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    1. Member GLI Nutt's Avatar
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      05-12-2012 12:54 AM #1
      Hello everyone. I am taking delivery of a 2012 Deep Black Metallic Jetta GLI 6 speed manual tomorrow morning. This will be my first VW and turbo. I come from the Honda world and am trading my 2008 Fit. I decided it was time to get something with some low end grunt...looking forward to reading all about VWs and especially turbo versions.

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      05-12-2012 12:56 AM #2
      welcome to vortex!
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      05-12-2012 11:15 AM #3
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      05-12-2012 04:08 PM #4
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      05-12-2012 06:54 PM #6
      i just ordered my 2013 autobahn with nav today, new gli member soon lol

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      05-12-2012 08:45 PM #7
      Congrats!.... and welcome!
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      05-12-2012 09:13 PM #8
      Thanks for the warm welcome everyone. I picked up the car around 11:00 AM. Brought it home and did my first mod. Pinstripe delete. Why do dealerships insist on putting pinstripes on all their new cars and charging $100.00 extra? Drove it around for a few miles and showed it to my buddy who has a 2010 GTI. There are quite a few common parts shared between the models in the interior. I washed it and started waxing some of the panels. Will probably do some more tonight. Planning on putting the rear lip spoiler on it and also the Monster floor mats. Does anyone know if you can upgrade the existing radio to include navigation? I'll search around...that would be sweet if you could. Trying to keep it under 4 grand for the first 1K miles. It's hard to do...
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    9. 05-12-2012 10:55 PM #9
      Awesome looking Jetta,enormous upgrsade from a 2008 Honda Fit

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      05-13-2012 12:05 AM #10
      Crappy cell phone pic without the pinstripe. It's a blank slate for now...
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      05-13-2012 06:24 PM #11
      OK, so I ordered an OEM VW rear lip spoiler today from keffervwparts.com. How hard is it to install these? I tried searching for a thread on installation, but couldn't find anything. Is it as simple as cleaning the paint with alcohol, applying some adhesive promoter and sticking it on?
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      05-18-2012 04:31 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by GLI Nutt View Post
      OK, so I ordered an OEM VW rear lip spoiler today from keffervwparts.com. How hard is it to install these? I tried searching for a thread on installation, but couldn't find anything. Is it as simple as cleaning the paint with alcohol, applying some adhesive promoter and sticking it on?
      I ordered the same. It comes with detailed instructions so you have nothing much to worry about. My problem is it didn't come with adhesive.

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      06-03-2012 12:18 AM #13
      Well, I got the spoiler installed. If I had to do it again, I would have paid someone to install it.





      Also got some GLI Monster Mats. Nice and comfy. Easier to keep clean as well.



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      06-03-2012 08:22 AM #14
      Nice car. I see you bought the manual version, you will be happy. Take it out on a twisty road and have fun.

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      06-05-2012 01:37 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by GLI Nutt View Post
      Well, I got the spoiler installed. If I had to do it again, I would have paid someone to install it.





      Also got some GLI Monster Mats. Nice and comfy. Easier to keep clean as well.



      Looks great! I'm new to the forum and the VW community as well. Any plans to mod it?

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      06-05-2012 05:01 PM #17
      my car has a twin! cept you've 1 up'd with the spoiler. still have to get it done. how much did it run you? through dealer?

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      06-05-2012 06:39 PM #18
      yeah i would like to know the same on the spoiler. my dealer didnt even offer me a spoiler lip or any extras expect the warranties.
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    19. 06-05-2012 06:51 PM #19
      Congrats on your GLI. For those of you with the cloth seats in the GLI - how do you like them? I have an 02 GTI with leather which I love but I'm thinking of buying a GLI manual with cloth seats.

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      06-05-2012 07:33 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by NeL View Post
      Looks great! I'm new to the forum and the VW community as well. Any plans to mod it?
      Thanks! No extreme plans to mod it. Want to get APR Stage 1 flash for the ECU when it goes on sale. I did install the European Short Shift kit the first week I got it. Will probably tint the windows soon too.

      Quote Originally Posted by jaebroni View Post
      my car has a twin! cept you've 1 up'd with the spoiler. still have to get it done. how much did it run you? through dealer?
      Spoiler was like $255 from keffervwparts.com. Does not include adhesive. Unless you are an experienced body person, I would not attempt this mod on your own. It was not an easy install and I'm not thrilled with how it came out.

      Quote Originally Posted by bassep View Post
      Congrats on your GLI. For those of you with the cloth seats in the GLI - how do you like them? I have an 02 GTI with leather which I love but I'm thinking of buying a GLI manual with cloth seats.
      I like the seats, but I have never owned leather so it's hard for me to compare. They look very well constructed and are comfortable on long trips. (drove it on a 1K+ mile trip when I first got it) I like the fact that you could get a base GLI for around 24K without a sunroof, 18" wheels and the full vinyl interior. I don't need any of those things and I can put the money towards performance related modifications instead.
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