4WD or 2WD

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CJJE
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Re: 4WD or 2WD

Post by CJJE » Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:56 pm

The R-Line comes with larger wheels (many say these are less comfortable, and new tyres will also cost more). Personally I'm not bothered about the R-Line trim extras, but prefer the colour range on the SEL. (The Caribbean Blue isn't offered in R-Line)

If you're looking at petrol engines, the 2 litres only come with 4WD, while the 1.5TSIs still seem to have their kangarooing problems.
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Re: 4WD or 2WD

Post by Keithp » Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:04 pm

Richy wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:49 am
Hi all. I'm about to pick up a 2WD Tiguan. I live in Scotland and can get quite a bit of snow and ice, but with winter tyres on I've always made it home (so far....). Winter tyres on a 2WD car are much, much better than a 4WD on summers. So unless you are planning on towing or regular going offroad, or onto slippery conditions like fields then a 2WD car will be fine. I'm going from an A3 as i want something higher up, and with better ground clearance (last years blowing snow was a bit too much fun in the Audi). The R-line seemed pretty comfy to drive in, ride seemed good, so i opted for that one. Can't wait to pick it up...
unless i'm missing something here, I'm not sure if having Winter tyres is much of an argument, as i'm guessing if you change to Winter tyres on a 4WD it would be much much better than the 2WD with winters.
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Re: 4WD or 2WD

Post by mrew42 » Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:09 pm

Keithp wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:04 pm
Richy wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:49 am
Hi all. I'm about to pick up a 2WD Tiguan. I live in Scotland and can get quite a bit of snow and ice, but with winter tyres on I've always made it home (so far....). Winter tyres on a 2WD car are much, much better than a 4WD on summers. So unless you are planning on towing or regular going offroad, or onto slippery conditions like fields then a 2WD car will be fine. I'm going from an A3 as i want something higher up, and with better ground clearance (last years blowing snow was a bit too much fun in the Audi). The R-line seemed pretty comfy to drive in, ride seemed good, so i opted for that one. Can't wait to pick it up...
unless i'm missing something here, I'm not sure if having Winter tyres is much of an argument, as i'm guessing if you change to Winter tyres on a 4WD it would be much much better than the 2WD with winters.
Always but If you're concerned with overall grip v initial outlay and economy, 2WD with Winters is a perfectly workable option for many
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Re: 4WD or 2WD

Post by Essjay » Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:31 pm

I’m sure most would be happy with 2wd. The reason I have 4wd is, as CJJE says above, the 2.0 TSi SEL was only available with 4wd at the time of purchase. I like the 4wd and I’m glad I’ve got it.
Obviously a 4wd with winter tyres is the best for snow & ice, but a 2wd with winters is certainly better than a 2wd without.

However in my part of the UK we get mostly mild winters, and even if we do get snow it doesn’t usually last long, so I reckon I’m going to be changing my Pirelli Scorpions in the near future for either Continentals or Michelin Cross Climates as an all year compromise.

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Re: 4WD or 2WD

Post by Vwtig » Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:59 pm

It's a 'nice to have' but not essential for most...with traction control and winter tyres 2WD will get you round most roads in the Alps through winters. 4WD has its drawbacks - still at risk on ice, initial cost, maintenance and additional fuel costs to consider plus reduced boot space to accommodate all the tech. But you do get some more reassuring grip...if you have all the other toys perhaps but other options may be more valuable to you throughout your ownership.
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Re: 4WD or 2WD

Post by CNC » Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:06 pm

hazibo12 wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:07 am
We live in a cul-de-sac down a very slight slope so come snow, its a little treachurous but generally its gritted so for the sake of 2 days its not worth 4WD and will get winter tyres as suggested.
The difference between a 2wd with winter tyres vs a 4Motion on summer tyres is nothing short of astonishing, spend a few minutes looking at this video of a comparison of the tyre types and drive types, not a Tiguan but you'll get the idea

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Re: 4WD or 2WD

Post by bex94mat97 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:48 am

Another vote for SEL and 2WD. I've got a set of aftermarket alloys with continental winter tyres if I ever feel the need to go out in snow or sub-zero temperatures. Winters go on in Oct/Nov and come off in Mar/April.
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Re: 4WD or 2WD

Post by scrounger » Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:54 am

Plus it depends on what engine and gearbox you want i.e the 190hp diesel is only available with a DSG and AWD
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Re: 4WD or 2WD

Post by mrew42 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:01 am

scrounger wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:54 am
Plus it depends on what engine and gearbox you want i.e the 190hp diesel is only available with a DSG and AWD
Yep.
It's only the 150 that give you a choice.
And on the all-space you can't even choose on the R-Line - 2WD only (when I just checked)
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Re: 4WD or 2WD

Post by chillyman50 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:02 pm

if you are just using to take the kids around and don't do any towing. the 2WD will be cheaper to run and buy. SL v R-LIne, SEL for me was better, I did not want the skirts and , it was quite a bit dearer for not a lot.
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