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What's the engine/gearbox like in the Volkswagen Touareg?

Can you tell me much about the 2.5-litre diesel engine and gearbox of the Volkswagen Touareg?

Filed under diesel - Asked by Sean Dunleavy (Dublin) - Sun, 23 Mar 2014 00:33

Neil Briscoe Answered by: Neil Briscoe - Complete Car Adviser - @neilmbriscoe


Hi Sean,

Watch for dodgy turbos, flaky electronics and issues with the brakes not being strong enough (more of a problem on the heavier V10 TDI to be honest). That 2.5 TDI engine does give pretty decent economy for a big 4x4 though, and it feels more wieldy and manoeuvrable than rivals such as the Land Rover Discovery or Toyota Land Cruiser.

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