2004 Volkswagen Touran S 1.9 TDi turbo diesel from UK and Ireland
Without going into detail - just to add another statistic on the gearbox issue. Mine "blew" at 80mph on a motorway - frightened the wits out of me. Very dangerous fault and expensive. Same details as prior posters - casing fractured, oil everywhere, car jerks violently - lucky to have been in the nearside lane and near an exit!
Cost of repair £1600.
Local engineers reported "common fault on these" - as is usual when you own one!
All the positive things about owning this car are negated by the major failure of a major part.
Therefore - advise anyone you know - do not buy this car!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 26th April, 2013