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    1. A Few Suggestions

      Rubber mats from the dealer are nice enough. You're buying a new car...get a deal on those, too, along with the factory mud flaps, which are easiest to install on a lift.

      Get VCDS (also called...
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      Not So Fast...More Than One Variable In Play

      So... If you have a '13 SE, you have a Tiptronic automatic. If you had opted for a TDI, the automatic transmission is a DSG. That's a significant change, too.

      We have an S with a 2.5l / 5MT and...
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      Knowing Your Audience

      True, but you knew all of the details. Pretty good chance some of the others were a bit fuzzy.

      I've been wanting not to like the MK VII, but the 1.8T could end up being a great improvement due to...
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      Nothin' to Do With TN

      The Chattanooga, TN plant builds a Passat body style that's sold in the U.S. and in China. The Rest of the World (RoW) gets a B7 Passat that a lot like the B6. Given the massive size of the...
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      We Get Such Boring Colors Here... 50 Shades of Beige

      VWoA would do well to give us more choices, such as these...

      http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/773/8vpn.jpg

      From what's available in the US right now, I like the Tornado Red and the Toffee...
    6. My Son Went

      Sign of the times...

      My son changed the head gasket on his 24V VR-6, but had a pesky coolant leak and ran low on time.

      My silver JSW TDI made the trip to Waterfest on Saturday with four...
    7. Hella is a Perfect Fit

      Hella is a perfect fit, but it can be a PITA to pry the light out.

      The spring clips are metal and they can "bond" to the metal on the hatch. The rubber gasket can stick to the hatch, too.
      ...
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      Factory BT Modules Work

      The factory BT modules work. Makes sense to get the latest for the most features. I cheated and used the RNS-315 because it has BT built in. That BT module works well and the -315, while not...
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      Any Chance You Have a Sunroof?

      I got my '09 JSW used from a dealer in another state. When I looked in the spare tire well after the car was unloaded, it was full of water. The water source was defective sun roof drain tubes. If...
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      Try All of the Options First, Though

      I'm good with my 2.5, but I'm ready to test drive a 1.8T JSW when they start showing up here. My guess is that the 1.8T engine will be quite nice and easy to hop up, but I don't expect a 6 MT to be...
    11. Welcome

      The JSW looks nice and CPO is a great way to pick one up.

      Her JSW has very similar electronics to yours, so it should be easy to support her should she have questions.

      One thing you might do is...
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      The '09 2.0T...

      The 2.0T JSW is my favorite JSW for sheer driving pleasure. It's the JSW that really surprises other drivers because few expect that a little wagon can be so quick and nimble. It's a GTI that just...
    13. Thread: TDI vs Gas

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      Waiting for Godot?

      Synchro '87's points are well worth considering.

      I went from a B5.5 Passat Wagon to a JSW. The B5.5 had a 1.8T and more passenger room than the JSW. If the MK VII has the extra room and no...
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      The 2.5 Derby

      if you're looking for an S trim JSW, take a careful look at the included amenities and the gear ratios as these have varied over time.

      By 2013, the S trim JSWs had full multi-function displays,...
    15. Thread: TDI vs Gas

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      Not the Best Use...

      Frequency isn't so much the issue; it's operating time.

      Quick answer: short drives don't get the engine hot enough to be fuel efficient and could be a factor in prematurely clogging up the...
    16. Thread: TDI vs Gas

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      Ah, Simplicity

      Next time try...

      No HPFP, no Turbo, no inter cooler, no DPF, no worries and $6K to spend on upgrades.

      I'm not hating on TDI JSWs. Our DSG TDI JSW is a great car and it gets driven constantly...
    17. Thread: TDI vs Gas

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      Dectane. They have an LED matrix and are set up...

      Dectane. They have an LED matrix and are set up for a rear fog light. They come in Cherry Red and Smoked Bought them in Germany. Fit is good but the OEM Hellas have nicer seals.
    18. Thread: TDI vs Gas

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      Smoked, as they should be.. ; )

      Smoked, as they should be.. ; )
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      Why isn't this a dealer problem to be solved by...

      Why isn't this a dealer problem to be solved by them Under Warranty?

      A constant 90 degree ambiguity seems, as you suggest, to be a sensor alignment issue or something in coding.

      I think the...
    20. Thread: TDI vs Gas

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      No Bad Options

      I see your logic, although my S got a few easy upgrades that even up the feature set. I put on 18 inch Goals with nice rubber and will use the Steelies for snow tires. I put an RNS-315 in along...
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