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- Tiguan 5N (2008-2021)
- 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.
132Tsi oil consumption
Agree with others comments on VW, partners 132Tsi uses around a half a litre of oil every few thousand k's. Also Shine lawyers have conducted a class action on 2012 model Tiguans which some models the engine timing chain can break causing engine failure. The oil burning issue is apparently because the engine bores are honed in a particular way to minimise friction and the oil control ring is too small (1.5mm as against 2.5mm). As a result owners are finding relatively low kilometre motors consuming a lot of oil. This is a known issue with VW bu...t the company is apparently only interested in selling volumes. As someone else mentioned stick with Japanese or Korean cars if you want long term reliability and a good warranty, or get rid of your "Euro vehicles when the warranty runs out.
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.
The body is sturdy, it’s not a tin box like other cheaper SUVs. It has excellent pickup and responsive braking and steering.
My one criticism is the boot space. It’s barely enough to fit a large stroller. Add shopping to that and you are putting groceries all over your passenger seat and in the foot well. However, it’s a trade off I would take over having a big, slow, ugly SUV or people mover (eek!).
2016 110 TSI Comfortline - Excellent
Great to drive, so far no mechanical issues. Servicing with VW at Mile End (SA) I thought would be a pain, as I wanted to do it closer to home, but in the end it was delivered on time & washed. I was happy :-). Reversing light (there's only 1, even though 2 "lights") is a bit of a pain, I thought one of the lights wasn't working! Sometimes the engine takes a while to kick in if you floor it. Fuel economy is great. GPS is excellent. terrific visibility. Love the sun roof. The lips on the front bucket seats are a bit annoying getting in and out. On the whole would buy another one
VW Tiguan.. great when working but a nightmare when not!
I bought my 2009 Tiguan 3 years ago.. and I have to agree with the others reviews...When a problem occurs (and inevitably it will), parts and servicing are EXTREMELY expensive. It’s a difficult job for your local mechanic without the specialised diagnostic equipment. Off to the VW dealer. Several weeks and a few thousand dollars later and The same type of issue ... different faults. VW Tiguans really are the motorists worst nightmare! Don't risk it. Stay away from this VW like the plague.
New 2018 Tiguan 110 TSI Comfortline
Just picked up our new Tiguan and still coming to terms with all the amazing technology built into it. The safety pack with active info display is incredible - I love having the GPS navigation screen right in the middle of the driving display rather than on the separate console. Lane assist, parking assist (with cameras and sensors all round), active cruise control monitoring make this a very safe car to drive. We also got the luxury pack - mainly for the electric seat (my wife is a lot shorter than me) but the electric tail gate is also exc...ellent (and the sun roof is a very nice to have as well). I was a bit concerned that the 110 TSI may not be powerful enough but it has plenty of grunt when needed. So far it has proved to be a fantastic driving experience.
Late 2016 5N2 Tiguan 132 Tsi comfortline 4motion
8.5 ltr/100, so far so good , only done 11000 kms ( due for service at 15000kms) , driven more than 2500kms thru Wave Rock, Denmark , Bluff Knoll and Albany in WA without any drama in various country roads conditions on and off roads with 4 motions on and off , gone thru storm and wet road Conditions without any drama. Super stable body roll , sure footed like a magnet to the road ( standard Michelin tyres ) as we often had to drive a bit faster at very late night and early morning through super long empty country road in southern WA. Still fi...nding so many new things wiTh the gadgets in this car ( comfortline safety package with active info display ) . It’s truly an amazing European car quality compared to outlander and RAV4 we had driven down to the southern of WA in previous trips . Highly recommended for very long drive as you need a great car for safety and back comfort :)
Can carry many goods when I need. has been driven the car over 6 years and never had a big problem. it is now 180km and as good as new., always do the job. i think the upgrade one is now even better and will consider to get a new one soon.
This is perfect
I bought it when my first child was born. I felt it was not a bad idea to do it with the option.
Different people have different standards, but with two car seats in the back, it's at least too small a chance.
The car itself is not bad, but if you're thinking about having children, you'd better think twice.
Excellent car, great value for money.
The Tiguan is a great car that represents excellent value for money. The handling and overall driving dynamics of the car is quite good. Having driven almost all the cars in this segment (CX5, CRV, etc.) the Tiguan was easily the best car to drive in this segment. The 1.4L engine (110kw) is a great engine that provides plenty of punch, and is more than enough for every day use. The fuel economy is also excellent too, with the engine having cylinder deactivation tech, meaning it can run on 2 cylinders at times to save fuel.
There's also plenty...
Overall a great car. Drives well and feels luxurious. At first it felt a bit high off the ground but easily got used to this. Small turn circle when compared to the golf. Feels only slightly bigger than the golf as i feel the gap between the door and the seat is quite big.
Medium budget high class vehicle
Overall good choice , strong vehicle, lot of room inside as you looking for medium size family car with full options.
Why you spending 20k for BMW , Audi or Mercedes ?
We choose black colour but white colour more looks good for Tiguan RLine
Best deal and price recommended dealer ship:
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
Love the Tiguan
Bought a 2015 model a month ago and it is an absolute pleasure to drive. I love it. Smooth and quiet, powerful yet economical. Its roomy inside but not an overly big car. i am apprehensive about the cloth trim on the door armrests - i think they will get grubby in time, but otherwise no complaints at all.
Best car i have ever driven
Got the 140 TD r line 6 months ago and has done so far 17000 km the performance is great the torque of the diesel is amazing the noise level is very low and the Pirelli tyres very quiet . the seats are very comfortable for a tall person like me 6ft2 .with enough legroom . Also quality materials are used inside with enough storage space all around
Overall very happy with the car
I am now sitting on 28 k use the car often on dirt roads and performs like it should no rattles no dust inside had a puncture but the self sealing tires got me where...
Questions & Answers
We have a 2017 VW Tiguan 132 Comfortline with 32,000klms recently the water pump has failed & is currently @ VW Dealership awaiting to see if Volkswagen is going to do the repairs under an extended warranty as it is only 2 months out of warranty. Has anyone else had the same problem & what was the outcome. We have been told it will cost $400 for the pump & $600 labour.
What are the bad faults?
Since I purchased my car I have replaced the following parts which are common issues for lots of people. Cluch kit which cost me more than $3000
The roof was leaking as is sunroof so i`ve put silicon on the plastic tubes,because of the leak roof liner was gone had to replace that, the roof curtain stopped working new one cost more then $1000.00
After that intake manifold replaced it twice as it fails all the time,next fuel injectors replaced then fuel pump failed, after that started leaking so main seal was replaced
I can only say one thing would not recommend this car to worse of enemy
Hi, I am interested in purchasing a used tiguan 2012 Pacific 132tsi 6spd auto. It's in immaculate condition, no leaks no issues. Regularly serviced and only ever had ulp petrol. Kept in car garage overnight well looked after. 2 owners
It has 205,000 km on the clock. Am I buying into a money trap if I go ahead with this purchase? ($12000)
I hope you didn't buy it. My 2012 Tiguan has 138000 on the clock and has cost $3500 in turbo, ECP and water pump replacement. Issues with front passenger door hinge and fuel actuator problem so I can't get fuel in the car without whacking the fuel door. Now it is going to cost an extra
5000 because with all of the work done the piston issue wasn't diagnosed
|Category||Midsize / Medium SUVs||Midsize / Medium SUVs||Midsize / Medium SUVs||Midsize / Medium SUVs|
|Transmission||Dual-Clutch (DCT)||Dual-Clutch (DCT)||Dual-Clutch (DCT)||Dual-Clutch (DCT)|
|Drive Type||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)|
|Wheels||19" Alloy||19" Alloy||18" Alloy||18" Alloy|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars|
|Fuel Consumption||8.1 L/100km||8.3 L/100km||7.5 L/100km||7.9 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||60 L||60 L||60 L||60 L|
|Engine||4 Cylinder 2.0L||4 Cylinder 2.0L||4 Cylinder 2.0L||4 Cylinder 2.0L|
|Max Power||162kW @ 6200rpm||162kW @ 6200rpm||132kW @ 6000rpm||132kW @ 6000rpm|
|Max Torque||350Nm @ 1600-4200rpm||350Nm @ 1600-4200rpm||320Nm @ 1500-3940rpm||320Nm @ 1500-4387rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||Germany||Mexico||Germany||Mexico|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (braked)||2,500 kg||2,400 kg||2,500 kg||2,400 kg|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (unbraked)||750 kg||750 kg||750 kg||750 kg|
|Manufacturer Warranty||5 year(s)||5 year(s)||5 year(s)||5 year(s)|
|Release date||Jan 2016||Jan 2018||Jan 2016||Jan 2018|
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