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The Volkswagen Touareg V10 TDI Could Turn A Superhero Into A Villain

I just flew out to Seattle to buy a 2006 Volkswagen Touareg V10 TDI, a vehicle so infamously expensive to repair that any one visit to the dealership could cost as much as a whole new car. Not only did the Touareg make it the 2,100 miles home, but it did it without even triggering […]

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The Volkswagen W12 Died So The Veyron And Phaeton Could Live

Welcome to another installment of Cars Of Future Past, a series here at Jalopnik where we flip through the pages of history to explore long-forgotten concepts and how they had a hand in shaping the cars we know today. Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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A Fluid Transfer Pump Makes Fluid Changes Quicker And Smoother

Over the past few weeks we’ve looked at a drill-powered winch to help load vehicles onto trailers, torque limiting extensions to help ensure lug nuts and bolts are properly torqued, and a tool kit for removing plastic rivets with ease. This week’s cool tool is a fluid transfer pump that makes fluid changes easier in…Read […]

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I Bought One Of The Cheapest Running Volkswagen Touaregs On Facebook Marketplace To Drive Across The Country

In a couple of weeks I will head out west to pick up my Honda Beat in Washington state. I could do it in any number of decent, reliable vehicles. Instead, I will set my sights on Washington in the cheapest running and driving Volkswagen Touareg that I could find on Facebook Marketplace.Read more… Continue […]

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Proud Owner Of Two Of The Biggest Auto Maintenance Nightmares Of The Modern Era Suffers Predictable Tragedy

“Meet The Hero Who Owns Two Of The Biggest Auto Maintenance Nightmares Of The Modern Era,” read our 2019 headline about proud VW Touareg and Passat W8 owner, Gareth Watkins. A year after that story published, Watkins sent me an update on his fleet, and, well — it’s as predictable as it is tragic.Read more… […]

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The Diesel Manual First-Gen Volkswagen Touareg Is What Off-Road Dreams Are Made Of

The first-generation VW Touareg is an epic machine. Some say that it — along with other impressive engineering feats like the Bugatti Veyron supercar, Audi A2 fuel-sipper and VW Phaeton luxury sedan — was part of Ferdinand Piëch’s onslaught of automotive “moonshots” meant to show the world that VW Was The King of…Read more… Continue […]

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Watch An Old VW Touareg Go Head-To-Head Off-Road Against A New Jeep Grand Cherokee

The first-generation Volkswagen Touareg is remarkably similar to the modern Jeep Grand Cherokee, which is why this recent off-road comparison by TFL Car is so fascinating. Watch the two machines—separated by 13 model-years—strut their stuff on the rocks.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Meet the Hero Who Owns Two of the Biggest Auto Maintenance Nightmares of the Modern Era

Expensive Volkswagens don’t exactly have great reputations for reliability, serviceability, or cost of maintenance, so when the company decided to build the ridiculously feature-laden luxury cars known as the VW Passat W8 and VW Touareg V10 TDI, they, in some ways, unleashed two maintenance time bombs upon the earth.…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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The Crazy Luxury Features That Make the First-Gen VW Touareg Such an Over-Engineered Nightmare

The first generation Volkswagen Touareg launched in 2002, but remains one of my favorite fancy off-roaders of all time because it was a genuine off-road beast and the most luxurious VW SUV ever. Sadly, that swankiness and off-road prowess comes at a cost, as they mean the SUV is filled with wacky luxury features that…Read […]

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