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Any advice on 2007 Volkswagen Touareg?

Any advice when looking at a 2007 3.0-litre auto diesel Volkswagen Toureg with 150,000 miles on the clock?

Dan Haslam (Coleraine)

Nov 2015 Filed under: reliability

Expert answer

Hi Dan,

To be honest, the Touareg is not the most reliable thing around. It suffers from electrical maladies and the air suspension is prone to failure. The timing chain on the V6 engines can also be fragile. The front brakes are a bit on the small side for a car that big and heavy so check under the front for damage too. Check for a thumping sensation from the automatic gearbox when changing gears and the centre differential can be weak so listen for whining or rattling noises. They chew through tyres as well, so check for uneven or excessive wear.
Neil Briscoe - Complete Car Adviser

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