Touareg: 2004 V10 TDI
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: NW USA
Second Vehicle: Other
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You say 'old' Touareg. The next sentence talks about expensive. You will find that 'old' 'Touareg' and 'expensive' are all different ways of saying the same thing. The Touareg is VW's attempt to build a high end car it is very complex, the computer is essential throughout the car and the way it is designed makes it very difficult to figure out what is going wrong and what to do about it. I suspect that Iceland adds a whole other order of expense because I don't imagine many were ever sold there therefore very few if any service providers have any experience at all.
I don't know about Porsche (the Cayenne) but I suspect that Porsche has done a little better implementing a luxury SUV in the Cayenne than VW did with the Touareg.
An older Touareg will DEFINITELY cost you a lot of money to keep working. Even if it isn't in Iceland.
2008 M-B GL 320 CDI (wifes), 2000 Golf GL TDI (sold), 2004 Touareg V10 TDI (acquired 2/2011), 1984 Mitsubishi 4WD Pick Up turbodiesel (beater truck), location - SW Washington St, USA