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Posted 12 October 2020 - 02:19 PM

Hi guys ,

I currently have a 2015 R Line on 86k miles. We’ve had it 4 years now from 12k miles and now I’m considering moving to 9 month old R Line Tech, £40k with 12k miles. VW have offered me £14k trade in, so I’m looking at £26k to Upgrade. What do you guys think?

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Posted 12 October 2020 - 03:30 PM

View PostHiggy, on 12 October 2020 - 02:19 PM, said:

Hi guys ,

I currently have a 2015 R Line on 86k miles. We’ve had it 4 years now from 12k miles and now I’m considering moving to 9 month old R Line Tech, £40k with 12k miles. VW have offered me £14k trade in, so I’m looking at £26k to Upgrade. What do you guys think?

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Get a warranty, put the balance in the bank keeping what youve got. Wont be long before cars like the Touareg will be banned from most cities because of demonised diesels etc etc.
Range Rover 4.4 TDV8 now gone and replaced with the opposite end of the pollution scale, BMW i3 electric car, one word, love it. Previous cars 4.4TDV8 Range Rover, 2006 Touareg 3.0 TDi (Superb Car), Audi Allroad 2.5 TDI (Also Great Car).
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Posted 12 October 2020 - 04:24 PM

View PostHiggy, on 12 October 2020 - 02:19 PM, said:

Hi guys ,

I currently have a 2015 R Line on 86k miles. We’ve had it 4 years now from 12k miles and now I’m considering moving to 9 month old R Line Tech, £40k with 12k miles. VW have offered me £14k trade in, so I’m looking at £26k to Upgrade. What do you guys think?

Cheers


I wouldn't but it's not my cash.
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Posted 12 October 2020 - 06:57 PM

I'm puzzled by the negative responses.
I'm considering upgrading from my 2009 Se at some point, and now wondering why a 9 month old R Line isn't attractive.
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Posted 12 October 2020 - 07:57 PM

I suppose some people would prefer a 2015 R-Line and £26k in the bank..... it’s a question I’ve been asking myself thus why I put it out there ....
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Posted 12 October 2020 - 09:42 PM

View PostHiggy, on 12 October 2020 - 02:19 PM, said:

Hi guys ,

I currently have a 2015 R Line on 86k miles. We’ve had it 4 years now from 12k miles and now I’m considering moving to 9 month old R Line Tech, £40k with 12k miles. VW have offered me £14k trade in, so I’m looking at £26k to Upgrade. What do you guys think?

Cheers


Does the new Touareg float your boat? By that is it a feeling of wow this is ace or just its ok. I have to feel wow before spending money on a new car or I keep the old one!!

My late father in law never bought anything nice led a boring life never enjoyed anything yet had huge ammounts in the bank. His wife (of 3 years) is enjoying it now & living in his house. I always wondered why she married him.....................
Buy the new Touareg & enjoy it imho!!
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Posted 12 October 2020 - 11:35 PM

View Postcapese21, on 12 October 2020 - 09:42 PM, said:

Does the new Touareg float your boat? By that is it a feeling of wow this is ace or just its ok. I have to feel wow before spending money on a new car or I keep the old one!!

My late father in law never bought anything nice led a boring life never enjoyed anything yet had huge ammounts in the bank. His wife (of 3 years) is enjoying it now & living in his house. I always wondered why she married him.....................
Buy the new Touareg & enjoy it imho!!

I think if I’m honest it’s just ok and decent value vs X5 or Range Rover etc.... it’s not really what I call exciting... it’s my wife’s car. I have an M3 for excitement ..☺️
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Posted 13 October 2020 - 06:25 AM

This is a decision only you can make as everybody has different circumstances.
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Posted 13 October 2020 - 07:00 AM

Major debate between heart and head......
Range Rover 4.4 TDV8 now gone and replaced with the opposite end of the pollution scale, BMW i3 electric car, one word, love it. Previous cars 4.4TDV8 Range Rover, 2006 Touareg 3.0 TDi (Superb Car), Audi Allroad 2.5 TDI (Also Great Car).
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Posted 13 October 2020 - 08:09 AM

View PostHiggy, on 12 October 2020 - 07:57 PM, said:

I suppose some people would prefer a 2015 R-Line and £26k in the bank..... it’s a question I’ve been asking myself thus why I put it out there ....


That's my thinking.
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Posted 13 October 2020 - 11:00 AM

If you have a T2 keep it going.

The T3,T4 and the utterly dreadful, horribly vile T5 are poor by comparison unless you buy the Escape which is okayish in the T3/4 version.

As for father in law not making sure his children got the benefit of his efforts . . .
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VW Touareg models are as follows:
Generation 1: T1 is model 7LA and the facelift T2 is model 7L6
Generation 2: T3 is model 7P5 and the facelift T4 is model 7P6
Generation 3: T5 is model CR7

Models, engines, build years, etcetera - all essential reading - is here:

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The world's most comprehensive guide to buying a used VW Touareg that could save you money [even more essential reading!] is here:

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FYI: Porsche Cayenne 955 = T1, 957 = T2, 958.1 = T3 and 958.2 = T4

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Posted 13 October 2020 - 03:24 PM

View PostNoobyT, on 13 October 2020 - 11:00 AM, said:

If you have a T2 keep it going.

The T3,T4 and the utterly dreadful, horribly vile T5 are poor by comparison unless you buy the Escape which is okayish in the T3/4 version.

As for father in law not making sure his children got the benefit of his efforts . . .

You remind me of my late father in law.

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Posted 13 October 2020 - 05:26 PM

Good.
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VW Touareg models are as follows:
Generation 1: T1 is model 7LA and the facelift T2 is model 7L6
Generation 2: T3 is model 7P5 and the facelift T4 is model 7P6
Generation 3: T5 is model CR7

Models, engines, build years, etcetera - all essential reading - is here:

http://en.wikipedia....kswagen_Touareg

The world's most comprehensive guide to buying a used VW Touareg that could save you money [even more essential reading!] is here:

http://www.mytreg.co...at-to-look-for/


FYI: Porsche Cayenne 955 = T1, 957 = T2, 958.1 = T3 and 958.2 = T4

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Posted 13 October 2020 - 05:28 PM

I’d buy it - you are only here once and plenty time to say and bequeath to your family later :)
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Posted 13 October 2020 - 07:13 PM

Most reviews compare it to the X5 and it loses out but it’s significantly cheaper than an X5 at 9 months old. I’ve not test driven yet but I like the looks inside and out. Main issue is my local dealer is awful - they never call back.
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Posted 14 October 2020 - 08:53 AM

Personally, I'd go for an Audi Q7 60 Tfsi e.
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Posted 16 October 2020 - 01:16 PM

Test drive yesterday - it’s a very nice car but it wasn’t a wow factor. Maybe it was the colour , I looked at a grey one. There is a lag when putting your foot down. I think I will wait until next year as the Black Editions (which I think look great and have all options) will be a year old and sub £40k...
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Posted 16 October 2020 - 02:51 PM

And you'll have a better idea of how things are going out in the big wide world too.
Tip! Search this forum using Google or Bing with [site:www.mytreg.com word word word ]

VW Touareg models are as follows:
Generation 1: T1 is model 7LA and the facelift T2 is model 7L6
Generation 2: T3 is model 7P5 and the facelift T4 is model 7P6
Generation 3: T5 is model CR7

Models, engines, build years, etcetera - all essential reading - is here:

http://en.wikipedia....kswagen_Touareg

The world's most comprehensive guide to buying a used VW Touareg that could save you money [even more essential reading!] is here:

http://www.mytreg.co...at-to-look-for/


FYI: Porsche Cayenne 955 = T1, 957 = T2, 958.1 = T3 and 958.2 = T4

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Posted 16 October 2020 - 05:38 PM

I'm in the same circumstances really.

Just finished the finance in a 2015 Escape, now on 65k.

Volkswagen dealer were mithering about changing, so i figured I'd take a look; and ive decided to keep the Escape longer.

Its not a new car, so even though its 5 years old its looked after and in brilliant condition, but its not like the annoyance of the first scratch/dent/mark on a brand new car so thats a stress i could do without. Also the road tax is daft. Financially its wasn't much more (£15) per month than this one but instead i'll just save the money.
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Posted 18 October 2020 - 05:45 PM

View PostNoobyT, on 13 October 2020 - 11:00 AM, said:

If you have a T2 keep it going.

The T3,T4 and the utterly dreadful, horribly vile T5 are poor by comparison unless you buy the Escape which is okayish in the T3/4 version.
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Interesting.
Idly reading reviews about newer Touaregs there was a general lack of enthusiasm about the handling.
One reason I bought mine was that it was such fun to drive across country.

Am I hearing that the more recent ones are boring?
I did drive an Audi Q7 of a similar vintage but it handled like a bucket of jelly in comparison.
I assume the newer sporty version of the Q7 may have redeeming features.

Nothing is easy........

I was wondering about the Porsche variants as well, and if they take a towbar.
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