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I'm looking to get a 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL...what's your take?

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  1. RobeSoup&Tears

    RobeSoup&Tears Get 'em while they're hot

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    2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL.

    I’ve been doing homework for a while now on a new car and have narrowed it to The SUV Crossover VW Tiguan SEL (Premium) trim...it's like a GTI SUV.

    They changed the outside of the car and while I liked the previous face and outside styling more, the 2012 has a better standard package and fuel economy.
    Although it may seem pricier than other similar models it comes with a shit load of standards…more than other companies making the price very similar if you load up the others.

    The Tiguan (SEL) loads so many standard that the only options left are a $25 first aid kit and some floor mats.

    I just wanted your take and maybe some possible alternatives.
    Edmunds, Consumer Reports and many other similar sites have given the Tiguan very good rating as well as owner reviews.

    The similar alternatives are the
    Toyota RAV4 (although supposedly dependable it’s bland and quirky)
    Honda CRV (Didn’t like it)
    Nissan Rouge (Nope)
    Subaru Forrester (my possible second choice)
    Acura RDX (pricier and you get more with the Tiguan)
    Mitsubishi Outlander (weak with not many standards)
    Kia Sorento (cool looking but not sure)
    Ford Escape (Dexter’s car…the only American crossover suv I’d consider)
    Jeep Liberty (awful ride and didn’t care for it)
    Dodge Nitro (nope)
    Suzuki Grand Vitara (hell no)

    Hopefully I’ll be making my purchase in the next couple of months.
    Here’s what I’m looking to get.

    http://www.vw.com/en/models/tiguan/...ab=f17f6183a9bef48c6a1dfa13964f9a3d:icon_wink

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    Here's the concept Tiguan from 2006 to see what I mean about the exterior styling.
    http://www.autoblog.com/2006/11/28/la-auto-show-volkswagen-tiguan-concept/

    I'd trust any other similar car owners judgement...what's your take?
     
  2. Chino Kapone

    Chino Kapone Yo, whats wrong wit da beer we got?

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    MINI Countryman S w/ AWD

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  3. Chino Kapone

    Chino Kapone Yo, whats wrong wit da beer we got?

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    Just saw this video...

     
  4. Party Rooster

    Party Rooster Unleash The Beast

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    Sounds like it's loaded. Will they throw in a bumper sticker too?

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  5. RobeSoup&Tears

    RobeSoup&Tears Get 'em while they're hot

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  6. stevethrower

    stevethrower Got Sig?

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    My dogs would ruin the leather... meh.
     
  7. Chino Kapone

    Chino Kapone Yo, whats wrong wit da beer we got?

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    Every car on that list is boring has hell looking. That VW looks soooo dull. Just another car. None of those cars stand out at all.

    The RDX and the Outlander are the best looking of the bunch. What's the most important part? Drive? Style? Reliability?

    The MINI at least has style, and drives like a go-kart.
     
  8. Chino Kapone

    Chino Kapone Yo, whats wrong wit da beer we got?

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  9. bb1mobile

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    Not a fan of Euro cars. Great if you lease em
    and dump em in a few years. They get costly
    to repair as they get older.
     
  10. THE FEZ MAN

    THE FEZ MAN as a matter of fact i dont have 5$

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    I wouldent wish a vw on an enemy
     
  11. RobeSoup&Tears

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    Seriously Test drive the SEL 4Motion w/ Nav & Dynaudio trim Tiguan...at least check out the reviews.
    It's go cart like with Turbo especially with the "19 rims.
    I really like the look and while it's no Batmobile it's practical, really safe, rides tight smooth and sporty...









    Plus there's a Hitler tie in to VW...that'll score some Anthony points ;)
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  12. Party Rooster

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    This. My dad bought a BMW a few years back when he was making great money but it's been sitting in the garage for 4 months because it needs a new fuel pump and he's retired now.

    Curious, why isn't the Hyundai Tuscon or Santa Fe on the list? I've had my Santa Fe for 7 years and until recently had barely any problems. Had a fluke timing belt go out on it at about 60k a few years back but it was covered under the warranty and it has about 115k on it now.
     
  13. Voss's Tumor

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    VW's quality has really shit the bed in the past few years... They're chasing the lower-end market instead of trying to compete with the higher-ends like they used to.

    It really depends on which direction you're willing to compromise. I have a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited and I love it, and I would second Chino's suggestion for the Mini Countryman.
     
  14. Chino Kapone

    Chino Kapone Yo, whats wrong wit da beer we got?

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    Exactly. Every person I've known with a VW has had nothing but problems. I wanted to get an R32, but I just couldn't drop $25k for a used one when I could get my used Cooper S for half that.

    RST.... Do you plan on using it offroad a lot? HOw do you plan on using your car?
     
  15. d0uche_n0zzle

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    Listen to the guys that fix them. Go Jap.
     
  16. Sinn Fein

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    This. It will take alot to get me to look at anything but Honda/Toyota ever again.

    We are looking at a Honda Pilot Touring for the wife someone next year.
     
  17. stevethrower

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    Who is she touring with... tsss tssss
     
  18. Sinn Fein

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    She wants black with a black interior... Only available (of course) on the most expensive model.

    I tell her it's a manifestation of her hidden desire for black cock.
     
  19. stevethrower

    stevethrower Got Sig?

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    I would try to dissuade her from a black interior... my buddy had a black Jimmy with a black leather interior... and he burned his legs getting into it one summer.
     
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    I tried.

    She currently has a black Accord with black leather interior.
     
  21. Voss's Tumor

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    Bear in mind that guys that fix things have so much data based on so many different things, they tend to think everything sucks except for one or two models. It's like how doctors always think you've got something wrong.

    Now yes, Euro cars are very expensive to keep up once you're out of warranty, but they also hold value much better than a lot of other types. It all depends on what your plans are going to be 3-5 years down the road.
     
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    Mini's are cool but they **** you on the options, used is the way to go there. Rav 4 isn't bad, my sister in law had one and the thing had some balls. RDX is nice, thought about buying one a few years back.

    Do you need all the space a mini suv offers? If not a volvo C30 is a sold option.
     
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    You can get the RAV with the 3.5 V6 now. The new redesign is pretty nice. I'd rather have a Highlander, though.
     
  24. Chino Kapone

    Chino Kapone Yo, whats wrong wit da beer we got?

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  25. SkinnyNaraAsses

    SkinnyNaraAsses I'm a diva!

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    I second the Ford Edge. Fantastic crossover, well equipped, and should cost quite a bit less than the Tiguan similarly equipped.

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