2018 VW Tiguan SE w/Sunroof - $295 inc. tax


#1

Purchased from Stevens Creek SJ dealership, mitigated by Arkady from “personal car shopper”.
Bear in mind that I’ve got 0 credit history/score (I’m only 2 month in the U.S.) so the deal ain’t the best… I hope it ain’t the worst either.
I hope this information will help other people that are in a same situation like me, and are in the market.
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Year, Make, Model, and Trim: [2018 VW Tiguan SE w/Sunroof package]

MSRP: [$28,850]
Selling Price: [$25,890] (10% off MSRP)
Trade-in: [$0]

Months: [36]
Annual Mileage: [12,000]

MF: 0.001
Residual: 17613 (61%)

Security Deposit: [$0]
Total Due At Signing: $1,500 (includes 1st month payment)
Monthly Payment (incl. tax): $295
PCS service price: $500

Zip Code: 95014
Sales Tax Rate: 9.5%

Leasehackr Score: 7.8
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I contemplated a lot between the Tiguan, CX5, Tuscon and Niro (yeah, I’m aware that this might see a bit “all over the place” :slight_smile: )

The Tiguan’s virtues are: 3rd row & best practicality of the bunch, best interior (IMO), nice infotainment, German built, 2nd best looks IMO (after the CX5), 6-year warranty (can be nice if I eventually decide to keep the car)

The Tiguan’s downsides: worst fuel efficiency, German service costs, no memory seats

The don’t cares: “fun to drive” - in my perspective they are all ‘meh’ so for us it doesn’t matter, this is a people-carrier and will be used by my wife. For pleasure we got the ND RF “Miata”.


#2

I think given the circumstances, you did just fine.


#3

Nice job, and welcome to the States!


#4

Funny i tried to inquire about lease pricing from the same dealership Stevens Creek SJ and this is what they quoted me for for a 2018 Tiguan Se FWD

On 36 months
MSRP $28,355
$289 plus tax estimate (OAC)
Down payment $3,985 Exclude tax, dmv and fees

You perhaps got that deal because it was through PCS.


#5

A year passed by.
We’re super happy with the car, I’ve got more hands-on experience with other sub-compact SUVs, and I firmly believe that the Tiguan is the best in its class (considering my preferences).

We’ve been averaging ~28MPG, so fuel economy ain’t that bad - considering the size.
We’ve used it for a road trip for 5 adults + luggage, carried it all like a champ.
3rd row have been used several times for “emergency” situations (6-7 people).
Multimedia system is working great with Android Auto.

I’ve moved to Texas, so the car payment have been reduced to $270/mo.

I definitely recommend this car for people who are interested in an SUV.


#6

How did your payment go down by moving to TX? Thanks!


#7

I just got off the phone with a nearby dealer with the deal below, please let me know if should jump on this, thanks!!

2019 Tiguan SE (w/ Panoramic Sunroof)
MSRP: $30,389
Sell Price: $25,300
Payments: $262.61
Down: $1,500 (includes 1st Mon.)

Months: 39
Mileage: 12K
MF: 0.00066
Residual: 54% ($16,410)


#8

this looks like a good deal, to me at least.

I’ve got no idea why my payments went down by moving to TX, didn’t bother to ask since… Well, I’m satisfied with it :slight_smile:


#9

What state is this in?


#10

Id like to know as well.

I’m in PA and just got quoted the following tonight.

19’ SE w/ sunroof. No third row.

MSRP: $30,389
Sale: $26,548
MP: $356 all in with taxes.
Residual: $16,546

Zero down, zero drive off.

Thoughts? I’m thinking i can get sub $330/320


#11

Original deal was in MA but then dealer tried to change the deal by removing the $500 partner program saying Uber wouldn’t qualify even though other dealers had no problem with adding it since I wouldn’t be using the car to Uber.

It still beats the best deal I have so far for NY though:

MSRP: $30,389
Sale: $26,122
MP: $297 with taxes + ($1,500 down)
Residual: $16,410

12K Miles

Which is pretty similar to yours in PA


#12

I’m looking to move to TX next year so hopefully mine goes down too lol


#13

just wait until you get hit with the 6.25% tax on full sales price