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    Thread: New Jetta Road Show Goes Nationwide - UPDATED!

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      02-07-2005 03:37 PM #1
      UPDATED!
      We started our new Jetta Road Show in the Midwest, introducing drivers to the new Jetta with test-drives, product information and a chance to win an iPod. Now we’re taking it nationwide to several more cities in the U.S.—an opportunity to see (and drive) the new Jetta at one of our exclusive, sneak-peek events, well in advance of its official North American market launch.
      Midwest - we’ve added Chicago and Milwaukee
      Northeast - D.C./Baltimore, Boston, New York and Jersey
      West - Frisco, San Jose, L.A., San Diego, Phoenix
      South - Atlanta, Houston, Memphis, Florida
      If you’re in one of these neighborhoods (heck, even if you have to drive a little), stop by and check it out.
      All you need to do is register by visiting www.theroadshowhome.com.
      Hurry, space has been limited for each event in order to maximize drive time for registered drivers 18 years of age or older. Don’t miss this great opportunity to see and drive the new Jetta weeks before it makes its official in-dealership debut.
      See you there,
      Your friends at Volkswagen

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      Attention Detroit, Louisville, Fort Wayne, Dayton, Cinci, Columbus and other midwestern locales...
      The new Jetta is coming, and the excitement for this all-new Volkswagen is, quite frankly, hard for us to contain.*
      So we’re offering you the chance to see (and drive) the new Jetta at one of our exclusive, sneak-peek events, well in advance of its official North American market launch.
      It’s the new Jetta Road Show and it’s a whole lot better than an auto show. Really—how many auto shows let you drive the car off the rotating pedestal? Exactly. While we won’t have any fancy pedestals, what we will have are test-drives, doo-dads and we’ll be giving away some iPods to a few lucky participants who register for the event and come out and take a test drive.
      So, are you in?
      All you need to do is register by visiting www.theroadshowhome.com.
      But hurry, space is limited for each event. We’re making a list and we’re coming to town. Don’t miss this great opportunity to see and drive the new Jetta, weeks before it makes its official in-dealership debut.
      See you there,
      Your friends at Volkswagen

    2. 02-07-2005 03:47 PM #2
      dang it, wish there was one closer to here...

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      02-07-2005 03:47 PM #3
      Any idea when/if it'll come to Saint Louis?
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      02-07-2005 03:53 PM #4
      WooHoo!!!! fort Wayne Finally gets something cool!!!!
      i'm registered for a test drive!!! i'll take pics and post up what I think when the time comes. I hope I win an iPod!!!

    5. 02-07-2005 04:03 PM #5
      midwest road show and they did not even include chicago.

    6. 02-07-2005 04:07 PM #6
      Indy's on the list of cities. Maybe they'll add Chicago too.

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      02-07-2005 04:14 PM #7
      Quote, originally posted by JETTADIESEL »
      midwest road show and they did not even include chicago.

      No joke

      Boooooo, I would think the Chicagoland area is a big enough market to warrent a visit. Oh well, guess we just get left out in the cold again.

    8. 02-07-2005 04:25 PM #8
      This just in: Chicago is on the list for the next week! Watch for updates. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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      02-07-2005 04:28 PM #9
      Columbus and Cincinnati but no Cleveland?

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      02-07-2005 04:29 PM #10
      Looks like VW is trying to penetrate some markets they aren't too popular in right now. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

    11. 02-07-2005 05:56 PM #11
      I think someone needs to venture out to the coastal regions.
      I want a free I-pod

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      02-07-2005 06:49 PM #12
      any dates in the Milwaukee area? (of course come mid-march any dealer should be a location for a test drive)

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      02-07-2005 07:36 PM #13
      NJ ???

    14. 02-07-2005 07:51 PM #14
      jamie, is there by any chance a jetta roadshow thing in canada as well? i already have my ipod so all thats missing is to actually see the jetta.

    15. 02-07-2005 08:14 PM #15
      The car has already been at the Edmonton Auto Show and let me tell you... IT IS UGLY! Can you say Toyota Camry! [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthdown.gif[/IMG]

    16. 02-07-2005 09:13 PM #16
      Will there be an east coast road show???

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      02-07-2005 09:15 PM #17
      Quote, originally posted by Silver Jetta 1.8T »
      The car has already been at the Edmonton Auto Show and let me tell you... IT IS UGLY! Can you say Toyota Camry! [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthdown.gif[/IMG]

      No I can't say camry...because the camry doesn't have round headlights or rounded two piece taillights. And it's HUGE. While I don't agree with the Corolla comparisons, I at least understand where they are coming from. Camry comparisons are just totally over my head. The only think even remotely similar are the door handles (which VW had first) and the trunk overhang (which the Jetta had for three generations between 1980-1999).
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    18. 02-07-2005 09:59 PM #18
      i'm signed up! woohoo!
      [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

      i'm within driving distance of at least 4 VW dealerships... maybe i'll sign up for more than one test drive
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    19. 02-08-2005 12:03 AM #19
      will they come to canada?

      if they do, I'll register for sure

    20. 02-08-2005 12:09 AM #20
      too bad the car is butt ugly. I guess it should attract some potential corolla/camry buyers.

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      02-08-2005 12:58 AM #21
      At which point did the topic say anything about discussing which car the Jetta does or does not look like? Gee, I thought maybe we should save that dead horse for the other five million Jetta V topics, and instead discuss the actual event indicated in the thread title.
      So...
      That its hitting the Midwest right now implies that this roadshow is going to hit other regions as well. Is that right? (Fingers crossed).
      I have to hand it to VWoA. This time around, they are really on the ball. There haven't been any ridiculously long delays, there's no mis-communication as to when its hitting dealers, Volkswagen launched a full minisite at vw.com the day the Jetta V debuted (complete with a count down to the day it hits dealers), and now they're sending Jetta V models to dealers early so that customers can get a slightly early peek. Bravo! I'm impressed, considering the debacle that was the launch of the Golf R32. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
      Edit: Okay, so the Midwest leg is Feb. 14 - Feb. 19. That's still about a month off the time the Jetta V hits dealers, and that leaves more than enough time for Volkswagen to hit other regions. So, I'm guessing something like: Northeast, 2/20 - 2/25, Southeast, 2/26 - 3/1, Southwest, 3/2 - 3/7, West Coast, 3/8 - 3/13. Sounds like a logical route.


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    22. 02-08-2005 04:14 AM #22
      In Europe we'll have to wait a bit longer.... ggrrrhh!!

    23. 02-08-2005 11:09 AM #23
      How about the Twin Cities?

    24. 02-08-2005 01:16 PM #24
      I'm currently working in the Dayton, OH area and would love to check out the new Jetta in person. Unfortunately, I will be leaving on Friday 2/11 and heading back to Long Island. /
      Any word if the Roadshow will be coming to the NY/NJ/CT area?

    25. 02-08-2005 01:35 PM #25
      As one of the biggest opponents to this car, I signed up to go drive one on the 17th in Dayton.
      I'll report back after the drive, but I'm not overly optomistic.
      Here's my prediction:
      It's going to drive very well
      I'm still going to think it's ugly
      I'm still going to think the 2.5l sucks
      At anyrate, I hope I'm wrong here. We'll see if driving it makes a believer out of me like so many of you "jetta hater" haters seem to think it will.

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      02-08-2005 02:05 PM #26
      I also despise the new look (and the new direction of VW) but I'm also going to show up to this event to see if I can prove myself wrong
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    27. 02-08-2005 03:37 PM #27
      Im in for the 17 in Indy @ Tom Wood. I wonder if i should take the .:R to the test drive

    28. 02-08-2005 04:09 PM #28
      Anyone know what the minimum age is?
      I would be willing to bet I am under it, but there is always a chance.

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      02-08-2005 04:18 PM #29
      Quote, originally posted by what »
      Any idea when/if it'll come to Saint Louis?

      Ditto. Sat in one. So-so on the looks. (Still love my Golf 4, not going to replace it). But would love to drive it around to see what the new platform feels like.

    30. 02-08-2005 09:38 PM #30
      "Ohhh what a feeeellling....Volks-Wagen"

    31. 02-08-2005 11:04 PM #31
      i'm signed up, week from friday in louisville
      My initial ride in the A4 wasn't that impressive, lets hope the A5 is more appealing to me.

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      02-09-2005 02:44 AM #32
      Quote, originally posted by NewJettaRoadShow »
      This just in: Chicago is on the list for the next week! Watch for updates. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

      Anything further south, ie. TN, MS, AR, AL or LA?
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      02-09-2005 08:18 AM #33
      Can I expect to see the new Jetta at regional auto shows in the U.S.?

    34. 02-09-2005 09:41 AM #34
      Quote, originally posted by BRM10984 »
      Anything further south, ie. TN, MS, AR, AL or LA?

      Looks like Memphis is in the cards. We'll have a full update soon.

    35. 02-09-2005 10:28 AM #35
      Since this is taking place before the "Official Launch," does anybody know whether or not participants can order them right away? When the New Beetle came out back in 1998, there were waiting lists for months.
      Although I doubt that the new Jetta will have the same impact, I actually would like to see that, as long as dealerships don't jack the sticker up $5000 like they did with the NB. The same thing happened with the PT Cruiser over at Chrysler. The difference is that they are still selling well. I am desperately trying to hold onto my VW loyalty, but with sales declining 3 yrs in a row and all the complaints about reliability and dealership service, it is very difficult to do this. I really thought that by now, things would have turned around. If everyone who owned VW's was like me, accepting a few imperfections, VW wouldn't have any problems. I've tried to deny that 1993 (The black year when VW sales were less than 50,000, & VWOA almost pulled out of the States) would ever happen again, but now I acknowledge that this could be exactly what will happen if these new Mark V's don't meet expectations. Will there be a VWoA in 2010? 2015?

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