2004 Volkswagen Touareg Overview


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2004 Volkswagen Touareg Overview

Developed in conjuction with Porsche and sharing the same platform as the Porsche Cayenne SUV, the 2004 Volkswagen Touareg mid-size SUV was contemporary, upscale, well-equipped, and definitely a Volkswagen, thanks to its distinctive grille and styling. It was available with a choice of two gas engines --- a six-cylinder and an eight-cylinder --- as well as a V10 turbodiesel engine. A six-speed automatic transmission was standard across the line.

Borrowing some interior elements from the Audi, which also is owned by VW, the Touareg established itself well in the luxury SUV market and came with a long list of standard features, including eight-way adjustable heated front seats, power windows, power door locks, two-zone automatic climate control, wood and metal trim, a leather-trimmed steering wheel, power heated mirrors, keyless entry system, cruise control, privacy glass, rain-sensing windshield wipers, an AM/FM/CD audio system, a rechargeable flashlight built into the center console, a navigation system, and much more.

Other features included four-wheel anti-lock brakes, stability control, traction control, an anti-theft alarm system, daytime running lights, and fog lights.

The Touareg excelled off-road, according to a number of reviewers, but could be tricky to drive around town thanks to a six-speed transmission that tended to accelerate despite a constant pressure on the gas pedal. Downshifting was also a bit jumpy, reviewers noted. As far as regular drivers were concerned, they were impressed with the Touareg's handling, as well as many of its interior details. Gas mileage, especially with the V8, was cited as a negative by some drivers.


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    Epc Light

    I have a VW 2004 Touraeg and right after I put gas in, the EPC light came on. The car is performing fine. What could this be?

    2,823 views with 2 answers (last answer 2 months ago)

    Bought Headlights For My 2004 Suv Got Wrong Ones They Fit But Plug Do Not M...

    headlights went out on my voltswagon tourag suv bought more but plugins are not the same the ones on my suv on my plug prongs are allway across on the ones I purched they only have no more than seven ...

    9 views with 2 answers (last answer 4 months ago)

    Rear End Collision Affect Sunroof?

    I was rear ended about 2 weeks ago and just got the car back from the shop. When driving down the highway at high speed the sunroof now whistles like a banshee. Prior to the accident the cabin was ...

    31 views with 3 answers (last answer 6 months ago)

    What Could Be Wrong If The Add Brake Fluid Light Is On...but It Is Full Of ...

    14 views with 1 answer (last answer 10 months ago)

    My 2004 Touareg Dash Lights Have Won't Come On. How Do You Repair Them?

    Dash lights were working just fine. Dash lights were working fine one night. The next, they would not come on. Makes driving at night difficult with not being able to see the speed odometer.

    86 views with 1 answer (last answer about a year ago)