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So long air suspension, hello TDI and Dynaudio.

Just waved a pen over an order form and *poof* my 05 V8 was transformed into a 2013 TDI Exec. 0.9% financing hard to pass up.

Been around Touaregs for awhile, still need a tow vehicle. Feeling rather matter of fact about the whole thing as I haven't even ridden in a TDI. looking forward to a big bump in road trip mpgs.

Teak interior>Saddle Brown
Offroad Gray>Pure White

Sorta feel like I will need to keep my shoes polished from now on...

White over Anthracite 2016 TDI Executive
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I'll be curious how you will like towing with out your air suspension anymore. The steel rides nice, but I think there is just something about the air that makes it a little better imo. Congrats on the new ride and I am sure you will love the TDI!!

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white/brown - NICE!
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I've towed 4000 lbs of 21 foot travel trailer with about 400 lbs of tongue weight, and it trailers better in my 2012 white brown touareg TDI with steel springs, WITHOUT the weight distribution /anti sway hitch than with it employed. Whatever sway and yaw software VW has on the Touareg /Audi Q7 /Porsche Cayenne , it flat out works, very, very well. Of course, if you try to build something fool proof, it only creates a better idiot to defeat the system installed.
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I'll be curious how you will like towing with out your air suspension anymore. The steel rides nice, but I think there is just something about the air that makes it a little better imo. Congrats on the new ride and I am sure you will love the TDI!!
Understood. Realized that when I hooked the big boat to the v8 and the air suspension raised itself. Sweet. The smaller boats are no issue..I could haul them behind the Passat if I cared to put a hitch on it.

I run the Touareg in "beast mode" maybe three or four times a year and it is an amazing workhorse. Last weekend, I hauled 6200 lbs. of boat/trailer...17.8 mpg (dash calculator) on the ride to the marina, 9.8 mpg (dash calculator) on the ride home (80 miles each way).

The new one ought to be much more capable 99% of the time. Looking forward to the comparison. First diesel. Still "love" the 05 V8...a great machine.

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