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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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Volkswagen Tiguan (08-) 4X4
14 reader reviews for Volkswagen Tiguan 4x4.
  • 2.0 TSI 170 SE 4WD 5dr

    Garry Cleaver Date: 23/08/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      40

    My car

    Had this car on loan while my Passat estate was, once again, in the dealership.

    The Wrexham dealer lent this car to me having registered it specially the morning I picked it up Well done Wrexhan VW.

    It was a 170hp diesel not sure the spec but would suspect SE or similar. Very nice and roomy inside particularly liked the touch screen radio.

    Not really a diesel person and found the very narrow power band and all or nothing prformance a little disconcerting also semed to have to change gear a lot but then I am used to an auto.

    Passengers enjoyed the ride comfort although my son complained it was a little wallowy as a driver I had no complaints.

    Fuel consumption according to the computer was excellent and I certainly had no trouble at all bettering the Passats mileage.

    I think this car could be a winner if the dealer and manufacturer backup is considerably better than I have experienced in the Oswestry area.

    I call my Passat Hitler's revenge

  • 1.4 TSI 150 SE 4WD 5dr

    Dietmar Zilz , Surrey . Date: 02/07/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I had a fully equipped Tiguan 1.4 SE for the weekend. It is an absolutely awesome car and handles really well. The driving position and gearshift are fun and the car has a lot of pull and feels very sportive and agile. The interior is very elegant, being pro-animals, I am not at all keen on leather, though - why not offer Alcantara again, which is nicer than leather anyway.

    Absolutely brilliant are the electronics, SatNAV and a parking assistant that really works - highly recommended.

    A very 'yuppie' car, elegant, quick and well suited for rough roads and nasty speed bumps.

  • 2.0 TDI 140 SE 4WD 5dr

    Richard Mess Date: 02/05/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I had my new Tiguan for five days(187 miles) when the engine failed. I have been informed by the dealer that a glow plug remained on and overheated eventually melting and entering the cylinder causing the engine to misfire. The dealers have bent over backwards to assist me to the point of supplying me with their Tiguan demo caruntil the matter is resolved. I have rejected my car even with a new engine being fitted as I was still unhappy about some of the issues raised. VW customer services originally offered £200 compensation which I have also rejected asking for an extended warranty (2yrs) and Roadside Assistance (4yrs). VW are now offering 4yrs roadside assistance, which is probably worth less than the original £200. On speaking to VW they left me in no doubt this was the best I can expect and should be grateful for that. I am stunned at VW's stance and am now contemplating a full refund and opting for a Freelander instead.

  • 2.0 TDI 140 SE 4WD 5dr

    Richard Gibbons , West Midlands . Date: 25/04/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    We bought this Tiguan for my wife and she loves it! It is very practical and an ideal size. However we had an intermitant 'screaming' fuel pump since we took delivery 6 weeks ago and VW customer service is absolutely shocking, after handing over your money they could not care less. We are still no nearer getting the car repaired and trying to get the dealer to answer the phone or call back is impossible!

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