The Tiguan is fast approaching the 30,000-kilometre mark, and in some areas of the car, this age is beginning to show. Thankfully, it’s only the tyres that are now close to the legal wear limit, and recently, while the Tiguan had gone back for a VW event, the good folks at the company decided to replace two of the tyres. I’m not complaining, of course, fresh new tyres are always a good thing to have. For those of you who might think that tyres wearing out near the 30,000kms mark is a bit early, do keep two things in mind.
One, the Tiguan is from VW India’s Press Fleet, which means it’s lived a hard life and has been used close to the limit more often than not. Not by me, of course, I drive like a saint. A slightly unhinged saint, but saint nonetheless. And two, at a kerb weight of over 1.7 tons and fitted with an automatic all-wheel-drive system, the Tiguan uses the tyres to their full potential for maximum performance.
Annoyingly though, the only problem I’ve had with the Tiguan yet is the left side rear-view mirror making a squeaking sound when folding or opening and that’s been driving me nuts. I think this weekend I’ll try to lube it with some WD-40 and see if that cures the problem.
When it came: June 2019
Current Odo reading: 29,240kms
Mileage this month: 2,800kms
Fuel efficiency: 12.3km/l
What’s good: Comfort, refinement
What’s not: Rear-view mirror squeaking