Last post on Oct 09, 2009 at 10:44 AM
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Volkswagen Tiguan, Future Vehicle, SUV
#26 of 31 Bluetooth
Jul 03, 2008 (8:52 pm)
Bluetooth is coming out for the Tiguan. Only SE and SEL models only. Unless you S models want to get an SE dashboard and retrofit it. The Bluetooth system is hands free and has Bluetooth Audio streaming. It's was just released and should be coming out soon. 1K0 051 437 is the part number. Should be around 340 USD but 1stvwparts has it for just under 300 USD. The microphone is mounted in the overhead console. The unit supports your usual bluetooth features. It does activate the phone button. It also integrates with the MFI. Just in time for the CA ban. Installation however has to be done at the dealership since it has to be prorgrammed with their VAS computer. The MFI has a telephone menu which you can access the bluetooth from it as well.
#27 of 31 karl talks about the Tiguan
Sep 03, 2008 (8:11 am)
...in his editor column this week (09/03/08).
#28 of 31 Where's the diesel?
Jan 30, 2009 (7:20 pm)
I'd consider the Touareg, Tiguan or Routan if only they offered the same diesel engines available in the US (and in other US models.)
The problem with the Cayenne/Touareg is fuel consumption -- driving around town at 15-17 mpg is 1989, not 2009.
I can't afford it, but the GL320 is simply the better car and smarter engine as well as having the versatility of off-road capabilities, towing and safety.
#29 of 31 I luv my Tiguan SE
Aug 18, 2009 (7:54 pm)
Great service! I purchased the 09 black VW Tiguan SE w/ sandstone leather and panoramic sunroof and navigation for 28.3 which was 3K less than MSRP from Roy at Alexandria VW. Financed the new
car at 0% APR over 3 years. I looked at everything, Honda CRV, Toyota RAV4, Mazda CX3, etc.. I luv the Tiguan.. Why? The turbo TSI 4 banger is a thrill to drive along with stealer
handling. Unlike our other car Saturn VUE, the Tiguan is incredibly quiet at highway speed. It's amazing how the compact SUV feels cruising at 85mph, it would be nothing to "punch it" to 120mph, not that I'd do that...
The interior is stellar - leather is first rate, everything is designed with the smallest details. Red LEDs to illuminate the center console, formed cup holders in the side doors (6 cup holders all together), the navigation system from Siemens is easy to use and I like how it integrated with the multi function display b/t the mph and rpm dials. Visibility to superb, the backup camera is becoming indispensable. The undivided panoramic sunroof is huge, I feel like we have a convertable.
I've always been a GM owner - Saturn and Saab, but the Tiguan is such a superior car... I test drove the Equinox and I couldn't even compare it to the Tiguan. And I wasn't going to purchase another VUE.
Yes I would have like the TDI engine, but maybe 2011???
#30 of 31 Re: I luv my Tiguan SE [sidwilroy]
Oct 06, 2009 (12:04 pm)
Bought our White 2009 SE for $26,300 OTD with the 0% apr 36 month financing last week. The only extra options it came with were the cargo mat, heavy duty floor mats & an ipod adapter. Love it so far though coming from a Volvo XC90, some minor features could have been done slightly better - e.g. roof light buttons should have had a more solid feel. Love the many small areas to store misc things like coins or other minor items.
Have connected my iPhone and can get to control music through the steering controls or radio buttons but can't figure out how to stop/pause a track. Does anyone have a clue? I can go back/forward to the next track but still no sure how to stop or pause a track or what button to use for that. If I turn off the radio and then back on again, that will start the track from the beginning and not pause it. Thanks for any suggestions.
#31 of 31 Re: I luv my Tiguan SE [jwdkhan]
Oct 09, 2009 (10:44 am)
Ok please ignore my last post. Turning off the power button on the radio does halt the track at where it last was. So it essentially works like a pause button.
I now have to figure out how the rear door locks can be disabled with the child safety switch on the driver's door. The instruction manual says turning on the switch (light turns yellow) on the driver's door should de-activate the rear power window controls and the rear door locks. This is a neat feature if you have small kids in the back. I tried it, the rear power windows are disabled and the kids are unable to open/close them, but the door locks still work, i.e. they can open the doors themselves.
I would have wanted this work rather than having to use the child safety locks on the sides of the doors whereby doors cannot be opened from the inside any longer. If someone has been successful in controling the rear door locks through the central safety switch, please share.