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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

    Robert Goldie , East Dunbartonshire . Date: 27/03/2005
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    We previously owned a Galaxy 2.3 auto and wanted something with the same levels of practicality and space but without the high running costs.

    This car fits that bill superbly. Although smaller than the Galaxy externally, we have found the interior to be almost as roomy and even more flexible due to the fold-flat rearmost seats.

    It is also a much tidier and sporty drive on twisty roads. The quality inside is also good.

    Negatives: The ride can 'crash' now and again. At cruising speeds it is not as hushed as I would like (wind and engine noise) and I am only averaging 37mpg in mixed use.

    Also, subjectively, it does not feel very 'posh' (unlike the Galaxy).

    Overall, it's the best on the market of its type and makes the bigger Sharan redundant. It's spacious and good to drive - pity about the motorway refinement.

  • 2.0 TDI 140 Sport 5st 5dr

    caroline Dunkley , west sussex . Date: 23/03/2005
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    This is an outstanding family car a real pleasure to drive. The interior has been described as drab - I prefer to call it classic. It's very user friendly. With four children it's usually full to capacity yet it always feels comfortable not squashed. The children love the car - it's a real hit in our family.

    Having changed from a Land Rover Discovery, the drive is nothing but ing , it has real punch, superb acceleration and great manouveability.

    I highly recomend this car. well done VW a family car to be proud of.

  • 1.6 FSI SE 7st 5dr

    Mark Whitelegg Date: 10/03/2005
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Although the Touran is an excellent car, BEWARE. I bought the 1.6 FSI. The dealer did not tell me that it is recommended to use 98 RON petrol not 95 RON. The other FSIs only use 97/98 RON, so make sure you are aware before you buy.

    Otherwise, I'm now returning 37 to the gallon and the car is a distinct improvement over my Vauxhall Zafira, which was a good car too. Build quality appears good, reliability has been excellent too.

  • 1.9 TDI 105 S 7st 5dr

    Keith Livingstone , Fermanagh . Date: 28/02/2005
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Having owned "Timmy" for a year now I must say the whole family is mightly impressed with our Touran. We bought the 1.9 Tdi S model after reading about it in What Car?.

    I was very pleased with the deal we received from our local dealer and in fact the deal won Deal of the Month in WhatCar? in May. We have since covered nearly 24,000 miles in the car with only a few hiccups. The first occured when the tailgate refused to shut - fixed within a day, and the second was a tyre fault due to an incorrect balance in the front wheels again fixed quickly. Due to the second fault we did not pay for the first service at 19,200 miles - result.

    The car itself has been a revelation. Its engine and six-speed box are perfectly matched and we have never felt the need for more power even while towing a box trailer. The amount of stuff my wife can cram into the car has to be seen to be believed and the Tourans versatility has played a big part in this.

    My kids - 15 and 13 - love the rear leg room - much better than our last Golf - and the fact they can have a row of seats each with its own cupholders and powerpoint. The fact that the car has a five-star safety rating, should have strong residuals, and we have a good local VW dealer are also big plus points.

    Well done Volkswagen.

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