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Title: Bought me a Touareg
Post by: Oxblood on December 28, 2017, 11:11:04 am
So,

After 5 years of having only my M/C for getting around, I thought it was time to get 4 wheels again. To that end, I went and done got me a 2015 VW Touareg with the 3.6L VR6 FSI motor. Nice vehicle.


Title: Re: Bought me a Touareg
Post by: bubba zanetti on December 28, 2017, 06:07:10 pm
I was channeling a Defender your way ... but, Touareg is very nice indeed.


Title: Re: Bought me a Touareg
Post by: knobnose on December 28, 2017, 06:36:52 pm
Given the amount of snow you get up there, how have you been getting around.


Title: Re: Bought me a Touareg
Post by: motrhead on December 28, 2017, 08:46:59 pm
 A Touareg sounds great, but how do you fit bikes in it?  :lol: Seriously, that's a nice ride.
  Funnily enough, fitting bikes in the back and family in the front was the main reason I ended up with my quad cab Dakota. It's getting a lot of km on it, and I don't really see anything comparable out there...may find another lower mileage example when this gets too tired. I can't see owning anything that isn't European or Dodge, for very different reasons...lol.
 


Title: Re: Bought me a Touareg
Post by: Oxblood on December 29, 2017, 02:26:13 pm

I was channeling a Defender your way ... but, Touareg is very nice indeed.


Jim, I was seriously looking at Defenders. But, given the prices people are asking for a 15 to 20 year old vehicle I just could not justify getting one. Then this little beauty showed up at Cowell VW. 2 year old lease return with only 18,780 km on it. I could not walk away and pulled the pin.


Title: Re: Bought me a Touareg
Post by: Oxblood on December 29, 2017, 02:27:13 pm

Given the amount of snow you get up there, how have you been getting around.


Not much snow in Vancouver most years. Last year was very cold and icy and I wound up riding the bus. This year there has really only been one or two days so far where riding would have been sketchy.


Title: Re: Bought me a Touareg
Post by: Oxblood on December 29, 2017, 02:29:32 pm

 A Touareg sounds great, but how do you fit bikes in it?  :lol: Seriously, that's a nice ride.
  Funnily enough, fitting bikes in the back and family in the front was the main reason I ended up with my quad cab Dakota. It's getting a lot of km on it, and I don't really see anything comparable out there...may find another lower mileage example when this gets too tired. I can't see owning anything that isn't European or Dodge, for very different reasons...lol.
 


Seats 5. Large cargo area behind the second row of seats, roof rails installed at the factory so a rack system would be easy, and it has a factory installed tow system, so a trailer hitch compatible bike rack would be very easy to install.

Had it almost 2 weeks now, and I am rather enjoying it. Now looking to get some mods to make it more suitable for off roading.


Title: Re: Bought me a Touareg
Post by: birdrunner on December 30, 2017, 06:11:01 pm
Bought my first VW over a year ago.

I love it.  It hits a the sweet spot between performance and  comfort.


Title: Re: Bought me a Touareg
Post by: Oxblood on January 01, 2018, 03:31:53 pm

Bought my first VW over a year ago.

I love it.  It hits a the sweet spot between performance and  comfort.


This Touareg is almost as fun to drive as my chipped Audi TT S-Line was  :bigok:


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