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    1. This, or similar generally works for me. My MkIV...

      This, or similar generally works for me. My MkIV has been doing this intermittently since Day-1. Day-4300 is no better or worse.

      Usually after it has refused 1st, I slip the clutch just a bit,...
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      Actually, this rather makes sense to me. Maybe...

      Actually, this rather makes sense to me. Maybe it's an OCD thing:laugh:

      The MkIV does not have any red stripe. The red accent to me competes (or clashes) with all colours except perhaps the...
    3. Thread: MK7 Golf

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      Anyone have a feel for how the new 1.8T is...

      Anyone have a feel for how the new 1.8T is against a MkIV 1.8T? I believe mine was rated for 6.9sec. to 60. After 12 years probably a bit slower now. I don't need faster than my current GTI, just as...
    4. How do the DG springs compare to what is on a...

      How do the DG springs compare to what is on a Canadian Highline with the "Sport Suspension"?

      (Can't tell what the U.S. equiv. would be as they don't have a Configurator.)
    5. Still confused tho'

      It is called "spare tire mount" but is that because it sits inside the dish of the spare wheel, or does it sit inside the entire wheel well, thus losing the spare. In the photo on VW Canada site I...
    6. Move to Canada:D All our trims have stick-shift....

      Move to Canada:D All our trims have stick-shift.

      I'm going 1.8T for much the same reasons as discussed above. 17" rims more suited to local roads, sport suspension (on our Highline) a little more...
    7. On the VW-UK Accessories site, the only one I can...

      On the VW-UK Accessories site, the only one I can find:

      http://www.volkswagen.co.uk/owners/accessories/technology/all/all/none/plug-play-sound-system/5G0051419/1#details

      says: "The system...
    8. Just saw oh-vdubya's posting while I was...

      Just saw oh-vdubya's posting while I was composing mine.

      Thanks, that gives food for thought as well.

      In home audiophile (hi-fi) days (and keep in mind that my 1st new store-bought LPs were...
    9. without the Sub?

      I'm contemplating base stereo, with aftermarket improvements. BUT, I don't want to ditch my spare wheel! I'd consider higher-end speakers, and VW's(?) amp, but is it worth it if I go no sub-woofer?...
    10. That would be fun at a border crossing! You:...

      That would be fun at a border crossing!

      You: "I swear officer, that's my personal stash".

      Officer: "I'm sorry Sir, we're just going to have to check all 4,000 for illicit images".
    11. Thanks for the info vdubkev. I'm using a 64GB...

      Thanks for the info vdubkev. I'm using a 64GB card in older Sansa players with FAT32. They must be reformatted to FAT32 from exFAT to be seen. I am guessing that the same issue might arise with the...
    12. I think the idea these days is to load your CDs...

      I think the idea these days is to load your CDs with 150+ mp3 tracks so you won't be swapping CDs in and out quite so much.

      I'm assuming it is a single-CD player, not a changer?

      Does the base...
    13. I've been waffling, Golf vs. GTI for months now....

      I've been waffling, Golf vs. GTI for months now. That Blue Silk might be enough for me to go Golf. Until of course, they add something to the GTI or break up the packages a bit. Then I will have to...
    14. Thread: Power Seats

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      Thanks. Rather disappointing that what was fairly...

      Thanks. Rather disappointing that what was fairly standard in a low-level Golf in 1997 now requires in 2014 full-on Comfortline trim in Golf, or Autobahn GTI, PLUS an additional $1100 leather package...
    15. Yeah, slightly bizarre isn't it. You'd think...

      Yeah, slightly bizarre isn't it. You'd think these folks had never driven on sealed-beams before! Oh that's right, they haven't.

      Well let me tell you children, that when we went from sealed-beams...
    16. Thread: Power Seats

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      Power Seats

      Coming from a vintage(?) classic(?) MkIV, with 4-way(?) manual seats, could someone please explain the difference between 8-way semi-powered and 12-way power seats specifically regarding adjustment? ...
    17. You are correct Sir. Good ol' VW-Canada would...

      You are correct Sir. Good ol' VW-Canada would probably prefer we just go with black or white if they thought they could get away with it. Even worse choice if you want a GTI. And no hint that they...
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      The US site no longer has a configurator, but as...

      The US site no longer has a configurator, but as I understand it, my American cousins get 2 more colours, Night Blue and Reflex Silver.

      I'd prefer Platinum or Limestone Grey and maybe Silk Blue,...
    19. Yup! I've pretty much talked myself out of a GTI....

      Yup! I've pretty much talked myself out of a GTI. I want 5-door NON-Autobahn, w. sunroof, but no bells & whistles.

      And in a decent colour. Looks like a regular Golf for me, unless I get so peeved...
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      But not with 4 doors. it's Autobahn...

      But not with 4 doors. it's Autobahn all-or-nothing.
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