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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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123 reader reviews for Volkswagen Touran MPV.
  • 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.

  • 1.9 TDI 105 S 7st 5dr

    David Winship Date: 19/12/2008
    • Overall verdict
      1 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
      1 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Sold my Touran after 3 years ownership. Never again will I buy a VW after owning a Touran for 3 years. Year 1 - complete loss of electrics/breakdown occurred once - required control unit re-programming under warranty. Quality issues with rear door seal - required hard push to close. Year 3 - turbo failed after 70k kms - unacceptable in 3 year old car and very expensive to repair (this was a fully serviced car). VW dealer service and parts costs prohibitive (1200k euros for turbo before fitting cost). Pity reliability was abysmal as the car functioned well in terms of cabin ergonomics, layout, storage areas etc but reliability record was poor. Also reasonable MPG and handling for MPV

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