Looking at a 2007 V10 Touareg...
We've been speaking with a dealer about a 2007 V10 Touareg. The out-the-door price is $14,427, and we plan on purchasing a warranty for $2,000 (36,000 miles or 3 years). It currently has 129,000 miles and has had 5 previous owners, according to the CarFax. It was a trade-in to the dealership from a woman in Texas who had a bunch of kids. As you might guess by the 5 previous owners, the service record for the car is not very comprehensive. The dealership did do their "120-point inspection", and we've been looking into some of the common potential issues, but we don't know whether the turbos have been replaced, or whether it's been given the right oil, etc. I'm hoping that with my tiny hands and long arms, I might be able to get down below the turbos and check for leaks, but I'm not sure. We've gotten in touch with a good independent shop that specializes on the V10, so we've been asking them some questions too.
Some of the things they're doing for the car before we purchase it are putting new tires on, checking the 4-wheel alignment, and replacing some broken hood struts. We're also getting an additional progammed key.
Anyone think this is a fair deal? I'm including some photos of the car, if that helps. We understand that this car is a "pay to play" kind of deal, but we don't want to pay an unfair amount, if experienced minds think we can do better. We can also get photos of anything else, if there's some key points that you'd like to see.