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Hi guys, the time as come sadly to rid of the R, she's needing abut of age related attention now so I'm deciding to downgrade but sticking to vw.
As any body had any dealings with a tiguan r line , I recently went to vw to pick a part up and was somehow distracted to be looking at a 11 plate candy white tiguan full leather with 34.000 on the clock, it's the 170Bhp it was up for £22,495 . ?? , it looked the part to be honest and was alto cheaper than a q5, I've also been told that the tdi engine is good with mapping?? Any thoughts
 

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I had a Tiguan for half a day as a courtesy car whilst VW serviced my MK5. It wouldn't have been the top one but it was Diesel and Manual. Was a nice ride, comfy and reasonable power. The one I drove had cloth seats which did make the leather in my R32 feel special when I got back in it. Seemed an all round good car but it didn't excite me. Sorry I can't give you a review of the model you want, or an owners perspective. Bet it looks good in white.
 

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A mate of mines had one for 6 months.
He really likes it..apart from a terrible turning circle and the auto handbrake in the Tig has caught him out a few times when changing back to driving his 'normal' car.
He has the optional leather seats.
Like most 4x4s the mpg's not great.
But brilliant in the snow.
 

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My dad has a 140bhp tig. Nice car but you can't compare it to an R32! Saying that, I like it....nice to drive and does about 38mpg on average. The R-Lines look lovely!

Agree with above...the auto handbrake is horrible at times!
 

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Auto handbrake??? How does that work then?? Thanks for advice In advance
 

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The handbrake is Electronic, it's a button where the handbrake normally is. There's also a hold assist which stops you from rolling back iirc
 

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The handbrake is Electronic, it's a button where the handbrake normally is. There's also a hold assist which stops you from rolling back iirc
Hill Hold Assist holds the brakes on for approx 2 secs when you take your foot off the brake to prevent the car rolling back on hill starts. My DSG R32 had it as does my current manual Scirocco. Both have a conventional handbrake.

Electronic handbrake, which is making it's way into all cars, applies and releases the "handbrake" on the push of a button. Automatically releases when you pull off and in some cases can automatically apply when stopped. Takes a bit of getting used to after many years of a conventional handbrake.

Other thing of note is you also need VCDS to change the rear pads to wind the pistons back in on a car with electronic handbrake.
 

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Tiguan R Line's are very smart indeed. I work for VW and have test drove a few, and must admit they have some top spec, and are great looking and performing cars. Look real nice with the Daytime Running Lights and Xenons too! Don't think you'd be dissapointed!
 

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Cheers fellas, me and the missus is heading down tomorrow to hopefully make a purchase , gutted I may be leaving the R
 
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