Good, quick and and mostly reliable car
Got the 2010 125kW TSI Tiguan some 9 years ago. Good acceleration (best among SUV), car like dynamics (compared to other SUV). Average city mileage. Not without flaws. Battery changed when 5 yo. Tyres changed at only 40K. A major issue was the water pump when 8 year old (an expensive $1400 service). Quite thirsty in town(11/100), economy increases greatly (8/100) on the freeway. Supercharger getting noisy lately. Would i buy another? If handling and road manners are important, then yes, if luxury and cabin comfort are more important, than my wife's CRV feels/ looks better.
Purchased in June 2010.
Great no frills little SUV from VW
I bought my 125TSI Tiguan in June 2010. So far so good. No repairs needed. It has fantastic acceleration, corners almost like a Golf and much better that the average SUV. It is a comfortable long distance cruiser as well. Plenty of space inside. The luggage area is adequate for suburban living. The car is very economical for long freeway trips at 7.5l/100km and usually gets 11.2l.100km around town. One issue. VW service dealership was overcharging so I went back to my previous Honda service provider.
2010 Tiguan 125TSI 4Motion. A capable, reliable and quality vehicle.
We looked at a number of offerings in the SUV segment - Renault, Toyota, Ford, Mitsubishi, etc when looking for our new car. We wanted the best for what we had to spend and what we needed it to do.
Many were for our tastes either ungainly, underwhelming, had a cheap looking interior and some were all of those things. It all had to work for us in one car.
The Tiguan looks good with its rounded shape and nice clean contoured lines, the interior is superbly finished, seating is comfortable, interface is easy and neat and the appeal of the brand ...
The first of many VWs I will own!
After months of looking and test driving and not liking anything in the small SUV class we finally drove the Tiguan and didn't have to look any further.
I was determined to have a car with a manual gearbox, so was incredibly limited as most manual SUVs were only available in diesel.
We initially had a contract drawn up for the TDI Tiguan and then at the 11th hour scrapped that and went with 125 Tsi (20L turbo petrol). Optioned with the comfort pack, blue tooth, tow pack and park assist!
I am in love with my mini mummy car!
It tows our camp...
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