Very nice! Welcome to the white Passat club LOL
I did it!
I parted ways with my '10 GTI!! It was, quite possibly, the BEST of my numerous Volkswagens over the past 27 years.
I ordered it virtually to spec: four doors, manual transmission, Interlagos cloth interior, no roof, rear airbags, Dynaudio and Bi-Xenons with AFS........in TORNADO RED!!!
I then proceeded to "tweek"' here 'n there....
Here's the "tweeking" : http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...Y-RED-MKVI-GTI
Anyway, enough of this crying like a little BEEEEEEEYOOOOTCH!!!
It's a new year!!!....and my already 4 & 1/2 foot tall 6-year-old son isn't gettin' any shorter, so let's move on shall we????
So as not to break Rule #1....
- black-painted calipers
- H&Rs ordered
- Roof rack on hold...(ahem...)
- appointment scheduled for VagCom "stuff"
- Euro switch
- rear European plate installed
- personalized plate ordered
This will NOT be anything like Andy's Passat (mreuro).....
Is it a 3.6 SE? or SEL? And what are the differences between the two? I see you got the spoiler too; any other VW accessories? I immediately went for the nitro fill and VW stem caps for fun haha.
Btw its so inappropriate to put a euro plate on a US VERSION haha.
Nice; I went for the 3.6SEL too; black/black though. Interesting how they offer 2.5 SEL and 2.5 SEL premium, but only TDI SEL Premium, and 3.6 SEL Premium. So technically you never have to say premium on the TDIs and SELs because they don't offer a non prmium SEL. The only way to get RNS510 without kessy is a 2.5 SEL..
As for the Euro plate, I was ribbed by the MKVI forum.......and even given a warning by one of Palm Beach's finest. I like it.....even if its built no where near Wolfsburg.
Nice. Hey is your GTI still at the dealership or did somebody buy it already? I might wanna come down and check it out. Our Passat lease is almost over.
VW's from my past.
1986 Scirocco 16v, 1998 Jetta GLX Vr6, 2002 Passat 1.8t, 2005 Passat 1.8t, 2009 Passat 2.0t.
I've hidden the keys...and thwarted attempts by numerous sales guys that "just wanna drive it".....
A pretty enthusiastic 'Texer seems to be quite interested and may be picking it up next week. I need to thoroughly interview ALL potential buyers.
Once I give up the keys to the appropriate "department", who the heck knows what they'll price it at. Until then, I've got some control of the pricing....especially with all the stuff I left on it!!!
Shoot me a PM.
Andy, when you purchased your Passat VR6 SEL Premium, and I called you an old Geezer....and told you that your decision was a big mistake...and that you should have gotten a GLI.....and now I've gone and done the SAME EXACT THING.....you were right, and I WAS WRONG!!!
See you this week!
My stable is quite hilarious if you think about it:
a German-designed, German-engineered, German-built Volkswagen (built in Wolfsburg)
a German-designed, German-engineered, American-built Volkswagen (built in Tennessee)
an American-designed, American-engineered, Canadian-built Volkswagen (built in Windsor)
On a side note, a big thanks and to mreuro for help with the vagcom mods today. (actually it was more like "thanks for doing all that stuff for me while I work.")
Also, what a tease to know that the box with the H&R springs is sitting in my office and won't be installed for another week....
The H&R springs made it out of the box....finally!
...and since I'm TOTALLY missing driving a manual transmission, I've been busy playing with the Cabbie....
Installed a Reiger front lip...
...and "painted" the white boot cover black...
...and took a scenic pic....
That does it I have to get the HR springs now. Man that looks good. I am courious about the ride too.
Euro switch, 30% 3M nano ceramic tint, Chinese BiXenon headlights and LED tail lights, H&R springs, paddle shifter steering from V6, 20" Giovanna Kilis wheels, 225/35ZR20 Conti DWS tires
I've only driven 50 miles or so.....but so far so good. Due to the length of the wheelbase, I really think it will be quite difficult to ruin the ride of the Passat. It's not harsh by any means, and it definitely corners much better. Less roll. Better stability at turn in. The boat-like feeling at turn-in is less noticeable
Never mind. The ride sux....and it looks ghetto too.....