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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.
Volkswagen Tiguan 5N Highline Worst car Ive owned very disappointing.
2/10. Worst new car iv owned.
While using the cruise control it will track and pace the car in the right-hand lane, So when youre travelling in the centre lane, For example if there is no vehicle in front of me and Im doing 100 but the vehicle in the right-hand lane is doing 80... the car will slow down and paste the car in the right-hand lane. Spoke to Volkswagen they said this is how the cruise control operates and cannot be changed. Terrible. I found myself travelling in the furthest right-hand lane to avoid this which is not good road pr...actice. We had a groaning sound coming from the front and I took it to Volkswagen and they said they would not fix it until the next service because it was a big job so we had to put up with it for 14,000 km. They expressed this is quite common throughout the Volkswagen Tiguan range apparently. Our car was diesel, so not only did the car not meet the fuel consumption guidelines Volkswagen publish we also had to use an additional fluid called adblue. 10L tank that was expressed would last from one service to another (15000km) however we ended up filling it up approximately every 6000 to 7000 km. The low adblue warning comes on approximately 2000 km remaining, And until you fill this up you will get a warning every single time you start your car and have an warrning light shining the whole time until you fill this up. However, the Volkswagen dealership told me you cannot add more of this until the car is requesting it if you put it in before the car is requesting it, it will not know how much quantities left this could become very difficult if you are planning a long trip and your car starts requesting the fluid and you dont have the opportunity to put any in. If this adblue runs out your car will not start and will need to be towed to a service dealership. There was a recall with the sunroof from Volkswagen, whilst removing the sunroof they damage the rubber surround and then refused to repair it claiming it was unavoidable with the recall repairs set out by VW.
Purchased in June 2018 for A$66,500.00.
Intake manifold problem
The vw centre inspect the car and charges me $596 for nothing and just says intke manifold problem which was changed in by the dealer few weeks ago. It has been the dramatic diagnosis and the Vw still says I need to get another intake manifold form dealer
Or either pay 1300 for the new one fitted included labour. The problem here is what if I pay 1300 for the repair and it doesn’t work out. I don’t trust these 2011- 2012 Tiguan car - Tiguan anymore and I don’t believe the Vw Centre in Goldcoast and their diagnosis Style. They should have spare ...
Purchased in December 2018 at Dealer for A$10,125.00.
I bought my 2017 Tiguan froma gentleman who had owned it for about 12 months. It is lovely to drive, very comfortable and has all the features you would expect.
I like the way it handles and the reversing camera. perhaps I was easy to please I had previously owned a Polo which was a wondeful car too. The Tiguan has great seating positions so is very comfortable for a long drive.
Purchased in January 2018 at Private Seller.
I just LOVE my New VW Tiguan Special Edition Wolfsburg 4WD SUV!!!!
I purchased this car from VW Ringwood about 3 weeks ago now. I live in Rural Victoria. I just love this car and all the many safety features that come with it. I purchased it as my retirement car after looking at many, many reviews. Beautifully made - fantastic to drive - and I am still working out the many safety features that this vehicle comes with. It is early days - but so far - excellent. One small down side - to disengage the Stop/Start Feature (This is the feature where when you are in heavy traffic the motor turns off to save fuel when...you are stopped - and once you touch the accelerator off it goes again) each time you start the vehicle you have to press the button on the console that then disengages this function. I would have preferred an option to turn it off permanently - and be able to turn it back on if you find that you ever need it. Other than that - so far - I can't fault this vehicle!!
Purchased in January 2019.
- Tiguan 5N (2008-2020)
- Verified purchase
GREAT VALUE SUV
We bought this car from a Ringwood dealer August 2018. The vehicle was 1 year old and was bought as a demo.
It's the mid spec Comfortline 132 TSI 2 litre turbo.
So far we are very impressed with the economy to performance ratio with the 2 ltr turbo. It pulls away from a standing start smartly with little sign of turbo lag. For overtaking it's a breeze. Safety features are the main highlight of this vehicle and there are tons of good features. The best thing was that the insurance with RACV was so cheap because of the safety rating. We're rapt...
Perfect for small family
After doing lot of research bought tiguan 118 tsi..it s perfect suv for small family with young kids,for every day use ..i m getting 8 l /100..
Good mileage in summer than winter . haven't had any problem yet .
Purchased in November 2014 for A$31,000.00.
- 5N Comfortline 132TSI (2016-2020)
- Verified purchase
Love this car, come with any additional, safety we want, luxury comfort vehicle. Love the driving assistance, panorama sunroof, leather seats, keyless entry and engine start. The most important thing is auto drive, especially on the motorway, the car is driving itself, which is realisable. Love the shape and sporty look with 4 motion drive.
Perfect economical family car!!
We purchased the VW Tiguan Allspace 6 weeks ago brand new and couldn’t be happier!! It is the perfect size for our family and the extra seats have come in handy on numerous occasions. We purchased the 2.0L Turbo Diesel and it fuel efficiency is outstanding!! We use this car for our everyday driving to and from school drop off, work and kids after school activities. So plenty of short local trips done. Have also done a couple of long distance trips to test fuel consumption and couldn’t be happier!! Well done VW you have produced a reliable and economical family car.
Beware new VW buyers. Dishonest. Known common faults on many models. Read our experience
My wife purchased brand new Tiguan. Top model costing $50,000 Even now the new model sounds like a very suitable car for her, but we would never buy another vw product. Just google it for yourself.
Yes the cars feel great to sit in and drive, but please google the faults and VW attitude for yourself before buying a new vw.
Car filled with water from sunroof fault (common problem). Things were floating around the floor.
We had to have the ENTIRE interior removed and dried out. There were small mold trees growing under the seats!
Fuse box burnt out in engine bay (common problem)
DSG transmission erratic (common problem)
Aircon fan blower motor failed (common problem)
Sunroof headlining fell out ...
- 5N 103TDI (2008-2012)
- Verified purchase
German engineering at its best!!
We use the Tigaun as a family car, it's very spacious and comfortable! Plenty of room for 5 people and our puppy, serviced every 10,000 kilometers. Mechanic said this is a very reliable and fuel efficiency is excellent! We love the turbo diesel and will definitely be purchasing a future model
So much better and roomier than the previous generation
We love our Tiguan, it has all the benefits of the Golf but with a great ride hide and comfort. We had the previous Tiguan and found while good, it lacked the space to be a true family SUV. The current Tiguan is just perfect in so many ways, the size, power and features.
Lovely car to drive, would like to see some improvements in the newer models
I drive the car mainly for travel to and from work, school pick up and drop off and any other errands etc that I need to travel around for. I use the car daily, there are very few days that I don't drive at all.
Mostly really like this car, the sensors took a little getting used to and I love the reverse camera and birds eye view when parking. I have 2 car seats in the back and when it is just the family in the car, this is ample room for all. If we need to put someone in the middle on the backseat, it is very squishy. The navigation system on...
Purchased in May 2018 at Ferntree Gully Volkswagen.
Lovely little car
LOVE this car so much! It's such a joy to drive and easy to navigate. There is plenty of space within the car without it being super bulky. It has great speed and great modifications. I am very tall so get very uncomfortable on long drives but the Tiguan is super comfy and added bonus that it looks super smart too. :)
- 5N Comfortline 110TDI (2016-2018)
- Verified purchase
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).
- Tiguan 5N (2008-2020)
- Verified purchase
Nice dry weather car
Front sensors and cruise control can cease to operate in light rain. Sales staff say they are unaware of the problem. Our car is early 2017 model and Management were saying at the time they were unaware of the problem, it's happened to us 5 times in 16 months and we know how dry it's been, now there saying refer to the Manual which says it can happen in extreme wet conditions, who reads the manual before they buy a car, and it can happen in any sort of wet conditions. VOLKSWAGON HAS IGNORED ALL OUR COMPLAINTS, AND NOW SAY THE CASE IS CLOSED.
Recently purchased a used 2008 TDi model for my son. Came with a near new tow bar and the full sun roof. A one owner well maintained car.
I am really impressed with this car. Good solid well build German engineering. Runs on the smell of an oily rag. Happy to recommend this as a great family car.
2012 VW Tiguan 132 TSI Pacific
I had this car since new and have nothing but praise did about 110K and was issue free and the engine was powerful and very smooth to drive and the quality was top notch, It has been in 3 hail storms on highway still not a mark...now thats what I call quality, Sadly had to sell it as we were after 7 seater and VW allspace didn't have enough room for our requirement.
miss our little tiguan.
- 5N Highline 140TDI (2016-2018)
- Verified purchase
Tiguan R line
We’ve replaced our beloved Amarok with another veedub only because the Amarok didn’t have rear passenger airbags. We are actually glad we’ve made the swap because this model is leap and bounds from the previous model it replaced. The look first and foremost, looks mean and aggressive with its lines and bulges. The R line made this even a head turner with its 20in wheels and smoked lights. The extras we’ve got made this like an autonomous car, car assist and added safety features were most welcomed and works well. It’s definitely a solid build and the only gripe is because it’s so good, I see a lot of it on the road. Lastly, it drives like a petrol, meaning it’s quiet and the torque! It’s awesome.
Frugal featured monster
Love this car, economy is 7 or below on 95ion unleaded. Love the sunroof and digital dash. Can’t really fault this car, would of loved the LED updated headlights reserved for the top spec, but this is the base model with and Audi stable engine. Happy motoring guys and girls. Oh and kids love this car due to their own air con, table on the back of front seat chairs, and the seating height.
Questions & Answers
Has anyone brought a tiguan 2011?.
km per lt on infotainment system is this after
air con and other usage 2016tiguan
Frank h again
The question is (when kms per lt is shown on screen is this the kms you are getting while eccesories in use.
Because eccesories also show usage it looks like ther is no change in kms per lt
Tiguan 2016 110TDI MY2017 comfortline with almost 100000km what problems can I expect?
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