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Love my VW's

by from Providence, Rhode Island on March 29, 2012

I've owned my Tiguan for 8 months now. It's a SE with navigation and panoramic roof. I traded in my 2008 Passat wagon for this vehicle. I have been driving VW's since I was 16 yrs old (wow, that's 40 ...
I've owned my Tiguan for 8 months now. It's a SE with navigation and panoramic roof. I traded in my 2008 Passat wagon for this vehicle. I have been driving VW's since I was 16 yrs old (wow, that's 40 years!) so I may be biased. I love all the features of my Tiguan...it's really easy for me to get in and out of as I am a amputee. Actually that was the main reason I went from my Passat to a SUV. It was a transition going from from my cushy Passat wagon to the Tiguan. Now, I have to say the only thing I miss is the trunk space. I took off the cover for the trunk in my Tiguan and it's much better. I love the 2.0 turbo...love that I can shift the automatic because I miss my manual shift. I use the auto hold when I'm in traffic..great feature. Even though I am an amputee I have no problems driving my Tiguan without special controls. Awesome vehicle!
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Fun, Fast and Looks Great

by from Cleveland, OH on May 31, 2011

After 3 years of driving a Volvo I decided to go back to VW. The Tiguan has already exceeded my expectations after only a few weeks. I've driven sedans my whole live and had some apprehensions about m...
After 3 years of driving a Volvo I decided to go back to VW. The Tiguan has already exceeded my expectations after only a few weeks. I've driven sedans my whole live and had some apprehensions about moving to a SUV but the transitions has been easy and it is extremely fun to drive. The exterior is solid, has amazing turning radius and from what I can tell, very minimal blind spots. I don't have any issue fitting into tight parking spaces... the Tiguan is actually the same width as my last sedan which really surprised me. Hands down the best feature is the panoramic sunroof... my friends and family are all in awe even from the backseat! The interior has everything you could possibly want in terms of gadgets and having stereo/phone/nav controlled through the steering wheel makes it easier to keep your eyes on the road. The front seats are very roomy, not quite as plush as some of the luxury models but I drive 100+ miles/day and think they're still comfortable at mile 100. I wish the SE model came with full power seats but the hand lever is easy to maneuver. I have very tall passengers most of the time (over 6'2") and for once they can comfortably sit in the back without me having to move the driver seat to the dash! Going from a 6 to 4 cylinder is taking a little adjustment, but the Tiguan definitely has pick-up on the highway. I'm finding the breaks to be a lot more sensitive than previous VW models where you really had to push the pedal to stop quickly. I feel incredibly safe in the vehicle and feel well protected behind the heavy doors. Overall I think the car was worth the slightly higher price tag and couldn't be happier with my choice in the Tiguan. All I can say is it is good to be back to VW.
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SUV with good fuel mileage,

by from Beaufort, SC on March 13, 2011

Love the styling and all the options. The panoramic sun roof is great and i love the Nav system, touch screen radio and heated seats. They are great on those chilly mornings. The fuel mileage is good ...
Love the styling and all the options. The panoramic sun roof is great and i love the Nav system, touch screen radio and heated seats. They are great on those chilly mornings. The fuel mileage is good for an Suv if you drive it sensibly yet it has impressive power on the highway with the six speed automatic and 2.0 turbo. Take one for a test drive and be as impressed as i am.
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Volkswagen quality, where are you?

by from Edmonton, Alberta Canada on May 1, 2015

My husband and I purchased a 2011 Tiguan and had traded our 2006 Jetta in. With the Jetta, we had normal maintenance and very few problems. That all changed when we purchased the 2011 Tiguan. Having t...
My husband and I purchased a 2011 Tiguan and had traded our 2006 Jetta in. With the Jetta, we had normal maintenance and very few problems. That all changed when we purchased the 2011 Tiguan. Having the problems: fuses overheating, back-up camera issues, struts and our list goes on. From December 2014 to April 2015 our struts have literally died. The shop we took it to (a dealership) could not believe how horrible they were and how quickly they had deteriorated. Having their used car warranty, we were told that at least one of the struts would be covered, only to be told that they were not covered and for $1500 we could get this repaired. Yikes! Now, if this was the first major issue we had had in the year and half we have owned this car, that would be one thing. Yet, the amount of time I have spent at the shop is ridiculous. It took me over a year to have one problem resolved. The back up camera wasn't working consistently and of course there was nothing wrong with it. I was told to video it if it happened again. I did, however I still had to fight to get it fixed. Fixed, not really. Just a few days ago both the radio and the back-up camera died. I made a video and have no doubt that this will be another battle. The first took so long our regular warranty almost ran out. Now it's gone and we are on the VW used car warranty from them and it is the most comprehensive coverage available. Yet, we have just been told NO! to having our struts replaced. Be very, very careful when purchasing a used 2011 Tiguan. This has been a huge money pit and we have never had to put out this kind of money on any other vehicle we have owned. I am hopeful that no one else has had the problems we have and that Volkswagen will step up and do what is right. Both for the struts and the media center.
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VW TSI Engine WOW it kicks.

by from Burbank IL on February 12, 2011

I got the VW Tiguan SEL and i love it. It might be pricey but you get what you pay for. The TSi 2.0 turbo engine is proven and it is the best powerplant that wolfsburg ever made. As far as gas milage ...
I got the VW Tiguan SEL and i love it. It might be pricey but you get what you pay for. The TSi 2.0 turbo engine is proven and it is the best powerplant that wolfsburg ever made. As far as gas milage people dont buy suv and look how much it burns. if you want a good MPG vechicle buy yourself a prius or whatever its called. I give this car a 5 plus.
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Lovin' my Tiguan

by from on March 1, 2011

I've had Audi's, Volvo's, Honda's and they've all been nice cars but I'm really enjoying the Tiguan. It's my first SUV of any kind and it's GREAT! Comfortable, fun to drive, great handling and with th...
I've had Audi's, Volvo's, Honda's and they've all been nice cars but I'm really enjoying the Tiguan. It's my first SUV of any kind and it's GREAT! Comfortable, fun to drive, great handling and with the turbo no lack of power. Great interior finishes and plenty of room even for tall people in the back seat. I'm a happy guy with my Tiguan!!!
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Great Car

by from Lowell, MA on March 25, 2012

I've had the 2011 model for one month and I love it. The ride is very comfortable, but handling is still sporty. The 6 spd automatic transmission is very smooth. I have been averaging 26mpg in combine...
I've had the 2011 model for one month and I love it. The ride is very comfortable, but handling is still sporty. The 6 spd automatic transmission is very smooth. I have been averaging 26mpg in combined highway/city driving. The turbo charged engine is what separates this car from similar vehicles. There is some wind noise at highway speeds, but other than that I have no negatives for this car.
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First SUV

by from Berkeley, CA on March 30, 2011

I leased my Tiguan a few months ago, and I really enjoy it. The build quality is excellent, the features are impressive and I love the style. Best features, being able to open the panoramic sunroof an...
I leased my Tiguan a few months ago, and I really enjoy it. The build quality is excellent, the features are impressive and I love the style. Best features, being able to open the panoramic sunroof and close the sunscreen, open air, but no blinding sun. I also like that I can fold the front seat flat, so I can haul around long items. Purchased the car for work, and it's meeting my expectations. I wish for a manual transmission with all the bells and whistles, or even the DSG transmission. Also wish for a TDI engine, but not until the next model cycle. All in all, I'm very pleased!
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Fun, Safe, and Attractive!

by from Florida on September 7, 2011

I love my 2011 VW Tiguan. I've not had a car with a turbo before and the pep and acceleration are a joy on the highway. The car is nimble and can quickly negotiate traffic snarls and big trucks. The i...
I love my 2011 VW Tiguan. I've not had a car with a turbo before and the pep and acceleration are a joy on the highway. The car is nimble and can quickly negotiate traffic snarls and big trucks. The interior is very nice--I did NOT get leather and every on who rides in the car comments on the room and the styling. The back seat is particularly comfortable. Others have commented on the lack of room but after two trips--one with a week's worth of gear and three dogs--I have no complaints. Much better than CRV or RAV IMO.
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The best Choice for Me

by from Warwick, RI on October 20, 2011

I purchases a 2011 Tiguan SEL 4 Motion in June and Have been loving every minute of driving ever since. I first started test driving new SUV's last year, I waited almost a year and could not get the ...
I purchases a 2011 Tiguan SEL 4 Motion in June and Have been loving every minute of driving ever since. I first started test driving new SUV's last year, I waited almost a year and could not get the Tiguan out of my mind. When I thought of a new ride I thought of the Tiguan, When I thought of maybe settling and just getting a sedan I could not give up on the Tiguan. So I did not settle, I got a Tiguan and I LOVE it. This SUV has everything I wanted and a few I did not know I wanted but now LOVE (panoramic sunroof, back up camera) I test drove other small SUV and none could compare (for me) to the Tiguan. It has a nice solid smooth ride, easy to handle. Like I said before everything I wanted and more. It is great on the Highway as well as on city streets. The SEL comes equipped with Nav system which is very easy to use (never thought I would use one but I do) The Panoramic sunroof with the sun shade is great on those sunny days when you want the sunroof open but you do not want the sun beating down on you and also keep anything form falling in. The back up camera for parallel parking backing into parking spaces or on a friends LONG and winding driveway is great (never thought I needed it but sure am using it a lot). I never wanted a Big SUV so this fits the bill just big enough good storage (back seats can be moved six inches forward for more cargo space if you need it. It had key-less entry and Push button starter so you can keep your keys in your pocket or gym bag and open and start the car no more juggling shopping bags and looking for my keys. Just put you hand in the door handle and the door opens, Press you foot on the break and push the start and the car starts, hands free Bluetooth for the phone with access to you phone book is a plus, volume buttons on the steering wheel are great as well. Well I that is everything I can think of so, I hope this helps you, and good luck with your search.
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