Tag Archives: Diesel

2004 Volkswagen Touareg V10 TDI: Torque Much?

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Generally speaking, I am not an SUV guy. I appreciate that you can sit up high, and frankly, I’ve found myself contemplating getting one more than once just so I have a fighting chance of seeing around the rolling billboard of an SUV or minivan that invariably manages to get in front of me every single stinking day that I commute. That said, I am most definitely a diesel guy. Ever since I got off a Pan Am 747 in Hong Kong in 1977 and was met with the incessant sound and smell of diesel motors, I’ve been a fan. Yup, I’m the weirdo that likes the noise AND the smell. It’s a thing, but it’s my thing.

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Inviting A Vixen Into Your Home

It stands to reason that an enthusiast who is passionate about a marque would be at least a little interested in machinery peripherally related to said marque. I am referring to vehicles which don’t immediately come to mind when thinking or talking about a brand. A vehicular outlier, let’s say.

For example, a BMW car enthusiast could be interested in BMW motorcycles, but that would be too obvious. Our enthusiast would be excited about BMW-powered boats. The Ferrari geek in our group would get excited not about the latest Pebble Beach results, but rather a Lancia Thema 8.32, a generic sedan stuffed full of glorious Ferrari V8.
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