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Old 08-14-2008, 09:01 PM
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A comparison of the new VW Tiguan can be found in the newest edition of Motor Trend against the Subaru Forester and Mazda CX-7. In summary, it gets good reviews, except it is priced substantially above the competition, thus its third place ranking.

"1st place: 2009 Subaru Forester XT Limited
Quick, roomy, fuel-efficient, and well-priced, the Forester checks just about every box-most important, the one for first place.

2nd place: 2008 Mazda CX-7 Grand Touring AWD
Striking lines, sublime steering, and athletic chassis make this the driver's choice. Subpar fuel economy and hefty curb weight make it our second choice.

3rd place: 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 4Motion
Cute, refined, and feature-laden, the Tiguan is a winner. Were it five grand less, it might've been this test's winner."


http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/...son/index.html
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Thanks for posting this. I saw a Tiguan at the dealership and fell in love. Possibly looking at adding this to my VW family once I get Kiki paid off next year. Maybe by then - the price will drop a teensy bit too.
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Old 08-19-2008, 12:24 AM
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I test drove a Tiguan last month and loved it! Once the TDI comes out I will be looking into adding it to my VW family.
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I'm so jealous! Are they a blast to drive? That massive sunroof looks amazing!
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There are a few touches about the Tiguan I'm not crazy about. One of the major ones being an effing prop rod for the hood. Come on, Touareg and Phaeton have larger hoods and have struts, but this heavy thing has a rod? Lame.

Not bad overall, just late to market... as usual.
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I'm so jealous! Are they a blast to drive? That massive sunroof looks amazing!
I loved driving it around town. I took it on the highway and the back roads. I really like how the interior is layed out. I just wish they were coming out with the orange one they had at the Detroit auto show a few years ago.
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