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    Thread: So heading to germany for a week...

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      05-16-2012 08:21 AM #1
      So Ill be heading to germany for a week for some business and I was wondering what kinda things could I get there that I could get and bring back with me that would make it worth my time?

      I was thinking of getting the euro tail light, euro cup holder and maby a GTD badge. Id love to get the Euro hid/led lights there too but what else should I look out for while im there?

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      05-16-2012 09:42 AM #2
      BEER!

      I tend to look for things like a dealer badge for the back of the car. Obscure things you would only see on a car in Europe.

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      05-16-2012 11:23 AM #3
      I wonder if OEM parts are any less expensive in Germany versus purchasing locally?

      Obviously you won't be able to return with items that are too large in size, but, pending money was no issue, I'd get a Westfalia hitch and OEM headlights with Projector HID's and LED's, along with a Euro Headlight Switch and Rear Fog tailight... and whatever else gets me as an impulse buy!

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      05-16-2012 11:25 AM #4
      i would like one of these please. thank you.

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      05-16-2012 07:33 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by toneman View Post
      i would like one of these please. thank you.
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      05-17-2012 08:20 AM #6
      So i got my rental car info and guess what, I get a 2012 Jetta wagon TDI 6 speed! might have to bring a set of tail lights along with me

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      05-17-2012 08:26 AM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by Biggu View Post
      So i got my rental car info and guess what, I get a 2012 Jetta wagon TDI 6 speed! might have to bring a set of tail lights along with me
      ooh... you'll love the gearing that the euro version has


      fyi.. only the driver's side taillight is different in europe (and the only difference is the lens for the rear fog). And, prices at German dealers are roughly the same as in the US.. or more expensive.
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      05-17-2012 09:57 AM #8
      Where in Germany are you headed? I did a tour about 15 years ago that went Frankfurt-Heidelberg-Stuttgart-Munich, then crossed into Austria and went to Vienna and Salzburg. It was pretty awesome.
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      05-18-2012 06:22 AM #9
      This is from the German '12 JSW brochure:

      • Tow rope, up to 2500 kg
        Storage bag for ski bag
        G0 plus ISOFIX Bobsy, 0 to 15 months to 13 kg (excluding installation)
        Bobsy G0-1 ​​ISOFIX, up to 4 years, 9 to 18 kg (excluding installation)
        Bobsy G2-3 Pro, 3 to 12 years, 15 to 36 kg (excluding installation)
        Roof Box, 310 liters (excluding installation)
        Roof Box, 340 liters (excluding installation)
        Roof box 460 liters (excluding installation)
        Sill slides, black and silver, four-piece (excluding installation)
        Bicycle racks, car roof (excluding installation)
        Rubber floor mats, rear, black (excluding installation)
        Rubber floor mats, front, black, button (excluding installation)
        Rear bar, chrome-effect (excluding installation)
        Kayak rack (excluding installation)
        Hangers, Chrome (excluding installation)
        Bumper protection, stainless steel (excluding installation)
        Stainless steel pedal covers, automatic (excluding installation)
        Stainless steel pedal covers, shift (excluding installation)
        Tire bag set, up to 18 "
        GTI-look gear shift knob, black (excluding installation)
        Rear mud flaps (excluding installation)
        Front mud flaps (excluding installation)
        Ski and snowboard racks comfort, 6 pairs of skis or 4 snowboards (excluding installation)
        Ski and snowboard holder 4 pairs of skis or 2 snowboards (excluding installation)
        Ski-/Snowboardhalter, 6 pairs of skis or 4 snowboards (excluding installation)
        Ski bag
        Dividers (excluding installation)
        G0-1 ISOFIX base D-foot, backward (excluding installation)
        G0-1 ISOFIX base D-foot, forward directed (excluding installation)
        First aid kit

      You can get most of that here...

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      05-18-2012 08:40 AM #10
      Makes sense that you can get most of the same stuff here. The JSW is built exclusively in Puebla, so many of the accessories are probably supplied out of there or from other North American suppliers as well.
      Quote Originally Posted by weaponized kitten View Post
      It's because soccer mom's prefer batteries in their little SUV's, it reminds them of their dildo's and so they connect with them on an emotional level.

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      05-24-2012 09:39 AM #11
      dude if you get any of this stuff would you be willing to share some part numbers and maybe some photo's

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      05-28-2012 12:37 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by ajd187 View Post
      Makes sense that you can get most of the same stuff here. The JSW is built exclusively in Puebla, so many of the accessories are probably supplied out of there or from other North American suppliers as well.
      Yes, but sometimes certain items are "for export only" and thus not easy to find on the local market... probably easiest to get on a german dealer

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      06-07-2012 04:51 PM #13
      ill be going to the VW dealer tomorrow, Its funny how common Station wagons are here. BTW the new passat wagon and the all road look absolutely awesome on the road.

      my rental car ended up being a 2012 golf variant comfort line with 6 speed 1.6l TDI with 4 motion. Kinda different to drive but I like the AWD alot on this car.

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      06-07-2012 05:29 PM #14
      random german fuel station in 2009

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      06-10-2012 08:01 AM #15
      mmmm... so many wagons...

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      08-28-2012 09:55 AM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by Biggu View Post
      So i got my rental car info and guess what, I get a 2012 Jetta wagon TDI 6 speed! might have to bring a set of tail lights along with me
      if you really wanna get grimey, bring your OE lightswitch and swap it out for the euro!

      a bad day in a Volkswagen, is better than a good day in a Honda...

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      08-28-2012 11:05 AM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by Biggu View Post
      ill be going to the VW dealer tomorrow, Its funny how common Station wagons are here. BTW the new passat wagon and the all road look absolutely awesome on the road.

      my rental car ended up being a 2012 golf variant comfort line with 6 speed 1.6l TDI with 4 motion. Kinda different to drive but I like the AWD alot on this car.
      Your a lucky one. Still need to go to Germany at least once in my life.

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      08-28-2012 12:19 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by Biggu View Post
      ill be going to the VW dealer tomorrow, Its funny how common Station wagons are here. BTW the new passat wagon and the all road look absolutely awesome on the road.

      my rental car ended up being a 2012 golf variant comfort line with 6 speed 1.6l TDI with 4 motion. Kinda different to drive but I like the AWD alot on this car.

      i would trade engines for 4motion in a minute. miss the stability of my A4.

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