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 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?