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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 SE 5dr

    catheirne arundel , devon . Date: 15/08/2008
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    i bought my car in nov 05 for just under £16,000.00. i had to replace the clutch costing £435.00 in april 07, it had done 21,000 and now at 29,000 miles the abs control unit has gone and this will cost around £1400.00 to replace. i have contacted my dealership and vw direct and because i haven't had my car serviced through vw (which we don't have to!) they will not offer me any goodwill. i dread to think what is going to go wrong next! i've had new cars before (not vw) and never have i had problems like this. vw products are very poor quality. i didn't realise a vw car costing £16000.00 would only last me three years.

  • 2.0 TDI 140 Sport 5st 5dr

    Billy Dzregah , KENT . Date: 14/08/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 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
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      45

    My car

    I really love this car. I bought this car for a couple of reasons mainly to accommodate a growing family, fuel economy, driving comfort, durability (Inside and outside), security, aesthetics, the cool/practical father with mother cubs feel and I must say that this car satisfies all the above an more.

    The build quality and security features was very important to me since I drive 500 miles a week as an IT Consultant. Fuel Economy is another issues which the Touran is very good at for a car within this range @ 45 mpg average includig motorway driving (Not strictly adhering to the 70 mile rule) - Cruise control very easy to use and very effective and amazing a helps lower fuel consumption. DSG an amazing technology where my wife who loves shifting gears can shift her gears and me who will has sworn the oath of allengence to automatic transmission is happy. On board computer is great with information prompts e.g. oil topup, doors not locked, disabled airbags (2 week old in front seat), folding tables at the back so we can have picnics just sitting in the car, loads of visibility allround and toddler and baby looks snug and secure. I had a minor accident on the motorway (driver texting in slow moving traffic @ 25mph and it the touran took all the shock excellently. I bought the car with 10k on the clock and in one year I have done 25,000 miles and the sports seats are very comfortable

    All round I will strongly recommend.

  • 1.9 TDI 90 S 7st 5dr

    john bailey , west midlands . Date: 04/08/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      45

    My car

    This car is just over 3 years old and as 28K on the clock.although out of the warranty period I am supprised that after only this mileage and serviced reg. the turbo broke down in the main housing and cost nearly £1500.The garage said they had never seen anything like this before. as anyone else had this problem.

  • 2.0 TDI 140 SE 7st 5dr

    Greg Smith , Wilts . Date: 19/06/2008
    • Overall verdict
      3 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
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    The car does everything ok, but nothing very well, for example the engine is noisy compared to a lot of other diesels. I do a lot of motorway driving and still only manage 44MPG, (sticking to the speed limit). The trim is starting to flake away on the steering wheel and around the door handles. The car often leaves me with back ache after a long journey and although it is not noticable on a test drive the side supports on the base of the seats cut into your legs, ( yes I am a slim build).

    The car drinks oil, about a litre every 10K miles, and I'm told this is normal. At £18 a litre this adds to the running costs. It has also developed a coolant leak which is yet to be diagnosed. It often pops up a warning message about the seat belt tensioners, but VW simple say the computer did not log it. As others have reported on cold mornings the car fills itself with diesel fumes from the preheat, the dealer told me "they all do that Sir", and then went on to say the restyled models have some extra pipework to pipe the fumes to the back of the car. Did VW never test this??

    The VW used car warrenty is not worth the paper it's written and does not appear to cover any diagnostic, or electrical wiring faults. Sorry VW if this was a school report, it would read, Poor performance, could do better.

    Would I pay extra for the VW name again over Ford, Vauxhall etc etc, Not a chance, they don't make them like they used to.

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