen Touareg with tyre size 255/55R18 109V? Also, potholes are by the thousand around here on the secondary roads and my council refuses to meet any claims. Could you suggest a website to report potholes to in the first instance plus any other ideas that might shift the council into action?
All weather tyres are often not available in SUV sizes. The recommended Goodyear Vector 4 Seasons are not. Consult For pothole complains, visit:
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