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    1. Member lovecarsDrV's Avatar
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      04-22-2012 11:43 AM #1
      There didn't seem to be a Canadian specific thread for The Beetle when I searched.
      I'm wondering what others are encountering in terms of wait times and availability of their specific specs when ordering. I placed my order in November 2011, but could only get it confirmed with the specs I wanted in February and with definite delivery time. Apparently the number of Turbo Beetles slated for Canada in 2012 is fairly limited - any more concrete information would be appreciated.

      My order: Platinum Grey Turbo loaded with manual transmission.

      It seems like the 3 instrument dash pod is also not available to us in Canada, my salesman did not even know what I was talking about so it begs the question of how easy a retrofit would be. Anyone looking into this?
      Born into a VW family, what can I say?

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      04-22-2012 12:26 PM #2
      Quote Originally Posted by lovecarsDrV View Post
      There didn't seem to be a Canadian specific thread for The Beetle when I searched.
      I'm wondering what others are encountering in terms of wait times and availability of their specific specs when ordering. I placed my order in November 2011, but could only get it confirmed with the specs I wanted in February and with definite delivery time. Apparently the number of Turbo Beetles slated for Canada in 2012 is fairly limited - any more concrete information would be appreciated.

      My order: Platinum Grey Turbo loaded with manual transmission.

      It seems like the 3 instrument dash pod is also not available to us in Canada, my salesman did not even know what I was talking about so it begs the question of how easy a retrofit would be. Anyone looking into this?
      The specific part numbers that concern the '3 Gauge Pod' set-up are as follows:

      Gauge Cluster - 5C5-919-527-C
      Speed Nut - N-906-988-01 (Quantity needed '2')
      Screw - N-906-986-06 (Quantity needed '2')
      Gauge Cover - 5C5-857-200-81U
      (Addit.) Cover - 5C1-857-192-81U

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      04-22-2012 01:14 PM #3
      I bought my loaded black Turbo DSG off the lot here in Ottawa. They had a silver turbo, with just the connectivity package. Another dealer has a manual in black with tech an conn. And another dealer has several assorted turbos. These all just started arriving in the last couple of months. But none in grey.

      Yeah, no gauges, no 19s, no two-tone leather, and no HIDs for us Canucks. Canada, the country that fun forgot.

      Anyhow, loving the car though. Only another few hundred clicks until the break-in is over

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      04-22-2012 05:54 PM #4
      Sounds like a great import opportunity to me.
      We'll put Ron on it. He likes a challenge.

      Bill
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      04-22-2012 07:33 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by UTE View Post
      Sounds like a great import opportunity to me.
      We'll put Ron on it. He likes a challenge.

      Bill
      I'm very upset with Ottawa. They're supposed to let my Rangers move on to the next round
      of The Stanley Cup and are not cooperating. New York needs another 'Cup' since we haven't
      had it since 1994 and Ottawa, realizing this, should be more neighborly.

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      04-23-2012 07:05 AM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by ridgemanron View Post
      The specific part numbers that concern the '3 Gauge Pod' set-up are as follows:

      Gauge Cluster - 5C5-919-527-C
      Speed Nut - N-906-988-01 (Quantity needed '2')
      Screw - N-906-986-06 (Quantity needed '2')
      Gauge Cover - 5C5-857-200-81U
      (Addit.) Cover - 5C1-857-192-81U
      Good info, thanks!
      Born into a VW family, what can I say?

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      04-23-2012 07:08 AM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by TragicallyHip View Post
      Yeah, no gauges, no 19s, no two-tone leather, and no HIDs for us Canucks. Canada, the country that fun forgot.
      Not funny, I know, but well put!
      Born into a VW family, what can I say?

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      04-23-2012 11:12 AM #8
      Here is a "Beetle in Canada"... taken this morning:


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      04-23-2012 04:42 PM #9
      All we need now is some to either have a step by step install of the gauges with pictures or someone that has a gauge pod to post a pictured take apart so we can learn from it. Hopefully someone can do it.

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      04-26-2012 09:39 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by ridgemanron View Post
      I'm very upset with Ottawa. They're supposed to let my Rangers move on to the next round
      of The Stanley Cup and are not cooperating. New York needs another 'Cup' since we haven't
      had it since 1994 and Ottawa, realizing this, should be more neighborly.

      My hat's off to you, sir. Well played.

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      04-26-2012 10:03 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by TragicallyHip View Post
      My hat's off to you, sir. Well played.
      It was an exciting game.

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      07-31-2012 08:00 AM #12
      Got great news yesterday, my wife's Beetle Turbo is at Halifax port, hopefully to be released today. It is her birthday gift and her birthday is today!
      On the other hand, my oldest daughter went into labor at 2am so we are expecting a new grandson as well on this joyous day!
      Born into a VW family, what can I say?

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      07-31-2012 09:18 AM #13
      What a great story and good luck with both new bundles of Joy! Any chance the baby could be nicknamed Beetle.

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      07-31-2012 10:59 AM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by Dvdmoviemike View Post
      What a great story and good luck with both new bundles of Joy! Any chance the baby could be nicknamed Beetle.
      Thanks! lol, perhaps the Beetle will be nicknamed Gabe
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      07-31-2012 06:05 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by lovecarsDrV View Post
      There didn't seem to be a Canadian specific thread for The Beetle when I searched.
      I'm wondering what others are encountering in terms of wait times and availability of their specific specs when ordering. I placed my order in November 2011, but could only get it confirmed with the specs I wanted in February and with definite delivery time. Apparently the number of Turbo Beetles slated for Canada in 2012 is fairly limited - any more concrete information would be appreciated.

      My order: Platinum Grey Turbo loaded with manual transmission.

      It seems like the 3 instrument dash pod is also not available to us in Canada, my salesman did not even know what I was talking about so it begs the question of how easy a retrofit would be. Anyone looking into this?


      dont waste $$ on the OEM Gauges.. its useless and waste of $$$

      just go with the aftermaket one once they are available

    16. 07-31-2012 08:33 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by PooLeArMor View Post
      dont waste $$ on the OEM Gauges.. its useless and waste of $$$

      just go with the aftermaket one once they are available
      I'm beginning to lean that way... much prefer a 'traditional' boost gauge, oil pressure and temp over the OEM fluff.

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      07-31-2012 11:32 PM #17
      Jackmaster Oil Filters in Australia was going to make an oil filter sandwich for me after
      examining the Turbo Beetle's OEM 27mm oil filter's connecting bolt. The only thing holding me
      up from ordering it ($185 USD, which includes shipping) was the fact that I wanted to
      have it constructed with a built-in thermo control, and since Aussie-land has no winter
      weather they have never made one with the 'thermo'. My end use wouldn't be for gauges,
      since I have the OEM pod set-up, but for an oil cooler I wanted to add to the car. Am
      presently waiting to see if TyrolSport Tuning can have the sandwich made for me. If not,
      I will have to use a thermo control set-up that is separate from the sandwich and the oil
      cooler. Was hoping to avoid those extra connections but it may wind up to be my only
      option. I'm paranoid when it comes to oil temperature and would like to have it much lower
      than the present 230 degree level I'm presently getting. For anyone not in need of the thermo
      feature, and just wanting to have connecting point for your oil related gauges, having them
      make one at 'Jackmaster' would be a good idea since no one else has a 27mm sandwich.
      Last edited by ridgemanron; 07-31-2012 at 11:34 PM.

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      08-03-2012 01:30 PM #18
      My wife is going to have the surprise of her life today!!!





      Last edited by lovecarsDrV; 08-03-2012 at 01:32 PM.
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      08-03-2012 01:47 PM #19
      Isn't that sweet Very nice, I think you guys will enjoy it. I like the hatch moniker

      Cheers,
      Dave

    20. 08-04-2012 09:43 PM #20
      Took delivery of my candy white on black leather turbo 6 speed this week,sunroof,navi, i regretfully had to get rid of my candy white 2011 jetta and i miss the tdi already. On a plus side the car is a lot more comfy inside,seats and interior in general. I ordered some rs5 20x9 reps for it and am looking for coilovers. Vancouver bc here,surrey to be specific.

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