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Volkswagen Touareg 3.0 V6 TDI CR DPF 5d Tip Auto (2009/59)

Volkswagen Touareg 3.0 V6 TDI CR DPF 5d Tip Auto (2009/59) - Owner Review

Well proportioned interior and boot space makes it an excellent family choice.
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Volkswagen Touareg (03-09)

Summary

4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
That I put family safety and practicality considerations first, but that I appreciate excellent design and engineering too.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Everyone likes it, particularly the interior with the walnut and beige leather trim.

Would you buy this car again and why?
My wife is the main driver and she adores it. She prefers it to the Q7, E-Class estate and other cars we tried before.

What are you likely to buy next?
I think we will upgrade to the new model when the time comes. Although the Mercedes ML is good too...

Buying experience

2 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Didn't buy from a dealer

Did you buy this car new?
New

What price did you pay?
£29,500

When did you buy the car?
May 2010

Did you get a good deal and why?
Very good deal on an ex-demonstrator model.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Wanted a comfortable, practical and attractive looking 4x4 for the family.

What was the dealer like?
Motorpoint. Not very impressed at all.

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Very smooth, easy to steer, refined too. The ride is very good, Performance is good. Economy and body control not brilliant but typical for this class of car.

What's it like to park?
Quite easy with sensors. Excellent driving position to see out and this car is not as long/wide as the X5/Q7/Discovery crowd.

Living with it

5 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Had two flat batteries and a sticky footbrake pedal. Both fixed under warranty by RAC/VM mobile services which are excellent.

What's most practical about your car?
Well proportioned interior and boot space makes it an excellent family choice.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Parking sensors which are essential for this kind of car.

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