Bought the VW Tiguan last year as a demo with <100km on the clock. Fully kitted it. No faults as yet, not enjoying reading some of the reviews - with an eye to future possible faults. Great car, little smaller internally that wanted and a little heavier on fuel (premium at that) than warranted for such a new car. Would recommend.
Purchased in April 2019 for $55,000.00.
- 5N Highline 162TSI (2016-2021)
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A Great Car
The car is very nice. Brought brand new after comparing with BMW X3, Mercedes GLC, Volvo XC60 and Audi Q5. Price wise is not much cheaper than all above but it is with all options ticked. Only thing I wish it had is the heads up display. The servicing is pretty expensive and heavy on fuel consumption. Car has plenty of power and huge in internal space. There is a bit of wind noise from the side mirror at high speed.
Purchased in June 2019 at Volkswagen Dealers for $62,000.00.
Tiguan- major issues.
Bought brand new fully optioned Highline with R-line package. Loved the car, perfect in every way until......after 4 months and about 3,000kms the following issues started: Major DSG problems- harsh grinding noises during gear changes which needed mechantronics replacement- still hasn't completely fixed the problem (which the dealer actually tried to charge me for- big $$$$). Shortly after this the cooling system went, left me stranded in a pool of coolant- apparently the radiator cracked- (it was a 22 degree day). Took 4 weeks to get parts and...complete the work (no courtesy car of course). Few weeks later 4motion AWD issues- the car started sounded like an "ex-taxi" diff when de-accelerating. VW were adamant it was "normal characteristics". Electric seat adjustment just stopped working. Rain sensing wipers couldn't tell the difference been monsoon rain and fog (apparently that is normal). To top it off VW dealer and head office couldnt be more useless if they tried and would actually try charge me for warranty repairs on a car less than 6 months old. My first and last car from the VW group. I feel sorry for anyone who owns one after warranty runs out. $$$$
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|Category||Midsize / Medium SUVs|
|Drive Type||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||5 Stars|
|Fuel Consumption||8.1 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||60 L|
|Engine||4 Cylinder 2.0L|
|Max Power||162kW @ 6200rpm|
|Max Torque||350Nm @ 1600-4200rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||Germany|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (braked)||2,500 kg|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (unbraked)||750 kg|
|Manufacturer Warranty||5 year(s)|
|Release date||Jan 2016|
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