What do you get when you combine a veteran car enthusiast, a self-styled family man and a busking-crime novelist-knitter? For Volkswagen Tiguan it might just be the perfect mix of contestants to take part in the first heat of their “People’s Reviewer” challenge. As part of a three month competition to find a new, “real-world” type of car reviewer, the first three competitors – Stefan from Margate, Eric from London and Dirk from Edinburgh – drove over 2000 miles as they sought to put the Tiguan through its paces.
Each asked questions of the Tiguan in searching and sometimes off-the-wall ways.
Eric, a 39-year old IT manager in the City of London, enlisted his wife and two young sons to load up the Tiguan with years’ worth of junk that had been accumulating unloved in their house. “At one point it looked impossible, getting all this stuff into the Tiguan. We got it all in though,” he reported. “I was able to dispatch of seven year’s worth of clutter in one trip.”
Dirk, a 50 year old self-styled renaissance man with out-sized hair also put the Tiguan’s roominess to the test by asking his knitting group to pile into the car and start some cross-stitching in the back. Dirk isn’t just any old knitter – he specialises in high-end design pieces (sometimes knitted out of plastic!) and his work is featured in a new art exhibition taking place on London’s South Bank. Naturally he used the Tiguan to attend the opening and test it’s manoeuvrability in the London rush hour traffic.
Stefan, a 61 year old “car buff”, decided to get an alternative view of the Tiguan by enlisting a Brighton “superhero rock band” (dressed up as Batman and Mexican wrestlers of course) to review the Tiguan. “We even got the guitarist with his Gibson to play out of the sun roof driving through the lower promenade at Brighton,” says Stefan proudly.
Who do you think should be the Tiguan People’s Reviewer?
Visit The People’s Reviewer to take part in the voting.
Everyone who votes will have a chance to win some great prizes, including a year’s worth of luxury, or a lengthy test drive (we’ll give you the keys for three months!). And if you think you could be one of the People’s Reviewers and win a Tiguan there’s still time to take part in the competition. Visit the People’s Reviewer to submit your idea.