2004 Volkswagen Touareg User Reviews

2004 Volkswagen Touareg Review Ratings

  • Rank your car

Average Ratings from 28 reviews

  • Performance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Appearance:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Build Quality:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Overall: 4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5

Review Highlights Click to filter reviews below

PROS
"power" 12 reviews
"ride" 9 reviews
"speed" 5 reviews
"comfortable car" 4 reviews
"big space" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 7 reviews
"expensive car" 4 reviews
"high maintenance" 3 reviews
"dealer" 3 reviews

User Reviews

Displaying 1 - 10 of 29 2004 Volkswagen Touareg reviews.

writes:
2004 Volkswagen Touareg V10 TDi Review
Back Seats:
Cargo Capacity:
Family Car:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Looks/Style:
Overall:

Pros

One of the most capable SUV's ever built, Amazing Power, Teak Leather, Tows Anything

Cons

Maintance is pricey, Diesel empties quickly

rosenbat
35

Raw Diesel Turbo Power — The V10 TDI towed a Boeing 747 airliner in 2006. It was been voted as the second most powerful and capable SUV designed. Second only to the Q7 V12 TDI. I towed two smowmoblies up the Vail Pass in Colorado and she did not break a sweat.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
Touareg
Looking for a Used Touareg in your area?
CarGurus has 1,897 nationwide Touareg listings starting at $3,501.
ZIP:
writes:
2004 Volkswagen Touareg V6 Review
Brakes:
Back Seats:
Cargo Capacity:
Family Car:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Looks/Style:
Overall:

Pros

It is a 2004 Touareg--it has a cult following.

Cons

Volkswagen service is high cost, at the dealers.

DOlsenEcon
40

Luxury Suv, Great Winter Driving Machine. — The 2004 Touareg is a superior SUv in many respects. Very high quality, inside and out, and very comfortable for road driving. It receives a lot of attention from friends and work associates who travel in the car. A very well-made machine.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
writes:
2004 Volkswagen Touareg V8 Review
Back Seats:
Cargo Capacity:
Family Car:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Looks/Style:
Overall:

Pros

The power

Cons

High maintenance cost

vindmana
85

Awesome! — I would love to own another one. The maintence costs were high however the comfort, handling, and performance more than made up for the down side. The 2004/ 2005 model years were prone to some defects but they also came with the option for a V8 and self-leveling suspension; both very cool features.

Primary Use: Family transportation

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
writes:
2004 Volkswagen Touareg V6 Review
Back Seats:
Cargo Capacity:
Family Car:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Looks/Style:
Overall:

Pros

Everything

Cons

They are expensive in every way.

95

I Never Want Another Car. — The Touareg can't decide if it wants to be a grocery getter, off road monster, sports car, or luxury car. It's an awesome crossover that has left me in a quandry about what kind of tires(offroad, speed performance, or comfort) what kind of shocks (same dilema as tires) and how to drive it every day.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
writes:
2004 Volkswagen Touareg V10 TDi Review
Back Seats:
Cargo Capacity:
Family Car:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Looks/Style:
Overall:

Pros

Comfort, speed, safety, economy, power

Cons

Didn't like working with VW service centers but you can find local independent service people that will look after you just fine.

DOCKLINE3
110

Great Car — We have really enjoyed this car. Its stylish with a 'never go out of fashion' look, has looked the same since it came out in 2004, the sister car of Porsche Cayenne but more powerful with an animal under the hood. OOzes with quality. It takes off like a spaceship with an Audi V10 TDI engine that has won formula one races for them. You feel really safe inside like a tank. In cold weather, the seats and steering wheel heat up, each seat with its own comfort controls same with the ac.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
writes:
2004 Volkswagen Touareg V8 Review
Back Seats:
Cargo Capacity:
Family Car:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Looks/Style:
Warranty:
Overall:

Pros

looks and feel

Cons

volkswagons mechanics

45

2004 Touareg V8 — I like the car just not the dealerships or the warranty. its been in the shop over 30x and always a nightmare dealing with the dealer. Danbury VW of Ct sucks. The care does have alot of nice features just dont buy the first year it was out. 2004. gas mileage is not very good. It is a very quick SUV and solidly built and many little gadgets.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
writes:
2004 Volkswagen Touareg V6 Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:

Pros

It does it all, with style.

Cons

Your nuts.

55

Get One. — Performance is outstanding. This is only the V6 model with 220 hp, but with the 6 speed tiptronic it hauls it's 6000 lbs. with amazing quickness and agility. It is built like any German vehicle, like a proverbial rock. Exterior looks sleek and menacing, interior is stylish and high quality. Mileage is not great, heavy and powerful equal unimpressive stats. Maint. has been minimal, parts and labour are costly, but you've got to pay for the best. It is definitely fun to drive. I can tow my 5000+ lb boat with 2500 lbs of capacity to spare or drive the Coqu. at 110 mph as if it was a drive in the park. Little sticker on the dash beside the speedo "Do not exceed 130 mph, vehicle equipped with all-season tires". Need I say more.

Primary Use: Family transportation

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
writes:
2004 Volkswagen Touareg V6 Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:

Pros

safe, quiet

Cons

brake peda

245

The Touareg — touchy brake pedal- a little too bitey for my taste, but it shed speed without alarm, even in panic mode. Good 4wd system for control, but useless for pulling anyone out of a ditch. Overall, a solid 8. Good car.

Primary Use: Family transportation

9 of 10 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
writes:
2004 Volkswagen Touareg V6 Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:

Pros

Safety, off-roading

Cons

Heavy car, needs more power, expensive service, a bit boring

55

Safe But Annoying — The thing about this car is that it really depends on where you drive it and how. Now has a low rev gear box and individual wheel drive ( or what ever it is called ) for off-roading, so it should be good out there. On normal roads the Touareg is huge. When driving it you can feel how the wind catches the cars side. The car has loads of grip, since it ways closer to 3 tons, so it is safe in the snow and on ice. However, when you run out of grip, there is no chance of a recovery. In the cities you have either got to be a master of parallell parking or rich enough for car parks, and even in the parks you need to scan the place for the bigger parking slots. The build quality varies, apparently, with how much milage you have. Our car has been fine until about 160 000 km, when everything decided to brake at once, and the service station didn't help when they broke the rest of it while fixing the other parts. Bottom note is that it is a safe car, but you need money and patience to own it.

Primary Use: Family transportation

1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
writes:
2004 Volkswagen Touareg V6 Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:

Pros

AWD that goes anywhere

Cons

DEALERS & VW!!!

65

Great Car If You Dont Need It All The Time. — This SUV had many many issues, from airbag issues to just poor quality. If VW and the dealers that sell them stood behind this vehicles they would have been great, however that isn't the case. Because of that I don't believe I will ever own another VW again.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No

Displaying 1 - 10 of 29 2004 Volkswagen Touareg reviews.

Rank your car

Reviews From Other Years

2011 Volkswagen Touareg Reviews

Great Find For A Comfortable Dd By hoodfe

So I picked the Touareg up after driving my replacement STI for a year. After modding the STI, it was clear that it needed to be more of a weekend car. The Touareg ticked all the boxes as a daily driv... Read More

Read all 2011 Volkswagen Touareg reviews

2010 Volkswagen Touareg Reviews

Good Value And Spacious Family Transportation. By Lee

My wife uses this car for the family and apart from it being thirsty on diesel (like all heavy SUVs), she loves it. It is comfortable, spacious and incredibly easy to drive with a surprisingly small ... Read More

Read all 2010 Volkswagen Touareg reviews

2007 Volkswagen Touareg Reviews

Great Mid-size Suv By Evamd

Safe, capable SUV with great visibility that is easy to drive and reliable. It served us well and we would buy another if we were looking for a mid-size SUV. It has more cargo capacity than most compe... Read More

Penultimate Power Performance Suv With Exceptional Handling By packley

Penultimate SUV! V10 Diesel torque and economy, towing capability, This model VW made to show Porsche who is Boss! Exceptional off-road capability, but road ability is superb and not compromised, AND... Read More

Read all 8 2007 Volkswagen Touareg reviews

2006 Volkswagen Touareg Reviews

Love My Touareg By kimsworld13

I think this would be a great family starter car! Now that my children are growing, we need more room. I am looking for something with a third row. However, my car is paid off and I plan on keeping it... Read More

Ultimate Suv Go Anywhere Vehicle By Krisanga

Car is almost perfect. I wish they put 8 speed transmission in these things. Besides that I have no real complaints. The power and comfort is unparalleled. A very utilitarian vehicle that is fun to dr... Read More

Read all 12 2006 Volkswagen Touareg reviews

2005 Volkswagen Touareg Reviews

Most Elegant Suv On The Market By fphvac01

A VW Touareg is actually the same car as the Porche Cayene. It's a sports car with luxury interior and safety of a SUV. I would say it's a dream car: big but easy to drive. You feel like in a Mini or... Read More

The Car That Does It All And Is Fun Too. By med23

Not your mom's SUV, although it could be is she was a cool mom. It is a fun, unique, and well-built vehicle. VW's premier vehicle feels like something special from the moment you get behind the wheel.... Read More

Read all 10 2005 Volkswagen Touareg reviews

People researching a 2004 Volkswagen Touareg contacted a dealer about

Picture of 2004 Volkswagen Touareg, exterior
Volkswagen Touareg
29% of the time
Volvo XC90
5% of the time
BMW X5
4% of the time
Nissan Murano
3% of the time
Touareg
Looking for a Used Touareg in your area?
CarGurus has 1,897 nationwide Touareg listings starting at $3,501.
ZIP: