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    Thread: Aonarch's Beetle; The Saga Begins

    1. Member Squirrel Nuts's Avatar
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      06-20-2012 02:14 PM #106
      What happened to air bro?

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      06-20-2012 02:26 PM #107
      Quote Originally Posted by ilyaamex View Post
      Thanks for the pshop. They look boring on it... But if I painted them white or anthracite? Oh yeah they would pop.

      Quote Originally Posted by Squirrel Nuts View Post
      What happened to air bro?
      Maybe September.
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      06-20-2012 03:10 PM #108
      Quote Originally Posted by Aonarch View Post
      Thanks for the pshop. They look boring on it... But if I painted them white or anthracite? Oh yeah they would pop.
      I'm bored today








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      06-20-2012 03:22 PM #109
      ^ The white ones look good

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      06-20-2012 03:50 PM #110
      Lol thanks for the colors!!!

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      06-20-2012 03:55 PM #111
      Quote Originally Posted by vdub10golf View Post
      ^ The white ones look good
      Yup I will probably do those in white. Classic and clean.
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      06-20-2012 05:25 PM #112
      Cancelled Aristos.
      Last edited by Aonarch; 06-21-2012 at 03:14 PM.
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      06-21-2012 12:04 PM #113
      Those are 5x100. your car is 5x112. Running adaptors, or are they 5x112 Aristo reps?
      Jack of all trades.

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      06-21-2012 03:14 PM #114
      Cancelled the wheels. Might get a set later, but for now I like the stockers.

      Yes they were 5x112 reps.

      I'm going to go with something very light weight.



      Right now I need to figure out exactly what direction I want to go with the Beetle... I originally wanted to go low and slow, but now maybe not.



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      06-21-2012 05:32 PM #115
      If you like the R32 wheel, how about the OZ Superturismo GT? It's very similar...

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      06-21-2012 06:05 PM #116
      Quote Originally Posted by David9962000 View Post
      If you like the R32 wheel, how about the OZ Superturismo GT? It's very similar...
      IIRC they are >20 lbs >22 lbs.

      My favorite wheel though.
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      06-22-2012 06:53 PM #117
      I just got the new window motors, nope still having issues. That is the third repair attempt. Not going to lemon the car, yes in GA you can lemon a car for something that stupid.

      Hopefully VW can get this sorted...
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      06-22-2012 10:19 PM #118
      Relocated my PS reservoir and removed the awful, massive bracket that used to secure it.

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      06-22-2012 11:21 PM #119
      what was all that GLI talk about on IG
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      06-22-2012 11:24 PM #120
      Forget the GLI, what about the MK1?

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      06-23-2012 01:28 AM #121
      Quote Originally Posted by 98DUB View Post
      what was all that GLI talk about on IG
      My friend bought a GLI today. I was there for moral support as well as getting my windows fixed for the 3rd time. Still broken btw! And now my window is scratched up so that needs a replacement...

      Quote Originally Posted by dubb34r View Post
      Forget the GLI, what about the MK1?
      Trying to arrange that deal.
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      06-23-2012 08:31 PM #122
      Sending VW a final repair notice under my lemon law protection. If they do not response within 7 days I win, if the problem is not fixed within 14 days I win. If the problem is fixed but within 3 years later it breaks again I win.
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    18. 06-24-2012 09:11 AM #123
      Quote Originally Posted by Aonarch View Post
      Sending VW a final repair notice under my lemon law protection. If they do not response within 7 days I win, if the problem is not fixed within 14 days I win. If the problem is fixed but within 3 years later it breaks again I win.
      Your goal a new car? Good luck - hope it works out.

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      06-24-2012 11:42 AM #124
      Damn dude that blows.

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      06-24-2012 11:59 AM #125
      Quote Originally Posted by Hufeisen View Post
      Your goal a new car? Good luck - hope it works out.
      I just think the Beetle has too many little issues right now. I might ask VWoA for a Sportwagen, and see if they will swap with me. They are usually pretty good about it, especially after 2 weeks of ownership.

      Quote Originally Posted by dubb34r View Post
      Damn dude that blows.
      My main thing is, if I go through the lemon law process by the books, which I am, I can wait three years from the final repair date to claim the car as a lemon. Basically I have 24 months to send a final repair notice and then 36 months to go through lemon law.

      I will never own a Ford again, because they basically refused to fix my car and I had to go through arbitration to get anything done.

      VW is generally really good with customer service.
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    21. 06-24-2012 03:51 PM #126
      Quote Originally Posted by Aonarch View Post
      VW is generally really good with customer service.
      I will agree with this comment.... My father had a '98 New Beetle that VW bought back and allowed him to get in an '01 NB just short of 3 years later. The dealer was very helpful in the process, but I give VW credit too.

      Good luck - was looking forward to your progress with the car.

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      06-24-2012 05:05 PM #127
      Quote Originally Posted by Hufeisen View Post
      I will agree with this comment.... My father had a '98 New Beetle that VW bought back and allowed him to get in an '01 NB just short of 3 years later. The dealer was very helpful in the process, but I give VW credit too.

      Good luck - was looking forward to your progress with the car.
      Unfortunately I have to stop all progress until I get these issues straightened out.

      My horn still does not work. I have been to the dealer 3 times now asking them to fix it, but magically the horn works every time!!! Horn worked on Friday, but hasn't worked yesterday or today. Really annoying.

      Windows are still having issues. Auto-up/ down feature stopped working on Saturday, working again today, but the pinch protection is still completely messed up. Last night it took me about 3 minutes to roll up my driver side window.
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      06-24-2012 10:15 PM #128
      My horn worked, but my drivers window did not on tonights drive.
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      06-24-2012 11:35 PM #129
      How about unplugging the battery for 30 min? Will that do a soft reset?

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      06-25-2012 11:15 AM #130
      Aonarch - have you contacted VWoA yet? I sent them a email through their website experessing my frustration with the Beetle after my great GTI experiences.

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      06-25-2012 11:56 AM #131
      Quote Originally Posted by David9962000 View Post
      How about unplugging the battery for 30 min? Will that do a soft reset?
      I did this on Saturday did not work.

      Quote Originally Posted by sonic_va View Post
      Aonarch - have you contacted VWoA yet? I sent them a email through their website experessing my frustration with the Beetle after my great GTI experiences.
      I haven't contacted them yet, since my dealer is taking care of me really well. I need to call my service advisor today though, but I am afraid of what he might tell me, basically I am SOL. If that is the case I will need to contact my state lemon law office as well as VWoA.
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      06-25-2012 04:00 PM #132
      Quote Originally Posted by Aonarch View Post
      I haven't contacted them yet, since my dealer is taking care of me really well. I need to call my service advisor today though, but I am afraid of what he might tell me, basically I am SOL. If that is the case I will need to contact my state lemon law office as well as VWoA.
      Yeah, I didn't want to throw my dealership under the bus, since they've pretty much accommodated me this whole time...but sounds like VWoA will be contacting them regardless.

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      06-25-2012 04:23 PM #133
      Quote Originally Posted by sonic_va View Post
      Yeah, I didn't want to throw my dealership under the bus, since they've pretty much accommodated me this whole time...but sounds like VWoA will be contacting them regardless.
      Do you have the same issue?

      I normally would not care, but my interior has been soaked twice. I now have to check my windows periodically especially during a rain storm. Also not being able to roll up the window is a huge PITA.

      This is 50% my fault, since I literally always have the windows done unless it is raining, but it is also not my fault, since the windows should work on a new car!

      My other VW's have always had minor pinch protection issues, but it was never a big deal. Simply re-roll up the window, however I now have to sit there for a minute or two and fight with it to go up.

      Also I now have a nasty rattle coming from my drivers door card, expected...
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      06-26-2012 03:36 PM #134
      Quote Originally Posted by Aonarch View Post
      Do you have the same issue?

      I normally would not care, but my interior has been soaked twice. I now have to check my windows periodically especially during a rain storm. Also not being able to roll up the window is a huge PITA.

      This is 50% my fault, since I literally always have the windows done unless it is raining, but it is also not my fault, since the windows should work on a new car!

      My other VW's have always had minor pinch protection issues, but it was never a big deal. Simply re-roll up the window, however I now have to sit there for a minute or two and fight with it to go up.

      Also I now have a nasty rattle coming from my drivers door card, expected...
      Yes I am, I haven't got the tint I wanted because I didn't want them to blame the film. I haven't had it leak, but as someone who has to roll down his windows daily to get in his residence's garage, not rolling them down to badge into said garage is not an option. I also have a nasty rattle from the rear driver's side roof of the car, that seems to get worse when the car has been out in the heat. Ugh. Car was in 4 times to fix the window, it seems to be working now, but man, do I miss my previous car, a 2010 GTI.

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      06-26-2012 05:08 PM #135
      Quote Originally Posted by sonic_va View Post
      Yes I am, I haven't got the tint I wanted because I didn't want them to blame the film. I haven't had it leak, but as someone who has to roll down his windows daily to get in his residence's garage, not rolling them down to badge into said garage is not an option. I also have a nasty rattle from the rear driver's side roof of the car, that seems to get worse when the car has been out in the heat. Ugh. Car was in 4 times to fix the window, it seems to be working now, but man, do I miss my previous car, a 2010 GTI.
      Are you thinking about lemoning it? My previous car was a MKVI GTI as well.

      I called my service advisor yesterday he is supposed to be contacting VW to figure out what the hell to do.

      Today my windows worked flawlessly, but the rattle is very, very loud.
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      06-26-2012 11:11 PM #136
      Looking into lemon laws in my state...VWoA should be calling me back tomorrow. Waiting to see where that goes first.

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      06-26-2012 11:30 PM #137
      Quote Originally Posted by sonic_va View Post
      Looking into lemon laws in my state...VWoA should be calling me back tomorrow. Waiting to see where that goes first.
      My service advisor never called me back uhh oh. He either forgot (unlikely) or vwoa is clueless on what to do. This is their last repair attempt.


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      06-27-2012 11:28 AM #138



      Two mornings in a row my passenger window magically rolled itself down in the middle of the night...
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      06-27-2012 11:43 AM #139
      Quote Originally Posted by Aonarch View Post
      Two mornings in a row my passenger window magically rolled itself down in the middle of the night...
      You're sure someone isn't just messing with you? Is your house built on an old Indian graveyard?

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      06-27-2012 11:47 AM #140
      Quote Originally Posted by Aonarch View Post
      Two mornings in a row my passenger window magically rolled itself down in the middle of the night...
      stop farting in the car and maybe it would not want to automatically air it self out!!
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