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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.
  • 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.

  • 2.0 TDI 140 Sport 7st 5dr

    mario burley , shropshire . Date: 19/06/2008
    • 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

    have owned my 54 plate 2.0tdi dsg from new and car has been faultless even at 116,000miles,does 40mpg around town and 50mpg on a run ,DSG is superb and has not missed a beat can fit my family and pusbikes in car ,handles very well ,rides very well and seems to get better with age ,since 100,000 fuel consumption has improved 10% from new when it was new ,so it must be run in now,servicng cost has never been a issue as i am a dealer technician myself so have looked after car myself from new ,The one thing that really lets VWs down is there appaling dealer network most of them are very poor on any faults that require a bit of know how ,but this applies to most dealerships and i really think its about time the manufactures took a hold of this,my touran now does need a new dual mass flywheel which will be the first job besides wear and tear that it has needed doing to it in 4 years of ownership

  • 2.0 TDI 140 Sport 7st 5dr

    Abdul Qureshi Date: 16/06/2008
    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I invested in the DSG version of this car in March 08. This was after my friend owned one for some three years and all of my family liked it. To date my friend has had no problems with it. Apart from the like I went for this car because of the automatic option with diesel, good finish and a decent boot space. I tested out a Honda FRV diesel and found it not so well finished on the inside, the drawer under the front middle seat was flimsy and once came out, had difficulty getting it back in, the metal bars with their welding behind triangular windows at the front were not concealed and the rear seats apart from the middle were simply mounted on metal pipes. Also the groove for the sliding middle seats was quite noticeable on the floor. Apart from the finishing, the boot space was quite limited with 6 seats up and had less space than my outgoing Honda Accord hatch back. For these reasons I went for a touran and so far no problems. Gives over 600 miles on the motorway on a full tank which I feel is very reasonable. The stereo is not so good though. Hope it proves to be as mechanically sound as my Honda Accord which it replaced. Will review at 18 months.

  • 1.9 TDI 105 S 7st 5dr

    Mo Mawas , Exxex . Date: 14/06/2008
    • Overall verdict
      1 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
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    My 3rd service which includes a change of timing belt cost me a staggering 946.93 pounds , mileage at 54,000 miles

    Further more to inspect only the clutch and flywheel , I was quoted an only inspection charge for 446 pounds . at 54,000 miles [ not even warranty mileage yet ] the touran have worn a clutch , a flywheel , a wheel bearing , and two absover mounts . So here is the cost of ownership of VW Touran .

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