Last post on Nov 06, 2009 at 10:46 AM
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Volkswagen Tiguan, SUV
#120 of 128 Re: what I wanna' know [praz]
Jun 22, 2008 (3:40 pm)
Hmmmmm..... More Exxxxxd's propaganda? Funny, I called the NHTSA and they said it was not government issued. that VW is voluntarily doing a compaign to fix they problem. Though the line has been blurred in recent years, companies like Toyota, who claims to have never had a recall (they do campaigns just like VW is doing on the TIguan) would have a cow if you suggested that they had a RECALL.
#121 of 128 Re: what I wanna' know [xinnek]
Jun 23, 2008 (11:31 am)
The NHTSA does not have to issue the recall. The mfgr does. If the mfgr sees a reason to stop delivery or "recall" sold vehicles to fix a problem, it is still a recall. They only need to be reported to the NHTSA if it is safety related.
This is exactly what VW did. They stopped new Tiguan deliveries, and called back sold units to fix an issue.
Toyota has openly admitted in recent years to numerous recalls in many of their vehicles. However, to be fair to every mfrg, a recall is not a judge on reliability. It really means the mfgr is admitting to a problem, and is willing to make it right. They are only reported to the NHTSA when it involves an issue with safety.
#122 of 128 Finally ordered one!!!
Jul 12, 2008 (5:00 pm)
After much looking and pondering I finally ordered a Tiguan. Don't know when or if I am actually going to get it since there is still no word on when they will build the 6 spd manual version. But at least the dealer is going to try to put in the order. Grey w/charcoal, i-pod, monster mats (i think that's what they're called), trailer hitch (for bike rack), aftermarket tint and I'm thinking of adding aftermarket wheels (Tirerack, perhaps). Wish I could get the HUGE sunroof on the manual version.....anyway, pretty darn excited to be upgrading to 200 turbocharged ponies from my 95 Pathfinder (150hp and heavy- thirsty too!) $450 over invoice with no haggling...I may try to get a few dealer accesories, mats perhaps, gratis. If not, still seems like a very, very nice car for $23k.
#123 of 128 Tiguan with Navi
Jul 30, 2008 (9:06 pm)
Navi equipped Tiguans are now available. The new navigation is a touch screen unit and has a hard drive to store the maps and music. It even has Sirius Traffic info which is awesome. You just load the maps in once unless you need an update. By loading the maps on to the hard drive you can free up the CD/DVD drive. It even comes with an advanced iPod adaptor. Part number for the iPod cable is 000 051 446 C. It has HDRadio and Sirius radio as well. Really nice system that is just coming out to the USA.
#124 of 128 Tiguan top rated by IIHS
Aug 20, 2008 (7:43 am)
It appears as far as IIHS testing goes, the 2009 Tiguan is the best C-SUV in surviving crashes (front, side and rear).
Add in the recent CU review and this vehicle seems like a winner.
Now if only the reliability for it proves good, and VW fixes up their NW dealer network (pretty ragged at moment)
#125 of 128 Re: Tiguan top rated by IIHS [kurtamaxxxguy]
Aug 24, 2008 (4:07 pm)
It has a best in class Navigation and iPod integration. Navigation models get full iPod integration with a special cable. This cable is expensive but it has full integration. Even shows song info on the Multi Function Display/Indicator. Shows iPod info on the radio as well. Only on navigation models for now.
#126 of 128 Tiguan TDI?
Jul 09, 2009 (11:10 am)
Any word if the Tiguan will get the TDI. This would be a great engine option! Wife loves her Jetta TDI DSG......