Touareg: 2008 V8
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Colorado, United States
Second Vehicle: Other
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Plan for another $5K in repairs and maintenance. :- )
Really. You will want the $350 Ross-Tech cable/software just to prevent costly trips to the dealer to check codes. Even my mechanic says that the techs like VCDS over the Snap-On scanner tool for VWs!
These were luxury vehicles when new. And while the value depreciates quickly, the replacement parts cost does not.
$400 for a rebuilt driveshaft. Or a $50 bearing and spending the day dis-assembling and re-assenbling the CV joint and pressing on a new bearing.
$400-$600 for a replacement air compressor (if you have air suspension).
$80-$100 for molded vacuum hoses. And yes, you will need several of them.
Not trying to discourage you. Just letting you know what you're getting into.
$$ aside, they are fun vehicles and when I take mine offroad, everyone is surprised by the round VW badge on the front! LOL!
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