Volkswagen Tiguan Reviews - Page 3 of 3

2011 Volkswagen Tiguan S 2.0 turbo from North America

Year of manufacture2011
First year of ownership2011
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 2.0 turbo Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.6 / 10
Distance when acquired48 miles
Most recent distance6400 miles

Summary:

An excellent and well designed SUV

Faults:

Nothing at all!

General Comments:

The handling is outstanding, very tight around corners, and can handle large bumps and potholes very smoothly.

A very well built and great looking small SUV, with much more appeal than other brands.

The 2.0 turbo is very powerful, yet delivers great gas economy! It is very similar to driving a GTI, just taller.

Cannot go wrong with the carefree maintenance and oil changes; you can save hundreds of dollars vs. other brands.

Excellent small SUV, great all around size for the city, although you must sacrifice for the small rear cargo space (with the seats up).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th March, 2012

2010 Volkswagen Tiguan 1.4 TSI from Egypt

Model year2010
Year of manufacture2010
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 1.4 TSI Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance37000 kilometres
Previous carRenault Megane

Summary:

Good companion for the road

General Comments:

Despite the fact that the automatic lighting sensor is not efficient, it turns the light on at mid-day, and the rear seat vibrates lightly @180 km/h, the car is reliable, comfortable and great value for money.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th November, 2011

2008 Volkswagen Tiguan Sport 1.4 TSI from Greece

Model year2008
Year of manufacture2008
Engine and transmission 1.4 TSI Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Previous carVolkswagen Polo

Summary:

The best car in money for value

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

Excellent engine, excellent quality, excellent handling, excellent adhesion.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd June, 2010

2008 Volkswagen Tiguan Sport TDI 2.0 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Model year2008
Year of manufacture2008
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 2.0 turbo diesel Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired30 miles
Most recent distance8500 miles
Previous carVolvo V70

Summary:

Overall, a very nice, comfortable, reliable car

Faults:

Small water loss at continued very high speed. Traced to fault in EGR, which was replaced.

No other faults.

General Comments:

Fit and finish of the car is to a high standard.

The sports seats are very comfortable, although the cornsilk beige leather is difficult to keep clean.

The radio is excellent with full SDHC support, even though this is not specified in brochure.

The ride on the Sports suspension is quite firm for UK roads.

Driving position is very good.

Handling for a tall vehicle is very good, and it can be hustled through corners very well.

The 4 wheel drive has been very useful in the snow, and provides excellent traction, although the brakes can be a little sharp.

The engine noise at low speed is poor, although once speed has built up, the car is very quiet.

Wind noise is very low.

Main gripes are ventilation. I would have like to have cool air to my face and warm air to my feet, as I had in the Volvo.

The parking sensors are very useful, and the auto parking works well, if a little scary letting the car do the parking.

Passenger space is very good with a sliding rear seat. Boot space is poor, but overall the car is not very long, so it is not a surprise.

Fuel consumption is OK at 38 overall, and over 40 on a run. No oil has been used.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th February, 2010

Average review marks: 7.7 / 10, based on 8 reviews