2011 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0 turbo gas from North America
A nice little all-wheel drive that will give you more traction than a non all-wheel drive
This car has a funny key fob - you literally have to press it 5-6 times before the doors open.
The rear hatch is funny and gets stuck in between open and closed.
Recently, 2 of the 4 ignition coils went out at 55k miles. The dealer replaced them at my cost since I did not buy the extended warranty (recommended).
I live in snow country and have a Jeep Wrangler for the deep stuff. This is an all wheel/full time drive CUV. Any snow over 4" - wait for the snow plow or drive your Jeep, as this car is not a serious snow traverser with its wide, short wheels & tires.
This car has been mostly dependable. I had a little "close call" in the snow one snowy night on our mountain, and hit a snow bank when the tires had 30k miles on them. I admit I was driving a tad too fast for the conditions, & had to have a front-end realignment at Sears, where I also purchased new tires.
One other time it had just begun to snow down at a lower elevation, & once again we had a close call. While traveling 26 MPH in a posted 30MPH (I remember the electronic MPH sign was on) with the new tires, I attempted to go right into a slow turn and the vehicle refused. So, I went straight instead and was OK.
Again, this vehicle is not a serious snow traversing vehicle. I don't believe chains are an option due to the clearance in the wheel wells, as well as the fact it's already an all-wheel drive vehicle.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 8th February, 2014