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Old 21st August 2011, 21:24   #16
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Do you have more details on this ?
How does one select which tire and the pressure ?
Touaregs come with 4 wheel tyre pressure monitoring system (called TPC or tyre pressure control in VW lingo, similar to the system seen on the Scorpio VLX). Those with air suspension also have the facility to fill / top up the air pressure in partially deflated tyres where the puncture has been repaired, or tyres deflated for operation on sand.

This figure from the Touareg operation manual may help.
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Very nice review doc and touareq surely looks very capable machine.

On a lighter note, but i am wondering what else is there under Driver's seat, cos u have said that

Battery under Driver's seat
Fire Extinguisher

is there something else in there and how to access battery??
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That was a great thread. Brilliant pictures. I always thought middle east countries were like Europe on the driver side.

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Very nice review SS , IMO this is indeed a fantastic true blue SUV . I had the good fortune to ride it in Abu Dhabi and was completely blown away by the refinement amidst all the power which makes it equally good on the highway as well as a very nice offroader. For its bulk , its pretty frugal too .
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Do all Touregs have the stepney on the backdoor or is it only the V6 version? I distinctly remember seeing pics of Toureg with bald backside, like that of the Cayenne.


And um, Average Kya Hain?
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Do all Touregs have the stepney on the backdoor or is it only the V6 version? I distinctly remember seeing pics of Toureg with bald backside, like that of the Cayenne.
If I may answer that, the spare on the rear door is an option on the Touareg as well as the Cayenne.
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Hi,
Great review and an eye opener on the features available on the Toureg. However the price seems to be a little on the higher side probably cos its a CBU imported directly to India.

Even the Tiguen was supposed to make its way into India. So Volkswagen already has a full fledged manufacturing and sales and service network in India. So they should think of assembling the Toureg in Indian and start selling the smaller suvs from their stable to compete with the likes of the Yeti, BMW X1 and so on.
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...i am wondering what else is there under Driver's seat, cos u have said that
Battery under Driver's seat
Fire Extinguisher
is there something else in there and how to access battery??
Correction - the battery is under the front left seat (which translates to the driver's seat in an European manual). The seat needs to be removed to access the battery - I wouldn't bore you with the exact process as described in the manual.
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Do all Touregs have the stepney on the backdoor or is it only the V6 version? I distinctly remember seeing pics of Toureg with bald backside, like that of the Cayenne.
Well, Akshay did answer that for you...
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If I may answer that, the spare on the rear door is an option on the Touareg as well as the Cayenne.
It depends on the country where the vehicle is sold, and the type of tyre fitted - whether RFT, space saver spare or full size spare. Full size spares are usually mounted on the back, others have the 'bald backside' as you mentioned.
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And um, Average Kya Hain?
That, I knew, would be the first question anyone reading this would ask! And it was already answered...
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However, the engine is pretty frugal, returning about 8 km/l in the city and an expected 11 km/l while cruising on the highway.

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Lovely review SST. The road presence of the vehicle is awesome. It looks brilliant too. Wonder the use for extreme off-roading though.

Would it be sacreligious to ask the average of a V6 SUV?
EDIT: Just read your above post regarding the average. 8kmpl in city is pretty decent for an SUV that size and a V6 engine!

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What's the approximate price BTW?
Noop, the approx price in Pune is 65l+, on road.

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Fantastic review SST. I have been a diehard Touareg fan ever since I saw one. Would love to drive one someday. Was there a version that was torqueir than this?

You mentioned that the battery is placed under the drivers seat and so is the fire extinguisher. Is there so much space available under it?
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SST

Didn't your brother bought this ? This car looks very good , why is the finish little different on Gear Lever - I also find few marks on Dash near to temperature displays . Has someone tried to open these parts ?

This car should be great 4x4 - this is the one which displaced Pajero in DAKAR since 2009

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any more available somewhere ??
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Fantastic review SST. I have been a diehard Touareg fan ever since I saw one. Would love to drive one someday. Was there a version that was torqueir than this?
There was a 5l V10 diesel that was the most torquey. That is the engine which pulled the 747.
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I would be interested in the reliability. Jd power vehicle dependability studies rank most German makers below average, including Mercedes and BMW with VW at near the bottom. My own experience with BMW, my sister's with VW, my buddy's with Audi, and various other friends and aquaintances in the US left no doubt in my mind that Germans have extremely serious reliability issues compared to the Japanese. In the case on my BMW, it was so wonderful that I was willing to deal with the infuriating electrical and electronic problems.


I will now buy German only if the vehicle is so appealing to the heart that it causes my brain to switch off.

I fully admit that I might be carrying with me expectations, assessments, data points, and prejudices that are relevant in the American context but not the Indian one.
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There was a 5l V10 diesel that was the most torquey. That is the engine which pulled the 747.
The V10 TDI generates 750 Nm of torque - that's enough torque for the car to climb up a vertical wall if there was enough traction! An interesting bit of information I gleaned off the net is that in low range, with first gear engaged on the Tiptronic, the V10 TDI produces 37,640 Nm of torque at the wheels.
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You mentioned that the battery is placed under the drivers seat and so is the fire extinguisher. Is there so much space available under it?
I made a correction subsequently, in that the battery is under the left front seat. Given that I was collating data from an European technical manual, where the left seat is described as the driver's seat (as in all European cars) - hence the confusion.
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...why is the finish little different on Gear Lever - I also find few marks on Dash near to temperature displays . Has someone tried to open these parts ?
No marks - just dust and an unclean car.
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i am referring to below ones
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