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      04-16-2012 01:00 PM #141
      So does anybody know if there is a way to change the digital speedometer from km/h to mi/h or vice versa? This will be helpful when you cross border.

    2. 04-16-2012 01:01 PM #142
      Quote Originally Posted by sup_lado View Post
      So does anybody know if there is a way to change the digital speedometer from km/h to mi/h or vice versa? This will be helpful when you cross border.
      Via MFD, easy like ABC
      Last edited by M.I.E.; 04-16-2012 at 01:08 PM.

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      04-16-2012 01:03 PM #143
      Quote Originally Posted by sup_lado View Post
      So does anybody know if there is a way to change the digital speedometer from km/h to mi/h or vice versa? This will be helpful when you cross border.
      you can do it through the MFD settings when you are stationary. should be called something like alt speed display or something
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      04-16-2012 01:13 PM #144
      Quote Originally Posted by AAC Welder View Post
      Sun glass holder in MKVI = FAIL. None of my glasses fit either...

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      04-16-2012 01:24 PM #145
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      Quote Originally Posted by CasbahBoy View Post
      The acceleration is like silk, seriously like the car is saying "thank you, may I have another"
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      04-16-2012 01:41 PM #146
      Noticed that the digital speed display does not match the speedometer. 40 MPH on the digital display looks like about 42 MPH on the speedometer.

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      04-16-2012 01:49 PM #147
      Quote Originally Posted by JosephHatfield View Post
      Noticed that the digital speed display does not match the speedometer. 40 MPH on the digital display looks like about 42 MPH on the speedometer.
      That's annoying. I really hope I forget about this post before I drive my car next. That would drive me crazy. Lol
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      04-16-2012 02:19 PM #148
      Quote Originally Posted by JosephHatfield View Post
      Noticed that the digital speed display does not match the speedometer. 40 MPH on the digital display looks like about 42 MPH on the speedometer.
      Bunch of threads on this in MKV section, not sure about MKVI. Not sure about all VWs but the GTI has been like this for a long time. The old speedo IIRC reads over by as much as 7%, and is progressive as speed goes up.
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      04-16-2012 02:23 PM #149
      Today I learned how to put the wipers in the service position - so they can be pulled away from the windshield to be changed, or to wash the windshield, etc. After turning off the car, simply push the wiper slot down (the same way you would do a single sweep).

    10. 04-16-2012 02:32 PM #150
      Quote Originally Posted by CasbahBoy View Post
      I agree with you. If anything, I've experienced the polar opposite of what .:Ru4dubn¿ feels! When you shift at high RPM under heavy acceleration the car just SURGES without the slightest hint of harshness. The acceleration is like silk, seriously like the car is saying "thank you, may I have another"
      I guess I should have been more clear.....I really meant for normal stop-and-go type city driving where you're not racing through the gears. Typically I shift around 3-4k RPM under normal situations, but feel like I need to lower that in the R....or, as you suggest, raise it significantly. The latter doesn't play well in many situations though.

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      04-16-2012 03:19 PM #151
      This could very well be a stupid question but does the hatch not open via the key fob when the engine is running? After I started the car up this morning I went to put a few things in the hatch area and it wouldn't open from the key FOB, only when I pressed the unlock button on the door did the hatch unlock. kinda weird.
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      04-16-2012 03:56 PM #152
      Quote Originally Posted by BlazedR View Post
      This could very well be a stupid question but does the hatch not open via the key fob when the engine is running? After I started the car up this morning I went to put a few things in the hatch area and it wouldn't open from the key FOB, only when I pressed the unlock button on the door did the hatch unlock. kinda weird.
      Ran into the same problem.
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      04-16-2012 04:20 PM #153
      Quote Originally Posted by BlazedR View Post
      This could very well be a stupid question but does the hatch not open via the key fob when the engine is running? After I started the car up this morning I went to put a few things in the hatch area and it wouldn't open from the key FOB, only when I pressed the unlock button on the door did the hatch unlock. kinda weird.
      You can't...just hit the door unlock button on the door. That will unlock it.

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      04-16-2012 04:31 PM #154
      Quote Originally Posted by GLXtc View Post
      You can't...just hit the door unlock button on the door. That will unlock it.
      I realize this, it's just annoying that you can't do it with the hatch release on the key fob. doesn't make sense.
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      04-16-2012 06:38 PM #155
      3-4k is very smooth for me as well, actually the entire range throughout all the gears is buttery. One of the things that impresses me so much with this car.

      Quote Originally Posted by .:Ru4dubn¿ View Post
      I guess I should have been more clear.....I really meant for normal stop-and-go type city driving where you're not racing through the gears. Typically I shift around 3-4k RPM under normal situations, but feel like I need to lower that in the R....or, as you suggest, raise it significantly. The latter doesn't play well in many situations though.
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      04-16-2012 06:43 PM #156
      Quote Originally Posted by usurpers26 View Post
      3-4k is very smooth for me as well, actually the entire range throughout all the gears is buttery. One of the things that impresses me so much with this car.
      +1 couldn't agree more.
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    17. 04-16-2012 07:10 PM #157
      About the hatch...I can't figure out why but sometimes when I close the hatch it looks all the doors and the horn sounds as if I had locked it, but all I'm doing is shutting the hatch.

      Funny thing is this never happens when I want it to, and when I'd like it to it doesn't!

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      04-16-2012 07:38 PM #158
      Quote Originally Posted by sandiapaul View Post
      About the hatch...I can't figure out why but sometimes when I close the hatch it looks all the doors and the horn sounds as if I had locked it, but all I'm doing is shutting the hatch.

      Funny thing is this never happens when I want it to, and when I'd like it to it doesn't!
      If the car is locked and you open the hatch with Kessy, it will lock again when you close the hatch.

    19. 04-16-2012 08:02 PM #159
      Quote Originally Posted by BlazedR View Post
      +1 couldn't agree more.
      Damnit.....guess I need to go drive it more

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      04-16-2012 08:03 PM #160
      Quote Originally Posted by sandiapaul View Post
      About the hatch...I can't figure out why but sometimes when I close the hatch it looks all the doors and the horn sounds as if I had locked it, but all I'm doing is shutting the hatch.

      Funny thing is this never happens when I want it to, and when I'd like it to it doesn't!
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    21. 04-16-2012 09:17 PM #161
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      04-17-2012 12:33 AM #162
      Pushing the lock window button only affects the rear windows and not the passenger side one. Figured this out after getting a car wash and my gf accidentally rolled the windows down..

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      04-17-2012 07:47 AM #163
      Quote Originally Posted by BlazedR View Post
      I realize this, it's just annoying that you can't do it with the hatch release on the key fob. doesn't make sense.
      Actually it does the factory does not want you to be able to open while driving down the road!

    24. 04-17-2012 01:27 PM #164
      I am probably the only one to say this, but, I greatly preferred cruise control on its own stalk. I remember everyone complaining about hitting the cruise control stalk for the turn signals, but, I never did that (it's so much lower and such an odd angle). What i don't like are the teeny buttons for + (accellerate or resume) and - (decellerate)

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      04-17-2012 03:11 PM #165
      Quote Originally Posted by Heinrich View Post
      I am probably the only one to say this, but, I greatly preferred cruise control on its own stalk.
      Agreed! I don't like the new arrangement either.

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      04-17-2012 03:40 PM #166
      I learned to day that a stage 1 tune is worth every penny. This is how the car should have come from the factory. I don't notice a "huge" difference, but acceleration is so much more smooth now, and at high RPM's the car doesn't seem so pushed to its limits.

      Definitely worth it to do this upgrade.

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      04-17-2012 06:45 PM #167
      Quote Originally Posted by Dutchmastr9 View Post
      you can do it through the MFD settings when you are stationary. should be called something like alt speed display or something
      Thanks Dutchie!!

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      04-17-2012 10:35 PM #168
      The back windows will beat the front windows in a race..
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      04-17-2012 10:38 PM #169
      Quote Originally Posted by sup_lado View Post
      Thanks Dutchie!!
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      04-17-2012 11:40 PM #170
      Quote Originally Posted by VWFORLIFE2012 View Post
      The back windows will beat the front windows in a race..
      that's 'cause they don't have as far to go!
      If I hit the fronts first and then the backs, they both finish at the same time.

      I have noticed it's almost hard not to "one touch" the windows all the way down... like if I'm just trying to crack them when I park. It's almost easier to start the one-touch down, then stop it.

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      04-17-2012 11:44 PM #171
      Quote Originally Posted by autofi View Post
      Actually it does the factory does not want you to be able to open while driving down the road!
      No what would make sense is if it unlocked as long as the ebrake is engaged, regardless if the engine is running.
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      04-18-2012 07:10 AM #172
      Quote Originally Posted by JosephHatfield View Post
      Noticed that the digital speed display does not match the speedometer. 40 MPH on the digital display looks like about 42 MPH on the speedometer.
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      Bunch of threads on this in MKV section, not sure about MKVI. Not sure about all VWs but the GTI has been like this for a long time. The old speedo IIRC reads over by as much as 7%, and is progressive as speed goes up.

      Many people say that all VW speedometers have run a few MPH over actual speed since at least the MK IV series, maybe even further back than that.

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      04-18-2012 07:42 AM #173
      Quote Originally Posted by speedbump2 View Post
      Many people say that all VW speedometers have run a few MPH over actual speed since at least the MK IV series, maybe even further back than that.

      --Chuck--
      My 2008 GTI was bang on accurate according to my GPS. Haven't tested the R yet.

      Rented a MK VI Jetta and it was 10% high.

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      04-18-2012 12:18 PM #174
      Quote Originally Posted by ddh716 View Post
      Today I learned how to put the wipers in the service position - so they can be pulled away from the windshield to be changed, or to wash the windshield, etc. After turning off the car, simply push the wiper slot down (the same way you would do a single sweep).
      I keep meaning tp try this when I park.

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      04-18-2012 01:02 PM #175
      Quote Originally Posted by b-R-ad View Post
      I learned to day that a stage 1 tune is worth every penny. This is how the car should have come from the factory. I don't notice a "huge" difference, but acceleration is so much more smooth now, and at high RPM's the car doesn't seem so pushed to its limits.

      Definitely worth it to do this upgrade.
      I am having mine done today.

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