Haha, Really. Thats interesting, I definitely feel in the minority owning a 2WDTricky said:Not unpopular, just that those that select 2wd are the silent majority, whilst those that select 4wd have a need to be fulfilled by it and are thus more vocal.
Fair enough! I must say the 2WD R line is a solid drive. Really happy with it tbh.Essjay said:I wanted a 2.0 TSi engine, which is only available with 4Motion.
My previous car (a Golf GT) had the 1.4 TSi engine which I felt may be a bit underpowered, especially when carrying a load, although from reports here on the forum it does seem to work well.
I've had a couple of 4x4's in the past, and always loved the sure-footedness in all weathers.
Get the personal choice bit. I personally wouldn't have bought a Tiguan unless it was the R line. I don't think the other models look half as good in shape and styling.Ed1 said:190PS and 240PS Diesel engines are only available with 4 motion. Having 4 motion obviously gives you better traction in bad weather and going off road etc . 4 motion also of course costs more. Again it's cost and personal choice.
a set of winter tyres on a 2wd is better than 4 wd in snow , strange , where did you get that information from ?c_w said:I think 2WD can make more sense for the main part as it's lighter and more economical. Traction is obviously better in the wet with Haldex, but in terms of stability and other things on the move ASC is so good these days it makes that less of an issue.
A set of winter tyres on a 2WD car is better than a 4WD on regular summer tyres in snow etc. So you could say a 2nd set of wheels with winter tyres is an alternative option.
I think cost aside (initial price and running costs) you'd get the 4WD though!