Hi hi spockat, Torr,
I guess my ride is basically the same as what the rest of Asia is getting, eg. rear differential, paddle shift, keyless system, parking assist..etc. See below for a more comprehensive description for the Singapore model. But I have a couple of questions though for those having the same model :
1) Does anyone have problem with the keyless entry ? The problem is intermittent but most of the time I can't get it to work. When it is not responding, I have to manually unlock/lock using the remote buttons on the key. The dealer couldn't figure out the problem and even the VW Germany is not helping much. Recently they took my car back to replace some electronic stuff (ECU ??) hoping it will solve the problem. When I received the car, the problem appeared on the same day.
2) Dead battery. Happened to me twice within a week. Dealer too couldn't solve the problem but able to figure out how to prevent it. They are saying there will be current leak if I don't lock the car after turning off the engine but they are not sure which device is actually drawing away the current. So in the meantime I (probably all other Touareg owners in Singapore) will have to ensure the car is locked and alarm activated everytime I leave the car.
I'll consider this car perfect if not for the glitches I encountered. The sad part is since last October, they have yet to find any solution. Recently they even upgraded my wheels/tires, from the standard 17" to a 19" FOC (worth a few grands), just to make up for the frustrations I am getting over these issues. From some info I have gathered, the keyless entry system cost more than US$10K. If they still can't solve this problem, I will have to ask them to strip away this system and rely on the remote buttons on the key instead. Then they either refund me or find some ways to make up for this amount. So any good suggestions from you guys on what kind of interesting mods to ask from the dealer given this amount ?
Any way I still love the car very much as I find the ride especially comfortable and responsive compare to all my previous rides. Currently looking at what I can add on to my beauty from Tregcentral.com, but just wondering whether they do export to this part of the world.
Touareg SUV 3.2L (A)
Comfort-model Leather Seats, Electric Sunroof, Climatronic Air-conditioning System, Multi-function Display Panel, Keyless Access System (Keyless entry & Keyless start), Rain Sensor, Fog Lights, Xenon Headlamps, 'Big Foot' 17" Alloy Wheels, Cruise Control System, Tiptronic Gearing (with Paddle shift), ABS, Electronic Brake Pressure Distribution, Electronic Stabilisation Programme, Hydraulic Braking Assistant and Parking assist.