GTP Cool Wall: 2007-2010 Volkswagen Touareg R50

Discussion in 'Cool Wall' started by GranTurNismo, Nov 11, 2019.

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2007-2010 Volkswagen Touareg R50

Poll closed Nov 21, 2019.
  1. Sub-Zero

    7.4%
  2. Cool

    38.9%
  3. Meh

    16.7%
  4. Uncool

    24.1%
  5. Seriously Uncool

    13.0%
  1. GranTurNismo

    GranTurNismo Premium

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    2007-2010 Volkswagen Touareg R50 nominated by @Murcie_LP640

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    Body Style:
    5-door SUV
    Engine: 5.0L turbodiesel V10
    Power: 345hp
    Torque: 627 lb-ft
    Weight: 2810kg
    Transmission: 6-speed automatic, 6-speed manual
    Drivetrain: front-engine, all-wheel drive
     
  2. GranTurNismo

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    Meh. It's a performance SUV, but at the same time, it isn't. And that's not a bad thing. The R50 is a near-perfect balance of style and substance.

    If anyone is wondering about the torque figure in the OP, it's true. Big VW diesel engines are known for making an insane amount of torque.
     
  3. Snikle

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    I was gonna vote cool, but then I realized that this is just way too interesting for that. SZ because '00s manual diesel V10 sleeper SUV. Those words don't belong together, but here we are.
     
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  4. Darla Starch

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    Such a stupid yet wonderful idea. Cool. (And if that bit about it being a stick V10 diesel SUV is true, then I should totes get a takeback and retroactively make my vote SZ)
     
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  5. Murcie_LP640

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    Sorry to burst everyone's bubble but the R50 was only available with an auto like the standard V10 TDI is. Don't really know why this wasn't just copy-pasted from the nomination post and some extra photos found; the weight is way off as well.
     
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  6. YoshiMaster2

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    It has a V10 Diesel. That is just beautifully absurd.

    Cool.
     
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  7. ZGBox

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    That engine is almost the definition of overkill in a production car like this, and the V10 bumps it up to a Cool
     
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  8. Rallywagon

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    Cool. The toureg is pretty good for an SUV, and dropping a v10 diesel in it definitely bumps it up from just meh.
     
  9. Roger the Horse

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    I would say to burn it but it's already so uncool that it's presumably inflammable
     
  10. VXR

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    I don't think any part of having to explain just why your Touareg isn't just a normal Touareg is cool.
     
  11. KM964

    KM964

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    Low cool. Styling is uninspiring but the turbodiesel V10 makes up for it.
     
  12. TenEightyOne

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    I quite like Toerags, and a V10 (even if diesel) has to be fun somewhere, right? Cool.
     
  13. All Your Base

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    One of those cars you’d never expect to be cool but actually kinda is.
     
  14. eiriksmil

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    You don't explain. Explaining is for peasants. You just smirk.
     
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  15. Stotty

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    My Touareg went back to VWFS last week after 2 years and 28k miles.

    It's been a monumental car in so many ways, and I'm really going to miss it. 'Only' a 6cyl 3l diesel, but plenty quick enough, with effortless grunt at anything below 120mph... it even sounded quite nice from the inside. It also handled decently for what it is as long as you're always aware of the weight and managed weight transfers with sensitivity (gentle initial steering inputs!).

    But what made it was it's comfort and refinement. Amazing ride quality (even on 21" wheels and low profile tyres), quiet at very high speeds, perfect driving position, super comfy seats, fabulous climate system, top notch sound system... they all came together when covering big distances.

    After retiring end of June, I relocated to Southern Spain in August. Loaded the car to the roof, put my cats in their travel cage on the back seat, picked my father up from my local train station and set off. Weybridge to Marbella. 1,443 miles. 22.5 hours. Ambient temperatures in the 40*c's at times. It was faultless... ignoring the sub 25mpg, but even that could have been better if I wasn't doing 95 through France and 100-120 through Spain.

    It was equally as good coming back last week... 650 miles to Santander in under 8 hours, including a horrible 20 miles in a blizzard, with snow and ice over the mountains. And I couldn't think of many cars I'd have looked forward to getting in to at Portsmouth at 10.30pm, to drive another 2.5 hours after 30 hours on a very rough ferry crossing.

    What a car.

    But not cool in any way, and a V10 wouldn't have changed that :lol:
     
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  16. MrWaflz55

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    Seems like the kind of vehicle a professional sports player would drive.

    If you get one of these used, have fun with the maintenance costs.
     
  17. mustafur

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    It looks like a giant MK5 Golf R32.

    But SUVs are not cool.

    Uncool.
     
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  18. Liquid

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    Hergestellt in Deutschland. Yes, the plaque that says "Made in Germany" is indeed made in Germany but for irrelevant trivia points, they build these where I live.

    Obviously not cool though.
     
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