2011 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 4Motion SUV AWD w/Prem Nav, Dynaudio (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
When I first got my Tiguan, I really loved it.
However, that is beginning to wear off.
My biggest concern on buying a VW is slowly coming true.
All of these are intermittent issues so this is going to be fun with the dealer.
The back lighting on the right side of the gauge cluster is out sometimes.
The radio/nav has now frozen up about 10 different times.
The keyless system is flaky.
About one out of 10 start ups it says the key is out of range. About 50% of the time I cannot open the rear hatch with the key in my pocket.
Fun to drive.
Very peppy around town.
The highway mileage stinks.
I only get about 23-25 on the highway.
City is ok at 20-21.
For reference I have a 3/4 ton Sierra pickup with a duramax diesel and I get 25 on the highway.
Interior is a bit utilitarian.
Material quality is good, but I feel like I am in a 18K car and not a 36K car.
2011 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
Purchased a Tiguan in Dec. and it has been in the Service dept. numerous times for a clunking sound.
Have replaced front drive axle, then next trip complete transmission in which I waited 4 weeks for.
Now car is back in shop again for clunking sound when putting in gear and no one can seem to find the issue.
Sad to pay this much for a vehicle and this happens.
Would not recommend this car until all the bugs have been taken care of.
Like the pep that this car has but would not purchase due to several issues.
2011 Volkswagen Tiguan S 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
We have leased our Tiguan for almost a year and it is a very fun car to drive - zippy, responsive, excellent in the snow. Our biggest complaint is the gas millage. Our 2003 Honda Pilot needs less refueling. Also, the cloth interior get messy very easily. It sounds like a petty complaint but the car always needs vacuuming. After four months we had an electrical issue that was covered under the warranty. It made me glad we leased, not purchased the car. The trunk is not big enough to hold a set of golf clubs. My husband finds the driver's seat uncomfortable.
As far a styling goes, this is not a poor man's Audi A5 but a souped- up VW Golf.
2011 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
The panic button on the key is poorly placed and is liable to go off if anything else is in your pocket whihc might bump up against the red button.
This is not a one time occurance for me, happening nine diffeent times in the first two months of ownership.
I must carry the key in a separate pocket to avoid the chance of the alarm activating in my driveway when I am in my house.
Mileage on this car is way below what the sticker advertised.
My old Volvo S60 beats this by 150 miles for the same size tank.
Interior is well appointed, but I find the bucket seats uncomfortable for long distance.
I bought this to transport an aging parent. I would sell absent this consideration.
Key and seat redesign.
Drivers seat is pitched too far back and cuts off circulation.
Bucket seat sides are too stiff and makes long distance driving uncomfortable.