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Moving away from the 1er

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We've had to accept that as much fun as it was our high mile 118d is now far too small for the family so has been chopped in for a new Tiguan!

 

Bit of a change but there is a lot BMW could learn from the brilliant Apple/Android integration, decent stock audio and dare I say it.... more competent dealers.

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I like the new Tiguan - a well packaged and good looking car.

 

Which engine/box and model did you get Dave?

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Got the 2.0tdi 150 manual 4motion-originally thinking 2wd but changed our minds after a drive.   The 150 is a grunty little unit and we test drove at speed on the fast dual carriageways and roundabouts nr Connahs Quay power station. Not a particularly  exciting drive but satisfyingly planted even when pushed hard on corners and the high up driving position and decent rear leg room will make a nice change. Kids loved it. 

 

It does apply inner wheel braking to help improve cornering which might explain how it felt so tidy when using a bit of torque on some wet roundabouts.

 

Used carwow and ended up dealing with the same local dealer we'd test driven with. Very decent savings.

 

We almost bought a replacement 118d but somehow the dealer (unnamed..) claimed to have mispriced the deal after verbal commitment to a price and refused to complete the sale when i appeared to sign the paperwork! Hence looked at Golfs and ended in the Tig.

 

Its an SE with winter pack, rear cam/park assist, tpms and a slight alloy change to the SEL spec in dark met grey, looks brilliant. 

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Keep us updated Dave.

 

We were thinking about the 1.4 tsi 150 as a possibility.

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Yeah, i understand delivery times are loooong on the 1.4 whereas they have quite a few diesels, funnily enough. 

Just getting the 1er MOTd for part ex. 

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Sad day to see off the old 1er. Not looking back though - new Tiguan is settling in well, Android auto, i need in my f10 now, just brilliant!

 

Overall I reckon my wife will use 10% of the available tech in the vw. Its got a bit likely MS Word really... 

 

 

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