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    New Dub SUV passion

    I dunno about you folks, but the new VW Tiguan is looking pretty sexy to me.

    I want one with a Diesel.... when they are 5 years old with 60 k miles on them used for under $7k... which is about when I can afford one. And only if available in a stick. I guess VW is making noises like manual transmissions are going away to be replaced by their DSG dual clutch plate, paddle shifted, no third pedal transmissions. I like my third pedal, thank you very much.

    *edit* okay, looks like a stick in the interior pic. Hopefully that won't change before release in what.... fall '08 they say?

    Slap a trailer hitch on it for the rack, load up and go!

    https://www.vwvortex.com/artman/publ...cle_2032.shtml




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    It looks nice but i wouldn't really call it an SUV more of a raised hatchback...like most smaller SUV's these days that are car based.

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    Wow, it's like a subaru forester XT for $10 grand more!
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    I like it but maybe VW will break it's teeth on this one! From what I read they plan to produce a similar amount as CRV and RAV4 for North America! The Tiguan will have stiff competition against the CRV, RAV4 and Forester which are all very well known for better reliability then VW. I guess the diesel's low consumption could help give them an edge over the others but that's only if fuel prices keep going up. An interesting option for me, my CRV is 5y old now so I'll probably be looking to change it next year!

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    I would own a VW any day over a Honda. The Toureg was a big hit once it came to the states, and by releasing the Tiguan over seas first, they plan on doing the same. Yes, VW is going the way of DSG but they do offer a manual transmission as well, I just dont know if it will make it to the Tiguan. I would expect the TDI, V6, and W8 to be available, just like the Toureg.

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    I'm a big fan of the way the Touareg looks but I can't shell out the money for one. Maybe used at the local Carmax is the way to go when I upgrade from the Golf.

    But you're right, Pimp; the Tiguan does look pretty sharp!

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    Anyone who recomends a honda or toyota or subaru over a comparable VW hasn't seen the little things that make the VW so much nicer than the competition.

    Maybe shitty plastic interiors do it for others but I like my comfortable well designed ergonomics and fit and finish.

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    Yep...

    Quote Originally Posted by johnniewalker85
    Anyone who recomends a honda or toyota or subaru over a comparable VW hasn't seen the little things that make the VW so much nicer than the competition.

    Maybe shitty plastic interiors do it for others but I like my comfortable well designed ergonomics and fit and finish.
    .... not to mention how tight they still feel after 100k miles. My '96 GTi engine still holds really good compression, and the tranny feels snug at 197k miles. My valves are a bit noisy when the engine is cold, tho.

    My mo-inlaw's Subie is trashed looking at 130k miles, as was her Escort was at 80k miles. Keep in mind she's 70 and drives pretty mellow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayem
    Wow, it's like a subaru forester XT for $10 grand more!
    Hopefully it won't drive as clunky as subarus tend to.

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    We've got the tdi Jetta wagon and it looks like it has more cargo space than this. But this does look like it has more clearance.

    I'm still waiting for Toyota to bring the Hilux to north america.

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