2004 VW Touareg V8+locking rear diff+RNS510 - RARE!!!

US $5,900.00
Private seller / Contact seller
Malvern, Pennsylvania, United States

Technical data for 2004 Volkswagen Touareg V8

Make: Volkswagen
Model: Touareg
Type: SUV
Trim: V8
Year: 2004
Mileage: 188,231
VIN: WVGEM77LX4D070733
Color: Black
Engine: 4.2l
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: 4WD
Interior color: Tan
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
2004 Touareg with rare V8 and 4XMotion.
This VERY RARE powertrain is the best of the best but VW no longer offers it in US.
It's in remarkably great condition considering I bought it new in 2004. Sure it's got little PITA issues but fewer than I have myself at my age.
Why am I selling it? We've got four cars in the driveway, three of them VeeDubs and the old lady says that's two too many. I guess she's right. So they're all up for sale and we'll see what happens.
NOTE: I've got my ham radio gear mounted as you can see in the pictures. My radios and stuff does not go with the Treg. I'll remove it so unless you're a licensed amateur radio op and are interested in buying it, it won't be there when you drive it away!
Final note: I've had this beauty since it was born. I've taken pretty good care if it and there are all kinds of nice touches, most of which I can't recall at the moment or don't warrant a call-out.
Basic stuff:
  • New front brake pads and calipers.
  • 17" Canyon rims with Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo 2 tires
  • 18" Manhattan rims available, fitted with worn out Dueler H/P Sports (they will get you home but won't pass inspection).
  • Air suspension
  • Locking rear differential
  • Napa leather interior (driver seat has split near a seam on the base and the foam is flat, both from use.)
  • Cold weather package w/heated seats, heated steering wheel, wipers, etc.
  • Factory Yakima rack on roof
  • Windshield is fairly new and in great condition (the original got hit by flying debris on the highway but saved our lives)

Goodies from Spockcat:
  • Push button start
  • Aspherical driver's mirror from Europe
  • Shift paddles

Miscellaneous Extras:

  • VW 2" receiver hitch installed; this model has the brake controller, too, for those that need it.
  • Has the extendable luggage compartment screen/net from Porsche Cayenne (really cool if you have a lot of stuff in back or a dog)
  • VW dealer optional cargo screen, metal
  • Plastic cover for cargo section
  • Monster mats (driver mat wearing out)
  • I'll include my Ross-Tech VAG-Com cable for your motorhead pleasure.
  • Parking assist
  • All seats are heated
  • Ski bag

Mods:

  • Rear fog light installed
  • European light switch to accommodate rear fog light
  • Front fogs have PIAA bulbs

Upgraded GPS Nav

  • RNS-510 retrofitted with current DVD and I installed a large solid state drive
  • OEM Sirius antenna retrofitted
  • VW Bluetooth option (not installed)

Pros:

  • Runs well and reliably - great power. Starts right up.
  • 18mpg on highway, which is about what it got new. Around town? Do you have to ask? What's a few extra mpg when you've got a V8?
  • Looks good, sheet metal is in beautiful condition with only a few dings here and there
  • RARE: No more Touaregs coming to USA. Hasn't been a V8 in years.
  • Tires and brakes good-to-go!
  • V8 timing belt was replaced not long ago. Good for another 70k or whatever.
  • Very limited rust on the undercarriage.
  • Remote lock-unlock has the VW service bulletin modification for the antenna so it actually works half-decently.
  • Both fuel pumps were replaced years ago (you're glad of this if you're a VW/Audi enthusiast because you know they had a few years of rotten parts. Now you don't have to worry about them.)
Cons:
  • Transmission was replaced a few years ago with one with 130,000 mi but the dealer didn't replace the front seal while it was out. It leaks. Not too badly, so I just feed it. (Replacing the seal is a real PITA.)
  • Could probably use new O2 sensors or maybe main cats
  • Headliner fabric is coming loose from the antenna and other work I did up there.
  • Dash board plastic is tearing on passenger side, shrinkage from age.
  • All the lousy "soft touch" paint VW/Audi used then is peeling. I've replaced/scraped off some but the buttons in the dash are hideous. But I have a repair kit with die-cut vinyl stickers that gives gorgeous results and will never scratch again. Haven't installed it yet. It comes with the car.
  • Starting to use oil but not too badly.
  • Rear pads light up the wear indicator but pass state inspection.
  • Driver side rear speaker is not playing. I think a wire pulled out during the upgrade from the original digital system replacement. It's either in the large connector in the dash or behind the CD changer in the trunk. Haven't had a chance to track it down.
  • the computer throws random error intermittent codes that clear with VAG-Com and stay gone for a long time. It's an old SUV so who knows?
  • Keyless entry - flaky Kessey module but works if DTCs are cleared with VAG-COM
  • The rear hatch has four small holes that presently hold up my antenna tuner and high-frequency antenna system. The box stays with me and you'll have four professionally installed nutserts instead. Maybe you can buy plastic plugs for the holes?
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