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  1. Pre-Buy: Timing belt...

    General Maintenance & Repair
    One of the questions I have been asking is if the timing belt has been replaced. All the ones I've looked at are just over 100K and no one seems to know if it's been done. At what point should I be worried? Some of these vehicles have 110K + miles on them. Thanks!
  2. v10 oil leak near the front of the engine

    General Maintenance & Repair
    I'm looking at a v10 the owner reports there is a slow or small oil leak near the front of the engine. He has driven it 3K miles and the level is still 'good'... Any idea what could be leaking? Should I avoid it? Thanks!
  3. looking for my first touareg!

    Engine, Transmission and Exhaust
    could I please get some purchasing advice . I am trying to determine wether to purchase a new or used touareg. I have read bits and pieces about steering problems on 2012 models that are mostly unresolved for customers. which years should I avoid due to issues such as steering wheel...
  4. Possible new touareg owner looking for buying advice!

    General Maintenance & Repair
    Lurker here turned new member looking for some buying advice! It's an '04 v10 from a semi acquaintance. High miles (over 70k) for 28k. He bought it certified pre-owned. It has 12k and 1 year left on the transferable CPO warranty. I can get another 2/24k for $1990 from my local Vdub dealer. The...