Stick to Japanese reliability instead
I don't know where to begin other than to first open with the fact that one should objectively consider a car's reliability second only to safety of course. And with that the Japanese/Korea have it and that is exactly what I SHOULD have bought.
The car is comfortable with tech and safety features that are great. I wanted a safe and reliable car for the family. I soon realised I only got part of that equation right:
- door hinge became loose and had to be retightened several months after use. I told the dealership head mechanic to use loctite/...
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Best car I've owned
This is my second Tig. I bought a used 2010 model 3.5 years ago and loved it. A year ago (October 2017) I wanted to upgrade and bought the 2017 110 TDI Comfortline version. Couldn't be happier. The options that come with the Comfortline are amazing. Love the leather seats, front seats heated, sunroof, driving assistance package (cruise control, lane assist, etc) and I could go on. The Adaptive Cruise Control function is something I use every day, whether driving on suburban streets or the freeway - it's ability to moderate the speed according t...o how close you are to the vehicle in front is fantastic and makes driving much less stressful, as well as helping to avoid unintentional speeding fines! I found the boot space in the earlier model a bit limiting, but they increased it in 2017 and I find it adequate. You can easily release the back of the rear seats to fall forward if you need more space - you can do this from inside the boot itself as well as from each side of the rear seats - another convenience. The economy of the diesel engine is also great. Around town, I'm usually achieving between 6 and 7 litres per 100 kms. On a trip, it can go down to around 5 - can't complain about that!!. And although the smallest diesel VW offers in the Tig, it has plenty enough power. If you plant your boot, it will take off fast. If you want to tow a trailer with a good load (rated up to 2000 kgs), it handles it easily (be aware, however, that VW only allow max. 100 kgs on the towball, so you have to be a bit careful how you load the trailer or the type of caravan you tow). All round, I highly recommend this as a family vehicle or just as your normal vehicle because as an SUV it's higher off the road and for a 70-year old like me I find it much easier to get in and out of than my wife's Mazda 3 (which by the way is another great car in all other respects).
Hasn't skipped a beat
Needed to upgrade my car due to increased driving on dirt roads in the country, and the need to switch to diesel.
Fuel consumption is incredible - 1000k to the tank (a lot of highway driving).
The interior is so stylish, with the luxury packeage included.
Seat warmers are my savior in winter. A/C is very efficient in summer and don't notice it affecting fuel consumption.
Only annoying thing is the AdBlue and finding petrol stations with it on tank. Annoying having to buy it in containers and add yourself as liquid is quite corrosive.
Nice to sit in n spacious
Lots of safety aspects
Technology is good but lacks some things
Car is looking better n more modern
Still a bit behind bmw n Audi for feel
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