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Im in the market for a new Vehicle, I am one of the countless victims of the whole Kia Hyundai Theft ring.. Im trying to decied between the TAOS and the Tiguan, Id like to know if there are any Taos owners with a bit of buyers remorse?... or was the Taos the smart buy. Im riding the fence on this purchase and any help would be really appreciated.!!!
 

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depends on what you define as important. taos has far better MPG and is smaller (some like that), tiguan has 3rd row, larger, more tech options. although the taos may have a newer generation (5th I think) of awd if I recall correctly.

I wish the taos has seat memory. that is the only option I miss from my 2006 jetta SEL that my 2022 taos SEL for some dumb reason, doesn't have.
 

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Tiguan is more substantial and been through years of tweaking. The 2022 has a nice refreshed face too. We have a 2021 AWD and love it. Gas mileage on the AWD is bad though.
If gas mileage matters to you, the Taos is a better option.
 

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although listening to input of users here, the Taos has been through years of tweaking not in the US and the Tiguan got a full redesign in the last few years so that might not be a big difference.
 

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Im in the market for a new Vehicle, I am one of the countless victims of the whole Kia Hyundai Theft ring.. Im trying to decied between the TAOS and the Tiguan, Id like to know if there are any Taos owners with a bit of buyers remorse?... or was the Taos the smart buy. Im riding the fence on this purchase and any help would be really appreciated.!!!
I wouldn’t get a Taos. There has been so many issues that my dealership is considering not selling them at all.
 

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Well, I have some regrets:

I really miss the electric raising and lowering of the hatch.
I really miss the height adjustment of the lumbar.
I miss memory seats and electronically adjustable passenger seat.
I miss a lock and light on the glovebox.
I miss the lowering of the passenger mirror in reverse.
I miss adjustable angle of the arm rest on the center console
I miss a more usable center console compartment.
Miss the upfacing oil filter for easier oil changes without dropping the belly pan.
I wish there was less hard plastic and better quality plastics and carpets.

Love the gas mileage. I think the digital electronics well thought out and implemented "for the most part".
Was the right car at the right time for me and has treated me well this first 4,000 miles. In general just wish there were a bit less cut corners. In my opinion, of course!

Hyundai was on my shortlist when I bought. Curious about the theft ring story, Elise. Missed that in the news and too tired this morning to Google :)
 

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Well, I have some regrets:

I really miss the electric raising and lowering of the hatch.
I really miss the height adjustment of the lumbar.
I miss memory seats and electronically adjustable passenger seat.
I miss a lock and light on the glovebox.
I miss the lowering of the passenger mirror in reverse.
I miss adjustable angle of the arm rest on the center console
I miss a more usable center console compartment.
Miss the upfacing oil filter for easier oil changes without dropping the belly pan.
I wish there was less hard plastic and better quality plastics and carpets.

Love the gas mileage. I think the digital electronics well thought out and implemented "for the most part".
Was the right car at the right time for me and has treated me well this first 4,000 miles. In general just wish there were a bit less cut corners. In my opinion, of course!

Hyundai was on my shortlist when I bought. Curious about the theft ring story, Elise. Missed that in the news and too tired this morning to Google :)
Hyundai/Kia cut costs by not installing engine kill switches linked to key fobs in non-keyless ignitions. This feature has generally been standard for years.
Because Hyundai doesn’t have it, you can “hotwire” all 2021 and earlier base trim Hyundai and Kias with a simple trick and steal them. There’s a tiktok challenge of course, and kids are boosting the cars and crashing them for fun.
 

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The main thing I would really like to have in the Taos is a driver's memory seat. Besides that, it's been a great car for the 3 months I've owned it. Bought it out of state so it began it's time with me on a 1,300 mile road trip back home, which is exactly why I bought it. This car has city driving and road tripping duties, so I wanted the better MPG vs the Tiguan. Plus I personally don't need the Tig's larger size and I actually like the looks of the Taos better.

@jlampc What are your 'must haves' and which model has them? That's what normally drives my car choices but no regrets with the Taos.
 

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Gets us from point A to point B just fine, not an exciting car for us but gets decent mpg and we got it for under MSRP, so these days I guess that's a win :) Has excellent interior room and headroom, unexpected in a car w/ a smaller footprint, so another win there too!
 

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I owned a 2022 Golf R for 2 months. Alas with worsening arthritis I could not get in our out easily.
So I got a Taos which I am 80% happily with.
My wish list would be for the Taos to have the full Golf R infotainment system and a few of the useful items mentioned above. Call it. Taos GT or something


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I owned a 2022 Golf R for 2 months. Alas with worsening arthritis I could not get in our out easily.
So I got a Taos which I am 80% happily with.
My wish list would be for the Taos to have the full Golf R infotainment system and a few of the useful items mentioned above. Call it. Taos GT or something


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Doesn’t the SEL have the same system as the R? Don’t all VW SEL trims and above have the same system?
 

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The VW.com builder shows the Taos SEL with Discover Media touchscreen navigation system with 8" color display... and the Golf R with Discover Pro touchscreen navigation system with 10" display.
 

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I’ve been generally happy with mine but just a check engine and epc light with lane assist deactivated while on a mountain drive. Had no cell service and drove home. Calling dealer in am but not happy. This is the 2nd trip to dealer and only have 3900 miles. First was for start/stop issue. Beginning to think I got a lemon and it’s not a reliable car.
 
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