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Volkswagen Jetta, Biodiesel, Diesel, Sedan
#4105 of 4777 Re: VW Tire Rack solution [cosmo]
Apr 05, 2010 (4:59 pm)
I think it was one of VW dumbest ideas of the decade to drop the Passat TDI wagon.
It was the perfect classic wagon style that will still look good 10 years from now, nicely rounded where it needed to be but still a classic practical design for a mid size wagon. Looked great inside too.
The chain driven counter balance shaft was a disaster, but that could have been avoided if they had kept the accountants out of the engine design meeting.
For some reason the 15" Passat wheels have always looked great on that vehicle but the older 2005.5 to 2006 Jettas never seemed to look right. Limited aftermarket wheels in the 5 x 112 mm pattern for the Jetta leaves us few options.
#4106 of 4777 Very satisfied with Jetta Sportswagen TDI except for Bluetooth
Apr 24, 2010 (9:56 am)
We've had our JSW TDI for three weeks and are generally extremely satisfied with the car. We got 39 mpg on a 1200 mile trip mostly at 70+ without even trying. The TDI engine is amazing and responsive. Above 1500 RPM it pulls like a small V8. Our only significant gripe is that the std Bluetooth connection is hands-free only for answering calls; you must use the phone to place calls. Not a big deal for us but the brochure said it would be fully hands-free. The BT connection, though is robust. I'm not crazy about the touch-screen audio system but it's probably going to be replaced with a Pioneer NAV unit anyway.
#4107 of 4777 Re: Very satisfied with Jetta Sportswagen TDI except for Bluetooth [dwpc]
Apr 26, 2010 (8:08 am)
Thanks for sharing dwpc... I was wondering which Pioneer NAV system you were interested in??? Will it work with the steering wheel controls of the MFD?
Apr 26, 2010 (12:19 pm)
My rear air vents on my 09 Jetta TDI sedan have become a little off kilter (probably from the kids hitting the back of the center console with their feet). The rear vent levers are fairly light grade. In any event, if I could get inside the the vent I could probably fix the thing. It seems that the back of the center console surrounding the 110V plug can be removed. Has anyone had occasion to remove this piece who can describe the method used?
#4109 of 4777 Re: Very satisfied with Jetta Sportswagen TDI except for Bluetooth [rrollntdi]
Apr 27, 2010 (10:05 am)
I'm interested in the Pioneer AVIC 920. I've still got to do my due diligence...I'm not sure whether the JSW wheel controls will function with it. It would be nice to keep that function, especially for using BT. I'm going to replace the speakers first and proceed from there; I'm not happy at all with the sound quality of the "Premium" audio that's std in the JSW TDI.
#4110 of 4777 ODB II Code Scanner
Apr 28, 2010 (6:13 am)
Currently I'm looking to get an ODB II code scanner for my car, however I have no clue of which one to get. I would like to get a middle-ground model, not the very basic, but nothing top of the line. Would the Actron 9180 be a good choice? I have an 09 TDI Sedan. Any advice would be appreciated. I also heard something about VAG-Com, but not quite sure what that is exactly.
#4111 of 4777 Re: ODB II Code Scanner [shrifty]
Apr 28, 2010 (6:45 am)
I had this for my '00 and it really was nice. You could control and adjust just about anything on the car. Might be overkill if you just want a scan-tool and/or want something to cover other models besides VW/Audi. Highly recommended (invaluable?) if you plan to do your own maintenance/repairs.
#4113 of 4777 Re: Very satisfied with Jetta Sportswagen TDI except for Bluetooth [dwpc]
May 04, 2010 (5:40 am)
The Pioneer AVIC 920 sounds like a nice system. I'm not sure I could justify $1200 or $1300 for a new stereo/NAV system for a 40 minute commute each way to work . I know it's all about choices and I think I'd rather have a 50" LCD TV at home instead . I'm sure the new system will sound great with better speakers. Good Luck!
#4114 of 4777 Towing with a TDI and DSG
May 04, 2010 (5:44 am)
I looked in the manual and it would appear that VW doesn't recomend towing anything with the DSG tranny ... They did show a rating of 1000 lbs for the manual though. Anyone have any experience towing, say a single PWC, with the TDI & DSG? I wouldn't want to spend the $ for the tow bar & PWC and find out the DSG sensor constantly overheats.....