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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.
  • 1.9 TDI 105 SE 7st 5dr

    aud smith , england . Date: 03/02/2009
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      1 out of 5 stars

    My car

    i bought a brand new 1.9tdi from a volkswagen dealership. it has been with this dealership more times than i can count for repair, but i can tell you since january 2008-jan 2009, it has been in for warranty repairs 24 times. in fact, hardly a week goes by without a problem, and has been in the garage for weeks on end. my first problem is the airbag warning system which constantly flashes at me - i have had a whole new system put in (took 6 weeks to do mind) i got it back from the garage on weds night for my devon holiday leaving thurs. on same saturday the clutch went and had to go into dealership for the week for new clutch / flywheel. on return from holiday one week later airbag lights go on! (another 3 weeks at volkswagen). the lights particulary in cold weather flash oncoming traffic (but apparantly there is no fault). my esp light went (repaired, auxillary heater replaced. i'm not sure weather the steering is right, but it is going in again next week (as airbag light on again and smoke coming from aux heater) so they will need to check. i have now lost all confidence with this car, and will get rid of it as soon as i can before its warranty runs out in may. i have had aa cover for 23 years and have only used it once prior to owning this car, well this car has been recovered 8 times since i have had it! and yet it has only done 34,000 miles

  • 1.9 TDI 105 S 7st 5dr

    Neil Adgie , South Yorkshire . Date: 03/02/2009
    • Overall verdict
      1 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

    My car

    My car is on a 55 plate with 38000 miles and full service history. To date I have had new ABS unit, new ESP unit and a new clutch. I am appalled at the problems I have had with this VW. To round things off the gearbox failed, smashing through the casing damaging the differential, estimated costs £2000. I will never but another VW again

  • 1.9 TDI 105 SE 7st 5dr

    Phillip Stoker Date: 01/02/2009
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have this car on a 55 plate, 57k miles and two months out of warranty the turbo fails requiring £2,500 parts plus labour. Full VW service history to boot. VW offered 50% goodwill but still leaves £1400 to get it back. I am shocked at the number of owners who have also had this fault on these pages. This is certainly my last VW ever. It is a dull drive, and although practical with good mpg and I can't wait to see the back of it.

  • 2.0 TDI 140 SE 7st 5dr

    John Clark Date: 05/01/2009
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      42

    My car

    The car is now 2½ years old and at 68,000 is out of warranty and don’t I know it. Emissions light came on last month and I was relieved of £300 for a throttle flap motor. Then the ESP light decided it would announce the demise of the ABS pump and a £1,600 bill. Absolutely no interest in a warranty contribution by VW and the dealer was in denial of any known ABS failure problem. Lucky for me I’d recently taken out independent warranty with Warranty Direct and they covered the ABS pump less some excess. The years warranty cost less than half the VW equivalent and they quickly inspected the car and agreed the repair. Cheque was with me within days of submitting the paperwork and would advise any owner to consider Warranty Direct warranty. Otherwise the car has been fairly reliable except an early problem with the electric power steering which needed replacement in the first few months of ownership.

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