Im debating trading in my VW Tiguan and was wondering what this car community thought as you have such real world grounded ideas.
I have a 2010 SEL AWD VW Tiguan that is staring to act up . Specifically, the parking light goes on but the brake isn’t on (mechanic verified), and now the emission light comes on intermittently, and it is starting to loose a little stability and firmness at higher speeds (over 45). some of the non-essential “add ons” also are starting to fail … (iphone connector doesn’t charge and much more often than not, wont even play on in car system, navigation system is often so wrong it isnt worth using.). On the positive side, it handles well in snow., and compared to the Prius v, is less noisy when accelerating. Not sure but I think from the general interior road noise is comparable between them and drivers seat comfort also seems about equal.
Im a single, young middle age-ish women in Northern VA (meaning maybe 2 bad snow/ice events per winter) who doesnt need an SUV per se, but cargo space I occasionally need. Most of my driving is local with an occasional 3-5 hour trip. (Longer trips usually find me the passenger in a very nice Jeep!). I love the prospect of 41 mpg Gas mileage and Toyota still means something good to me.
Im just worried that thinking about trading in the Tuguan for the Prius v is a really dumb idea…any thoughts? Thanks so much.