The Volkswagen Touareg was first introduced in 2002. It was the brand’s first real SUV. The car was built on a platform developed with Porsche. They based the first generation Cayenne on this. Later, Audi used the platform and stretched it for the Audi Q7. It had an extra row of seats; that’s why the platform needed stretching. The technology was shared, but that does not mean the cars are equal.Anything but. There are big differences in engines and other technology used. About the engines. Name the number of cylinders and it was probably available at VW. 5-cylinder, 6-cylinder, 8-cylinder, 10-cylinder, even a 12-cylinder engine were available in the Touareg. Gasoline engines started at 217 hp and went up until 444 hp. If you wanted a diesel engine, it started at 173 hp for the 2.5-liter 5-cylinder TDI and went up until 345 hp. ENGINES gasoline, diesel The Touareg comes standard with a locking center differential, but there was also an optional locking rear differential available. That is nice, especially when you go off-road with the car. Air suspension was optional as well. This allows up to 30 cm (12 inches) ride height. This is a nice addition when you go off-road. Do not see the Touareg as a car that only performs well on asphalt. This car performs well off-road. The English press was enthusiastic about it and said it was just as good as a Land Rover or Range Rover. If the English press… You think the French are chauvinistic, but the English are much worse. If they say that, you can assume it is true. About 140 Touareg 7L are for sale on Marktplaats.That is the first type and its facelift. Speaking of the facelift; it was implemented in 2007 and is easy to recognize by its different grille and different headlights. 140 are for sale, of which 2/3 has a diesel engine. A manual transmission was available for those who like it. At the moment, about 10 on Marktplaats have one. Not many have been sold, but they can be found. Some people think it is nice, so know the option is available and it can be found. It is not like only one is for sale; there are 10. Colors are rare on Marktplaats. They were all black or grey. There is a blue one sometimes. It was sold in a very bright blue, which was available on the Scirocco as well. That is cool.That car becomes a statement. Prices start at 5,000 euros and go up until 30,000 euros for cars from 2010, when production of the Touareg 7L ended and its successor
was announced. You can buy a Touareg for a number of reasons. First, it is a comfortable car. Second, it has lovely engines, including the W12 and V10. Finally, it performs very well both on and off-road. It is a very nice car to drive on public roads, but it can handle off-road terrain as well. Of course, there are things to watch out for with the Touareg. First, the Tiptronic transmission. It can make a banging sound when shifting to a lower gear. This is usually the start of a lot of misery. It can be overhauled if you act quickly. That will be cheaper. A new transmission costs a lot of money. However, a lot of companies have specialized in overhauling transmissions of the Touareg and other VW and Audi cars. This can save you a lot of money compared to what they charge at the dealer.You could check this when you find a problem. Another thing to watch out for is the alignment. If the alignment is off, the tires wear unevenly. This instantly shows you something is wrong. In general it is relatively easy to fix. There are horror stories about the front differential. Strange sounds may come out of the front differential. In the end, everything breaks. If you are on time, changing a bearing will fix it. That is not very expensive. It will cost a lot of money if everything breaks; you will have to replace the drive shaft. The wonderful V10 has one disadvantage. If the car needs a new timing set, the whole engine needs to come out. This alone is 10 hours of work. You can calculate how much it will cost to fix everything. When buying the car, know this will cost a lot of money. Or look for one which has the new parts already.The water pump of the 172 hp TDI breaks more often than average. Check if it has been replaced recently. If not, set some money aside to do this. It would not be a bad idea to do so preventively. It is not a very expensive repair, but when it breaks it will cost a lot extra. Check this. A lot of Touaregs have the optional air suspension. This breaks sometimes. That is expensive as well, so check if everything works correctly. The optional air suspension breaks sometimes. This is usually caused by disconnected hoses. The part which holds them is made of poor metal. It is not a very expensive repair, but it has to be done. What could be an expensive repair is when the central bearings from the rear drive shafts break. This happens sometimes. You can replace these bearings preventively.
That is not expensive, but when they do break the whole drive shaft needs to be replaced.This costs you 1,200-1,500 euros. There are companies that specialize in mounting overhauled shafts or in replacing the bearings. This fixes it for a couple of hundred euros. The 3-liter TDIs have problems with swirl flaps getting stuck and breaking off. This ends up in the manifold. Everything breaks, making you sad. It happens, especially with cars driven only short distances. It has to be cleaned. Try to figure out how the previous owner drove his miles.It is a diesel, so they usually put on the miles instead of driving short distances, but you never know. Try to find out. There have been a number of recalls. I have a cheat sheet, else I cannot remember. Between May 2006 and January 2009 cars were recalled because the rear spoiler can come off. If you have lost it, you know it has not been recalled in time. Cars built between 2002 and 2003 were recalled because the seat belt buckle was faulty. This had to be fixed. Cars with gasoline engines built between 2003 and 2007 were recalled for defective ignitions. That has been fixed as well under warranty during servicing or when it broke. Finally, something lame that you need to keep an eye on. If you have an automatic transmission, which almost all cars have, it is easy to lose a coin in there and jam everything when shifting gears. This could potentially cost a lot of money.Pay attention to not drop small stuff (paperclips, things like that) in there. The Touareg we are driving today was borrowed at Lexpoint in Hoofddorp. This is a 3-liter diesel 6-cylinder engine. It has only 112,000 km (70,000 miles) on the clock, which is not much. It is a pretty grey car with roof rails that act as a spoiler, but you can move them to use as roof rails. It has nice specs, with wood in the interior, an automatic transmission, and a pretty satnav. It is a pretty car. THIS CAR If you’re looking for a second-hand car and want our help, or if your company has a nice car for sale for which we may shoot a video, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org Subtitles – Maru’s Text Support