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  • in reply to: Tiguan order #67518

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    Car is now thumbing a lift at Emden docks (status 5b today). My stealership is still saying it will be new year before I can pick it up.

    Looks like my Tiguan is doing the same, getting ever closer.

    in reply to: Car Damaged – Good condition bonus (Opinions) #67214

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    She is likely to get me the same thing she has gotten me every year…nothing!

    My sister has become a pain in my a**e recently, ended up losing 10TB of data on my NAS due to her….lack of knowledge =*(

    I went to see her kids as it was my birthday and they love spending time with my mother (their grandmother), not a good present.

    in reply to: Car Damaged – Good condition bonus (Opinions) #67208

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    I think I would better off not risking it, just a shame it has happened now, I will pay the excess and avoid my sisters house for a while.

    Thank you all for your input, greatly appreciated.

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 3 months ago by  Masquerade. Reason: Still typing
    in reply to: BMW X1 vs FORD KUGA ST X / EDITION #66902

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    I have been driving a Kuga Titanium X for 3 years now, awaiting my Tiguan 190 delivery and though initially I loved the Kuga, after 3 years I cannot wait to hand it back.

    One of my main dislikes is the oversized dashboard and the rubbish All Wheel Drive system, it just does not distribute the torque to the wheels properly and quick enough, though it is not faulty, just how it is and the Kuga has not had any problems in the time I have had it, so it is reliable but lacking a lot in drivability and handling, the body roll is annoying.

    in reply to: Adding alloy wheels – arghhhhhh #66263

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    Much easier to undo, something like Bluefin. To be fair to Dave, they improve performance and fuel efficiency such remaps and cause no harm to the vehicle if done correctly. Just a matter of invalidating the contract if ever found out.

    in reply to: Adding alloy wheels – arghhhhhh #66260

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    There are some modifications that would not be easily spotted unless they were specifically looking for them, just as remapping the ECU that has been mentioned, if there was cause to check the ECU they would find it, but otherwise they would not, that applies to many different types of alterations also. It would invalidate the insurance and the Motability contract that is for sure, so why risk it.

    in reply to: Adding alloy wheels – arghhhhhh #66257

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    When you say remap, do you mean a permanent remap or something like Bluefin/TDI Tuning Box, et cetera, et cetera?

    in reply to: Tiguan order #66216

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    Funnily enough, I am doing a European road trip in August, in convoy with some other vehicles, but after having sun shades on my current car (Kuga Titanium X) I found the rear passengers do not like them on their doors but they are good on the rear windscreen and boot side windows, just adds more privacy with the tints and it definitely becomes harder to see inside the vehicle, day or night but visibility from inside is great.  To be fair, they seem to be annoying for rear passengers when applied to the rear doors, yes, they get some protection from the sun, but not enjoyable when trying to look at the scenery. The Tiguan ones I am buying are magnetic, so they are even quicker to go on and off.

    We actually had a summer this year, so I am hopeful for next year, should have been my short response =)

    in reply to: Citroen will not be getting my custom. #66130

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    I myself am not disabled, my mother is and she is the recipient of the Mobility car, but I drive the vehicle for her and we still have our first vehicle on the scheme, the initial lease ended 1st September (VW WLTP delays for our second car). We have a Ford Kuga and Ford in Milton Keynes were very good, arranged a prompt test drive, always responded in a timely manner to all the questions I had via email and were always happy to help.

    I started looking for our second vehicle in June/July and contacted Marshalls VW after reading many positives on this forum, but after sending emails several weeks apart I got no response so moved on, visited VW in Milton Keynes and got a Tiguan test drive, guy was young and talkative, did not BS me and all the dates/estimates he gave were accurate and though initially he took long to respond to emails, he has gotten much better and still the original dates he gave me were accurate. My experience is not as extensive as some of you, but I definitely know how you feel, I am just glad fate has been kind to me.

    in reply to: Tiguan order #65874

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    I saw you and StamfordBoy on there, but you seem to be very active, always good to read your posts.

    The Sun shades add some extra privacy in the final 3rd of the vehicle (Tailgate and rear quarter lights) all year round and the tints do not appear to be as dark as the Kuga on the Tiguan when I parked them side by side when I test drove the Tiguan.

    in reply to: Tiguan order #65872

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    Absolutely, I joined the VW Tiguan forum as you suggested in anticipation and just been gathering information on what other people have experienced of the vehicle as well as its many cool features. I am very much looking forward to getting the vehicle, hell, I have even started buying my little bits and pieces for it (Sun shades and such).

    in reply to: Tiguan order #65869

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    As Newfie says, its the 190ps crowd that are still in the dark, I am one of them and although most of us who ordered the 190ps version have been given build dates for the end of November, it all depends on WLTP certification.

    in reply to: Citroen Customer 'Care' re. C5 SUV #65411

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    I am with you, how hard is it to get a hold a tape measure and write down the measurements. Very unhelpful some people can be.

    in reply to: BMW Wait Times #64995

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    That’s funny Rapster, like your humour.

    Garry, though I am not a big fan of BMW, that is lovely and the interior, looks really, really nice. Hope it is not difficult to clean when you get the odd bits of debris and inevitable drops of beverages and such.

    Do you like the central screen/Infotainment, does it ‘pop-up’ or is it fixed?

    in reply to: REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY #64980

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    DULCE ET DECORUM EST
    Bent double, like old beggars under sacks,
    Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge,
    Till on the haunting flares we turned out backs,
    And towards our distant rest began to trudge.
    Men marched asleep. Many had lost their boots,
    But limped on, blood-shod. All went lame, all blind;
    Drunk with fatigue; deaf even to the hoots
    Of gas-shells dropping softly behind. Gas! GAS! Quick, boys!–An ecstasy of fumbling
    Fitting the clumsy helmets just in time,
    But someone still was yelling out and stumbling
    And flound’ring like a man in fire or lime.–
    Dim through the misty panes and thick green light,
    As under a green sea, I saw him drowning.

    In all my dreams before my helpless sight
    He plunges at me, guttering, choking, drowning.

    If in some smothering dreams, you too could pace
    Behind the wagon that we flung him in,
    And watch the white eyes writhing in his face,
    His hanging face, like a devil’s sick of sin,
    If you could hear, at every jolt, the blood
    Come gargling from the froth-corrupted lungs
    Bitter as the cud
    Of vile, incurable sores on innocent tongues,–
    My friend, you would not tell with such high zest
    To children ardent for some desperate glory,
    The old Lie: Dulce et decorum est
    Pro patria mori.

    – Wilfred Owen

    in reply to: REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY #64955

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    To all the victims of war, all the casulaties of invasions, all those lives altered or destroyed completely by foreign wars, all the civilians, men, women and children murdered around the world. God bless you all.

    in reply to: Tiguan order #64840

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    Good evening all.

    I received an update on the build and possible delivery for my 190ps Tiguan SEL. I received a call just after 6pm today from the dealer (finally) stating that I have been given the 26th of November as a confirmed build date and the vehicle should/could arrive before the end of the year.

    in reply to: VW live chat #63684

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    I was told the same thing by Live Chat last week and I was surprised that it took my local dealer two days rather than 2 months to email me back with answers to my questions.

    I am unsure if they are trying to pull a fast one as the one time Live Chat gave me information is was accurate to what the dealer stated when I ordered and his recent email, his timeline was spot on to what Live Chat had said to me over a month ago.

    My frustration is not that the car will be delayed, it is the lack of updates and information, the tracker simply states ‘Order with Factory’, has done so for nearly 2 months now.

    in reply to: have these passed new wltp test #63658

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    I would say they need to be tested as there will be many variables that contribute to the overall performance of the vehicle regardless of the engine, weight, shape, options and what impact they have on the vehicle.

    in reply to: Tiguan order #63156

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    Thank you for confirming that, I am very much looking forward to the Tiguan and glad you are happy with yours, it is a lovely vehicle.

    Incidentally, my order is a 190ps variant SEL 4 Motion, hopefully it passes WLTP testing soon.

    in reply to: Tiguan order #63145

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    Question for everyone of you that have now taken delivery of their Tiguan. You guys have got the 2019 specification models correct?

    When did the change over at the factory take place?

    I have just had this back from my VW dealer when pressed about an update on my order which was placed 2/3 months ago. I had previously spoken to VW customer service and they told me a provisional build slot of first week of November.

    “I hope you’re well, the order is currently in a transition phase from a model year 18 to a model year 19 during this period the allocated build slots can fluctuate, as it currently stands the previous provisional build week was WK44, I am awaiting the model year changeover to complete so I can give you a clearer estimate on lead time.”

    Is he basically talking out of his backside?

    in reply to: Motability vehicle colours #61450

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    Sorry to hijack your thread Thomas, but your mention of VAT got me thinking and I have a question for anyone who may have the answer.

    VW’s optional extras, are they inclusive of VAT and as Motability customers, are we required to pay VAT on options added to Motability vehicles?

    in reply to: VW Q4 Pricing, Model Availability and Delayed Deliveries #59914

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    What is the AP fluctuation rule, if your car is still on order and the price decreases?

    I know on increases you do not pay any additional monies, but not sure on decreases.

    in reply to: Something to consider when ordering a VW #59859

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    I have just seen this new message when I went to look at the status of my order.

    “Your order is with the factory and currently being scheduled for production. Please be aware that some vehicles may be still waiting WLTP testing and therefore there may be a delay in your vehicle being scheduled for production. ”

    Earlier today it stated “Your order is with the factory and currently being scheduled for production.” Which is what I have been seeing for at least 5 days, so maybe they are getting closer to admitting that things are not going well.

    in reply to: Something to consider when ordering a VW #59368

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    I saw the same information when checking on my Tiguan order on the VW website, under the FAQ section.

    My order, after over 1 week is still showing as Processing. =*(

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