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    Thread: 2012 touareg tdi lux???

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      04-07-2012 07:31 PM #1
      My wife and I just ordered a white tdi lux today. Picking the car up on Monday and I cant wait. My wide currently drives a 2011 328xi with all the bells and whistles. I just purchased a 2012 gli in december so now were a Volkswagen family! Does any else have a tdi and if so what are your real world mpg?

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      04-07-2012 11:13 PM #2
      My TDI Sport averages 27 mpg. It gets 30 - 32 on the highway after it gets warmed up. In the winter, about 2 mpg lower.

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      04-07-2012 11:43 PM #3
      That's pretty impressive considering the car weighs 6600 lbs. I think the tdi is the right choice because of its resale value down the road also compared to the vr6.

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      04-08-2012 08:06 AM #4
      real world averaging 27 us mpg combined hand calculated. It keeps climbing, and I imagine once I get a few more years on it it will be averaging me 30 mpg overall. Hwy mpg is about 4-5 mpg higher.

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      04-08-2012 09:54 AM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by frandre View Post
      That's pretty impressive considering the car weighs 6600 lbs. I think the tdi is the right choice because of its resale value down the road also compared to the vr6.

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      Actually the vehicle weight is close to 5,000 lbs. GVW is about 6,300 lbs.

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      04-08-2012 11:20 AM #6
      Very true yes one good thing is the weight really shouldn't affect mpg with the diesel compared to the vr6

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      04-09-2012 07:47 PM #7
      Picked up put touareg today. Cantvwait to get a few miles on it and see how it really drives. First impression is touareg is 1 amazing suv!



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    8. 04-10-2012 07:33 AM #8
      what size rims are those? my 2010 Lux came with 19's...
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      04-10-2012 09:02 AM #9
      19's still on the lux

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    10. 04-10-2012 10:31 AM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by frandre View Post
      19's still on the lux

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      ok ok they just look small... Nice color!
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      04-10-2012 10:33 AM #11
      Maybe its the way I took the pic. In person they look alot bigger then the stock 18's. Thanks yea my wife had to have white!

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      04-24-2012 09:33 AM #12
      Very nice SUVW!


      I purchase a V6 Lux in December (while the 0% financing for 60 months was still available).
      Night blue.

      Wish I had bought the tdi instead....oh well.


      BTW: Check the thread re your HD radio playing FM stations in left-channel mono.

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      04-24-2012 10:52 AM #13
      Thanks. We went with the tdi strickly for gas mileage. It was tough convincing my wife to even listen to it because she thought it was gonna b so loud.

      Left channel mono?

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      04-24-2012 04:10 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by frandre View Post
      Left channel mono?
      Here's the thread...basically FM stations play left-channel mono if HD is active:

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...t-STEREO-gt-gt

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      04-24-2012 04:11 PM #15
      Thanks for the link gonna check it out

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      04-25-2012 02:00 PM #16
      Hi, As Billiken mentioned, it appears that all US-market Touaregs with the RNS-850 nav/radio cannot play HD Radio in stereo. They can only play it in mono, and only the left channel information is present. My Touareg happens to be a Lux TDI so this HD Radio issue fits this thread.

      http://www.hdradio.com/stations

      On the RNS-850, go into Setup, Radio, and check the HD Radio box.

      This video attempts to demonstrate the issue. I'm going to make another video soon with much better audio quality that will leave no doubt the RNS-850 has a problem. I encourage everyone who confirms their Touareg has this issue to report it to VW Customer CARE: 800-822-8987.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXq18aV-jSk

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      04-26-2012 06:25 AM #17
      My 2012 T plays HD radio in stereo. HD is not always available but it does play in stereo.

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      04-26-2012 12:24 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by VW/Porsche Fahrer View Post
      My 2012 T plays HD radio in stereo. HD is not always available but it does play in stereo.
      I would be very interested in seeing the VAG-COM data from your radio so I could compare it to mine. Maybe you have a different revision of the radio hardware or firmware, or the VCDS coding is different. Should be Module 56.

      Here's mine (some identifying data obscured)

      > -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      > > > Address 56: Radio (R) Labels: Redir Fail!
      > > > Part No SW: 4G0 035 082 B HW: 4G0 035 082
      > > > Component: Radio U SIRIU H53 0076
      > > > Revision: AB001007 Serial number: 156JY0B75xxxxx
      > > > Coding: 020007020100000001
      > > > Shop #: WSC 31414 790 00001
      > > > VCID: 1F4D56AF0Exxxxx
      > > >
      > > > No fault code found.

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      06-19-2012 11:28 AM #19
      My wife and I have a silver 2011 Touareg TDI Luxe, and we average about 30 mpg. How's the 2012 treating you?
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      06-19-2012 12:50 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by Eugene-Dave-1 View Post
      I would be very interested in seeing the VAG-COM data from your radio so I could compare it to mine. Maybe you have a different revision of the radio hardware or firmware, or the VCDS coding is different. Should be Module 56.

      Here's mine (some identifying data obscured)

      > -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      > > > Address 56: Radio (R) Labels: Redir Fail!
      > > > Part No SW: 4G0 035 082 B HW: 4G0 035 082
      > > > Component: Radio U SIRIU H53 0076
      > > > Revision: AB001007 Serial number: 156JY0B75xxxxx
      > > > Coding: 020007020100000001
      > > > Shop #: WSC 31414 790 00001
      > > > VCID: 1F4D56AF0Exxxxx
      > > >
      > > > No fault code found.
      I do not have access at the moment to a vag-com. I plan to get one to re-program some items in the car. When I do I would be happy to share the scan info. Aside from that, I can report that my radio does, indeed, play HD FM in stereo. I must also say that the separation is often not so great. I believe this is due to the compression of the files ( or limitations in how HD is transmitted? or the strength of the signal?).

    21. 06-20-2012 08:38 AM #21
      Beautiful truck, white is a great color but it also struck me how different the T3 looks in white vs. dark metallic colors
      It's like a totally different vehicle

      FWIW my 850 radio plays HD in stereo also
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      06-20-2012 09:06 AM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by frandre View Post
      one good thing is the weight really shouldn't affect mpg with the diesel compared to the vr6
      I can't speak for the VR6, but (towing) weight doesn't have as much impact on the TDI as does wind resistance. I occasionally tow a 6000# tractor on a 16' tandem trailer (flatbed with 14" sides). Mpg drops from 30 to 21 towing empty trailer at the speed limit. Surprisingly, there's only a further 2 mpg drop when the tractor is onboard. So from my perspective, wind resistance has more impact on the TDI fuel economy than does weight.

      //greg//
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      06-20-2012 03:58 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by frandre View Post
      Maybe its the way I took the pic. In person they look alot bigger then the stock 18's. Thanks yea my wife had to have white!

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      well for a true SUV you dont want big flashy rims! you benefit from more rubber and from not having a wheen that you will get pissed off if it gets nicked!
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      06-20-2012 04:12 PM #24
      A lil update on my tdi. I noticed the last tank and a 1/2 of gas didn't get as good MPG. Only 24.2 a lot of city driving. Then the check engine light came on. I got the vag com out and scanned it to see if it was major. It had 3 codes all for the add blue injector pump and system. Took the car to VW and they said they had to have a specialist from VW tech come check out the car. After a day they ordered all new parts for injector. There apparently is something wrong w the 2012 tdi add blue system. They are making new parts to replace the factory installed 1s. All is fixed now and truck runs great.



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