Minus: As much as liked the motor, it seems like it runs out of juice as you get closer to *ahem* illegal speeds (not that I tried it). The other minus I felt was the ride. Damn it was harsh! I felt like I was wobbling for a bit after I was done after a long drive. In the looks department, it is just a plain jane.
Overall: I would recommend the Tiguan. It is a fun and preppy vehicle and it definitely won’t break the bank.
One other observation: The speedometer in most cars is displayed in either 5 or 10mph increments. In the Tiguan it is 5mph increments until 80mph, and 10mph from 80mph to 160mph. Just something different I suppose.