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Old 01-24-2011, 06:19 PM
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The Touareg handles a X-star with ease and I am sure I could do a x25 or x45 too. X-80 would be too big for my comfort level.

Touareg also handles 7700 lbs vs the 6600 for the Q7 due to the longer body and the sun-frame design.

Both trucks have a great 6 or 7 sp transmission with the 1-4 gears close together for nice stump pulling power. 5-7 are longer for good fuel economy.

On our Touareg on a steep and slippery ramp I even used 4 low and locked the centre and rear differential for true traction. Did it with no issues at all.

Most of you Ford or Chevy pickup guys (generalization) should open your eyes and see the facts of the German SUVs. They are better engineered, better built, just as heavy and can tow just as nice and do it all in style. (compared to a 1/2 pickup)

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Old 01-24-2011, 08:08 PM
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Somebody really listens to their dealer... haha, of course what do I know I just have a Manual '99 F-250 with the 7.3L Diesel...
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Old 01-24-2011, 08:13 PM
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I have an 08 Chevy Silverado, crew cab. Black. It does it... in style.

You're just asking to burn up a transmission in that little VW - towing a boat 100 miles, 80 mph down the freeway (what I do)... and none of that dual axle trailer action - cheater. Put some weight on the tongue, with a single axle trailer...
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Old 01-24-2011, 08:17 PM
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The Touareg handles a X-star with ease and I am sure I could do a x25 or x45 too. X-80 would be too big for my comfort level.

Touareg also handles 7700 lbs vs the 6600 for the Q7 due to the longer body and the sun-frame design.

Both trucks have a great 6 or 7 sp transmission with the 1-4 gears close together for nice stump pulling power. 5-7 are longer for good fuel economy.

On our Touareg on a steep and slippery ramp I even used 4 low and locked the centre and rear differential for true traction. Did it with no issues at all.

Most of you Ford or Chevy pickup guys (generalization) should open your eyes and see the facts of the German SUVs. They are better engineered, better built, just as heavy and can tow just as nice and do it all in style. (compared to a 1/2 pickup)
very interesting! I hadn't thought about the TDI SUVs ...
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Old 01-24-2011, 08:30 PM
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I cant speak to the VW but my girls father has a Porsche Cayenne S and it pulls there X-Star like a freight train.
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Old 01-25-2011, 09:43 AM
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I have a big diesel but honestly its overkill for my boat... my toyota 4-runner pulls my boat beautifully... not complaints at all. Now for heavy machinery... my diesel hands down...
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Old 01-25-2011, 10:13 AM
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Actually it tows fine... It has 4 wheel (massive) electric / hydraulic disk brakes on the trailer and pulls up bloody quick with the adjuster set correctly. I never EVER drive too close to someone and always leave myself plenty of room. I find the biggest problem I have is people coming the other way driving too close to the line not realising how big the boat is until they are nearly next to me.

The Audi has plenty of power and I've moved along quite happily at 120Kph without any sway or rock at all. The boat is so heavy that it tracks perfectly behind the car and as long as the brakes on the trailer are braking harder than the car it'll pull up dead straight every time.

The old dog and tail story isn't always true. If it were you wouldn't see road trains with 4 fully loaded full length trailers behind them
I got the piss scared out of me while driving on a long dirty highway near Queensland. We were headed to Cairns. Those 4 and 5 long land trains on dirt roads drive right down the middle of the road. Since I was in a very long convoy there was a pretty big dust cloud going and I didn't see the tractor trailer until the very last second. I had to drive into a ditch to avoid him. I don't think the guy even look twice and kept right on going.

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Old 01-25-2011, 10:18 AM
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I cant speak to the VW but my girls father has a Porsche Cayenne S and it pulls there X-Star like a freight train.

80% of the parts on the Touareg are on the Cayenne.... thus being similar. Cant say the 550hp turbo model doesn't have enough jam

Transmissions as bullet proof on the Touareg.
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Old 01-25-2011, 10:25 AM
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I cant speak to the VW but my girls father has a Porsche Cayenne S and it pulls there X-Star like a freight train.
I had a Cayenne S and when pulling my Prostar I had to keep looking back to make sure it was still there.

They are fantastic motors, both the Cayenne and Toureg which are basically the same vehicles, for towing the one to buy would probably by the V10 TDi Toureg,
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Old 01-25-2011, 10:30 AM
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Herewith my car and boat. It is a 4.2l V8 petrol VW Touareg with a 2000 XStar (205V). No problems with towing and it has overrun brakes. Has done a 8000 km round trip to Mozambique through soft sands with the boat behind it. In South Africa we have a new stupid law that noone really though about and just passed it. The sticker on your trailer which indicates you GVM is not allowed to be higher than the tare of your tow vehicle even if the trailer is empty it is illegal. So even if the manufacturer says you can tow 7700 pounds because of the tare on the VW you can in fact only tow 5192 pounds (2360kg x 2.2). Thus the problem we face is really that all rigs are illegal except if you tow them with a small truck. Transmission is bullet proof.
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