Touareg: 2014 V6 TDI
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Wayzata, MN
Second Vehicle: 2008 V6
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Flame away, but I for one really like the look of the new Q7. But no TDI means no deal. I'd love an SQ7 when they finally arrive, but I suspect it will be out of what I am willing to pay for a vehicle.
One one my criteria is to be able to comfortably haul a boat (19' Ranger deep vee) and tow UTV/Side by Side vehicles.
Touareg with the V6 gasser - great for around town, not a great tow vehicle.
Q7 with the 3.0 gasser - better torque, still not a great tow vehicle
This next part pains me as I don't think of myself as a pickup truck guy. But over the weekend Ford announced that the F150 is getting a 3.0l diesel (a version of the Lion engine currently in Jaguar / Land Rovers). It's supposed to show up as a 2018 model. I could never drive the Ram (ugly truck, questionable diesel motor). But an F150 might get a thought when the time comes.
In the meantime, I'll just keep hoping that the VW 3.0 isn't dead and it shows back up in the Atlas, next-gen Touareg, and the Q7. That would make it an easy choice.
2014 TDI Exec - White w/ Cornsilk
Gone to a great new home:
2008 V6 Cranberry Red - Lux Plus (Leather, Keyless) Tech + Dynaudio, Air, Tow, 4 Zone Climate