FEDUP, I appreciate you had problems with your Treg. Just like anyone can have problems with any car. However, your posts are starting to come across like a child who is saying "I used to have one of them and they are crap, I got rid of mine and got something better, ha ha ha ha you have still got yours" Please be aware that a lot of people on this forum like Tregs and would not swap them for another car (myself included). I have had some nice cars (my last one was a BMW) and I still prefer the Treg. It is a fantastic car.
If you have not got something positive or helpful to say then please do not bother. :angry2:
While you may not want to hear FEDUPs problems and comments however it pays to take into account their experiences... What you have building here is a database of issues, experiences, resolutions etc which will be useful to all members over time, especially as the cars become post warranty.
Face it at some point these cars will fall into the hands of people looking for a cheap 4x4 four - five years down the line. These same people will look for a forum to share and AIR their views, somewhat like FEDUP. you may not like what they say but it is an experience...
I currently own a Trooper, yes I fit into the cheap(er) 4x4 bracket, but I would like a Tourareg/a-another towards the end of this year(especially if VW take some ownership on their issues). I have followed this site for the last two years watching the problems/issues of Touareg ownership, many original issues still surface today on new cars and appear to be re-occuring on post warranty cars. The experiences of this forum would give me substantial grounds to negotiate with a dealer/VW.
A clear demonstration of the power of a forum with a manufacturer is demonstrated with the Isuzu exploding 3.0TD. Now a recall with potential litigation for post recall engine rebuilds.