What should I look for in a used Volkswagen Touareg 4x4?
This is a large SUV that will have been used in tight urban supermarket car parks, so it’s worth checking the extremities for any scuffs and dents, as well as the alloy wheels for any kerb damage. Ensure the seats fold and slide as they should, and that any electric tailgate, seats or sunroof works.
What are the most common problems with a used Volkswagen Touareg 4x4?
Most parts, engines and transmissions are shared with a number of other cars in the Volkswagen Group, so replacements are easy to source. A number of cars have suffered from clogged diesel particulate filters and some from oil leaks. Sensors have been known to cause problems, while starting issues have been reported in older cars.
Is a used Volkswagen Touareg 4x4 reliable?
The Touareg has a good record in our reliability surveys and in the most recent one it finished in mid-table place in the large SUV class. Less than 16% of cars had faults and all were minor things that took less than a week to fix. Volkswagen as a brand finished in a disappointing 17th place out of 32 manufacturers, though.