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Old 10-20-2010, 04:48 PM   #71
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Hello,
I own a 20' 1972 Argosy that I have never towed. It has been in the driveway for 6 months now due to lack of tow vehicle. I almost pulled the trigger on a V6 Touareg last weekend. My question is, for my older lighter trailer is the v6 sufficient or should I really be looking at the V8. I am looking at 06-07 models. Any thoughts on year diffs?
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Old 10-20-2010, 04:57 PM   #72
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What is the loaded weight of your Argosy when loaded? If you get a V6, get the 07 with the V6 FSI motor. Much more horsepower and more V8 like.
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Old 10-20-2010, 05:05 PM   #73
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Is there really that big of a difference between the 06-07 V6's? I've never towed the trailer, so I've never had the chance to weigh it loaded but here are the specs:
Specs of Argosy:
20 ft
4450 gvwr
2880 fac dry wt
470 tongue wt
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Old 10-20-2010, 05:41 PM   #74
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2007-now 3.6L V6 FSI ~ 276 HP
2004 2006 3.2L V6 ~ 220 HP

You are well within GVWR on the Touareg. Either should tow fine. The 3.2L V6 will get a little breathless when passing, heading into strong head winds and at high altitudes but I have done all of this with my original 3.2L V6 and had no major complaints. Also note that the 2007MY Touaregs had a few extra features that would be nice, like power hatch assist, adaptive xenons and keyless start. The Touareg is an excellent tow vehicle and has understated luxury for much, much less than Porsche, Mercedes and BMW. It is an excellent daily driver.
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Old 10-24-2010, 09:35 AM   #75
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Even more importantly - the 3.6 has greater torque than the 3.2 had....
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Yeah, but not as much as my V10
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Nothing has more torque than that monster V10 out here in North America - but there is always hope they may bring the new TDI V8 over from Europe - more torque and horses than the legendary V10 but with better gas mileage and cleaner emissions...

Till then - NOTHING CAN TOUCH THE MIGHTY V10 on our shores for Torque-TO-Mileage ratio (and I secretly would love to have one)!!!

I already drive a bit too fast for many on this forum with my TDI and get many, many dirty looks when running over the mountains as I pass almost everyone going up and over the mountains. I would need a bigger trailer if I had any more engine....
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Careful about speed discrepancies between vehicles on those big hills. "Slow" may not be the only thing concerning the driver of some rigs on the uphill portion (control problems).

Passing them on the way up isn't the point. Worrying about passing everyone on the way down . . . is.
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Is there really that big of a difference between the 06-07 V6's? I've never towed the trailer, so I've never had the chance to weigh it loaded but here are the specs:
Specs of Argosy:
20 ft
4450 gvwr
2880 fac dry wt
470 tongue wt
Thanks!
Shortcake, did you get to make a decision?
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Old 11-18-2010, 03:03 PM   #80
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No decision yet....

My target date is January to have the tow vehicle. I had pretty much decided and talked my husband into contributing for an '07 V6 Treg...but then I saw an '04 with 70K(1/2 the age and less than 1/2 miles of my current outback) here in Austin. Now I'm strongly considering this as I could save QUITE a bit of $$$ and put towards a second new vehicle next year. The diff is 7K. 13K vs. 20K for 2007. I know the '04s had a few issues....

Also it doesn't have a tow hitch. Are there any issues with having this installed by VW service shop vs. coming installed from the factory?

Thoughts on '04 vs '07?

I had also looked at the Trailblazer and Durango.
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Kathy,

We previously owned an 04 reg. It was a great car until about 60k miles. Then it was a different story. $4200 later we sold it. I will say we take very good care of our cars and keep up the matainence regularly. When we purchased the vehicle it had an extended 100k mile warranty. Well... the warranty company filed BK and e no longer had coverage so do your homework if this is included on a vehicle you are considering.

Also I would highly recommend if buying one you get it equipped with a tow package. Ours didn't have it and it ran about $1800 for that. I would recommend be patient and holding out for a newer model the 04s are not worth the headache. Good luck in your search.
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Nixed the 04

I talked to a VW mechanic and he said to stay away from the '04's and '05's. Soooo now back to saving up for that 06 V8/07 V6 Touareg or considering another option.

I could have the Trailblazer now, but I'm just not in love with it. Anyone out there tow with a Trailblazer?

Someone also mentioned a Ford Edge or Kia Borrego.

I LOVE the Highlander which starting in '08 is on a truck chassis but everyone seems down on this choice. I wonder why?
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Have you considered a Mercedes 350 SUV? Friends tow a 27' with theirs and just luv it.

From what I have read they are better and more reliable than the T-Regs although the T-Reg has gotten rave reviews as well.
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Old 11-19-2010, 02:22 PM   #84
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All car makers produce lemons now and then. Every year. Don't be afraid of an '04 or '05 Touareg if you can find one with low miles and a repair history. The problems they had in the beginning happened in the beginning. I have an '04 Touareg and yes I had to bring it back so they could reprogram the computers and replace some items. All which occurred under warranty. I have had no major issues since and I am at 71K miles.

However, if you want to make the commitment, get a V8 with air suspension. They tow through the mountains with no problem and the self leveling air suspension is a big plus, especially when hitching/unhitching at unlevel campsites.
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