I really enjoyed driving the Touareg. Its impressive tight turning radius made crowded parking lots and badly designed parking garages easy to navigate. Keyless system was perfect, (if only they thought to do so on the CC).
When driving at 75-80 mph on the interstate the car is amazingly smooth and silent. For that matter, the diesel engine as a whole was almost impossible to hear. At those same highway speeds with the sunroof open, the cloth deflector does a great job of minimizing the wind noise, so you can still have a conversation with your passenger.
I also want to mention the lighting on this VW. The xenon headlights are so bright, I thought at first I had the high beams on. The interior lighting makes everything visible from items on the floor to the dash, without being distracting during night driving.
It definitely has elements all other VW models mixed in-the performance of a GTI, the comfort of a CC, plus plenty of space for my baggage.
Kelly Ryan Murphy, Creative Director