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By scootyroo
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2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SUV S 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


Review

I haven't owned a VW for some time, but after getting a fantastic deal on a new 2012 Tiguan (including 0% financing) and being blown away by its performance and quality, I turned around and bought a new GTI. As I had reviewed before purchasing the Tiguan, the statement "It's a GTI on steroids," is accurate. Get the base model, with the manual transmission, and you'll smile every time you think about it. We live in the mountains and still get on the throttle for fun, but we're getting 24 mpg in mixed driving. While I love the new GTI, I have to say that for an all-around family vehicle, you can't beat the Tiguan if it's the right size for you.


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Manual transmission for fun factor and control. The Tiguan has a surprisingly quiet interior with good quality. The build quality is solid and what you'd expect form a car made in Germany. And, in the rain and snow the front wheel drive version has proven very good, glad I didn't spend the extra money on AWD.


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Great Opportunity with 2012 VW Tiguan @ manual
13 of 13 people found this review helpful
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By bostonguy3961
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2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SUV S 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


Review

After 14 years with Ford Explorer Sport (2 dr) manual transmission was time to more on (California smog regs). Looked options for smaller suvs with manual- Ford Escape, Subaru Forester, and VW Tiguan plus Kia and Hyundai brothers. The Korean cars, nicely priced but the drive-train are junk - recent reports are that their clutch has very limited life. Escape is old and has no zip. Forester is ok, but driver space is limited. Found basic Tiguan with manual -only one is Southern Cal... and dealer was ready to move it for under $21,500 (plus taxes). Has few fancy accessories, no roof rack or sunroof but drive-train is solid, better mileage than EPA sticker - compares to $30,000++ versions!


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Solid drive train; responsive engine.


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