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    1. If it were just her car, then maybe... but we...

      If it were just her car, then maybe... but we share it (urban living = one car), and I'm also concerned with exposed bare metal and Chicago's road salt causing corrosion.
    2. Damage to rear Spoiler - repair or replace?

      My wife continues to have issues with getting our Tiguan into and out of our garage... this time, she backed up before the door was fully open and dented/scraped the spoiler above the rear window....
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      We've got the Night Blue and it'd be my choice...

      We've got the Night Blue and it'd be my choice were we to get another Tiguan...
      http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6055/6866428354_3a31c9409d_c.jpg
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      Me, too... my previous Jetta and Passat had both...

      Me, too... my previous Jetta and Passat had both been decent enough in the Chicago winters that when a CPO FWD Tiguan presented itself in the color combo we wanted and with all the other options we...
    5. That makes more sense. I can't see VW dropping...

      That makes more sense. I can't see VW dropping current size Tiguan and then only adding a larger 3-row seating SUV and a tiny crossover. As it is, the Tiguan is smaller than the competition (CR-V,...
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      That's good to know... perhaps I'll avoid Gerber....

      That's good to know... perhaps I'll avoid Gerber. I just looked into them because of the constant radio ads, multiple locations, and then saw their online estimates tool...

      In the past, I've used...
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      I submitted these pics to get an online estimate...

      I submitted these pics to get an online estimate from Gerber Collision Repair, one of the bigger chains of body shops around here (Chicago). They came back with an estimate of $950. Perhaps sounds...
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      What's this going to cost me?

      The week we moved into our new townhouse, my wife sideswiped a post outside our garage protecting the electric meter... given all the costs of buying a new home the last thing we need is a repair...
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      L.A. Times hates VW SUV model names

      L.A. Times article entitled "The top 10 worst names for cars" names Tiguan as 3rd worst car model name and Touareg as the worst overall.
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      I have a 2011 SEL I bought when it was a year old...

      I have a 2011 SEL I bought when it was a year old w/ 17k miles. It's now just over 3 years old, and we've put about 19k miles on it in the 27 mo. we've owned it. We've had a couple issues, mostly...
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      Way too bland... but I wouldn't say ugly. Not...

      Way too bland... but I wouldn't say ugly. Not that bland is much better than ugly. Maybe even worse. At least ugly has personality.
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      We have 2011 SEL that we bought 1 yr. old, and...

      We have 2011 SEL that we bought 1 yr. old, and would buy again. Power memory seats and leather were requirements, so SEL was only trim we considered. Because the price was incredible and it was exact...
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      But they do need a larger model if they want to...

      But they do need a larger model if they want to better compete w/ the CRV, RAV-4, Escape, etc. The Tiguan is smaller than those (enough it's actually in a diff. EPA class w/ Mini Countryman, Nissan...
    14. Meh... not a fan. I like the lines on the current...

      Meh... not a fan. I like the lines on the current model better. This looks too chunky, but not in a this is a hardcore truck way -- more of a lets add gratuitous bulges to make it look "tougher" like...
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      Agreed... basically, you end up with a station...

      Agreed... basically, you end up with a station wagon
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      No Apple CarPlay?

      Apple unveiled it's new CarPlay today and listed both the roll out partners and the others coming online soon...

      2014 rollout partners include: Ferrari, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar, Mercedes, Volvo
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      Parts mark-up for dealer repairs

      Is there a standard/common mark-up on parts when having work done at a VW dealer?

      After cracking my tail light the other day, I called the parts dept. at Fletcher Jones VW in Chicago to inquire...
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      Finally heard back from store where tail light...

      Finally heard back from store where tail light was broken and their insurance is going to cover the damage:)

      Local dealer has the replacement tail light and it's $114. Could just have them install...
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      2011 tail light lens cracked

      Last night I broke the tail light at the grocery store... I came out and there was a line of carts behind my car that a parking lot attendant was collecting. I added my cart to the end and went to...
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      The Tiguan is a vehicle that's still in the...

      The Tiguan is a vehicle that's still in the higher quality camp vs. the new Passat and Jetta that have been stripped down to price in line with mainstream competitors. That's why we went with a...
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