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Possibly selling the V10 Touareg in October, if anyone is interested

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Ahead of us moving next year, I need to streamline my machinery lineup, and with the possibility of us buying a house in October, I honestly can't justify the presence of the Touareg after that. I'd take it to Sweden, but tax is horrendous on big old diesels.

 

I bought it for occasional heavy towing and as a family vehicle, but in nearly two years, I've only put 10k on it and I've never taken it into the woods other than on a couple of main tracks. I'm too precious with it. 

 

It's an outstanding example of a 2006 V10 with 111k at present. I am only the second owner. It had never towed prior to me owning it, and has towed probably only 15-20 times with me. It had a full VW history before me, and has been serviced fully twice in the past two years with a third service to come before it's sold. It's had a new starter motor (£1350 job), new battery (£500 or so) as well as gearbox oil change. It's also been waxoiled, albeit not since Nov 2019.

 

I'm only selling it (and only in October) as it sometimes sits 2-3 weeks between uses. It's an overpowered ornament and would be better off with someone who actually uses it. 

 

It's in outstanding cosmetic condition with only a few tiny blemishes. No rust. 

 

Make no mistake, it doesn't matter what you hitch up to it, you'll accelerate to silly speeds up any incline in very little time. I get 23mpg as an average bumbling around locally, 29mpg on longer runs and 16-18mpg when heavy towing. 370bhp, 850nm.

 

Probably be about £6k in October, fully serviced.

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How carefully did you shop around for that battery?! £500 seems a lot.

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1 hour ago, AHPP said:

How carefully did you shop around for that battery?! £500 seems a lot.

How much do they cost? 

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It wasn't the battery. It's the fitting. It requires the whole passenger seat to be removed, annoyingly. Plus some wiper blades on that visit too 😁

 

1 hour ago, AHPP said:

How carefully did you shop around for that battery?! £500 seems a lot.

 

2 minutes ago, josharb87 said:

How much do they cost? 

 

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53 minutes ago, Big J said:

It wasn't the battery. It's the fitting. It requires the whole passenger seat to be removed, annoyingly. Plus some wiper blades on that visit too 😁

 

 

 

I assume a similar story for the starter motor.

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22 minutes ago, AHPP said:

 

I assume a similar story for the starter motor.

Very much so. The VW book requires the engine to be dropped out but the specialist was able to do it without going to those lengths, saving £400-500.

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19 minutes ago, Big J said:

Very much so. The VW book requires the engine to be dropped out but the specialist was able to do it without going to those lengths, saving £400-500.

I did an engine mount on the van the other week and was chuffed to bits I didn't need to move the brake booster about half an inch. Small mercies by the sound of it. Ouch.

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8 hours ago, AHPP said:

I did an engine mount on the van the other week and was chuffed to bits I didn't need to move the brake booster about half an inch. Small mercies by the sound of it. Ouch.

Everything is tight, in terms of working space on the V10. A big engine in a normal sized engine bay.

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