Volkswagen Tiguan customers in Germany will get a free VW Golf until their vehicles are delivered
28 May 2008

German buyers of the Volkswagen Tiguan will get a free VW Golf until their vehicles are delivered in January. Faced with a production backlog of its soft-roader and in an effort to stop Tiguan buyers from looking elsewhere, Volkswagen has taken the unusual move of getting its dealers to hand out Golfs to anyone who orders a Tiguan. To cover the costs of depreciation on the Golf, VW will pay the dealers €1000 (£800) for every Tiguan sold.

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28 May 2008

Blimey the Kuga has got them well rattled!

Actually there is a surefire way to jump the queue...

Order a better value and superior Honda CRV instead!!

28 May 2008

No auto available for the Honda which is a big no no for many including me. Wouldn't buy a Tiguan either though, too girly!

28 May 2008

I'd rather have a Nissan QASHQAI. Really economical too.

"The creative adult is the child who survived."

29 May 2008

£800 to cover the depreciation from now until January - I bet dealers are delighted with that! I brand new Golf is going to lose that in its first month...

29 May 2008

£1000 depreciation until 2009? Thats very wishful thinking! I seem to remember Daewoo having a similar deal when they launched. If you bought a brand new car at the beginning of 1995 on an M reg you could swap it for free for a brand new N reg car in the August of 1995.

These sort of deals arent good for depreciation as come January 2009 you will have a flood of 6 months old Golfs hitting the market, just as the Mk6 Golf hits showrooms.

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