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      It always goes back to the engineers, because it...

      It always goes back to the engineers, because it is their responsibility to come up with a cost-effective and safe solution - which should not be all that difficult given known precedences and the...
    2. Poll: Uhm, people reading this thread, perhaps?...

      Uhm, people reading this thread, perhaps? :confused:
    3. Other than that I have successfully done and led...

      Other than that I have successfully done and led product development several times over several decades, I have few clues.



      Who are you?




      It's not just about the Jetta. It's about...
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      To be honest, I think VW did a pretty good job...

      To be honest, I think VW did a pretty good job with the packages and options at introduction, this time around.

      The only thing I'd miss is that DCC is not available at the base level, since I...
    5. The way I see it the reason is a completely...

      The way I see it the reason is a completely different one. Word is that all or most current MBQ TDIs (A3, MkVII Golf) will come with a torsion beam rear axle instead of IRS, to accommodate the Urea...
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      I agree. With so many unrelated, unusual, and...

      I agree. With so many unrelated, unusual, and severe problems, it almost looks like a worker sabotaged that car during production or during repair.
    7. Nothing much goes wrong with the 2.5 Golfs. Even...

      Nothing much goes wrong with the 2.5 Golfs. Even Consumer Report likes them (for a time, their reliability rating was better than that of the average Honda or Toyota).
    8. I think overall, VW did quite well with the...

      I think overall, VW did quite well with the packages and options at this introduction.

      I don't need any of the SE features (although I wouldn't mind leather), so the only thing bothering me is the...
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      Current word is that the A3 sedan and Golf TDI,...

      Current word is that the A3 sedan and Golf TDI, and perhaps Golf (Jetta) wagon for the US will not receive an independent rear suspension because the engineers were too lazy to fit the Urea tank in...
    10. Yes, I do, and poor communications with marketing...

      Yes, I do, and poor communications with marketing and headquarters.

      We all know how the torsion-beam axle in most recent Jettas backfired because of poor reports by journalist's and the general...
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      Will it also have a torsion beam rear axle,...

      Will it also have a torsion beam rear axle, instead of an independent rear suspension, like the TDI sedan? :confused::(
    12. Poll: Anyone care enough to compare specs like leg...

      Anyone care enough to compare specs like leg room, head room, cargo space, total passenger and cargo weight, and engine performance and mileage?
    13. This is extremely easy to avoid and to resolve. ...

      This is extremely easy to avoid and to resolve. When running the AC and then stopping the engine, moisture will accumulate in the cold air ducts, leading to growth of mold and bacteria.

      (1) To...
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      Good numbers, and good to see that finally, the...

      Good numbers, and good to see that finally, the better real-world mileage of the MT is actually acknowledged in EPA figures.



      MPI is mostly for emissions, and only a minor element of fuel...
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      Also, Disney’s Frozen I am sure wiil be available...

      Also, Disney’s Frozen I am sure wiil be available as DVD, Blue-Ray. etc, shortly. :thumbup:
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      :thumbup: and good to know that you have...

      :thumbup: and good to know that you have sufficient time to maintain a blog.

      When I was in Japan (for, admittedly, a much shorter time), I never once had bad or even mediocre food. On the flip...
    17. I have never heard of a manufacturer that does...

      I have never heard of a manufacturer that does not allow lease extensions. For a few months you will of course not have much negotiating power, and may have to continue paying your existent lease...
    18. My main hesitation, and it is an important one,...

      My main hesitation, and it is an important one, is whether VW thinks this through properly and gives this car an IRS. It's 2014, it's going to be 2015, I am not going to buy a $26,000 - $28,000 car...
    19. It's more than that. The BMW has a longitudinal...

      It's more than that. The BMW has a longitudinal I6, which necessitates a really long hood for the size of the car. It also at that point in time didn't care much about cargo depth, so it all works...
    20. Of course, I hope that the larger cargo area...

      Of course, I hope that the larger cargo area means IRS, rather than the leaked torsion beam rear axle suspension for other MQB VW and Audi (A3) products for the US. Where/ when are we - is this...
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