Touareg: 2011 V6 FSI
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: So Cal
Second Vehicle: Still looking
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In Italy-- considering 06 2.5 or 07 3.0..
I'm American, with an Italian wife... I own an '11 V6 at home, mostly love it (another subject), but considering helping my wife to buy a used T-Reg here in Italy (near Bologna).
I have 2 I'm considering.. As the subject reads, both TDI's, the 2.5 a Manual, 3.0 is Automatic...
Both vehicles have around 132k, both seem to be in decent shape (3.0 better I think )... I've seen and driven the 2.5, not the 3.0 yet... Both being sold from dealers, both come with a year warranty, both for around 12,5 Euro. 2.5 is leaking some oil under the motor (could not get it on a rack), but a few drips after a short test drive... Dealer said they'd fix anything need be...? It drove well otherwise, but noticed a slight 'purr' under acceleration, but no idea if that is normal for the 2.5 or not.
I've read and made a little page to keep on my phone, all the great info from this forum about 'buying a used Reg', and also another thread here concerning these two motors, but 3 years old ... I know the 3.0 has NOT had the timing chain replaced, have to ask about the other important big dollar (euro) items, on both trucks .... Still not completely clear on what it means if things like that chain have not been replaced yet, at this odometer count.
Without going into anymore detail (I know, more preferably needed), if it were you, which one would you lean towards, and why?
Thanks in advance ....