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Agree with most everything in tom365 review. I have the SE 4Motion. Transmission kicks and struggles over hills. Some people have stated that the transmission is smart enough to adjust to the driver's particular driving style over time. I haven't found that to be true, been driving mine since November. And YES, it makes a rumbling sound at 30-35mph. Sport mode doesn't help but just makes the engine sound louder. Can't imagine a normal driver ever needing or wanting to go into Sport Mode. Other gripes: If you want to open ONLY the back windows while driving you cant, not without a brain-crushing noise and tremoring. Is this true of any SUV/CUV? Sound system is lacking. To my ears, there's a hollow, echo sound no matter how tweak it. And the radio, CD player, Satellite radio, and Blue-Tooth Audio Input all play at slightly different volume levels. Constantly adjusting the sound level. And the ride is OK, but FAR from cushy. My previous car was a 1998 Acura CL. Wanted to try a roomy 4seater this time, but I'll probably go back to a sporty 2seater once this lease is done or if I can get out of it.Report it
Hello, I guess VW has a transmission problem that is built in Japan I beleive. I also have a problem maintaining a low speed of 15-35 and 40 MPH and that is a must for driving thru some of these small towns that will have there police stop you for going over the speed limit more than 1MPH. My car being a 2012 Tiquan and just traded in a 2011 tiquan Wolfberger Addition which was a great little car and not much power. But this new Tiquan SUV-SEL1 is a beautiful car except that the transmission needs rebuilding. The car makes a loud shaddering noise at the lowest speeds which is something I will not tolerate and probably have a battle with VW. I was also told that the car would adjust to my driving habits. Sorry I cannot beieive that to be the truth. My wife also drives this vehicle and how does the engine cope with two differant driving habits??. Well thanks Tom for your input on the problems that you are having. I will go back to VW for the second time and see what they come up with. I think we all have a lemon. I beleive there is a law protecting us against the purchase of a lemon vehicle. Thanks: wgoldthwaiteReport it
The Tiguan, according to my dealer, is one of 2 VW cars that is still manufactured completely in Germany, not Japan. It isn't a lemon. Read all the other posts that continually mention the transmission fix in the form of a software update. I found that simply referencing the tech bulletin in a conversation with a service representative resulted in the update being done quickly and effectively.Report it
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