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Old July 14th, 2017, 11:06   #1
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Default Gonna miss you Touareg say hello 7 seater Tiguans

http://www.autoblog.com/2017/07/12/v...off-in-the-us/

Let's move to Crossovers and SUV's , but all we will have is a Tiguan and Atlas? Come on guys.

What is a 7 seater Tiguan gonna look like?
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Old July 14th, 2017, 12:02   #2
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I like our Touareg. But it is kind of a giant vehicle to only have 5-seats. I don't see how it had a place in the lineup between the Atlas and the Tiggy. And with now TDI option to set it apart it doesn't have much appeal. I didn't realize that sales were that low or that the Atlas was selling so well. I've only seen 1 or 2 Atlases out in the wild.

I agree that a 7-steat Tiguan seems like its going to be tight inside to say the least.
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http://www.autoblog.com/2017/07/12/v...off-in-the-us/

Let's move to Crossovers and SUV's , but all we will have is a Tiguan and Atlas? Come on guys.

What is a 7 seater Tiguan gonna look like?
A touareg is a SUV. It is an artifact of the old "Upmarket" strategy, to place VW above the commoner brands (like Toyota & Honda), but short of the premium marques like Audi

Tiguan looks like:
http://www.vw.com/models/2018-tiguan/
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Old July 14th, 2017, 15:48   #4
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It appears that most people who had enough coin to buy a Touareg, spent the extra coin for the Audi or Porsche badge ... and you still can.
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Old July 15th, 2017, 14:45   #5
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A 7-seat Tiguan? Maybe for those 'lil folks in the Wizard of Oz....

And there we have
The VW Tiguan,
For an SUV
It sure ain't a biguan.
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Old July 15th, 2017, 18:23   #6
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It appears that most people who had enough coin to buy a Touareg, spent the extra coin for the Audi or Porsche badge ... and you still can.
Yeah fair point. I probably see 10 cayenne and q7s before I see a Touareg . I'm obviously on the lookout now too.

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A 7-seat Tiguan? Maybe for those 'lil folks in the Wizard of Oz....

And there we have
The VW Tiguan,
For an SUV
It sure ain't a biguan.
Winner right there
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Yeah fair point. I probably see 10 cayenne and q7s before I see a Touareg . I'm obviously on the lookout now too.
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Well, I am not on the lookout. But I also notice the Cayenne and Audi SUV's much more than I see Touareg. Meaning when I notice the profile of the vehicle, it mostly turns out to be the Cayenne/Audi rather than the Touareg badge on it.
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My cousin bought an Atlas it's really nice. It's an SEL Premium. He now claims to NEVER get lost.
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I drove a 2018 Tiguan today it didn't have the 3rd row seats. It was an SE model I found it to have a good driving position, comfortable, and roomy. I was impressed with how much space there was between my knees and the back of the front seat at least 8" I'm 5'8". There were two things that I was not impressed with though the console arm rest is to far back and to low to be comfortable. Under hard acceleration from a stop the shift from 1st to 2nd gear is different. I don't think it stays in 1st gear very long. But after that it seems to shift smoothly and it has good acceleration. Over all I really like the 2018 Tiguan I especially like the body lines. The only thing I still need to see is the 3rd row seating to see how much room there is in the 3rd row.
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