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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125 reader reviews for Volkswagen Touran MPV.
  • 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

  • 1.9 TDI 90 S 7st 5dr

    nicola shand Date: 06/12/2008
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      43

    My car

    i bought my touran 18 months ago used. the car is an 05 plate. Everything was ok until the 20/09/2008 when the eps light came on and would not go off. Went into the retailers, was told dont worry its your abs system. as i have no warranty it will cost £1600.00, this is a known fault on the tourans (BEWARE). I have also been dealing with trading standards as my car is on hire purchase with vw they have brought the cost down to £675.00. So i have decided to end my contract and have bought Honda FRV...i have also checked all the reviews and it is sound and a brilliant call overall.....to all touran drivers please get your abs pump checked

  • 1.9 TDI 105 S 7st 5dr

    John Trotman Date: 17/11/2008
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      42

    My car

    I bought the car new and driven 250000 miles in 3 years. I am a pensioner(Steady driver). I understand from our VW garage that I must now pay £1500 for a replacement faulty ESP unit.I have never braked hard and am far from happy to be faced with this cost. Is this a common fault? If I buy this unit can I expect to have to replace it again in another 3 years.

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