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2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SE

$14,499* 57K Miles

CarMax Brandywine Free shipping • MD to VA

Key Features
4WD/AWD, Turbo Charged Engine, Leatherette Seats, Satellite Radio Ready, Panoramic Sunroof, Navigation System
Location: CarMax Brandywine in Brandywine, Maryland 20613
Description: Used 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SE for sale - $14,499, 56,962 miles with 4WD/AWD, Turbo Charged Engine, Leatherette Seats, Satellite Radio Ready, Panoramic Sunroof, Navigation System
Transmission: Automatic Color:Black Interior Color: Black Average Vehicle Review: (4.346 reviews) This car is solidly build. That goes not only for it feeling like a fortress when you're in it, but also the drive quality. It doesn't come across as a low quality vehicle in any way. Even the seats are firm, but extremely comfortable. I'm looking forward to our long road trip next month. Looks relatively small from the outside, but has so much room on the inside. The sliding rear seats are probably the key to the extra space when you need it. We got this car because my wife didn't really like her fully loaded 2010 Forester which began to show some wear after just 17k miles. This one gets significantly better mileage than the turbo 4 in the Subaru. There are so many factors that we found made this better than the Forester. Her major attraction to it is that it's cute and there aren't so many of them on the road. This is our second VW and we're now wondering why we haven't had one is 5 years. We trade out cars pretty regularly, but I think this one will be sticking around longer than usual. My only knock would be that I'd like the option of the V6 that gets put in the Audi Q5 (or a diesel option for that matter). But since that is their premium brand, I understand why it's omitted from the possible options in this one.
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Reviews for 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan

Overall Rating

4.3 out of 5(25 reviews)


I made the leap and decided to buy my very first car, and I knew exactly what I wanted. I searched high and low, and I knew that the VW Tiguan was my dream car and that it must be mine! I've had it for over 2 months now and could not be happier. It's a small SUV ( exactly what I wanted) and comfortably fits me, my boyfriend, my dog Q and a friend or two. My dog loves taking trips in my Tiguan because she gets the whole back seat and it's super roomy. And don't think that just because it's a small SUV that it doesn't have alot of power--my Tiguan's engine is comparable to the best of them and let's just say that we like to go really fast on the open road (: Trunk space is pretty awesome too, everything fits and if it doesn't, the seats fold down so I can make everything fit. The radio is awesome, the MPG is great( about 23/24 city and up to 29 I've seen on the highway.) While i didn't get the version with all the bells and whistles, the basic model is the best for the price because it's still great quality, terrific handling, and of course super cute! I would highly recommend the Tiguan to anyone who wants a sporty car that they'll absolutely love at first drive!

- Princess T, 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan

Terrible car

I have owned many cars over the years and VW's are by far the worst. I owned 2 Tiguans. The first one a 2010 i had for almost 2 years and some of what they had to replace or repair the following: brake pads rotors door handles door locks ignition body side trim The left rear door handle came off when I tried to open it one day. The door locks would not work from the remote very often and you would get locked out of the car since it has no exposed key holes. For this they tried to replace the door locks, which did not help, so then they replaced the ignition after having the car in the shop 5 times for the same problem. The trim around the wheels was defective and had to be replaced. So I thought maybe a newer one would be better, how wrong I was. The second one a 2012 I owned for only 10 months and gave up on it, some of what it had to have replaced of repaired: brake pads rotors cabin filter fuel pump water pump transmission software engine management software body side trim front trim under bumper The car when put in to Reverse would make a terrible grinding noise, this they said was a known problem and just like on the 2010 they replaced the brake pad and rotors within a month of ownership. The engine was making a whining noise which turned out to be a bad water pump. The car was and automatic and would try to get to 6th gear as soon as possible so it would lug and make a droning noise as normal street speeds, another known problem and they updated the transmission software. Then the trim on the driver�s door was falling off and they said it was defective from the factory when installed and they could not fix it and had to replace it. The car also had a terrible smell inside and VW determined there was a defective cabin filter and changed it. The front trim under the bumper was falling off twice before they determined it had to be replaced as it was defective. I was driving on the street and the car suddenly shut off and I lost control of it due to the electric brakes, steering, and gas pedal design. I was able to glide it to stop luckily without incident. After a week in at VW service they changed the defective fuel pump that they had to order from Germany and had to update the engine computer to accept it. The next day after I got it back the check engine light came on and they had needed to open a case with VW to attempt to fix it. I then gave up and paid to get rid of it. These are just some of the reason not to buy a Tiguan or a VW in general. The only reason I see to buy one is if you want a free Gremlin with every purchase�.

- Previous VW owner, 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan

CarMax does it again

My husband and I love CarMax as we enjoy not only the variety of vehicles available, but the no hassle or haggling attitude. We have also found that their buyback rates are as good as any dealership in town, so if interested in one-stop shopping the place to go. Our only hiccup has been that we often know more about the vehicles (details on engine, options, etc.) than the employee who helps us. However, we do understand the challenge when there are so many vehicle make and models availalbe (unlike dealership that focus on just their brand(s)). Now onto my Tiguan... I love it! It's Volkswagon small SUV which is perfect for our two-person household. Seats fold down, there is a pass-through, and most everything adjusts. I did not want the larger Volkswagon SUV (Touareg) due to its size and more importantly its pricepoint. This one allows for carrying of most items with as much comfort and better mileage. More power would be the only complaint my husband has, but still has pretty good "get-up and go."

- Hate Car Shopping, 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan

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