Last post on Sep 06, 2012 at 10:31 AM
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Volkswagen Jetta, Wagon
#227 of 246 Re: Panoramic sunroof [intrepid4576]
Mar 31, 2012 (6:43 pm)
It is wonderful. On rainy days it makes the interior of the car light and Cherry.
My wife does not like strong sun so the automatic sun screen is marvelous.
It reminds me of the 21 window VW Bus of the 1969 but the TDI has VAROOM!! I bought standard cross bars online Rack.com 69.00 I carry my Kayak and my Sea Snark on top no problem. It nice to look up and check.
#228 of 246 Re: 2010 Jetta Sportswagen - Manual, Gas - HATE IT [forwardem]
Mar 31, 2012 (6:48 pm)
Go to your VW Dealer ,GET the TDI. I am of the opinion b/c gas is hard to come
by the GAS station are blending the gas and getting lower MPG. If you keep the Car invest in a set of Nokian Entyres these are quiet and improved my MPG by 10 MPG no joke. If you drive SNOW get the WR.
#229 of 246 Re: Sportwagen SE v Sportwagen TDI [artiefufkin]
Mar 31, 2012 (6:51 pm)
Get the TDI you will visit the Fuel Station 1 month vs twice a month.
#230 of 246 Re: 2011 Jetta TDI Sportwagen [lcw1]
Mar 31, 2012 (7:02 pm)
I live in Newport Beach Ca I drive 7 hours to Tempe AZ to visit my daughter.
I can make it on 3/4 of a tank. I drive using cruise control at 65 MPH. I also installed Nokian Entyres the give me a additional 10 MPG. My car has 26,000
miles on it oh what I ride . Don't you love the radio with the flash drive slot.
How about the 110 outlet.
#231 of 246 Re: What's up with the head rest removal design? [karlkras]
Mar 31, 2012 (7:12 pm)
This is not TRUE. FIRST move the front seats all the way forward. Then release
the back seat split fold them down with the HEAD RESTS still attached. Move the front seats where you like them. You can store stuff in one hidden chamber and one just above the tire. You can put 8 foot surfboard and a angle.
#232 of 246 Re: VW Jetta Sportswagon TDI purchase [jfdsccm]
Mar 31, 2012 (7:22 pm)
In my youth Diesel was far cheaper that GAS. When this economy comes back gas will be more than Diesel. Gas in Santa Domingo is 10.00 per gallon diesel is cheaper. Get ready America. Diesel has other features God Forbid a crash happens gas catches fire easily Diesel does not. Now in Newport Beach Diesel\
is priced the same as mid grade Gas. Get the TDI you be driving it for the next 10 years.
#233 of 246 Re: 2011 Jetta Sportswagen S vs 2011 Ford Fusion SE vs Nissan Altima 2.5S [huddler]
Mar 31, 2012 (7:55 pm)
I used to be a outside sales for Xerox I put 50,000 miles on a Car. I wish somebody offered something back then like the TDI. I had four kids so the Oldsmobile Station Wagon was my choice MPG was maybe 13 MPG but gas was 50 cents a gallon. The TDI on cruise control is 50+ MPG even though your not paying it your manager might keep you if you spend less. In addition VW
TDI has a great crash test rating. Gas can catch on fire easier than Diesel.
Obviously Diesel is no problem on the HWY because all the Trucks use it. Your
teenage daughter that needs to charge her cell phone will love the 110 outlet.
You can shave with your electric shaver or the wife can blow dry her hair after
that impromptu swim in the lake etc on your next road trip. At XMAS the tree fits in the wagon.
#234 of 246 ancient TDIs / 50k miles per year / current TDIs & 110VAC outlet
Apr 01, 2012 (6:08 am)
gggeeeooo, VW probably *did* offer you the Diesel Dasher (!) back around the time when you were an outside sales rep for xerox in your 13 mpg oldsmobile ! (1980s?). or if it was the 1970s, there was always the microbus :} .
TDIs are great for driving 50k per year - I can vouch for that - saved me thousands in fuel costs yearly for a decade or so...
ps - good luck with that blow-dryer in the car's 110V outlet...
#235 of 246 Re: What's up with the head rest removal design? [ggeeoo]
Apr 01, 2012 (11:40 am)
Another solution is to wipe the headrest posts with a paper towel soaked in WD-40. The posts are tight when new, and the WD-40 loosens them up so they slide up and down easily. I carry a small screwdriver (smaller than the one in the VW tool kit) in the glove box for occasions when I want to fold the seats flat. I just stick the screwdriver in the release slot (it stays there without holding it) and pull out the headrest. It also makes it easier for rear seat passengers to adjust the headrests.
#236 of 246 Jetta Wagon in the snow
May 26, 2012 (10:43 am)
I usually drive an AWD wagon. Wondering what experiences any of you have had with this car in the snow or slippery conditions.
Thanks for your input.