While gasoline cars gets a 40% efficiency, diesel can get 60% (rough numbers). Can you get it with a sleeper cab? The Touareg was launched in Australia in 2003 with a base model powered by a 3.6-litre petrol V6 engine. The cockpit is rich looking and well appointed; well-judged wood and chrome accents prevent drabness without looking cheesy or contrived. Once inside the watertight doors, the Touareg’s cabin is beginning to show its age. I suspect you misused the word obviate here, and I’m wondering what it is you meant. Tree hugging suberbanite mom’s don’t buy $70k SUVs, there seems to be a whole class of people who TTAC has never met, their middle age people with gobs of cash and more than a couple cars. The result is a car that many feel is better looking than its Porsche cousin, the Cayenne, and which also features a wide range of powerpla… Under the bonnet is the pick of the engine range. Jump to Latest Follow 1 - 20 of 21 Posts. ... 2006 Volkswagen Touareg . GM needs to bring out a Duramax H2. Content on clubtouareg.com is generated by its users. It was developed with the Porsche Cayenne, sharing much the same off-road hardware and a V6 petrol engine. How does quality compare to Peterbuilt? Get in-depth info on the 2006 Volkswagen Touareg model year including prices, specs, reviews, pictures, safety and reliability ratings. Twist the switchblade key and the 5.0-liter twin turbo's muffled chattering evokes unpleasant memories of school bus rides gone by. They are clean, fast (TDI, CDI), and have more torque than gasoline cars. They were a cute couple, but no doubt the Diesel Touareg tows better with its extra torque…and gets WAY better fuel economy when towing. I'm a slow poke. The TDI would be even faster if the transmission let the engine wind out properly…. A less expensive 6-cylinder oil burner that achieved 30 MPG and delivered performance similar to their V8 gasser would get some needed attention from a larger swath of customers. Prices for the 2006 Volkswagen Touareg range from $6,900 to $22,550. I think it has to do with the air being cleaner here in Conn than in Utah. The air is breathable because emissions were severely limited. At highway speeds, the TDI’s air suspension deflates slightly, so the body can hunker down over the wheels. Save $8,403 on a 2006 Volkswagen Touareg V6 near you. My 2006 Touareg V6 was a great driving SUV with pleanty of torque. Ever since in highschool physics class we draw the work cycles in a PV diagram for both the gasoline and the diesel engines and calculated their efficiency, I always supported the idea of using an engine that is just by simple thermodynamics is capable of making a better use of the heat obtained by burning the fuel. Sorry for the confusion. 2006 Volkswagen Touareg 3.2L V6 It is not a fuel efficient car. 2006 Vw Touareg V10 Tdi — The VW Touareg V10 TDI is so powerful and solid. The head only reads the nav DVD. Meant to leave the last post at the editorial on auto service. Features like the flat-folding rear seat, 115-Volt power outlet and heated steering wheel are less essential to Mom’s Taxi than [the missing] third row seating, DVD entertainment system and a power lift gate. The DVD-navigation system is almost as easy as folding a large map, and obviates the dead simple in-dash CD player. What high end sports car are you thinking of? So, yes diesels have every right to be in cars like these. The vehicle also seemed to … Thanx Kevin. But that’s for another post. Granted, americans have other tastes in automobile (although i seriously doubt it… ) but light duty diesel vehicles given the appropriate opportunity (read: remove the legal advantage that gasoline has) could easily cease being a nice market and become mainstream. However, Volkswagen has a rich diesel heritage, and the Touareg fitted with one of these engines offers the best illustration of what it can do, whether it's the hard-working 2.5 TDI, smooth 3.0 V6 TDI or the brutal 5.0 V10 TDI. The Touareg’s off-road prowess is equally impressive– or so I’ve heard. 2006 Volkswagen Touareg V6 3.2L V6 GAS Automatic 6 Speed Sport Utility Added Nov 2017 • 9 Fuel-ups. V6 Gas – 16 / 21 video I was referring to makes it seem like a piece of cake. The 3.0 TDI engine aroused admiration from journalists and clients who drew attention to fantastic dynamic characteristics. However, my confidence in the average American’s ability to make a rational buying choice when it comes to automobiles is limited. Will it pull a double bottom? This TDI is a step in the right direction and certainly tows high-end sports cars to track better than a Cayenne ever dreamed of. When I get in a rush to get home, yeah the milage drops. She loves it. This engine was designed from scratch and had nothing familiar with the 2.5 V6 TDI. With dealerships, as this piece attests, things vary. Europeans still think that america is thinking the way it did 10 years ago, because they extrapolate their own slow way of changing to the US: so they still must love pickup trucks, SUVs (how else do you explain the Q7 that was brought in recently ?) by 2006 VW Touareg V6 from Philadelphia, PA on Mon May 07 2012 I bought a 2006 V6 Touareg (95k miles) about 6 weeks ago. Too bad. Same is true with any car. Which raises an interesting question: who’s the buyer for this dignified, sprightly, capable machine? Get 2006 Volkswagen Touareg values, consumer reviews, safety ratings, and find cars for sale near you. Volkswagen Touareg (2003 – 2010) Review Volkswagen Touareg 2020 3.0 V6 TDI 4Motion 231 SE 5dr Tip Auto £36,499. Fully loaded, the press car was over $100,000 Canadian. Not sure about the BMW but I'll tell you this. The reason the car can't be traded-in at this point is because of the stop-sale Audi issued on all 3.0 TDI models last year. Esuvee in a tux. What’s with all the picking on diesel? No dealers will take the 3.0L V6 TDI equipped Audi A6, A7, A8L, Q7, Q5, Porsche Cayanne, and Volkswagen Touareg models. 2006 Touareg Owner Reviews (1) Years 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2007 2006 2005 2004 All All positive All critical 5 stars only 4 stars only 3 stars only 2 stars only 1 stars only I am convinced that americans have nothing against diesels, if diesels are proven superior to gasoline cars. Those pollution-weenies have done wonderful things for the California air, you can actually remotely breath it some of the time! Pony up the 70K, I got your 17/22 ready to go. I think its how you drive. We analyze millions of used cars daily. Diesel engines have never caught on for cars, SUV’s and compact pickups with these two advantages firmly in place. Where there’s room for one there’s room for two, right? The on-board air compressor is a thoughtful inclusion, but using it to pump up the deflated spare is a cumbersome and time-consuming process. So many options that she still has no clue what she can do. I’d love to traverse sharp rocks with the air suspension holding the body at maximum height or test the fording depth in a two-foot stream. Just ordered the Curt Class III hitch. You should probably watch outside the USA to bring you back to reality… Diesel has already took the world by storm. Search over 500 listings to find the best local deals. Volkswagen Touareg V6 TDI Black Edition 4Motion 2020 UK review. Talking about hybrids, if you really want economy than the hybrid diesel is the way (building a hybrid of an already better solution makes sense) – Peugeot and Citroen built some HDi prototypes recently and Pegueot can claim 70 mpg in a medium sized car. America wants and needs diesels. The TDI's rear hints at the ill-fated Phaeton luxobarge, with horizontally arranged taillights, a VW badge big enough for an 80’s rapper and twin letterbox exhausts large enough for a couple of FedEx overnight letters. According to Dad, the 3.0-litre V6 smoothly delivered its diesel power to all four wheels with ‘effortless grace’. That saved me some $$ as I have seen via the threads that that seems to need work right about this time. Looking for a Volkswagen Touareg (2003 - 2010)? The 3.0 V6 TDI engine is extremely refined and our test car is the 286bhp version which will power you to 62 mph in 6.2 seconds and take you on to a maximum of 146 mph. How a 35% market share sounds (world average)…. Are you actually figuring this out manually or going by the MFI. V8 Gas – 14 / 18 When diesels are finally offered to American buyers, they will take the market by storm. The DVD Nav uses a nav DVD where the CD usually goes. As a European I must confess that I am very partial towards diesels. Petrol-preferrers can opt for the 3.0 V6 TSI Hybrid, with electrical assistance to squeeze out 34.4mpg, though this model’s price (over £58,000 new) will surely negate any fuel savings; the improved 3.0 V6 TDI (201bhp or 242bhp) is the mainstream choice, with the 4.2 V8 TDI (335bhp) an enjoyable performance upgrade. I think this applies more now, to all makes, than it did back then. Touareg Reviews. Touareg sales continue to maneuver a rough patch thanks to handsome styling, not off-road or towing capability. I am well aware of diesel’s global popularity, and wish it for the US, too. A beefy hood, bi-xenon headlamps and an assortment of visually balanced front vents create a butch prow that maintains the familial resemblance— and makes the Porsche Cayenne look decidedly goofy. Well-funded Suburbanites are opting for trendy crossovers with three rows of seats, automated finger slammers and DVD babysitters. I am getting over 20 mpg around town in my TDI and my gasser could never achieve that. Sajeev — Cayenne owners do not worry about gas mileage. There’s no shortage of them at the country club either piloted by mom’s who’s kids have their own VWs and houses. And, I’m afraid many of the hoops that manufacturer’s will have to jump through to put these vehicles on the radar screens of the average American buyer will reduce or eliminate diesel’s two basic advantages. Kudos to the Europeans and others who have embraced light-duty diesel engines. ... Volkswagen Touareg 2006 (06) 3.0 V6 TDI Altitude 5dr Auto ... Volkswagen Touareg 2006 TDI … If manually, do you still have the stock wheels and tires on this vehical? That Land Rover store he was working at also sold Jaguars. Volvo has the D5, Audi has a full line of excellent diesels, basically all european carmakers and everybody that sells cars in Europe has to have diesels otherwise they die in that market – yet it is only VW that gets something here. 06 T-reg V6,Monster Mats,V8 Oval exhaust tips,Euro Switch,Xentec HID's and more to come soon... does cruise control improve the mpg much? Property of blueroses0386 . That's something I experienced first-hand at an Audi dealer with my 2016 Audi A6 TDI. I would think we should encourage more cars to get ~50 mpg like TDIs and not make them illegal. and big, very powerful cars. etrailer.com | Trailer Hitch Installation - 2007 Volkswagen Touareg Video, Brakes, Steering, Suspension, Wheels and Tires, Mobile Electronics and In Car Entertainment, VerticalScope Inc., 111 Peter Street, Suite 901, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2H1, Canada, clubtouareg.com is an Volkswagen enthusiast website owned and operated by VerticalScope Inc. Diesels are made to tow. They had to go through some fairly complex verbal contortions to avoid admitting that these wonderful new “Turbo Direct Injection” powerplants were, in fact, diesel engines. All Touareg models are well-equipped. Diesel is dirty to burn, dirtier than gasoline, but you get more mpg than gasoline, so that’s good. Lastly: Did you really need to mention that a 5000+lb suv is gong to understeer if you drive it stupidly? New VW Touareg TDI 2015 review; Used car tests. CA (and other 4 states blindly following CA) will have this model available to them mid/late 2006–when low-sulfur diesel is widespread enough at US pumps– to Januray 1, 2007 when CA enforces yet again, stiffer, more inane emissions regulations. A blue ribbon for Walter on the analogy:”a great landing at the wrong airport.” I don’t doubt that the VW is very well engineered and highly capable. On the Diesel question: I live in Europe (Hungary) and I (sometimes) drive a 2003 BMW 530D (E39), which has an inline six 3 liter TDI engine. There is no way your gas V6 is getting the same mileage as my TDI V6. Stock original tires and rims. Until then, California's “diesel ups” will continue to be fruitless and frustrating for customer and salesman alike. Or Denali for that matter. When getting one’s car (or truck) serviced, especially when the warranty is gone and youre’ going to an independent shop, you want to go to one that specializes in the kind of car (or truck) you drive. It’s not that they need to develop anything better, they just need to ship it, that’s all. So the TDI’s which are illegal in CA because of the pollution they give off when burning dirty diesel will be legal when they start burning cleaner diesel later this year. The change to low-sulfur diesel opens the door just wide enough for a few Touaregs. Audi could capitalize on their recent LeMans victory with V10 diesels to promote the diesel in the USA, yet they do nothing. If by the MFI the reading on it is very optomistic. Just got a 06 V6 Lease Return for my Wife to roll around in. Learn more about the 2006 Volkswagen Touareg. The Touareg is a car that Volkswagen couldn't afford not to build. Property of johnny91750 . Missing out on a huge slug of the burgeoning American 'Sports Utility' market didn't sit happily with the top brass at Volkswagen and sharing a good deal of the chassis development budget with Porsche also helped to defray spiralling costs. Yes, well, the Touareg TDI’s three-point automatic safety belts and active head restraints are all that’s between you and whiplash when you punch the accelerator. A $70k VW SUV? But that would have been too easy. It’s been discontinued up here for three years now, but we do have a V6 version. When is CA going to make gasoline vehicles that poor mpg illegal because they have to burn more gas to go the same distance as a more effcient gasoline car? It has an urban mpg (and I am not kind on the gas) of about 30. As Walter points out, the pent-up demand is enormous. (The new V6 is priced the same as the old V6.) Suffice it to say, the majority of Touareg owners will never engage the low-range gear, let alone the locking differentials. Part of the reason diesel is dirty to burn is becuase of the poor diesel fuel on tap here in the US. i know in general it does but wondering about Touareg specificaly. Register your interest for later or request to … I think both are limited by the identical Unit Body construction. Forget about tow ratings, that’s only part of the story. 104.4 Avg MPG. A neighbor of mine who now is the sales manager of a Saturn store, told me when he was selling Land Rovers, “Ever since Ford took them over, we can’t make any money on the sales.” Of course, that means it will come from sales or parts or both. It makes a better mix when it burns in the fuel injectors, so I'm told. Well, hello Europe, this is the country that can change mentality very very fast ! The worst complaints are engine, drivetrain, and transmission problems. The TDI Touareg — 7716 lbs. VW Touareg V10 TDI Tows a 747 News 27th Nov 2006 I remember a while ago I saw some muscle-man towing a 747, but that was simply just odd, and I … In Europe if you can, you choose diesel. Side on, it’s spot on; short overhangs complement subtle, well-integrated fender bulges. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. Right MikeM, they are sneaking in the TDI’s as ’06 models. 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