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      Poll: AWD Is the Missing Link

      The '09 SEL 2.0T gasser pretty much is a GTI, since it has the same engine. It's a great car.

      The R treatment would be so much the better.
    2. Probably Does Not Support Video

      Best way to check is by pulling the head unit and looking. The trim pries out easily and the unit is held in by four screws (T-25, IIRC). Look at the back for a vacant multi-pin connector. Very...
    3. Lots of Temperatures to Consider

      I echo your experience with the TDI's coolant system. Mine behaves just as you described, although it does take a few minutes to warm up when it's frigid outside. But getting the coolant to 12...
    4. Thread: pano or no?

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      Don't Miss the Sunroof at All

      The sunroof is prone to leak at the (buried under the headliner) drainage tubes, has a fragile and ineffective retracting shade, and costs about $1200.

      Great view, but it's not really worth the...
    5. A Few Answers

      Mostly these need servicing...

      Transmission: DSGs need an expensive fluid change at 40,000 miles. With manuals, it's a clutch, but YMMV so much that you may sell the car before you need to spend...
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      Don't Panic

      Looks like the antenna's threaded base is still in the root of the shark fin.

      Get the silicone out and get a new factory or aftermarket antenna. After you get a new antenna you'll better...
    7. Gaaser Mit Tiptronic

      There are a few folks with the 2.5 gas JSWs here on the forums who swear by their (non-DSG, but still Tiptronic) automatics. Like the sedan you drove, those JSWs have 6-speed ATs, which I think...
    8. Think About a Gasser Before You Commit

      Over the past four years, I've driven all three JSW variants (TDI, 2.0T, & 2.5) pretty regularly. Each has their advantages.

      For the MK VII, there's a 1.8T gasser and a 2.0 TDI. Both engines are...
    9. Hope I Don't Have to Pull the Door Skin

      If the B6 is just the overgrown MK V that I think it is, the door skin may have to come off to get to the crash sensor. I wish I had more reliable information as to the location of that sensor. IIRC...
    10. Another Idea

      Another long shot is the shark fin roof antenna. If it's loose, it will pass water into the cabin.

      I'm assuming there's no obvious wind noise. Anything that lets air in can let water in.

      Is...
    11. Leaks

      Definitely check the void that's under the front wiper cover. If the drainage there gets blocked, the channel becomes a bathtub that drains into the cabin through the cabin air filter housing.
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    12. 2007 B6 Passat Airbag Warning Light On - 01221 Crash sensor side airbag drivers side (G179)

      Scanning the wife's B6 always brings me something to think about.

      She has an airbag warning light, which I've got to clear to get a safety inspection.

      I'd like to know what part to change and...
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      Why Not Give it a Try?

      I've got a 2013 5MT S trim JSW. It's got about $18K on it. If it had been an automatic, the wife probably would have staked a claim to it.

      The inline 5 is an extremely reliable engine as long as...
    14. Thread: pano or no?

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      A Hole in the Roof You Pour Money In?

      We've had three JSWs. The first two have sunroofs, the last does not.

      The sunscreen is semi-translucent. It blocks a lot, but not everything. I've got a cover installed to keep the summer heat...
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      Something Seems Off

      "The dealer" makes me wonder if this is a VW dealer. G12 has been standard in VWs for over a decade. Do they even have green anti-freeze at VW anymore? The G12 I've seen is either pink or...
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      CDN

      Giveaways for a Canadian model...

      Foglights and the Golf badge on the trunk.

      Cool car.
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      Great Choice

      The 2.5S isn't a GTI, but it is a lot of other very desirable things.

      The engine isn't really worth spending money on. It isn't that it can't be made more powerful. It clearly can be, but not so...
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      First Mods

      Consider doing things best done to a new car. Paintshield and mudflaps come to mind.

      If you don't have VCDS, consider getting it.
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      Paint Shield

      Haven't seen the sill guards stocked here, but you might try NGP Racing to see if they would bring some in with their next order from the UK.

      I put paint shield film on my door sills. Works well...
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      The Question We Were Asked to Answer

      So Jetta sedans don't matter, nor do Passats of any kind.

      For the MK VI JSW, BT is under the passenger seat if it's a separate module. My 2011 JSW TDI came equipped with an RNS-315 and had a BT...
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