Used Car of the Day: 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line 4Motion

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

used car of the day 2014 volkswagen tiguan r line 4motion

A Tiguan, you say? Surely a 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan, even in R-Line and 4Motion guise, isn't unique enough for the UCOTD feature.

What if I tell you it's "Golf R inspired"?

This Tiguan has 57K miles on the clock and, apparently, over $30,000 worth of upgrades.

What possesses someone to put that kind of money into a Tiguan when they could get a Golf R for less money than they'd spend on the new Tiguan and the mods combined, I have no idea. But I am intrigued nonetheless.

The list is too long for this post, but it includes a Stage 3 turbo, intercooler, cold-air intake, larger oil tank, sport quad exhaust, Golf R exhaust pipe, upgraded brakes, Bilstein shocks, overhauled suspension, upgraded ignition coils and plugs, and performance tires. There are also interior and exterior cosmetic upgrades, including LED lighting and a golf-ball shift knob.

OEM features include a panoramic roof, navigation, and a power memory driver's seat plus other goodies.

The listing is here, and the seller wants $25,000.

[Images: Seller]

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  • Daniel J Daniel J on Aug 24, 2023

    They need to get 250hp back into the Tiguan

  • Wjtinfwb Wjtinfwb on Aug 25, 2023

    Or... a used Audi SQ5, that would leave this Mexican VW in the dust and probably be (slightly) more reliable doing so. There's a sharp Sepang Blue '16 SQ5 with 56k on it for less than this mutt at the Ford dealer in Daytona Beach right now.

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