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#1002 of 1316 Re: GTI [shipo]
Dec 27, 2011 (1:20 pm)
I traded my 2008 I New value for the 2010 VW.Mazda only had heated seats in the Grand Touring and I think the engine was a 2.3 l.Also, my friend said it wasn't FE,but it was a 4spd auto.
VW sells a Polo GTI it's 11" shorter than the Golf.I see all these cARS AND DIFFERENT FROM A 1.2 L DIESAL AND UP AND CAN'T BELIEVE WE DON'T GET CARS OVER HERE LIKE THAT.I MEAN I KNOW OUR GAS IS CHEAPER,BUT OUR ECONOMY IS IN THE TANK AND WE DON'T HAVE SOCIALISED MEDECINE AS THE UK AND EUROPEANS DO. I KNOW THEY TAX THE GAS OVER THERE FOR SOCIAL PROGRAMS.
Boy, I don't know how hit the caps button sorry.I really wanted that Focus,but not for the price.My wife is on my case now saying to keep the VW She gets upset seeing the Beemer in the garage.I am a car nut I trade every 3 years.I've had 3 corvettes, 3 RX 7's about 3 IntegrasPlus my favorite the Type S. I still be driving Acuras if they kept the RSX.(they goofed the TSX is for old ladies)
I loved watching the videos of the Focis Ti going trough the gears. I had my heart set on it. I have to have a car, thats keeps you busy shifting ,you know a fun ride. I won't spend the money. I have my honey do list on the weekends and need a HB.The Focus seats fold flat too.I know that I"m sort of dissing Ford,but they are like Toyota and Mazda. They make you buy so many options,or upgrade to another model.
Here I'am in Maine and there isn't any snow,don't think the wife isn't on my case.I should of stored the car with just the tires on. It's going to be 45 degrees to morrow ,it's 43 today.
Well happy New Year. We are off to Errol NH to Lake Unabagog to camp on the Magalloway.If I can get a beaver off Trapper Dave.I'm going to put it on the river ice and try to bag a coyote out the window.
#1003 of 1316 Re: GTI [puffin1]
Dec 27, 2011 (3:24 pm)
wow...that message is all over the place...when you say you need a manual to keep busy you weren't kidding
I thought the Focus was a 'little' more expensive than the others...but last time I checked I was eligible for about $2500 in rebates. So Edmunds TMV - 2500 turned into a very competitive price.
#1004 of 1316 Re: Creak was right [shipo]
Dec 31, 2011 (11:45 pm)
or retrofit a TDI or GTI wheel to a Golf (apparently an easy retrofit).
Exactly how easy is it?
If it's gonna cost over $1k in order to complete with all the remote buttons working, then the comparison to Focus' pricing...
#1005 of 1316 Re: Creak was right [creakid1]
Jan 01, 2012 (7:02 am)
That thread you referenced is for a Mark V Rabbit, which if I recall correctly cost about $500. My understanding is that for Mark VI the process is a bit simpler, and while the GTI wheel it is a bit more expensive than the old Mark V wheel (or the Mark VI TDI wheel for that matter), neither should run you any where near $1,000.
#1006 of 1316 Re: Creak was right [shipo]
Jan 01, 2012 (10:02 am)
So, only some or all of these steering remote buttons will end up working? I sure like to know the answer.
#1007 of 1316 Re: Creak was right [creakid1]
Jan 01, 2012 (10:26 am)
I haven't spent much time researching this for the Mark VI as I did back when I tried to buy a 2009 Rabbit (lack of manual transmissions due to the model change-over resulted in me buying a Mazda3 instead). With the above said, it is my understanding that upon initial installation some of the buttons will work, and depending upon which package the Golf was built with (i.e. Base, Convenience, Convenience and Sunroof), some or all of the remaining buttons will be enabled following a simple reprogramming procedure with a VAG-COM.
Said another way, it is my understanding that if the Golf in question is purchased with the "Convenience and Sunroof" package (which includes Bluetooth and the higher end audio system), then all of the buttons will operate properly following a VAG-COM reprogramming. Do you know any different?
#1008 of 1316 Re: Creak was right [shipo]
Jan 01, 2012 (11:58 am)
For 2012, the "front center armrest w/ rear A/C ducts" finally came back in the 5-cyl Golf as part of the $600 Convenience Package, which also includes Bluetooth & the Cold Weather Package (heated windshield-washer nozzles & front seats).
Adding another $1800 will get you the sunroof & mid-grade (not Dynaudio) stereo w/ Sirus. But I am thinking of skipping this (& add a tad more front head room ). Even though the low-end stereo might not pair up with those steering remote buttons, some aftermarket stereo/navigation systems are tailored to do so but Bluetooth...(1, 2)
& the only way to get navigation built into the large screen in the dash of the 5-cyl Golf is to go aftermarket (or an expensive factory head unit).
Golf's optional features are expensive. The Civic Si only charges $200 to add a pair of rear doors, while the Golf charges $700 but includes motorizing the agonizingly slow front-seat reclining mechanism.
#1009 of 1316 press request
by kirstie_h HOST
Jan 03, 2012 (9:48 am)
A reporter is looking to interview midsize or small car owners who recently switched from Honda or Toyota to Chrysler, Ford or GM. Email predmunds.com no later than Thursday, January 5, 2012 with your daytime contact information and a few words about your decision and your experience so far.
Jan 03, 2012 (6:56 pm)
I recently bought a 2012 Ford Focus Titanium in November and have been getting roughly 27 mpg on the highway. That's at 70mph with the cruise control set.
I've taken it in to be looked at, but got a run-around about needing a break-in period combined with 'oxygenated gasoline'.
Has anyone else experienced this sort of problem?
#1011 of 1316 Re: Poor fuel economy [gogogodzilla]
Jan 04, 2012 (6:23 am)
Seems low. Put it in manual mode and make sure it's in 6th gear.
Are you resetting the avg mpg after you reach 70?