What used Volkswagen Touareg 4x4 will I get for my budget?
You can pick up a Touareg of this generation now for under £9000, but it'll be likely to have a high mileage. You’ll need around £10,000 to get one of these Touaregs in good condition, probably a 2011 or 2012 car, although that will still buy you one with around or more than 100,000 miles on the clock. If you up the ante to between £10,000 and £12,000 you’ll find a selection of 2013/14 cars with an average mileage for the year and a full service history, while £13,000 to £15,000 will secure good 2014/15 cars with the same criteria bought from an independent dealer. Between £16,000 and £20,000 will net you a good 2016 car with an average mileage for the year, and maybe even a 2017 one bought from an independent dealer. Figure on nearer £20,000 for one of the end-of-the-line 2018 models.
How much does it cost to run a Volkswagen Touareg 4x4?
On paper, the 3.0 TDI should be the most economical, with a claimed average 42.8mpg, under the older NEDC tests, and corresponding CO2 emissions of 174g/km. The hybrid model, which is hard to find, manages only 34.4mpg, while the V8 diesel musters only 31mpg.
Tax for cars registered before April 2017 varies depending on CO2 output, but all Touaregs are pricey. Cars registered after that date will be taxed at the new flat rate, currently £150 a year, but will carry an additional surcharge if they cost more than £40,000 new, currently £325 a year.
Servicing is on the pricey side. You can take out a Volkswagen Servicing plan for most used cars and, by doing so, budget for the next two services and spread the cost via direct debit payments.