VW Tiguan Elegance ordered!

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    eleanorsvoice
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    Finally bitten the bullet and we have gone for the following to replace our 66 plate Audi Q3 :

    VW Tiguan Estate 2.0 TSI 4Motion Elegance 5DR DSG
    Exterior: Dolphin Grey Metallic (metallic paint free with Motability)
    Interior: Storm Grey-Titanium Black

    Extras added…
    • Winter pack including heated outer rear seats
    • Driver Assistance pack plus
    • Tyre pressure monitoring system

    Extras considered…
    Area view including rear view camera
    Space and weight saving spare wheel

    14 to 16 weeks wait now!

    Any tips / input from existing Tiguan owners appreciated!

    The VW ticked all the boxes as far as we were concerned, being the closest we could get to our Q3, with a fairly reasonable AP. Two of the most important features for us were the panoramic and the 4WD (although appreciate 4Motion isn’t a permanent 4wd). Something similar in size to the SUV we already have was a good start too.

    Having test driven the following beforehand…
    Volvo XC40 – AP too pricey, even before extras. Nice dealer but staff movements meant difficult communications, almost had to explain our whole situation again!
    Kia Sportage – Easily ticked ALL the boxes but cheap feeling car compared to what we have and unfriendly/unhelpful dealer. They almost had a deal before the Petrol Tiguan popped up on the scheme.
    Honda CRV – Didn’t like it. Dealer uninterested.

    I think dealer relations speak volumes, the first VW dealer we approached were let’s say, completely disinterested in supplying us with any information whatsoever and literally ignored emails. The second VW dealer we approached couldn’t have been more helpful and accommodating – so we ordered it there and then!

    Motability cars owned...
    01. 66 Plate - Audi Q3 S line Plus 2.0 TDI quattro 184 PS S tronic
    02. ???

    Please feel free to search social media for #eleanorsvoice or visit www.eleanorsvoice.com - to help us raise awareness & to follow our daughter's journey, nothing more!

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    Mike

    Excellent choice – such a lot of car for the AP.

    #147322 Reply
    Glos Guy
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    Congratulations! A lot of car for the money. You will find the interior space to be a lot bigger than the Q3. The Tiguan is almost Tardis like! I think you’ve made a wise choice re colours. We have a grey Tiguan SEL (forerunner to Elegance) with Storm Grey interior (albeit leather). We chose grey exterior as the grey plastic trim around the side sills cheapens the look of the car IMO and makes it look a bit ‘entry level’, whereas with grey exterior paint they blend perfectly and become invisible. The Storm Grey two tone trim really lifts the interior and  makes it feel bigger. It’s also far less oppressive and bland compared to the all black interior and looks more upmarket as a result.

    Re the 4WD, it’s actually very good. When we had quite a covering of snow a few years ago I had to go to work and the car park was causing people major problems. Lots of cars stuck and sliding around. I popped the variable selector into ‘snow’ mode and it didn’t miss a beat. Very sure footed. Also, on icy and snow covered roads I maintained full traction. I hadn’t expected it to be as good as it was.

    You get a rear view camera as standard. It’s not great definition but is OK. It gets covered in muck in no time at all and I didn’t know until very recently that if you wash your rear screen when reversing it also washes the camera lens. The tyre pressure monitoring is a bit of a pain as you get warnings regularly in very cold weather (tyre pressures fall when very cold, so it’s not a problem). We wanted a change from the Tiguan so have ordered a BMW X1 but if we had ordered another Tiguan we would have opted for the space saver spare wheel as it raises the boot floor to the flush level we have now. Without it the boot floor is recessed quite deeply which would have been a pain loading and unloading my wife’s wheelchair.

    Final tip with VW dealers, which I have learned the hard way. Make sure you get an order tracker number. Until you get one there’s a good chance that your dealer hasn’t ordered the car and is awaiting build slot allocations. Once you have it you can check progress online. We waited 5 months for ours and that was pre-pandemic, so patience is a virtue! Enjoy the car.

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    Des

    Great choice and it would have been my choice if I had not electric.

    #147342 Reply
    kbfern

    I ordered our new Tiguan 1.5 TSI DSG Elegance end of March to replace our current Tiguan 2.0 Diesel DSG SEL. I have ordered it in Moonstone grey with storm grey and have seen this combo and it looks very nice.

     

    I did want a different colour something bright and cheerful but the colour choice on the Tiguan range is very limited.I have ordered no extras as I did not fancy anything that was going to cost any extra as the Elegance it pretty much fully loaded anyway. It has a few extras over the SEL we have now like electric boot opening and rear camera and heated steering wheel which are great options for free.

    I have had no issues with the current car and whilst true drivers might find it a bit uninspiring, for me it is comfortable and has more than enough get up and go if required.

    I have the works order number and about 2 weeks after ordering checked on the ap and it had moved to order at works, the next stage is a build week but that could be a few weeks before it moves to that stage.

    We were told early July for delivery but I somehow doubt it will be that quick as all car companies seem to be late, with chip supply being the reason.

     

     

     

     

    #147343 Reply
    Simon

    My dealer told me last week there is 30+ Tiguans available to dealers. They are already built and in the UK  and I could get one within 7-10days.

    #147345 Reply
    kbfern

    That’s interesting I wonder what models they are and what colours.

    #147346 Reply
    Glos Guy
    Participant

    That’s interesting I wonder what models they are and what colours.

    That’s the issue with ‘in stock’ cars of course. If they have the exact model that you want in the exterior and interior colour combination of your choice then that’s great, but all too often they either don’t have options that you might want or have factory options fitted that you don’t want, but still have to pay for! Handy to have the option though, especially if you have some flexibility over colours and equipment and/or don’t want to wait for a factory order.

    #147471 Reply
    eleanorsvoice
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    Excellent choice – such a lot of car for the AP.

    Thanks Mike, it was you and another member from my Sportage thread, that guided me in the right direction on this one! So glad I found this forum!

    Tiguan elegance. Has panoramic roof , digital dash, electric tail gate , dsg as standard.

    Motability cars owned...
    01. 66 Plate - Audi Q3 S line Plus 2.0 TDI quattro 184 PS S tronic
    02. ???

    Please feel free to search social media for #eleanorsvoice or visit www.eleanorsvoice.com - to help us raise awareness & to follow our daughter's journey, nothing more!

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    eleanorsvoice
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    Congratulations! A lot of car for the money. You will find the interior space to be a lot bigger than the Q3. The Tiguan is almost Tardis like! I think you’ve made a wise choice re colours. We have a grey Tiguan SEL (forerunner to Elegance) with Storm Grey interior (albeit leather). We chose grey exterior as the grey plastic trim around the side sills cheapens the look of the car IMO and makes it look a bit ‘entry level’, whereas with grey exterior paint they blend perfectly and become invisible. The Storm Grey two tone trim really lifts the interior and makes it feel bigger. It’s also far less oppressive and bland compared to the all black interior and looks more upmarket as a result. Re the 4WD, it’s actually very good. When we had quite a covering of snow a few years ago I had to go to work and the car park was causing people major problems. Lots of cars stuck and sliding around. I popped the variable selector into ‘snow’ mode and it didn’t miss a beat. Very sure footed. Also, on icy and snow covered roads I maintained full traction. I hadn’t expected it to be as good as it was. You get a rear view camera as standard. It’s not great definition but is OK. It gets covered in muck in no time at all and I didn’t know until very recently that if you wash your rear screen when reversing it also washes the camera lens. The tyre pressure monitoring is a bit of a pain as you get warnings regularly in very cold weather (tyre pressures fall when very cold, so it’s not a problem). We wanted a change from the Tiguan so have ordered a BMW X1 but if we had ordered another Tiguan we would have opted for the space saver spare wheel as it raises the boot floor to the flush level we have now. Without it the boot floor is recessed quite deeply which would have been a pain loading and unloading my wife’s wheelchair. Final tip with VW dealers, which I have learned the hard way. Make sure you get an order tracker number. Until you get one there’s a good chance that your dealer hasn’t ordered the car and is awaiting build slot allocations. Once you have it you can check progress online. We waited 5 months for ours and that was pre-pandemic, so patience is a virtue! Enjoy the car.

    Thanks for such an amazing response GlosGuy, really appreciated.

    Noted on your points about the Tyre pressure monitor; I guess I figured with the extra boot space that not having a spare gave us, the Tyre pressure monitors would be a safe bet, we have a KwikFit around the corner from us and had occasion to visit them a couple of times with the Q3 (the first time they replaced a bad tyre with another make/different tread, which is a big no no on a 4WD – one to watch out for). I’ll also make sure to carry one of those cans of tyreweld  too! Thankfully no issue with loading unloading a wheelchair, I can totally understand how you wouldn’t want to be lifting that in and out everyday, sliding it out at level is much easier. I guess if we find the boot to ‘deep’ for whatever we use it for we could always pay to have a space saver afterwards… in fact that’s something I’ll check with the dealer!

    I got the order tracker number today… again thank you, had no idea about this.

    We are very happy with the Q3 which we’ve had for way over the initial 3 years now, in fact I think it might hit 5 years by this October… all due to being messed about with cars that were initially available and then not, then the pandemic! So being patient is no issue!

    Enjoy your X1 – I hope the change is welcome!

    Motability cars owned...
    01. 66 Plate - Audi Q3 S line Plus 2.0 TDI quattro 184 PS S tronic
    02. ???

    Please feel free to search social media for #eleanorsvoice or visit www.eleanorsvoice.com - to help us raise awareness & to follow our daughter's journey, nothing more!

    #147474 Reply
    eleanorsvoice
    Participant

    I ordered our new Tiguan 1.5 TSI DSG Elegance end of March to replace our current Tiguan 2.0 Diesel DSG SEL. I have ordered it in Moonstone grey with storm grey and have seen this combo and it looks very nice. I did want a different colour something bright and cheerful but the colour choice on the Tiguan range is very limited.I have ordered no extras as I did not fancy anything that was going to cost any extra as the Elegance it pretty much fully loaded anyway. It has a few extras over the SEL we have now like electric boot opening and rear camera and heated steering wheel which are great options for free. I have had no issues with the current car and whilst true drivers might find it a bit uninspiring, for me it is comfortable and has more than enough get up and go if required. I have the works order number and about 2 weeks after ordering checked on the ap and it had moved to order at works, the next stage is a build week but that could be a few weeks before it moves to that stage. We were told early July for delivery but I somehow doubt it will be that quick as all car companies seem to be late, with chip supply being the reason.

    Thanks kbfern

    I might be mistaken but our VW dealer told me the lead time on the 1.5 was a lot longer than the 2.0, although I think we are looking at 14 to 16 weeks wait, so it kind of tallies with your wait time.

    For us the Panoramic is the killer feature as our daughter requires as much light as possible, the contrasting interior will also hopefully help her too… for example if she placed an object on a dark grey/black seat she may not see something is there to pick it up again, but if placed on a lighter background she may see it – makes all the difference, and the car is for her after all.

    Didn’t even realise it has a heated steering wheel! I look forward to that.

    Agree on the colours, again the darker colour choice is a must for us so our daughter can pin point which direction to be walking in when headed to the car unaided.

    Motability cars owned...
    01. 66 Plate - Audi Q3 S line Plus 2.0 TDI quattro 184 PS S tronic
    02. ???

    Please feel free to search social media for #eleanorsvoice or visit www.eleanorsvoice.com - to help us raise awareness & to follow our daughter's journey, nothing more!

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