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    Thread: Introducing: Our new 2010 Golf TDI

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      07-05-2010 09:40 PM #1
      After selling my beloved 2007 Passat Wagon 6 spped manual, we needed a new smaller practical vehicle that was good on gas, after looking at a few used car, we decided that a new car would be better, considering it has a factory warranty .... so, we bought:
      A 2010 4 door Golf TDI with 6 speed manual transmission, in Shark Blue with Sunroof, Dynaudio, Bi Xenon with AFS, Navigation, Mat Kit and Exhaust Tips.
      It is an awesome car and gets great mileage!
      I flew in to Atlanta to go buy it from my friend Mike Martucci (known as Tucci on here), he picked me up at the airport and I drove the car back home on almost one tank, I could have done it on one tank but I needed to stretch my legs a few times during the 10 hour drive so on the last stop at 1am I decided to fuel it.
      The experience of buying the car from Tucci was really smooth, just as when I had special ordered my wagon this Golf replaces.
      I will be using this thread for pictures, mods, updates and just random notes about the car, so check back, and check back often, because this thread will be my main thread for everything about this car!
      Enjoy !!!

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      07-05-2010 09:40 PM #2
      Here are some of the pictures of the car, sometimes I may just post a link to another picture thread, sometimes I will post the pics here. Click on each pic to go to it's flickr page.

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      First nice pictures of the car, taken on July 04th 2010:

      Golf TDI 001

      Golf TDI 002

      Golf TDI 003

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      Golf TDI 007

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      Two weeks later (July 18th 2010), here are a few more pics I took:

      Golf 001

      Golf 002

      Golf 003

      Golf 004

      Golf 005

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      September 01st 2010, just a few random pics:

      Golf Katzkin Leather 013

      OEM LED Tails 001

      OEM LED Tails 002

      OEM LED Tails 003

      OEM LED Tails 004

      September 25th 2010:
      Photoshoot

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      07-05-2010 09:40 PM #3
      Modifications list and links separated into 3 sections:
      Current Mods - Modifications currently installed on the car.
      Previous Mods - Modifications that were previously installed and have now been removed.
      Future Mods - Wish list for future mods.



      Current Mods:

      * Various VAG COM (VCDS) mods, including but not limited to: DRLs disabled, fogs stay on with high beams, power windows can still be rolled up or down after the door has been opened, emergency brake and flasher lights, windows up/down and sunroof close via remote - Mod Thread Link

      * DIY stealth garage door opener - Mod Thread Link

      * Formula One 35 ceramic tint - Mod Thread Link

      * OEM European headlight switch with chrome trim and front and rear fogs, includes the 000979009E trigger wire needed to make it work correctly - Mod Thread Link

      * Lamin-X clear headlight and foglight protectors, to keep those lenses chip-free - Mod Thread Link

      * OEM Glove box aluminum handle, part number 1K1 857 147 D 3Q7 - www.1stvwparts.com has the cheapest I found online) - Mod Thread Link

      * OEM window and mirror switches with chrome trim - Mod Thread Link

      * Höen xenonmatch 9006 fog light bulbs - Mod Thread Link

      * Katzkin dark graphite leather interior kit - Mod Thread Link

      * OEM European under seat drawers (one for each seat) - Mod Thread Link

      * European dash cubby - TMTuning - Mod Thread Link

      * GTI muffler and rear bumper insert - Mod Thread Link

      * OEM VW Monte Carlo wheels from the B6 Passat Wolfsburg Edition, 17x7.5, ET47, 25.0lbs - Mod Thread Link

      * Racing Dash LED license plate lights, and added 30% window tint to make them less bright

      * Color matched side markers with no light shine thru

      * Mini Cooper rear window washer nozzle valve to stop the leak - Mod Thread Link

      * OEM European chirp alarm siren

      * Revo TDI software - Mod Thread Link

      Previous Mods:

      * ECSTuning MK5 Hatch Pop Kit - Plastic spring loaded bumpers did not work with MK6

      * ECSTuning MK6 Hatch Pop Kit - Worked great but much harder to close hatch and hatch would not open as much

      * Make cluster lights stay off during the day when headlight switch is in the off position - Mod Thread Link - Limited brightness when car thinks it's dark, too dim for actual daylight

      * Swapped stock grille with GTI grille, wrapped the strips in sheets of brushed aluminum - Mod Thread Link

      * TMTuning/PYSpeed LED license plate lights unit - TMTuning lists them as MK6 units but ships you the MK5 ones, they won't do anything about it (other than try to sell you their $20 + order fee + shipping "CAN Bus" unit) so they had to come off ...

      * Audi auto-dimming mirror with hidden compass - Never got around to wiring it, so I sold it.

      * OEM cargo tray - Mod Thread Link

      * OEM warning triangle and OEM first aid kit, they fit right into the OEM cargo tray - Mod Thread Link

      * Swap 9W2 Bluetooth module to 9W7 Bluetooth module - Mod Thread Link

      * OEM Cherry Red LED tails with no rear fog - Mod Thread Link

      * Clarivue RNS510 Ultra-Clear screen protector - Mod Thread Link

      * APR 27mm rear sway bar - Mod Thread Link

      * Blendmount for my Valentine One Radar detector from www.blendmount.com

      * PIAA reverse light bulbs - Mod Thread Link

      * Diesel Geek Short Shifter - Mod Thread Link

      * Custom R Line shift knob and boot with Golf TDI shifter trim piece (brushed aluminum trim ring vs the Golf R's shiny black trim ring) - Mod Thread Link

      * Valentine One radar locator hard wiring and concealed display installation - Mod Thread Link

      * New vanity license plate, reads TDI, "save our seas" with shark on it to match my shark blue car lol - Mod Thread Link

      Future Mods:

      * OEM Rear View Camera

      * GTI front bumper with shaved side markers and GTI grille

      * Koni coilovers

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      07-05-2010 09:41 PM #4
      Best average fuel consumption: 49.3 MPG on 05/22/2012
      Longest distance on a single tank: 712 Miles on 05/22/2012
      Link to Fuelly page: 2010 Golf TDI on Fuelly

      Fuelly

      Miscellaneous notes and comments:

      * 28 June 2010: Saw the car in Orlando at David Maus VW where the car was before the dealer trade - looks nice!

      * 01 July 2010: Flew in to Atlanta to go pick the car up from Tucci at Jim Ellis VW, drove the car back home.

      * 02 July 2010: After washing the car and inspecting the paint, found 2 paint defects, one on the hood where it looks like the clear and metallic base coat blended together, paint looks lighter and metal flakes are very uneven, rather large area (4" x 6" or so). Also on the rear bumper, driver side at the bottom of the bumper there is a scratch, pretty deep, it seems like the bumper had that deep scratch before the paint was applied. Interesting point is both areas had a round sticker there at one point, did they notice that at the factory or at the port but didn't do anything about it? The hood sticker was gone but you could still barely see it's outline, the rear bumper sticker was still in place but faded/washed off.

      * 04 July 2010: Noticed the rear wiper washer nozzle is dripping onto the rear window, I think there is a TSB for that, so I'll have them look at it next time it's at the dealer.

      * 05 July 2010: Just realized I didn't get my carpeted floor mats, do you loose those if you have the port installed mat kit?

      * 07 July 2010: I don't think the 300w Dynaudio in the Golf sounds as good as the 600w Dynaudio that was in my wagon, better than the non Dynaudio Golf, but not quite there.

      * 08 July 2010: I finally remembered what the sound of the TDI reminds me of, it reminds me of my Grandpa's Land Rover Defender 110 Turbo Diesel ! Quieter of course, but in a parking garage you really get to appreciate the nice sound of the TDI !

      * 14 August 2010: First I need to say that the Dynaudio system is breaking in quite nicely and is sounding MUCH better now than it was on my last report of July 07th 2010, I'm happy about that. Also today I installed my new OEM brushed aluminum glove box handle and I found two things that I think were worth noting. Since I ended up having to remove the glove box (dropped the screw in the glove box door ) first thing I noticed is that the part that the rubber hose for the glove box air conditioning attaches to was NOT installed correctly. The fitting is supposed to be clipped into the glove box thru a hole from the inside, it was just resting on the outside of the back of the glove box, there is no way it could have moved when I took the glove box out, as you have to make it go all the way around to the inside to install correctly ... guess what, the AC in my glove box is MUCH more efficient now ! Second thing I noticed is that the Climatic console was loose after I removed the surrounding trim, the two screws were in but very loose (one was almost falling out) so I lined it up good and tightened the screws, and now the trim fits much better ... I wonder what else they forgot to install correctly ?

      * 14 September 2010: Went over 4000 miles today ! Loving it !

      * 15 February 2011: Just went over 9000 miles today, and also had best gas mileage and best distance on tank to date !

      * 13 April 2011: Just got back our first Blackstone Labs oil analysis: Click here to see it.

      * 01 July 2011: One year anniversary.

      * 11 July 2011: Part of the 700 mile club

      * 22 May 2012: Another tank over 700 miles

      * 01 July 2013: Three years to the day, sold the car to a good friend of mine.

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      07-05-2010 09:43 PM #5
      Placed marked for reply's. haha Glad your enjoying it! Ill let you know how many times we have to fill up on my trip down.
      Last edited by Tucci; 07-05-2010 at 09:45 PM.

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      07-05-2010 09:49 PM #6
      haha yeah you'll probably fill up twice on the Passat :p

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      07-06-2010 03:59 AM #7
      Congratulations! Looks great! But my feelings on this are no secret.

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      07-06-2010 06:03 AM #8
      Looks great, good choice except for the color!

      (Just kidding )

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      07-06-2010 06:41 AM #9
      nice car, I've noticed that your overhead bluetooth buttons are the same as they should be in the manual. Weird how mine has different symbols like a Star and ! symbol.

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      07-06-2010 06:53 AM #10
      beautiful TDI!!

      Ive got a 2010 GTI, and if I would have known more about the GOLF TDI i would have definitely looked into one and possibly considered buying one.

      I really like yours, seems like you got all the optoin's available ?

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      07-06-2010 10:32 AM #11
      G R E A T quality pictures....and you managed to capture the color very well! Beautiful car, though I am not a 4-door person at all.

      Enjoy your machine
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      07-06-2010 01:50 PM #12
      Nice looking MKVI Golf. I find the shark blue nice but just can't decide between the blue and the reflex silver. You are going to love the TDI.
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      07-06-2010 01:55 PM #13
      Man Garey your pictures are so Clear!!! Wish my XT took pictures like that.

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      07-06-2010 04:17 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by RogueTDI View Post
      Congratulations! Looks great! But my feelings on this are no secret.
      Thanks, I was actually reading your review during my flight up to Atlanta! Thanks for that!

      Quote Originally Posted by powdercrazy View Post
      nice car, I've noticed that your overhead bluetooth buttons are the same as they should be in the manual. Weird how mine has different symbols like a Star and ! symbol.
      Weird I wasn't aware they had different buttons too!

      Quote Originally Posted by mikeg6045 View Post
      beautiful TDI!!

      Ive got a 2010 GTI, and if I would have known more about the GOLF TDI i would have definitely looked into one and possibly considered buying one.

      I really like yours, seems like you got all the optoin's available ?
      It's not all the options but close, no DSG, no cold weather package, no mudflaps and no rear airbags I think that's it

      Quote Originally Posted by Tucci View Post
      Man Garey your pictures are so Clear!!! Wish my XT took pictures like that.
      Buy an L lens (I'd recommend the 24-105mm f/4.0 L IS )

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      07-08-2010 09:13 AM #15
      Yeah, I will let you know when I have an extra $1,000 laying around.

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      07-08-2010 09:33 AM #16
      Another 4 door Shark Blue TDI! Welcome to the club, and enjoy!

      I had the mat kit, and the cloth mats were in the rear hatch.
      2010 Golf TDI 4 Door Shark Blue. DSG, Sunroof, Dynaudio, Nav, Rear airbags

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      And lets be honest, owning a diesel car is nifty.

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      07-08-2010 12:03 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by Tucci View Post
      Yeah, I will let you know when I have an extra $1,000 laying around.
      Andy has one he might sell

      oh so the carpeted mats do come with the car too, maybe I should get in touch with my salesperson about that

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      07-08-2010 02:53 PM #18
      Im gonna give you mine, relax there big guy! Not really worth waiting for Orlando to send them.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Tucci View Post
      Im gonna give you mine, relax there big guy! Not really worth waiting for Orlando to send them.
      hehe lol I'm in no hurry I wasn't sure if you guys had them or if they were still in O-town I don't mind waiting till they come in, plus I think the 2dr ones are different I wasn't sure if you had gotten my text about them.
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      Mod 3 is now posted

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      Mod 4 is now posted

    22. 07-11-2010 08:18 PM #22
      intoducing.

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      Quote Originally Posted by rg0r View Post
      intoducing.
      hahaha lol took long enough I noticed it the minute I posted it and I was like but I figured I'd leave it like that until someone points it out, I thought it would take much less time

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      Added mod #5: window tint

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      07-23-2010 08:42 PM #25
      Added more pics

    26. 07-23-2010 08:58 PM #26
      Nice photos - what is the portable lighting you're using, specifically the power source? Have good video lights, but looking at portable power.

      Thanks.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Sprocket View Post
      Nice photos - what is the portable lighting you're using, specifically the power source? Have good video lights, but looking at portable power.

      Thanks.
      Thanks. Using Alienbee lights from Paul C Buff, and his Vagabond II portable power system
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    28. 07-23-2010 09:25 PM #28
      Thanks, I may have to invest in small, portable setup for stills as I'm more tied into video (at least where lighting is concerned).

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    29. 08-08-2010 08:25 AM #29
      I have purchase a TDI golf with all options except the Navigation

      Will the bluetooth mod work without the Navigation installed in the car?

      Will I be able to see the phonebook on my stereo Screen?

      Where do you recommend buying the new module from?

      I looked on euronav but did not see it listed??

      Thanks

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      08-08-2010 10:05 AM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by keithG View Post
      I have purchase a TDI golf with all options except the Navigation

      Will the bluetooth mod work without the Navigation installed in the car?

      Will I be able to see the phonebook on my stereo Screen?

      Where do you recommend buying the new module from?

      I looked on euronav but did not see it listed??

      Thanks
      It will work, but not everything will be displayed on the radio, everything will be displayed on the cluster though.
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      08-11-2010 09:58 PM #32
      Added a few more mods to the list, with more just waiting to be installed

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      08-11-2010 10:41 PM #33
      Cool write up!

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      Added one more mod for now, as well as one comment

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      Three weeks in on my black TDI Golf... figure I'll sit back and enjoy the ride.
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      ===== Mine: 2010 Black Golf TDI
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      ===== His: 2006½ United Gray GTI
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