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post #11 of 29 Old 01-20-2015
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My 05 V8 has been great. Easy to maintain and plenty of power. It's currently for sale too.

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The wife wants a Touareg so we have been looking at 04,05,06. Which engine has the least issues?? She wants the V6 for better mpg and im leaning towards the V8 for future towing capacity. I can pretty much do all my own work so im not worried about little things, but I don't want something that's constantly needing repairs... Just went through that with my F250 with the 6.0. What ever we get will get a complete fluid change-oil,tranny,diff's Thanks.
I would go 2006 or newer, much less pealing on the soft touch buttons and if you want air suspension I believe that was updated as well, that and DVD nav instead of CD. I'm sure I'm missing other things as well.

Gas mileage between the v6 and v8 aren't that much different as its a heavy car.

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Get the V-8. The power...especially if you plan to tow anything is key. The early V-6 is underpowered for applications such as towing as previously stated by others. I have no experience with the bigger V-6, so opinion there.

However, nothing beats the V-8 growl as you punch the accelerator off the line.
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post #14 of 29 Old 01-20-2015
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I average 16.5 MPG combined city/highway in my 2008 V8 but this tank I'm getting 18.4 MPG combined.

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Not bad for a 5300 lb SUV with 350 HP driving all 4 wheels with 4.56 gearing.
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The wife wants a Touareg so we have been looking at 04,05,06. Which engine has the least issues??
She wants the V6 for better mpg and im leaning towards the V8 for future towing capacity.
I can pretty much do all my own work so im not worried about little things, but I don't want something that's constantly needing repairs... Just went through that with my F250 with the 6.0.
What ever we get will get a complete fluid change-oil,tranny,diff's
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Buy the V6 if 0-60 in 9.2 seconds is acceptable. The difference in gas mileage is negligible between the v6 &v8. The v6 is underpowered for the weight of the vehicle. Having said that have gotten mine up to 130mph. Once up to speed further acceleration is pretty responsive. Would still prefer the v8 engine seems to have less issues.
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If you have the V6 3.6 ltrs it's not underpowered at all! I don't know if the 3.6 is delivered in the states as well?

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I don't hang about in my 3.2 and, even with 140K on the clock, I can turn in 0-60 in under 9 seconds.

The 3.6 and the 4.2 will obviously knock a second or a bit more off that but do you drive Harry Flatters all the time?

As for MPG I get an average of around 18 out of the slighter more generous Imperial gallon.
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I wouldn't buy an 04-06 V6. They are 3.2L version and the vehicle is underpowered. If you are looking V6 go 07+ as they moved to the 3.6L engine.

07+ V8 also has timing chains instead of belts, this saves the cost of belt replacement.

I'll be honest with you, for the price difference in the vehicles I'd go 07+ all the way...
As Nick says, avoid the 3.2L V6. I've got the 3.6, which i bought figuring I'd appreciate 1-3MPG better. Pfft. The mileage sucks either way. Don't make your decision based on mileage. I will say that the 3.6 is a pretty bullet proof motor (knock on wood) and sounds terrific. But it lacks the growl of a V8.

You can't go wrong with either the 3.6 or the 4.2 - it really comes down to price, content, condition and color. You won't find a lot of decked out 3.6's (Leather, HID's, Navi, Air Suspension, etc). While you won't find a lot of stripped down V8's.

Good luck with your search. My next one (in the next few months) will be a TDI, but I'll miss the snarl of a gas engine.

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post #19 of 29 Old 01-26-2015 Thread Starter
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I appreciate everyone's responses. We ended up getting a 06 with the V8.
We looked at some 07's but this one was damn near factory showroom perfect. The interior looked as though it had never even been sat in, nothing missing, no engine noises,no smoke,ect...The only thing wrong is the LCD display is faded but ive already located and new one and will be replacing it soon. PO just bought a new Bentley and I was able to talk him down to 7K cash.
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