2013 Volkswagen Touareg
There are 4 user reviews for the TDI Lux trim shown below
- Tasteful styling. Solid Construction. No flashing lightshows.
- Persistent steering/handling defect. Poor customer support.
Purchased As New
I bought a 2013 Touareg TDI Lux a month ago and it has been in the shop for 17 days with an irreparable steering wheel oscillation. It is still in the shop with VW refusing to replace it.
So far VWoA has advised the local dealer to try the following: road force balance all wheels, swap wheels from another car, change all four tire to Michelin Latitudes, replaced front drive shafts and replace steering rack. None have remedied the problem.
Other owners have reported the exact same issue and have had difficulty getting satisfactory resolution. Search for "Touareg steering problem" to find more. Or go to www.touaregsteeringshake.com.
I don't want any more hassle, I just want a new car....read morehide
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- No V10... or V8..
Purchased As New
The main reason for going with the VW over the Porsche was the interior and price. The Porsche while a beautiful vehicle, the interior is too sporty for me, the VW is more of a dinner SUV in my mind. But the price for the TDi is less and the towing capacity is amazing. I just completed towing my girlfriends Jetta about 500mi and it did not feel like I was towing anything, merging was easy in sport mode but not really needed. Overall, after about 3k miles driven I am still pleased with the vehicle and best of all no buyers remorse.A modestly priced luxury SUV, yes it is "just" a VW but if you want a Porsche or Mercedes go get one. If you want to save a few thousand and get an equally strong vehicle both in performance and quality the VW should be given a ride. It is nice for me because the VW dealer is also an Audi and Porsche dealer so when I dropped it off for its "quick-check service" maybe 30 minutes? I was given an S4 to continue running errands.. I now own three VWs (Touareg, Jetta, Passat) and a Mercedes, the Touareg has become my daily driver I enjoy it so much. The radio is the Lux package is weak. I like to drive with the windows down on nice days and when the windows go down music is practically unheard. But that could be fixed with the Executive package.. which would be the only thing I would change, the lux package is nice enough but for a bit over $50k I really think the speakers could keep up with my fading hearing. A very luxurious SUV, it is not an off-roading vehicle.. it is too pretty for that but in a few years maybe. Cons.. the windshield wipers need to move faster. I had to rain-x the windshield to keep up with the rain....read morehide
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- Fun to drive. Great mileage, torque, AWD and lux interior.
Purchased As New
This is my first diesel car. Boy, I love the torque. Didn't realize the modern diesel engine is so clean and quiet until I drove one last month. Fell in love with the diesel car. Had 1100 miles on it. With 70/30 highway/local driving. I got avg 28 mgp.
I test drove Audi Q5, MB ML350, GLK and VW Touareg. love the Q5 and Touareg. Sold on Touareg on room and power train and big fuel tank. I don't have to station as often. A full tank give me 700+ mile. I had to fill my Honda Pilot every 350 miles.
I still own a 2007 Honda Pilot. Great reliable SUV. But in terms of driving experience. Honda can't compare with VW Touareg.
Touareg is a Luxury SUV under a none luxury badge. I like it this way. You really have to drive it (TDI model) to experience it.
Another observation comparing gas and diesel. My other gas cars always have strong fume smell when cold start in the morning. Not on this diesel TDI. There is no smell coming from the tail pipe at all. The new clean diesel engine with ULSD makes huge difference. Unless there are major break through on Electric car, my next car will be also diesel....read morehide
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- Great Fuel Economy, Comfortable Ride, Extremely Smooth Transmission with Loads of Torque
- None So Far
Purchased As New
Previous ride was a 2010 Touareg V6 TDI. Loved that vehicle and dealer made me an offer I couldn't refuse so I upgraded to the 2013 version.
Most noticeable difference between the 2010 and the 2013 is the 8 speed transmission. It is smooth and effortless when coupled with the TDI.
I only have 1000 miles on it but mileage is significantly better. First two fill ups were around 27 MPG real world with about 2/3 highway and 1/3 town.
2013 has great electronics with the RNS-850 Infotainment System is easy to use, easy to see, and loaded with features including navigation. Phone integration is very simple and works well. Ability to see additional RNS information in speedometer area of dash is nice too.
Service interval is now 10000 miles with the larger Adblue tank.
Push button seat folding is nice from the rear hatch area and the rear cargo cover has a nice elevation feature that allows you to store higher items without removing the cover. The pass thru center on the rear seat allows for longer items to be transported without folding the seats if you so desire.
I may sound like a broken record but overall its a great and comfortable ride, with a powerful engine and smooth transmission....read morehide
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