Category Archives: Volkswagen

VW Touareg MY05 V6 3.2

Purchased second hand.
Only 35k on the clock. Few bits of trim missing but otherwise clean and straight. Worlds worst tyres fitted. Hard and slimmy in the wet. Will add brand when I think of them.
Added 18″ Orsche wheels to accommodate Nokian winter tyres at 255. Extra inch definitely degraded ride compliance but less understear. Think I would prefer the comfort but understear would have been even worse on 17″ x 235.
Have put 45,000 km on in 9 months and all OK except for gearbox changing down too soon on hill climb and then holding gear too long once over summit. Have been told its an adjustment to FPS ??? Forward position switch. Will know after service.


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Filed under 2005, Petrol, Touareg

Decision: VW Golf GTD MY10

Drove a 103 TDI with active chassis control. Liked it.
Drove because I was told that there were no GTDs in the country and
that it would be March 2011 till a GTD arrived with chassis
control. Turned around in car yard and there was a GTD! Bought it
without chassis control. Goes well, all that torque and DSG takes
care of relatively narrow power band. Am 6″ plus and still fit
fine. Seats are snug with lots of support. Great squirt car without
the fidgity feel of the GTI. GTI Loves revving but needs them to
get going. Unless you are concerned with looks rather than ride,
stick with the 17 inch wheels. 18s are much more harsh and friends
with 19s regret their decision. Lead Up: went to two Audi
dealerships on three occasions and received zero help. At Burwood I
sat in cars, had a look, viewed brochures and was asked to move out
of the way so that a car could be removed. The guys returned a few
minutes later with takeaway! Lunch more important than sales or
customers obviously. Thought about Commodore as the commonsense
option but seats don’t provide enough support.

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Filed under 2010, Diesel, Golf, GTD, Volkswagen

VW Touareg TDI V6 MY09

Looked at Landrover Disco 3 but already had a 2003 petrol
Touareg so went with TDI version. Great car. Drives much more car
like when compared to older one. More nimble, huge amounts of
Torque. Electric boot open and shut from buttons on driver-door/boot/key-fob was extremely useful. Limited boot space. Comfy everything.

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Filed under 2010, Diesel, Touareg, Volkswagen

VW Touareg MY03

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Filed under 2003, Fuel, Petrol, Touareg, Volkswagen