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    Thread: Xenons/19's now $1000 option on ALL Turbos!

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      05-24-2012 07:23 PM #1
      My mind is blown. I just dropped my GLI off for service and the Service Manager told me they had a Beetle out back I "HAD to see. Red, turbo, great looking." he grabs a salesman to take me to see it, I turn the corner, and there's what looks like a loaded Turbo without a sunroof. I thought it was one of the oddball cars coming out of Puebla; NOPE.

      Salesman tells me the xenons and 19's are available as an option on ALL turbos. Sure enough this is a base turbo with cloth, standard radio, no sunroof or keyless. Wow!





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      05-24-2012 08:52 PM #2
      With gauges!

    3. 05-24-2012 11:18 PM #3
      A base model with DSG? That's strange.

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      05-24-2012 11:28 PM #4
      DSG has been available on the base Turbo.

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      05-25-2012 09:28 AM #5
      Well I thought this pretty big news.

    6. 05-25-2012 11:18 AM #6
      My base model turbo has the dsg, unfortunately the paddles are only available on the loaded car with all the crap on the steering wheel, gonna have to see about buying one and retrofiting the paddles to my barren wheel.

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      05-25-2012 11:36 AM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by silverspeedbuggy View Post
      Well I thought the xenons and 19's were pretty big news.
      Fixed.

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      05-28-2012 12:29 PM #8
      This IS good news. I already knew that the turbo Beetles had the proper CECM to handle the additions. Do you think this could now also be added/installed at the dealership?

      I believe one way to make this determination, is to inspect the harness connected to the back of the halogen headlamps. If the harness coming from the vehicle has more than 5 leads coming from it (like 10 leads) then the upgrade would be easy.

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      05-28-2012 12:40 PM #9
      I thought it was already an option on all turbos? We've had several base model Turbos with Xenons/19s.

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      05-28-2012 02:30 PM #10
      ... well, not according to VW's site or the Beetle sales brochure.

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      05-28-2012 05:07 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by the beet View Post
      ... well, not according to VW's site or the Beetle sales brochure.
      This. I was shocked. And thrilled. Now I'd be perfectly content in a base Turbo with the xenons.

    12. 06-01-2012 03:03 PM #12
      I live in Maryland and have been trying to find a base turbo with this package. Looking at the 05/08/12 price and order guide, it looks like this is no longer an option on the base turbo:

      http://www.hewlettvw.com/MY2012_Reta...r_Guide_US.pdf

      Any suggestions on how to track down one of these. The dealers around here have not been all that helpful?

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      06-01-2012 10:50 PM #13
      Try looking outside of your immediate area. If they are available, one will turn up. You may want to try Northern Virginia...

      Even though I did not purchase/was not interested in a Turbo, the 2012 2.5L Beetle with the options I wanted was hard to come by in my area. I happened to search near my work in Alexandria and found one right away. They even delivered to my work. How's that for service???

      I'm guessing that is a fairly new option and not many of the dealers know about/or have one yet. I don't see many 2012 Beetles in my area. In fact, I don't believe I've seen a turbo with the Xenon/LEDs yet.

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      06-02-2012 07:56 PM #14
      If only I could get Xenons on the TDI model... it's a turbo too, right?

      Until then I won't buy one. I'm seeing Xenons available on much cheaper cars now. It's no longer an exotic unheard of option for something in this price class.

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      08-13-2012 04:41 PM #15
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...5#post78585685

      I just got one of these, you can check out my thread.
      Last edited by gwernerjr; 08-13-2012 at 05:22 PM.

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      08-13-2012 05:22 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by gwernerjr View Post
      I just got one of these, you can check out my thread.
      He's talking about getting the wheels/lights on a Turbo DIESEL, not the Turbo gasser.

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      08-13-2012 05:23 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by silverspeedbuggy View Post
      He's talking about getting the wheels/lights on a Turbo DIESEL, not the Turbo gasser.
      That was not meant for him haha it was meant for the thread starter. I just accidentally quoted the last post..

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      08-13-2012 05:26 PM #19
      btw, I've seen base turbos with this option, and loaded turbos with this option (as these features will be standard on the 2013 loaded model), but never a sun/sound version with this option. Interesting..

    20. 08-13-2012 06:14 PM #20
      Looks like in one of the photos that some of the less are out. look close. some are not lite.

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      08-13-2012 06:19 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by Babie View Post
      Looks like in one of the photos that some of the less are out. look close. some are not lite.
      It's just an illusion because the LEDs are hard to capture with a camera given their frequency of light

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      08-13-2012 06:40 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by TWinbrook46636 View Post
      If only I could get Xenons on the TDI model... it's a turbo too, right?

      Until then I won't buy one. I'm seeing Xenons available on much cheaper cars now. It's no longer an exotic unheard of option for something in this price class.
      I heard your pain, we are on the same boat.
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    23. 08-13-2012 09:29 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by TWinbrook46636 View Post
      If only I could get Xenons on the TDI model... it's a turbo too, right?

      Until then I won't buy one. I'm seeing Xenons available on much cheaper cars now. It's no longer an exotic unheard of option for something in this price class.
      Quote Originally Posted by JETTAWOLFS98 View Post
      I heard your pain, we are on the same boat.
      VW's version of "customization" ... they customize, take it or leave it.

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