Small crossovers and small SUVs became very popular in the mid-2000s. Volkswagen had to join in. They introduced the Volkswagen Tiguan. It had to compete with the Kia Sportage… What else? Nissan Qashqai. – Nissan Qashqai, good one. That was the most important player at that moment. Volkswagen took on the competition with the Tiguan. It was introduced in 2007. It got a facelift in 2011. I have to say it was a good facelift. It looked much more modern afterwards. It has been on the market until 2016, after which the next model was introduced. The gasoline engines range from 120 to 197 hp. The diesel engines range from 108 to 181 hp. ENGINES gasoline, diesel About 500 Tiguans of this generation are for sale on AutoTrack. 30% has a diesel engine and 30% has an automatic transmission. Those two aren’t necessarily connected. Prices start at 8,500 euros and go up to 30,000 euros for the fresh, young cars. PRICES minimum, maximum Reasons to buy a Tiguan. If you want a car with a higher seat, the sturdiness of a Volkswagen, and the reliability of the Golf (it has been based on that), this may be the right choice. Of course there are things to watch out for with a Volkswagen Tiguan.First, the 1.4 TSIs can have problems with the pistons eroding the cylinder walls. I should say the piston rings. When this happens, the engine is broken. Maintenance is crucial, as is the timing chain of the 1.4 TSI. The 7-speed DSG transmission… You know the story from other videos. It has had a recall in other parts of the world, extending the warranty with a few years. Some transmissions have been replaced. Not in Europe. The DSG, especially if it has seven gears, should shift smoothly. It shouldn’t make strange noises, such as thumping. It should just work correctly.Especially in stop-and-go traffic; traffic jams, city traffic, things like that. Test how the DSG works. Another thing with the DSG is that the Tiguan is a very good tow car. It has been tow car of the year a couple of times. If you want to tow a travel trailer or a big trailer, this can be an interesting car. However, the DSG’s dual mass flywheel is easily overloaded and can break when towing a trailer. If you want to use the car for towing, get a manual transmission. If you buy a DSG, check if it shifts gears smoothly and quickly without strange sounds, or you could have a car with problems. The 2-liter diesel engines are part of the Dieselgate scandal. These cars
should have had a recall or still need to go to the dealer for adjustments. Next, the Internet says the software update causes a decrease in power at higher rpm, and an increase in fuel consumption and noise.This may only be the sensation. People start looking at it very critically after the recall. Either way, you’ve been warned. The 2-liter gasoline engines can have a thirst for oil, especially the early models. Check how much oil has been added in the past and make sure to keep an eye on the oil level. The head gaskets of the 2-liter engines can leak internally. This means that coolant can mix with the oil. The only way to see is a rising oil level. You have to be quick when this happens, or your engine can die. There are few specific issues with the suspension, except for the R line’s 19 inch rims. They look cool, but it doesn’t improve comfort. Form you own opinion if you drive a car with 19 inch rims. Speaking of looks, the exterior. There aren’t many specific things to watch out for, except for… The Tiguan was only sold with all-wheel drive in the early years. Front-wheel drive became available later on. However, this car gets used off-road sometimes. It may have have been raced over a dirt road or actually played with off-road.There may be accompanying damages, so check underneath the car for strange damages. A scratch is fine, but the wishbones shouldn’t be bent or things like that. From the exterior to the interior. There’s not much to watch out for. Mainly the early cars can have worn or broken pieces of plastic in the interior. Especially the early series has materials of lesser quality. This improved much after the facelift, so the problem is less common there. The electronic parking brake can get stuck sometimes. This means you can potentially overload the transmission, causing problems. Be warned. We borrowed this Tiguan from Vossestein in Nieuwer Ter Aa. It’s a nice edition with a special interior. I haven’t seen this in similar cars.I think it was pricey. It has many features, such as heated seats, automatic parking, parking sensors, a big satnav display… Everything you’d wish for in a Tiguan. It’s for sale at Vossestein in Nieuwer Ter Aa. THIS CAR If you’re looking for a second-hand car and want our help, or if your company has a nice car for sale of which we may shoot a video, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org Subtitles – Maru’s Text Support .