2007 Volkswagen Touran 140 HP

Summary:

Poor quality

Faults:

Poor quality! The DSG gearbox is smooth when it's working, but breaks down easily. We have had to change the control unit and LOTS of other expensive parts on this car.

Last week we changed the ABS sensor (1400 euro).

It's a practical car for us with 3 children, but over the last 2 years it has cost about 6000 euro (!!!) in repairs.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 31st December, 2013

31st Dec 2013, 12:58

There's nothing new about poor design and quality on VAG products.

11th Jan 2014, 12:57

As a former disappointed owner of a VW Touran DSG, I will never buy another VW product. I bought the car in 2008 as a nearly new (2 years) as my young family expanded (we have 3 children). At first things seemed fine; I was impressed the car could be fully loaded up and still returned circa 50 MPG on a non-stressed motorway run. However, after the warranty expired many items started to fail, and these were costly repairs like turbo and DSG mechatronic unit. Very poor quality trim too. Worst of all I was very disappointed with the attitude of the VW dealership. Never again...

2003 Volkswagen Touran 16 Fsi

Summary:

Practical

Faults:

At 50000 km - Color on main headlights switch has came of.

After 2 years the heated seat on driver side burned a hole in the seat - have to replace it myself.

At 70000 km color on one of the stereo buttons has started to "degenerate"

Both power windows has it own mind - service says that there is nothing they can do about it.

General Comments:

Nice to drive even if the engine is a bit weak.

In contrast to Chrysler the comfort is dreamlike - firm and precise steering and handling.

The extra seat in the back is for kids up to about 12-13 years and wry nice.

Big car for moving stuff - I have moved 500 KG stone and my family 200KM without problems.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th July, 2007