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#1 of 224 2010 VW Golf
Mar 25, 2009 (2:52 pm)
VW has decided to drop the Rabbit name for 2010. It will be renamed to Golf. This will be the official discussion for the 2010 VW Golf. There will now be a GTD trim. The GTD will be a sporty diesel trim. The engine will be the same one used in the Jetta TDI which is a 2.0L 140 HP engine. The 170 HP doesn't meet the US emission standards so they must use the 140 HP engine.
Here are the trim levels that are preliminary. You can choose between 2 or 4 doors.
2010 VW Golf GT 2.5 Auto
2010 VW Golf GT 2.5 Manual
2010 VW Golf GTD 2.0 Auto
2010 VW Golf GTD DSG
2010 VW Golf GTI DSG
2010 VW Golf GTD Manual
Option packages will be Cold Weather, Tech, and Sunroof. Sunroof is now available on the 2 door models.
For the first time non GTI Golf's will get an optional Navigation system. This new system has a high res touch screen display and a 30 GB HDD. The Hard drive stores both the maps and a 18.62 GB partition for storing your favorite tunes. VW was even nice enough to include a Media-In connector for playing your favorite tunes. The Media in does work with iPod's but you must purchase part number 000 051 446 C which is a special Media-In to iPod cable. You can't use the USB cable with the iPod sync cable since that won't work so keep that in mind. VW might deploy new radios for 2010 that support the MDI. That way you can have the MDI and not have Navigation.
Hope this helps for now.
#2 of 224 Re: 2010 VW Golf [rv65]
Mar 28, 2009 (2:41 pm)
5K129L Golf 2-DR 2.0 TDI Manual
5K129M Golf 2-DR 2.0 TDI Automatic
5K12S1 Golf 2-DR 2.5 Automatic Federal
5K12S3 Golf 2-DR 2.5 Automatic Federal
5K12Z1 Golf 2-DR 2.5 Manual PZEV
5K12Z3 Golf 2-DR 2.5 Automatic PZEV
5K149L Golf 4-DR 2.0 TDI Manual
5K149M Golf 4-DR 2.0 TDI Automatic
5K14Z3 Golf 4-DR 2.5 Automatic PZEV
5K14S3 Golf 4-DR 2.5 Automatic Federal
PZEV is only for a few states. The 2.5 4-door can't be had in a manual. Only the 4 door TDI can get a manual.
5R5R Reflex Blue
8E8E Reflex Silver
B4B4 Candy White
G2G2 Tornado Red
P6P6 Shadow Blue/Graphite Blue
X6X6 United Grey
3FE Power Sunroof
8JF Xenon Headlamps with AFS
P71 Navigation System
P73 Technology Package
W79 Cold Weather package
The good news is that all these options are available on the Golf TDI regardless of how many doors it has. The tech package might be the Navi, MDI, maybe dynaudio, and backup camera.
Here is the new preliminary info.
#3 of 224 Re: 2010 VW Golf [rv65]
Apr 01, 2009 (6:35 am)
Any ideas as to timing, or pricing, that you can share? I'm in the market but can afford to be patient.
#4 of 224 Re: 2010 VW Golf [familydadx4]
Apr 01, 2009 (12:16 pm)
Pricing should start higher than the Rabbit since it's going upscale. A loaded TDI 4 door should be in the 20,000's. The TDI will carry a sizeable premium but it qualifies for a $1,300 tax break from the government. The Golf VI will come here sometime this fall. The GTI might come out earlier.
#5 of 224 Re: 2010 VW Golf [rv65]
Apr 12, 2009 (4:49 am)
Thanks for the info. Good stuff!
I'll be waiting patiently. Hopefully, the tdi golf will barely clear 20k. I'm trying to stay 18k. The tax credit and potential govmnt bailout may make that possible.
#6 of 224 Thanks, RV!
Apr 14, 2009 (5:50 am)
I've previously owned 3 VW diesels starting with a 78 Rabbit w/ 48 hp! My current diesel, an 06 Jetta is terrific. I was disappointed to see that the 09 Jetta was decontented, i.e. no leather, dual hvac controls, etc.
RV, can you confirm that the 2010 Golf TDI four-door, 6-speed manual will be available with xenon headlights, cold weather package and sunroof? That would make it the perfect car for me!
Thanks for your info. Where are you getting it?
#7 of 224 Re: Thanks, RV! [BentJay]
Apr 14, 2009 (4:24 pm)
Yes you can get them with all those options. Don't know about leather or dual climate control. I believe you can order the option packages a la carte. Don't forget about Bluetooth. That too will be a $300 option. VW is now offering a high quality bluetooth system from Europe that works really well. It integrates with the RCD-510 or RNS-510 headunit. It will integrate with the RCD-310. The 2010 golf at the New York Auto Show had the RCD-510 HU. The RCD-510 is similar to the RNS-510 but you don't get the navigation function. It's a touch screen headunit with a 6CD changer and no hard drive. Doesn't play DVD's but the RNS-510 will support DVD's. It supports the Media-In device so you can have full iPod/USB integration. I posted some MDI details in this thread. I don't want to repeat my self.
#8 of 224 Re: Thanks, RV! [rv65]
Apr 14, 2009 (4:24 pm)
As for where I got my info it's out there on sites I can't mention.
#9 of 224 New Head unit
Apr 15, 2009 (3:41 pm)
I just found out that there will be a new head unit called Premium 8. Premium 8 is also known as the RCD-510 in Europe. It's very similar to the RNS-510 but is different. It has a touch screen display like the RNS-510 but there is no Hard drive and no DVD video support. It will support the backup camera though. The RCD-510 does have a 6 CD changer but the RNS-510 has only a single DVD/CD slot. Besides who needs a CD changer any more. The RNS-510 has a nice 18.62 GB music server where you can rip your music to it. It does have MP3/WMA support which is nice. The RCD-510 can now properly support iPod's. You'll need an MDI and a special cable that enables full iPod functionality. So now you can get full iPod integration. It even has a bluetooth phone menu if the bluetooth kit supports it. I hear that Bluetooth will be available for the Golf VI. Hope this helps.