Last post on Aug 04, 2008 at 8:54 AM
You are in the Volkswagen Tiguan
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Volkswagen Tiguan, Future Vehicle, SUV
#14 of 16 Re: manual transmission [rosomax]
Nov 20, 2007 (11:02 am)
I guess you could add the Subaru Forester 2.5 (and 2.5 XT) to your list of AWD utes with manual trannies, although the US Forester has a 5-Speed, not 6. (Our Forester has been a lousy car though.) Nissan's 4WD XTerra has a 6-Speed Manual and mated to the 261 HP 4.0L VQ-40, it's a blast to drive. (I have a 2WD Nissan Frontier with this same combination and get 23+ MPG on regular gas).
I hear ya on the manual tranny situation tho. We'd replace our Forester tomorrow if we could find something with a stick, of similar size (Hyundai Santa Fe is much larger), luggage capacity and fuel economy.
#15 of 16 Re: manual transmission [rosomax]
Nov 28, 2007 (8:17 pm)
I have been waiting for something like this that would offer 4 wheel drive & manual.
Here is a possible venue to let them know what we want:
Go to VW web site Customer Care: http://www.vw.com/customerservice/contactus/en/us
And shoot them an e-mail under VW information Center about how you want a 4motion with 6speed!
I already did.
May be they'll listen if they get enough e-mails- or not -but at least we've tried.
#16 of 16 Re: manual transmission [sepehr]
Aug 04, 2008 (8:54 am)
Apparently MT's don't fare that well in CUV sales, as Subaru also ditched a MT for their XT Turbo model (nearly every XT review wails about that loss).
Then again, the Tiguan's new. Give VW a few years to sort it out and perhaps they will offer an MT with 4-motion.
FYI, Tiguan came in third for the recent CU cuv comparison; they particularly liked its interior. Only major gripes were its cost compared to the RAV4 and Forester XT, and its acceleration .vs mileage (about 2 seconds slower to 60 mph, and same mpg as Forester XT).