My dealer called the other day offering to buy out the remaining 8 month on my wife's 2010 SE lease. I guess they are desperate for used vehicle inventory. We took advantage and we are picking up a 2012 night blue metallic Tiguan SEL with premium navigation on Saturday. Nothing but first payment out of pocket 12,000 miles a year for a couple of dollars less per month than we are paying on the 2010. Anyone with a lease expiring within the next 6-8 months should check it out. if you are in the Huntington, NY area call Omar at Vw of Huntington. They might just be looking for 2010's but it is worth asking.
Apparently VW sales are booming. USA Today had an article on VW a couple of weeks back stating that they were on track to have their best year in history. In the same issue, there was an article on the new CC.
My dealer says they are slammed all the time. While I was there, my sales person was working three deals simultaneously and I saw one couple leave because there was no one to help them. They were greeted, but weren't happy that they had to wait while the sales staff attended to customers there before them.
Even the general manager and finance guy were helping customers. I traded my Jetta and saw the sales guy show it to a couple before I had even signed the papers on the Tiguan.
A lot of what you read on Internet forums focuses on problems and complaints, but when you compare VW against the competition (not just the spec sheet, but actually driving them), it's easy to see why VW is having success. My wife drove a RAV4 until we lost it in a flood, and I am very familiar with those vehicles. They can't hold a candle to the Tiguan. Yes, they may be faster (with the V6), but the driving experience is better in the Tiguan.
Profit is always bigger on a used vehicle. I bet they'll make more money on your 2010 Tig than they made selling you a 2012. It is always been that way, it always will be
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Had same option...they need cars...specifically ones like our to CPO for the public. New car prices/payments are crazy. The leases look much for viable these days...
We have leased our 2009, SE Tiguan...since dealer delivery. White Gold, panoramic roof, sport alloys, cloth, TIP...no 4 motion. At the time...the payment on a "buy" would be over $500 a month or so...
So we leased, took the extra "15k" mileage "just in case".
4 year later, knock on wood...no problems...lease is coming up. We get the phone call.
Thing is...we were way ahead on our lease. Tig is well below the mileage we leased for and has been ROCK SOLID reliable. The lease has you "pay more" as many don't think you have "equity" in such a thing...but look how this turned out.
Car was 32k new (if memory serves correct). MSRP book/used/trade in on our Tig is 20-22k currently. Our lease buy out (48k on car) 13k!
Instead of getting into a new 2012 (which I'm not entirely pleased with the facelift anyways), we cut our payment by 1/3, have a "proven" vehicle and could turn around right now and sell it for 20k and still have 5k to put down on a new car if we wanted to. It looked alot more attractive than getting pulled into another lease with what seems to be "less Tig" with the newer models.
We opted for the Platinum coverage too that covers the Tig now through 100k and even with that cost kept us below what you would pay for a similarly "trimmed" CPO Tig of the same mileage, etc.
When we were in, the techs had nothing but SOLID things to say about the Tiguan. They have seen them come in the least and even went as far to call them "bulletproof" after the improvements were made in the initial production by swapping to the TFSI version of the 2.0T. They attribute it to the German build quality which is why we still pay quite the premium for them vs. say...a RAV4 which does have US production, etc.
I'll take that anyday.