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Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
Long story and i need to do some reading. Contemplating an 06 V6 with 93k miles.

Decent order and decent but confusing (to me) spec. Electric memory seats, auto dip mirrors, sunroof, a DVD HU, Xenons but manual AC and smaller binnacle MFD than my 2005 R5.




I'll do some reading but owners views, past or present always worth having.

This would be to replace my UK X6 which Is wasted half the year sometimes more. I've had a very tidy offer on that, this T1 would be its lo-key replacement.
 

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OK so the HU must be an RNS510 retrofit, I think.

V5 simply states its a V6 Sport, whereas my R5 stated SE Sport 馃
 

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OK so the HU must be an RNS510 retrofit, I think.

V5 simply states its a V6 Sport, whereas my R5 stated SE Sport 馃
V5's are notorious for omissions and diffferences in model/trim details - decoding of the VIN is the only reliable way but most online decoders are vague on non-USA models.
 

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Thanks, it's all a bit vague, the dealer obviously is just a re--seller and wouldn't know build spec's or mods,

Amongst the paperwork is a recent bill for rear suspension parts, 2 x 拢600 + labour 馃槺
 

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16-18 mpg, tiiming chain can stretch
 

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Mpg of that nature I'm quite familiar with, i had a V8 X5 for 10 or so years, fuel was cheaper then though. Deisels are demonised now, so for under 拢5k the car is worthy of a look-see. As a UK runabout it might just tick the box(es)
 

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Hmm, flappy paddles too I just noticed. Wonder why its manual AC after ticking so many other boxes?

 

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What's in the Waitrose bag?
 

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Tell 'em the deal will fall through if there are no mince pies!
 

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OK so the HU must be an RNS510 retrofit, I think.

V5 simply states its a V6 Sport, whereas my R5 stated SE Sport 馃
The SE sport was so much better. Sport being quite a basic model.. no navigation at all just a radio/cd hence the smaller mfd, No cd changer, no dual zone climate standard ac only, IIRC it only had cloth seats. Don't think it had any telephone functionality and possibly no PDC.

The timing chain arrangement and tensioners on this engine was prone to problems as stated. A costly engine out job if it gets noisy.
 

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Well I'll never know. My initial 'excitement' evaporated when the words "sagging headliner" caught my attention..Dismissed as unimportant on a 2006 car with which I disagree based on my 2005 car not having this issue.

It seems to be sunroof models that have this issue 馃
 

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Discussion Starter · #14 · (Edited)
The SE sport was so much better. Sport being quite a basic model.. no navigation at all just a radio/cd hence the smaller mfd, No cd changer, no dual zone climate standard ac only, IIRC it only had cloth seats. Don't think it had any telephone functionality and possibly no PDC.

The timing chain arrangement and tensioners on this engine was prone to problems as stated. A costly engine out job if it gets noisy.
Thanks for that 馃憤

This car is confusing. Paddle shifters, leather electric memory seats, auto dim mirrors RNS510 possible retrofit? It was an odd build imo, but is irrelevant now.
 

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For future reading - old Touareg brochures are available here - handy for checking the basic specifications and available options of the time:


Note that many of the early cars delivered to UK dealers came with a basic or enhanced specification and (as far as I can recall) not many seemed to be customer factory orders.
 
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