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    First Drive! 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan....

    Motortrends first drive of the VW Tiguan;
    http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/...uan/index.html

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    Re: First Drive! 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan....

    Is it me or does the interior seem to be a step DOWN for VW??

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    Re: First Drive! 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan....

    Jesus that car is ugly inside and out, and whats up with the emblem?
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    Re: First Drive! 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan....

    Wow, after looking at the sketch I was actually interested in seeing how this car would turn out. The design in the sketch was very modern and hip, while the pre-production models look bland and uninspiring.

    After looking at a zoom in of the exterior, it looks like they still have it camoed a bit because the lines on the headlights don't look right and the grill is very square to say it goes with the design. The interior looks very much production and very much like a 1990s Toyota SUV. I was hoping the interior would at least look close to the Touregs.

    I'm sure the VW community will be very disappointed.
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    Re: First Drive! 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan....

    Quote Originally Posted by Quickening
    Jesus that car is ugly inside and out, and whats up with the emblem?
    That's what I wondered aswell. When I went to other sources I found out that these are "official spy pics" and the Tiguan is still camoed.

    Look how the rear is here

    You can see that they taped a fake rear light and you can see lines where the real rear lights will go.
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    Re: First Drive! 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan....

    I really don't think the exterior looks all that bad. I kind of like it. Although, the interior is a bit too much with all those vents.
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    Re: First Drive! 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan....

    Quote Originally Posted by Koasterking
    I really don't think the exterior looks all that bad. I kind of like it. Although, the interior is a bit too much with all those vents.
    You can't really appreciate vents until you spend a 100+ summer in Texas.

    More pics and info here;

    http://www.worldcarfans.com/news.cfm...-first-details

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    Re: First Drive! 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan....

    If you are interested in how the car would REALLY look like w/o the camo, here's a link:

    http://www.autogaleria.pl/forum/view...=126447#126447

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    Re: First Drive! 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan....

    The exterior is fine by me, but that interior looks like a Hyundai...yuck.

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    Re: First Drive! 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan....

    This interior is actually taken straight from the VW Golf Plus:


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    Re: First Drive! 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan....

    Quote Originally Posted by Bravada
    This interior is actually taken straight from the VW Golf Plus:

    The Tiguan looks to have the cheapened version.

    What exactly is the price range for this thing?
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    Re: First Drive! 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan....

    I like it, all except for the weird emblem!

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    Re: First Drive! 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan....

    Interior falls short of VW standards in a MAJOR way. Not good at all.

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    Re: First Drive! 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan....

    I don't know what VW wants to charge for the Tiguan, but the closest thing to it (i.e. a "crossover" between a compact car and a compact SUV), the Nissan Qashqai, starts @ about 10% more than a regular compact (and about the same as Golf or Jetta, as they get the 10% premium due to being VWs). The Golf Plus is also about 10% over a regular Golf, so I don't know...

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    Re: First Drive! 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan....

    That's a shame about that interior. The new VUE interior seems more upscale than this one. Saturn in the winner in the battle of small SUV's between the two, which I'd say is its first gained title. Nice.

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