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    Thread: MY 2013 Changes... S, SE, SEL, TDI

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      04-26-2012 10:06 AM #1
      '13 changes were posted on the askavwsalesguy blog. Things that stood out to me:

      S Trims add:

      4-wheel discs (we already knew this)

      SE Trims add:

      Adjustable front center armrest
      Power driver & passenger seat recline
      Chrome front grille & window trim
      Chrome window, mirror controls, & accents
      Decorative metallic inserts

      ...so glad that they added these features. The all-black grilles were pretty bland for a mid-trim.

      SEL Trims add:

      Sport comfort front seats (2-tone beige)
      “Iridium” decorative insert
      Soft touch dashboard
      6-way power driver seat

      TDI Premium w/ Nav Trims add:

      17” Joda alloy wheels w/ all-season tires
      6-way power driver seat

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      Also, Moonrock Silver Metallic is replacing White Gold. In pictures, it looks more like Polar Silver from the 80s or Desert Wind from the 90s, so I'm OK with that. White Gold was too much like silver in some light, IMHO, so I'm not sad to see it replaced by Moonrock.

      There's no mention of upgrades to interior plastics, but again, I'm not sure that this would be listed as an "option" or feature, so we'll have to save final verdicts until the '13 models start showing up on lots. Looks like ESP off is GLI-exclusive, that the TDI was denied a soft dash, and that the current SEL premium has essentially become the regular SEL, minus the garish black-accent Joda.

      See the full list of features here http://askavwsalesguy.com/blog/2012/...dan-specs.html

      Edit:

      Didn't know Moonrock was already available. Here's a 2012 S:

      Last edited by mediumbluemetalic; 04-26-2012 at 10:35 AM.

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      04-26-2012 11:02 AM #2
      Quote Originally Posted by mediumbluemetalic View Post
      '13 changes were posted on the askavwsalesguy blog. Things that stood out to me:

      S Trims add:

      4-wheel discs (we already knew this)

      SE Trims add:

      Adjustable front center armrest
      Power driver & passenger seat recline
      Chrome front grille & window trim
      Chrome window, mirror controls, & accents
      Decorative metallic inserts

      ...so glad that they added these features. The all-black grilles were pretty bland for a mid-trim.

      SEL Trims add:

      Sport comfort front seats (2-tone beige)
      “Iridium” decorative insert
      Soft touch dashboard
      6-way power driver seat

      TDI Premium w/ Nav Trims add:

      17” Joda alloy wheels w/ all-season tires
      6-way power driver seat

      ---

      Also, Moonrock Silver Metallic is replacing White Gold. In pictures, it looks more like Polar Silver from the 80s or Desert Wind from the 90s, so I'm OK with that. White Gold was too much like silver in some light, IMHO, so I'm not sad to see it replaced by Moonrock.

      There's no mention of upgrades to interior plastics, but again, I'm not sure that this would be listed as an "option" or feature, so we'll have to save final verdicts until the '13 models start showing up on lots. Looks like ESP off is GLI-exclusive, that the TDI was denied a soft dash, and that the current SEL premium has essentially become the regular SEL, minus the garish black-accent Joda.

      See the full list of features here http://askavwsalesguy.com/blog/2012/...dan-specs.html

      Edit:

      Didn't know Moonrock was already available. Here's a 2012 S:

      Ugh so angry they did all these changes....

      Hate my car until I can upgrade! AND F*CK MY DRUM BRAKES IN THE REAR...

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      04-26-2012 11:40 AM #3
      These kind of things always crush a little bit of me.
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      04-26-2012 11:43 AM #4
      Lol they shouldn't crush you. VW has answered a lot of enthusiast complaints, especially on the GLI trims. That should be good news.

      Quote Originally Posted by SimpleStaple View Post
      Ugh so angry they did all these changes....

      Hate my car until I can upgrade! AND **** MY DRUM BRAKES IN THE REAR...
      Eh it's not so bad. The drums were supposed to stop better than some competitor's discs. They just looked jarring when paired with alloy wheels, and they were a slap in the face to anyone who's owned a Jetta since 1999.5.

      I was surprised a bit to see that the 2.Slow and 2.5 continue to live on for yet another year. I guess that VW isn't finished tweaking the 1.4T and/or the 1.8T as replacements yet. Or, quite possibly, VW is holding out for the Golf VII to do their engine debut, coupled with a Golf-VII-lookalike facelift for the Jetta. If the interior materials are not yet upgraded, this could also be a reason why. If the Golf VII goes on sale in Europe in early 2013, then we could see the Golf here alongside a facelifted Jetta with new engines in 2014. Although, I have to say... if Autobild is right about the Golf VII styling, which they usually are, then it may look similar enough to the Jetta VI that no facelift is necessary.
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      04-26-2012 12:20 PM #5
      Verebs...any ETKA pictures of these new armrests?
      Lid swap, or full unit replacement?

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      04-26-2012 12:30 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by Clyde Smith View Post
      Verebs...any ETKA pictures of these new armrests?
      Lid swap, or full unit replacement?
      Excellent question... and either way, it's good news.

      If it's just a lid swap, then 2011-12 owners can do a (relatively) cheap upgrade to get an adjustable armrest.

      If it's not a swap, then VW had cast an entirely new center console because to this point, even the ultra-lux Euro models with rear vents haven't had an adjustable rest. If a new console was cast, then it's a possible hint that the plastic was re-textured.

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      04-26-2012 12:46 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by mediumbluemetalic View Post

      Also, Moonrock Silver Metallic is replacing White Gold. In pictures, it looks more like Polar Silver from the 80s or Desert Wind from the 90s, so I'm OK with that. White Gold was too much like silver in some light, IMHO, so I'm not sad to see it replaced by Moonrock.



      Didn't know Moonrock was already available. Here's a 2012 S:

      My White Gold Jetta:




      I think White Gold Metallic was one of the better colors. IMO Gold Color like that Moon rock is an old person color. It belongs on Buicks. White Gold looks like a rich silver color, not as bland as plain silver.

      Honestly, I was hopeing for more changes for the 2013 model like IRS, Soft Touch, and Full MFD for the TDIs. Hopefully they will still make those changes.

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      04-26-2012 12:48 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by SimpleStaple View Post
      Ugh so angry they did all these changes....

      Hate my car until I can upgrade! AND F*CK MY DRUM BRAKES IN THE REAR...
      This is an easy fix:
      1. Get a loner car
      2. Go to the dealer at night steal your car
      3. Go to a shop swap the rear end from the loner to your car
      4. Return your car to the dealer
      5. ??????
      6. Profit!

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      04-26-2012 12:51 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by mediumbluemetalic View Post
      Excellent question... and either way, it's good news.

      If it's just a lid swap, then 2011-12 owners can do a (relatively) cheap upgrade to get an adjustable armrest.

      If it's not a swap, then VW had cast an entirely new center console because to this point, even the ultra-lux Euro models with rear vents haven't had an adjustable rest. If a new console was cast, then it's a possible hint that the plastic was re-textured.
      HAHAHAHAHAHAHA Cheap!!!??? Not if they are doing another, "one-off only fits one model in the entire lineup" $350.00 USD Armrest freaking LID!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      04-26-2012 12:56 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by Verebs1 View Post
      This is an easy fix:
      1. Get a loner car
      2. Go to the dealer at night steal your car
      3. Go to a shop swap the rear end from the loner to your car
      4. Return your car to the dealer
      5. ??????
      6. Profit!
      I thought about doing that to get a 2.0t instead of my 2.slo. Next oil change I guess
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      04-26-2012 01:04 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by Verebs1 View Post
      This is an easy fix:
      1. Get a loner car
      2. Go to the dealer at night steal your car
      3. Go to a shop swap the rear end from the loner to your car
      4. Return your car to the dealer
      5. ??????
      6. Profit!
      Also, enterprise is starting to Rent TDI Jettas, I am sure they wouldn't notice if a few parts had been swapped with decontented ones Not that I would condone this.

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      04-26-2012 01:19 PM #12
      This is why I decided to lease my '11 SE, I know a much better version(s) will be coming soon...I have little over a year left on my lease and then I plan to purchase a GLI Autobahn w/ Nav

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      04-26-2012 01:39 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by Verebs1 View Post
      HAHAHAHAHAHAHA Cheap!!!??? Not if they are doing another, "one-off only fits one model in the entire lineup" $350.00 USD Armrest freaking LID!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      Assuming it will be a sliding/ratcheting armrest...you're probably right

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      04-26-2012 02:07 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by whiplash willy View Post
      Also, enterprise is starting to Rent TDI Jettas, I am sure they wouldn't notice if a few parts had been swapped with decontented ones Not that I would condone this.
      Yes willy, Im game.
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      04-26-2012 02:27 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by Clyde Smith View Post
      Assuming it will be a sliding/ratcheting armrest...you're probably right
      The current static version is $350.00 USD!

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      04-26-2012 02:44 PM #16
      Lowell.
      I guess mine will "break" once the part number supersedes to the new ones

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      04-26-2012 02:55 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by Clyde Smith View Post
      Lowell.
      I guess mine will "break" once the part number supersedes to the new ones
      Will they cover that under warranty? lol

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      04-26-2012 03:33 PM #18
      Definitely.
      I've done enough of them

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      04-26-2012 03:46 PM #19
      Anyone thinking of trading in their '12 for a '13???

      I guess they will come out with a full new body design by '14.
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      04-26-2012 09:39 PM #21
      anybody else got a case of buyers remorse ?

      2013 SE now is comparable to my 2011 SEL :p

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      04-26-2012 09:53 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by whiplash willy View Post
      My White Gold Jetta:


      I think White Gold Metallic was one of the better colors. IMO Gold Color like that Moon rock is an old person color. It belongs on Buicks. White Gold looks like a rich silver color, not as bland as plain silver.
      I'm not saying that White Gold wasn't a nice color. It was significantly better than Mojave Beige and Wheat Beige. Mojave was too Gold...it was almost Futura Yellow, and Wheat Beige was super-old-person; it was the darkest/dullest of medium beige colors. But there was a White Gold at my workplace for a year, and 99% of the time, it looked exactly like Reflex Silver. It was just too similar in most light. Moonrock Silver sounds badass, and it looks very much like Polar Silver, a well-remembered MkI-MkII staple color, and Desert Wind, a popular MkIII color. Is Moonrock more old person than White Gold? Yes. But that's because most old people don't buy silver, which is what they probably thought White Gold was. See what I'm getting at?

      Quote Originally Posted by whiplash willy View Post
      My White Gold Jetta:

      Honestly, I was hopeing for more changes for the 2013 model like IRS, Soft Touch, and Full MFD for the TDIs. Hopefully they will still make those changes.
      I fully expected a soft dash in the TDI... that seemed like an easy fix, and I'm surprised that VW didn't send that over, seeing as the dash will now be in all SEL cars, too. The rest, though, I didn't expect. A full GLI MFD would require a GLI/Euro electrical system, which would be a pretty significant expense for something that most owners won't notice. The same can be said for IRS... it does drive better, but most reviews of the standard Jetta's suspension have said that the car rides much like a MkV. I think that IRS is being saved for a future TDI Cup Edition... that, or a GLI TDI. A new TDI is in the works with close to 200hp. That TDI will have IRS.

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      04-26-2012 10:09 PM #23
      Those are all nice upgrades!!! This is the way it should came in the first place

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      Quote Originally Posted by dc5rn View Post
      Those are all nice upgrades!!! This is the way it should came in the first place
      Fully agree

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      04-29-2012 12:14 AM #25
      None of the local dealerships will even say a word about upcoming changes. I have a feeling that several VW lots will be full of 2012 models for a long time after the new ones hit the market.


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      04-29-2012 12:53 AM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by Jettadude1 View Post
      None of the local dealerships will even say a word about upcoming changes. I have a feeling that several VW lots will be full of 2012 models for a long time after the new ones hit the market.


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      04-29-2012 01:41 AM #27
      It was rather obvious that these changes were coming. The Honda lots are going to be overflowing with Civics!!!
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