Hey guys and gals,
New to the forum. Just went for my test drive of the SE model yesterday and Im pretty sure Friday me and the wife are going to go pick it up. Blue with sandstone interior:D! They have the car I want in the showroom. Im so stoked. Never owned a german car, and when I test drove this baby, I fell in love immediatly. My wife is European (Slovenia), and she swears by the german cars! Looking forward to speaking with others here who are very knowledgeable in the VW department and can hopefully help/answer any questions/problems I may run into. Take care all!
As for deposit - I placed 500 USD down for mine. My sales rep didn't mention anything about "no obligation to buy." I had expected a $1000 deposit.
Well I live in Ontario Canada about 1 hour NW of Toronto. Love my new Tiguan-just got it last tuesday and have 1200 kms on it. Its a top of line grey w/black leather.
New to the forum.
I live in North Norway (70Â° North and well above the arctic circle) where winters often last until mid May and begins again in mid September.
A 4WD is "mandatory" at my places.
After trying several other SUV's and other cars, my wife and I totally fell in love with the Tiguan. Ours is to arrive from factory Sept/Oct-08, so there is still a looong wait..
I'm replacing my Audi A3 Quattro 1,9TDI 130HP stickshift to the 140HP 2,0TDI automatic gearbox Tiguan Track&Field. What I "loose" is 25km/h at maximum speed and 2 sec on the 0-100km/h acceleration. What is equal is the handling and agility. What I gain is more towing weight (+500kgs) and a load of extras, not even invented when my 2002 A3 was "born"..
70Â°North in Norway
Welcome aboard, the owners / intending owners list is growing by the day !!! I just checked and there's 425 members already !!!
Im Pete, from Perth Western Australia Im into many varied things incl hot rods (have a 32 ford coupe, a 29 A coupe and a few other projects, collect art, surf, snow board and have been the very happy owner of this caddy.
Now its getting traded next weekend for a black auto Tiguan
Hope everyone is having a great day like myself
Hello from Austin TX. I'm new to the forum and currently shopping for my next car. I took a 1 hour test drive around Austin yesterday.
I have to say I was impressed with this utte. I have driven the CR-V, RAV4, RDX, and Forester. My impressions are the exterior looks better than most and the interior is much better than the others. The silver trim on the dash is actually brushed aluminum not plastic. The dash and door tops are soft textured plastic. The top of the console between the seats ratchets up to different heights to match the height of your elbow. And at 6 feet 2 inches I had plenty of headroom. The engine was peppy but there was a small amount of turbo lag. My only negative impression came when I lifted the rear gate. The space behind the rear seat is fairly small so I'd be flipping down the back seats a lot for those trips home from Home Depot.
The price seems high though. That's probably a Euro vs. the dollar thing. Also the dealer did not have a SEL on the lot. I'm interested in the SEL with navigation but I guess I'll have to check elsewhere to be about to drive one.
I'll be buying this fall. Right now this is #1, the CR-V EX-L is #2 because of the features you get for the dollar, #3 is the Forester and #4 is the RAV4.
I'll drop in occasionally over the next 2 - 3 months to see how everyone's experience is going and how the price is holding up. The local "internet" sales guy is stating the price is $500 below sticker.
I've enjoyed reading your posts for a couple weeks now before finally joining the forum myself. My wife and I are in the market for a small SUV and plan to make a purchase in the September timeframe. We have considered several vehicles across a few price ranges, but have decided to test drive the Tiguan, Escape, and Equinox Sport.
In all seriousness, the Tiguan tops our list. To have a thoughtful driving comparision though, we decided to leave the Escape and Equinox in there. As VW owners, we don't anticipate feeling drawn to either of the other vehicles.
I currently have a 2001 VW Jetta GLS (VR6 version) that I will be selling or trading in. I plan to list it for sale in August and see what happens. If for some reason I can't sell it, we may decide to just do the trade in. As the original owner, it's been a good, reliable car over the years. I anticipate the Tiguan would take care of me just as well!
Having moved to Denver, CO about a year ago, we found that we could really use a small SUV this next winter. We love going in to the mountains to ski and have learned that 4 wheel drive is a must in the Rocky Mountains. Since our other car is a MINI Cooper, we often had to borrow a SUV to travel in to the mountains last year.
We plan to purchase a Tiguan SE with 4Motion and the panoramic sunroof option. Right now our favorite colors are (1) Silver and (2) Alpine Gray. Let me know if anyone can recommend a dealership in Denver. Being somewhat new to the area, I have no loyalty yet to any dealers.
I'll keep everyone posted on when we make our purchase. Let me know if you know anyone in this area looking to buy a used Jetta! I can provide more details/pictures/etc.
Previous VW: 2001 Jetta GLS, VR6 Manual
Current VW: 2009 Tiguan SE - Sapphire Blue with 4Motion and Panoramic Sunroof!
Location: Denver, CO
Well I am in Canada and my VW dealer sold the first TIG he had to my wife and me. Alpine gray highline version minus the nav package. I live in canada and so far have enjoyed the machine very much. I am a tech and i bug my dealer all the time 'cause he told me we would be guiney pigs and they wanted my feedback. Their mistake !! Cheers to all VW owners. I just wish VW's were not so expensive to buy and maintain.
Just lurking around until a TDI Tiguan becomes available in USA.
First started lurking, then signed up for an account to begin absorbing more information and helping others in their quests when I can.
Expecting delivery end July / early August in Washington DC for a Black Pearl Tiguan SEL 4mo, charcoal grey interior, moonroof, RNS-510 NAV, and trailer hitch (why not?)
Once I have the darn thing I'd be happy to help out posting pictures or answering any trivia.
I have owned a VW for 9 years now. I previously owned 2 Jettas. My last Jetta was a 2003. My new hobby is showing my standard dachshunds... so the search for a larger vehicle to better suit my needs began, back in January. When I learned that VW was coming out with the Tiguan, I couldn't do anything, till it came out. I was on the dealer's lot the day after it showed up, test driving an S model, and deciding what options I wanted. Decided on an SE model, and made a great deal. I had to wait a month, but well worth the wait. Gave me time to try to sell the Jetta on my own, which sold in 2 days to the first person to come look at it. Once it was gone, the dealership gave me a loaner car, till the Tiguan came in.
I am now the proud owner of a Sapphire Blue SE Tiguan, with a sandstone interior, and loving it. It works out perfect for hauling the dogs around. For hauling people, it is awesome as well. Lots of room, and very versatile. VW did a great job on designing this vehicle. Don't ever see myself in anything else but a VW.
Cheers and welcome aboard
Hi Wienerwagen! Cool to see another hound fan in the club. We are still waiting for towbars to become available in Oz but the diesel ( sorry you probably can't them there! ) will no doubt haul the trailer with ease. As for the Whippunds, NO!, our girls are staying pure and innocent!
103kW TDi, Mountain Grey, Cornsilk Beige Leather, Comfort Pack, Fog Lights
I was looking for a people carrier as I have a young family now but didnt want something where I had to leave the love-spuds at the door (curently have an Alfa 156 Veloce). Accidently came across the Tiguan when searchinfg for a new shape Sharan.
I took a Tiguan for a test drive three weeks back and signed for a new order. Waiting for the 170bhp so just been told to expect it mid September. Cant wait, I have all the extras except cruise control but I am real interested in the new body work assessoris I'm seeing.
Roll on September
I'm trying to convince my fiancĂ©e to buy a Tiguan instead of a CR-V. Any suggestions? The two models we're looking at is about $7000 difference in price. I own a German car and she owned a Toyota. I'm willing to pay the difference so we can have a better car for us in the long run.