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So my wife wrecked our 2014 TDI R-Line a few days ago (total loss) and I am at a crossroads. Most likely going to use the insurance money to buy her a Jeep and I am considering selling my truck. I found a nice 2006 V10 TDI with 140,000 miles for $8500. I would make a pretty handsome profit on the truck as it is completely paid off, so I would have lots of spare cash for repairs and maintenance after purchasing the V10. We also have a local non-dealership VW Specialist who told me that they are able to work on it. The V10 I am looking at needs an AC repair, headliner replacement. and probably a few other things, but is in very good cosmetic and mechanical condition overall. I know that these are expensive vehicles to maintain and I have read a lot on this forum about them, but is this a terrible idea?

This would be my daily driver, however I currently put about 4,000 miles a year on my vehicle as I have a short commute to work and we use my wife's car for any remotely long drive.
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If you want it do it. Spend the money to fix everything and it should be pretty solid from there. Don't be afraid of it. It's a sweet ride but be prepared to spend some dough for a bit to get it in tip top condition.


 

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If you want it do it. Spend the money to fix everything and it should be pretty solid from there. Don't be afraid of it. It's a sweet ride but be prepared to spend some dough for a bit to get it in tip top condition.


Haha I actually have watched that video! Pretty helpful. I added some pictures to my original post.
 

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In all seriousness are you ready to go from a 14 to a 06? You're loosing lots of tech. You won't have a back up cam for one, no Aux cord etx. These are things to consider. The V10 is super super expensive to maintain, and hard to work on. It's going to cost Porsche Money to work on. Are you ready for that? Personally this isn't something I'd do. If you want to buy this as an extra car to have fun with, do it. If you want this to be your daily? I wouldn't....
 

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I agree with this but if you want this kind of beast you over look some things. I went from a 10' TDI to a 12' TDI to a 10' TDI to a Porsche Cayenne gts (09') which had terrible terrible tech now to full tech 16' TDI. I don't think I'd go back to the old tech again. My wife most certainly won't. Refuses. She hated the porsche. She was ok with the 10' but after having the 12' she won't look at it.

I'd say do it if you want to. Like I said, be ready to spend some good money to get it fixed up and you probably won't have to do too much after that. I'd just get ready to pull the motor to fix things, do it all in one shot and call it a day. ;) Otherwise 7P TDI's I have new respect for after giving mine up for an older TDI. Although I love the older ones, the tech is old and you have to buy items to make things work like the new ones such as BT audio streaming which I think is important these days since that is where 99% of us carry their music, on the phone. I don't carry CD's anymore. lol

Only thing the 7P is missing is air suspension here in NA. Oh well.
 

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I agree with this but if you want this kind of beast you over look some things. I went from a 10' TDI to a 12' TDI to a 10' TDI to a Porsche Cayenne gts (09') which had terrible terrible tech now to full tech 16' TDI. I don't think I'd go back to the old tech again. My wife most certainly won't. Refuses. She hated the porsche. She was ok with the 10' but after having the 12' she won't look at it.

I'd say do it if you want to. Like I said, be ready to spend some good money to get it fixed up and you probably won't have to do too much after that. I'd just get ready to pull the motor to fix things, do it all in one shot and call it a day. ;) Otherwise 7P TDI's I have new respect for after giving mine up for an older TDI. Although I love the older ones, the tech is old and you have to buy items to make things work like the new ones such as BT audio streaming which I think is important these days since that is where 99% of us carry their music, on the phone. I don't carry CD's anymore. lol

Only thing the 7P is missing is air suspension here in NA. Oh well.
Yeah I personally do not care about the tech that much. My daily driver is basically a fun car as it has so few miles put on it and I rarely take it on drives longer than 20 minutes. That is the only reason I would consider this haha
 

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As long as you've read up on v10s and know what you're getting into....
Make sure you have VCDS.
Make sure you (or your mechanic) know PD engines, oil requirements, dual battery setups, air suspension, how to check for cam wear, and all about eolys dpf..... that's all that comes off the top of my head.....

Is it stock? Rear locker option?
 

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You won't have a back up cam for one, no Aux cord etx.
Both my ‘04 and ‘06 had factory backup cams and aux in. Regardless it’s very simple to add a cam and aux in with an aftermarket head unit, which anyone would swap due to how outdated the MFD is.
 

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You don't do short commutes in diesels.

That is mistreating the engine and doubly so in winter.
Eh perhaps if you only do short trips and never work it. Oct-Mar I daily my TDI and have a 6 minute commute. Usually every weekend it gets a good workout though.

Diesels have come a long way since then 80s. A lot of the idiosyncrasies from back them are no longer applicable.
 

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Yeah I personally do not care about the tech that much. My daily driver is basically a fun car as it has so few miles put on it and I rarely take it on drives longer than 20 minutes. That is the only reason I would consider this haha
I'd get a Cayenne Turbo of the same gen
 

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As long as you've read up on v10s and know what you're getting into....
Make sure you have VCDS.
Make sure you (or your mechanic) know PD engines, oil requirements, dual battery setups, air suspension, how to check for cam wear, and all about eolys dpf..... that's all that comes off the top of my head.....

Is it stock? Rear locker option?
It does not have the rear locker unfortunately. It is deleted and has aftermarket exhaust but besides that I do not think it has any mods. Turbos were replaced at 90,000 miles and it has two brand new batteries. My only concern is do I need to be prepared to spend $4,000-$5000 up front or $10+? Ha
 

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Meh. Stick with VW. Better car! Better design. Thought out better. Plus you are not a d-bag porsche guy like I was for 6 months! hahahaha
I had two 955 Cayennes. Neither Turbos. But both where such an amazing car. I lovedeeed my second one. Had so much fun with it, was perfect for what I used it for. My Touareg I made more memories in, had the same amount of fun. I think looking back, I'm so glad I owned both. The only thing was I outgrew the VW and found myself wanting another Cayenne.
 

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I had two 955 Cayennes. Neither Turbos. But both where such an amazing car. I lovedeeed my second one. Had so much fun with it, was perfect for what I used it for. My Touareg I made more memories in, had the same amount of fun. I think looking back, I'm so glad I owned both. The only thing was I outgrew the VW and found myself wanting another Cayenne.
My GTS (09) was Was bloody amazing but also lacked a lot. 6 speed trans was not wonderful. NA engine was laggy even though a 4.8L V8 but the weight of the car, it felt laggy to get going. Same year touareg in TDI would bust a move!

Made many more memories in the Touareg for sure. I am glad I tried the Cayenne, really. It was such a bitchen SUV for the road but I was not in your life going to Jeep it out like most do. I felt it would ruin the **** out of it. GTS was great, lacked but overall nice car but not for what I potentially thought I wanted. I much rather buy a V10 over the cayenne. I rather stick with the Touareg. For the use I wanted, the touareg is better. ;) Yes though, glad I owned both and glad I have had all Gen's of Touareg too. I am fairly certain I don't want a porsche again. ;)
 

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Why did the turbos die so fast? Especially if deleted? Sounds like it's overboosting or running a crappy tune. What kind of maintenance records does it have? Those things love to eat cams when people use the wrong oil spec or don't keep up with OCIs.
 
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