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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    3 out of 5 stars

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124 reader reviews for Volkswagen Touran MPV.
  • xxxxxxx 5dr

    Andrew Burton , Herts . Date: 10/05/2014
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      40

    My car

    I previously owned and loved a BMW 318 Touring and it broke my heart when I had to trade it in for an MPV as my wife required one for work.

    I went for VW purely on my perceived reputation of them as being safe, reliable, well built etc.

    In the first year the car spent more time in the workshops than on my drive as it required a new EMS (£1500) and a new turbo (£1500). Thankfully both were covered by warranty. In the following three years of ownership I had to be towed away due to the fuel line being contaminated with oil - the fuel filter looked like it had been soaked in oil all night!! I need to top this car up with oil every couple of months. It's not leaking so it must just be burning the stuff up!

    Anyway, the car is not bad to drive for an MPV, is practical and the 140bhp engine is sound enough to get you about and reasonable MPG. The engine is very noisy, the interior is so dull and for VW standards not put together well at all and hasn't stood up well to the rigours of daily family/work life.

    If you want an MPV, look around as I'm sure there's better out there. I no longer need a 7-seater so getting rid of this car and it’s not a day too soon!

  • 1.9 TDI 105 S 7st 5dr

    MattWC Robinson , Perthshire . Date: 27/05/2013
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      43

    My car

    I bought this 2005 1.9Tdi (104) S at three years old / 20k as an ex-motability car in 2008. The car had full service history with main dealer. The car is practical in size - we can get a surprising amount of kit or people in. It has been used for our family of five as daily commute and to head off on adventures walking, canoeing, mountainbiking and general holidays. It has seen a lot of use, and has been reasonably comfortable. It now has 115k on the clock, and we are still using it. From new we had a few issues: there are no rear speakers, and no cables run for it. Same with towbar wiring - none, so £1k to fit. Dissapointingly it is not as well built as I would expect - the clutch went at 40k, and since then we have had the dreaded brake issue (£1k), glow plugs, an injector problem, suspension issues, turbo pipe etc etc. It is also showing rust, which VW dealer says is 'coming from the inside' so cannot be a warranty claim! Parts are expensive. The final straw has been an issue with the boot lifting strut mount - one nut has fallen off, and it is a cut the back of the car body off, replace nut, replace rear body work and re-spray the back of the car. That would cost £1.2k. A completely shocking piece of design. I compare this to our Toyota Yaris, that has had the same hard life (a few less miles) and so far has had new wipers and discs/pads in the same time.

    Overall a disapointing car - it has done good service, but cost a lot and been problematic. I would not buy ag

  • 1.9 TDI 105 S 7st 5dr

    John Clark Date: 11/12/2012
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      48

    My car

    This was my second Touran and a much different experience to the last (see my report 05/01/09 - 2.0 TDI 140 SE). This car was purchased at a considerable discount in 2010 and was a delivery mileage, dealer registered car. Over the last 2½ years I have done 82,000 miles and the car has never really missed a beat. No major ownership issues, with a couple of minor trim problems and defective heated rear screen dealt with under warranty, 4 Long Life services, couple of sets of tyres and a warranty contribution at 70,000 towards fuel filter canister defect (I suspect mechanic damaged during replacement). Car was too good to part exchange and has been retired from Motorway life to replace our second family car. I took my own advice and have invested in a warranty again and hopefully I will not need to use it. I’ve just taken delivery of a Mk2 Touran, report to follow.

  • 1.9 TDI 105 SE 7st 5dr

    Janice Pelham , DERBYSHIRE . Date: 03/02/2009
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      52

    My car

    Despite electical gremlins I realy enjoyed owning this car. Practical with great fuel economy its a large car in a small body. sadly the gearbox oil still stains the car park where it came to a sad demise! the fly wheel had disintergrated taking the gearbox with it, 7months out of warranty. my local dealer were fantastic and managed to twist the arm of VW enough to get them to pay 90% of the bill leaving me 300pounds to pay. If this happens to you stick ur heels in and demand they foot most of the bill. it is a known problem and the part was unfit for sale. I must add that i now drive a 2.0tdi se and still prefer the fuel economy, seats and the absence of touque steer of my old 1.9!

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