What used Volkswagen Tiguan estate will I get for my budget?
Shop around and you can find this generation of Tiguan for as little as £20,000 now. This will buy you a 2016-17 car with an average mileage for the year and a full service history, bought from an independent dealer. Up that to between £21,000 and £25,000 and you’ll find 2017 cars with low mileages on the forecourts of franchised VW dealers, with your choice of engines – though most Tiguans are diesels, and with some four-wheel drive models too.
How much does it cost to run a Volkswagen Tiguan estate?
Both petrol and diesel-engined models are fairly economical in comparison with their rivals, with the top-performing petrol engine, the 1.4 TSi 150 in S trim, claiming an average figure of 49.6mpg, and the best diesel, the 2.0 TDI 150 in S trim, claiming 60.1mpg.
Tiguans registered after April 2017 will pay the latest flat-rate of annual car tax (VED), while those registered before will pay varying rates linked to their CO2 emissions. Insurance groups are low, on the whole, ranging from 11 for the base petrol and diesel models up to 27 for the powerful 2.0 Biturbo TDi 240 model.
Servicing costs shouldn’t be too exorbitant, and as the car grows older there are plenty of VW servicing plans available, that allow for payments by direct debit, as well as the option of a number of fine specialist servicing centres that will undercut the cost of a VW service.