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I'm looking at changing my present car and am considering a VW Tiguan, however its an automatic and I've never been a fan of auto's .

Being an R Line its very well kitted out but I'm slightly apprehensive about its ability as a capable tow car, any forum members tow with 150 DSG and how do you find it .

 

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I towed a Coachman Pastiche 520/4 with a 2012 Manual TDI and it towed no probs. Am expecting my current 180ps Tiguan dsg to be even better. Ask your question on the forum below.

 

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Plenty of threads on this forum asking similar questions. Dsg is a great box and works far better than our old manual Audi for towing. A good drive solo too. Day is a far superior box to a standard old fashioned auto, I hate them too but quite like the dsg.

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Not a comment on Tiguans, but for what it's worth we changed to auto in March, after many manual cars, and we both absolutely love it for day to day driving, and for towing.

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Had dsg in my previous tow car and it was fine. I changed to a manual 2. 0 Tiguan though because the car itself wasn't up to the job stability wise. I get the Tig serviced at a specialist. He said to me tha DSG gearboxes are a dream when they go right but a nightmare when something goes wrong. He tows a boat and said he would never tow with a DSG for fear of the repair bill should something go wrong.

Not sure if that helps at all.

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I had issues with the previous model in R Line spec . .. The factory fit towbar sat very close to the bumper. Although it never touched during a seasons use it was one of the many reasons I part exchanged it after just a year. A very mediocre car in my opinion. Not a patch on the yeti that preceded it or the Volvos that have come since.

 

Obviously the new model is a different beast so not comparing like with like . .. I would want assurances the R Line model now has a towbar available that takes into account the chunkier bumpers.

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I tow with an R Line Touareg, different beast I know but point is the towball on it is very close to the bumper as on the Tiguan BUT, no problems in the 3 years I have had it - I got used to it and dont even think about it now.

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I tow with an R Line Touareg, different beast I know but point is the towball on it is very close to the bumper as on the Tiguan BUT, no problems in the 3 years I have had it - I got used to it and dont even think about it now.

Ditto my 2012 Tiguan. No probs

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I tow with an R Line Touareg, different beast I know but point is the towball on it is very close to the bumper as on the Tiguan BUT, no problems in the 3 years I have had it - I got used to it and dont even think about it now.

It may be an issue with R-Line bodykits - I've no issue on my Touareg SE.

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Had a 2009 Tiguan automatic. Best car I have ever had for towing but not that comfortable particularly in the passenger seat. They may have changed that.

Sadly no van anymore but 35 years was a good run

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The Tig 150 DSG uses the newer DQ500 7 speed wet clutch gearbox.

 

This was designed to handle upto 600NM of torque, has lubricated clutches that can happily slip and being a 7 speeder has a lower first gear for maneuverability.

 

So in the Tiguan 150PS diesel with 340NM of torque the gearbox is well over specced and should cope with towing easily.

 

I've towed with wet clutch DSG's for the last seven years with no issues.

 

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The Tig 150 DSG uses the newer DQ500 7 speed wet clutch gearbox.

 

This was designed to handle upto 600NM of torque, has lubricated clutches that can happily slip and being a 7 speeder has a lower first gear for maneuverability.

 

So in the Tiguan 150PS diesel with 340NM of torque the gearbox is well over specced and should cope with towing easily.

 

I've towed with wet clutch DSG's for the last seven years with no issues.

 

Lee

Nice one Lee, good to know. :)

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Ok Guys thanks for all the informative reply's, we are going for a test drive today at 2pm so will make a decision later .

My other possible choice of replacement tow car is a Land rover Discovery Sport with the newer 2. 0 Ingenium diesel

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My other possible choice of replacement tow car is a Land rover Discovery Sport with the newer 2. 0 Ingenium diesel

 

Is that manual or auto?

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The Tig 150 DSG uses the newer DQ500 7 speed wet clutch gearbox.

 

This was designed to handle upto 600NM of torque, has lubricated clutches that can happily slip and being a 7 speeder has a lower first gear for maneuverability.

 

So in the Tiguan 150PS diesel with 340NM of torque the gearbox is well over specced and should cope with towing easily.

 

I've towed with wet clutch DSG's for the last seven years with no issues.

 

Lee

 

If Lee recommends it that would be good enough for me. :D

 

Ian

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If you can get it with adaptive cruise control even better. ..makes for really relaxed towing (maintains chosen safe distance, prevents gaining speed down steep hills, does traffic jams by itself practically etc) I tow about 1300kg with a new 150 dsg golf and its great😊

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If you can get it with adaptive cruise control even better. ..makes for really relaxed towing (maintains chosen safe distance, prevents gaining speed down steep hills, does traffic jams by itself practically etc) I tow about 1300kg with a new 150 dsg golf and its great

 

The Golf uses a completely different gearbox than that used in the Tiguan even though it has the same engine. It still has a very capable 6 speed wet clutch DQ250.

 

The DQ250 was originally rated to 350NM but some later variants had a 400NM rating.

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The Golf uses a completely different gearbox than that used in the Tiguan even though it has the same engine. It still has a very capable 6 speed wet clutch DQ250.

 

The DQ250 was originally rated to 350NM but some later variants had a 400NM rating.

That's good to know. . 😊 still would recommend choosing acc and dsg

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Is that manual or auto?

Either would do, which is more up to the job ?

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Either would do, which is more up to the job ?

 

The Auto uses ZF's 9 speed gearbox for transverse engines. (ZF9HP) it's also fitted to the new CRV and some Jeep/Chrysler/Fiat models.

 

It's fairly new and the initial reviews and owner feedback have been quite mixed, certainly not as well liked as the ZF8HP that has had nothing but outstanding praise since launch.

 

Best advise would be to try one and see what you think.

 

Lee

That's good to know. . still would recommend choosing acc and dsg

 

Yes agree, a great combination although you do have to be careful on down hill sections, much better to have some driver anticipation than the car braking the outfit downhill.

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