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zegm
10-27-2008, 10:46 PM
Hey Everyone!

I got a new Grey Whale!!! No just kidding!!!! However we do have a new Moomba Hauler! Got tired of the Silverado jumping in and out of 3rd and 4th gear while towing between 60 & 65mph. And MrsZ and the kids got tired of the Extended Cab suicide doors. While the Chevy was very faithful and never gave a single problem after 113k miles we decided to find a new Moomba Hauler for all the Jamborees we plan to attend next year. We have pulled the LS a few miles and I didn't know it was behind us! So here are the pics!!!!! The Touareg Boards call them T-Regs and with 310hp and 550ft-lbs of torque you can understand why! :cool:

http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff136/zegm/Touareg2.jpg

http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff136/zegm/Touareg3.jpg

http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff136/zegm/Touareg9.jpg

21mpg towing and is also a great Ski boat engine according to a Nationally Well known Ski Boat Company!

wolfeman131
10-28-2008, 12:04 AM
Sweet tow vehicle!

I'll be keeping my 4 door Silverado, but the wife's Sequoia lease is up next spring so we'll be checking one of these beasts out.

kaneboats
10-28-2008, 09:13 AM
I've seen one of those before somewhere. Only the one I saw wasn't nearly that clean.

zegm
10-28-2008, 10:01 AM
You should see her now! I took her offroading on Saturday after all that rain we got on Friday. Actually I was taking my daughter to a friends house but they live way out in the woods on a dirt (OK sand) road the logging trucks use also! Yep it was fun!

adsman
10-28-2008, 10:31 AM
Whats the towing capacity on that?

moombadaze
10-28-2008, 11:20 AM
m of the z clan--much better avatar picture

zegm
10-28-2008, 06:20 PM
The towing capacity is 7700lbs for the Touareg, which is greater than any of the other Euro SUV's.

Stacy,

Thanks, the old one was a "Proline" and the new one is a "Moomba".

Sled491
10-30-2008, 12:51 AM
Z, Great looking ride! I'm with Daze as well, like the new Avatar.

GeauxTigers
10-30-2008, 10:33 AM
Z... diesel?

zegm
10-30-2008, 10:25 PM
GT,

Yes it is a V-10 5.0 Liter TDI Diesel.

My wife bought a Jetta TDI Diesel in 06 and we have fallen in love with the TDI's. She gets 41mpg and she is a lead foot. I mean she gets 41mpg on the highway, in the city, everywhere it is always 41mpg. We both wanted a new tow vehicle and after I read that the VW Touareg also came with a Diesel we both knew it had to be a VW Touareg. The Porsche Cayanne is built on the same chassis and they are made on the same assembly line. I mean this thing has Brembo 6 piston front calipers and 4 piston rears on Huge vented rotors front and rear. You can see where Porsche had the final say in the design and almost all the parts interchange. And now I can say I got a Twin Turbo!!!" :cool: