A month ago I traded in my faithful ol' Mustang GT for the wife's brand new 2012 VW Beetle w/Sunroof (they redesigned 'em finally, they are pretty cool now). The car now has just shy of 2,000 miles on it and so far no issues at all and no complaints whatsoever. In fact I personally shamelessly like it so much I'd actually go out and copy my wife if I could (but she said I couldn't ). Basically, I/we are pretty smitten with the car so far; it seems very well built and very solid and quiet; pretty refined. So, since I traded off my car to get her a new car since she's starting a new job this week, this means I also have an opportunity to get into something else in the coming months. I work downtown and have easy bus access so I can probably get by until springtime, so I'd be probably be looking at '13s by then. I've never been an SUV guy, but I am 90% set on doing something different this time around, and I've really fallen in love with the looks of the 2012+ Tiguans. Perfect size (small but still looks like an actual small SUV and not an oddly proportioned crossover), perfect proportions, and really nice lines. Interior I can expect to be of the same quality as the wife's Beetle. I'd be looking at probably a new SE with no sunroof or navigation, or I could possibly wheel a nice deal on a slightly used (sub-10k miles) loaded top end SEL (I see quite a few in dealer inventories that are ex VW corporate vehicles, all with 6-8k miles), assuming everything checks out as far as it having zero evidence of any accidents/paint/bodywork having been done. Compared to the SE I'd buy new, the used SEL would give me adaptive bi-Xenons with LED running lights (really want), real leather instead of leatherette (I don't really care though, the leatherette is really, really nice), the panoramic sunroof that's about five feet long (really want), navi (don't care, don't really want tbh), and better wheels (hey I'll take 'em). 1) Anyone have/had one of these or know anyone that does, and what was/is the experience like and do you like/love/hate the vehicle? 2) Would you get a new FWD SE with no roof or navi (the Beetle is our first new car, ain't nothin' like a brand new car I have to say), or get a slightly used SEL with roof/navi and *possibly* 4WD? The FWD SE goes new for around $29,400, whereas the used corporate fleet FWD SEL with everything would go for around $31k, or $33k for a 4WD model. Figure whatever model I get I could probably get around $3k off, so regardless the used SEL is still a few grand more than the new SE, though the SEL has some great features as it's the top o' the line. What do you think about the Tig?