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    Thread: What's new for the 2014 GLI Autobahn.

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      02-21-2013 12:42 AM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by HD9280 View Post
      One is a fake, the other is the bluetooth receiver mic.



      I was told the microphone is in the little red lights in the same unit. really didn't see anything underneath those speaker looking covers

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      02-21-2013 09:12 AM #37
      Quote Originally Posted by VeeDubbinU View Post
      2013.5 GLI is already listed on VW's site with the only change so far is LED tail lights. Same motor. 2014 should have the new 2.0T
      Thats just a typo that has been there since the 2013 arrived. It has always said LED taillights but my 2013 nav model doesn't have them.

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      02-21-2013 09:34 AM #38
      All this talk about LED tails. However, yes LED tail lights are nice but vw is not making them smoked like proper GLI's are supposed to have so I like my smoked ones.
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      02-21-2013 09:36 AM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by Cookiepuss01 View Post
      All this talk about LED tails. However, yes LED tail lights are nice but vw is not making them smoked like proper GLI's are supposed to have so I like my smoked ones.
      We are not sure if the GLI will get smoked LED's or not. The Jetta hybrid has non smoked but the GLI may not get those taillights.

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      02-21-2013 10:34 AM #40
      ah the never ending update cycle.

      1st model year = Grab one and be exclusive
      2nd/3rd model year = Get the minor updates (HID, LED, power)

      Then comes a new model with new sheetmetal and your slightly updated car is now an outmode.

      So it's pretty much buyers choice which category they wanna fall into.

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      02-22-2013 02:33 AM #41
      Quote Originally Posted by clutchrider View Post
      ah the never ending update cycle.

      1st model year = Grab one and be exclusive
      2nd/3rd model year = Get the minor updates (HID, LED, power)

      Then comes a new model with new sheetmetal and your slightly updated car is now an outmode.

      So it's pretty much buyers choice which category they wanna fall into.
      You didn't include "with the kinks and malfunctions worked out" from the later model years.

      So when is mk7 coming out?

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      02-22-2013 03:28 AM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by Rift485 View Post
      I was told the microphone is in the little red lights in the same unit. really didn't see anything underneath those speaker looking covers
      No.. LoL.

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      02-22-2013 05:23 AM #43
      This has probably been answered somewhere but I've obviously missed it.

      Why is it that the MKVI is getting so many years of the GLI?
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      02-22-2013 09:29 AM #44
      Quote Originally Posted by werdnakills View Post
      This has probably been answered somewhere but I've obviously missed it.

      Why is it that the MKVI is getting so many years of the GLI?
      Because Jetta and Golf no longer use the same platform and also the GLI just came out in 2012 and the GTI came out in 2010.

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      02-22-2013 04:59 PM #45
      Quote Originally Posted by GLI4TJ View Post
      Because Jetta and Golf no longer use the same platform and also the GLI just came out in 2012 and the GTI came out in 2010.
      That doesn't answer my question.. I'm asking why the MKIV got 2 GLI's the MKV got 1 and the MKVI is getting 3?
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      02-23-2013 02:11 AM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by werdnakills View Post
      That doesn't answer my question.. I'm asking why the MKIV got 2 GLI's the MKV got 1 and the MKVI is getting 3?
      I will guess and say because the mk4 had an engine change the mk5 didnt and the mk6 did along with other changes to keep the car up to date. Again just a guess.

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      02-23-2013 03:06 PM #47
      The 2012 and the 2013 have the same engine do they not?
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      02-23-2013 03:09 PM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by werdnakills View Post
      That doesn't answer my question.. I'm asking why the MKIV got 2 GLI's the MKV got 1 and the MKVI is getting 3?
      What EXACTLY is your question?

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      02-23-2013 03:26 PM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by werdnakills View Post
      That doesn't answer my question.. I'm asking why the MKIV got 2 GLI's the MKV got 1 and the MKVI is getting 3?
      You should figure out how to ask a question, because your first question made very little sense.

      Have you read what you wrote? How does number of years equate with what apparently is supposed to mean number of trim levels?

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      02-23-2013 04:22 PM #50
      Quote Originally Posted by puma1552 View Post
      You should figure out how to ask a question, because your first question made very little sense.

      Have you read what you wrote? How does number of years equate with what apparently is supposed to mean number of trim levels?
      Seriously? It's a simple question. Why is the MKVI getting 3 years in a row of the GLI where as other generations did not.

      I made no mention of "number of trim levels" I'm talking about the GLI. ONE trim level.
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      02-23-2013 06:08 PM #51
      3 years in a row of the GLI or are you saying 3 years in a row of changes to the GLI.

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      02-23-2013 06:39 PM #52
      Quote Originally Posted by GLI4TJ View Post
      3 years in a row of the GLI or are you saying 3 years in a row of changes to the GLI.
      Same thing. Either way there will be at least a 2012, 2013, 2013.5, and a 2014 GLI. Changes will be made, sure. But my question is why is the MKVI Jetta getting so many YEARS of the Gli when previous generations did not.
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      02-23-2013 06:39 PM #53
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      My god, the jetta forums are so f-ing stupid and pointless. Its like 90% of the people on here wake up and eat a bowl of stupid everyday and then wonder what crap they can plastidip or what to buy on ebay.

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      02-24-2013 11:10 AM #54
      Quote Originally Posted by werdnakills View Post
      Same thing. Either way there will be at least a 2012, 2013, 2013.5, and a 2014 GLI. Changes will be made, sure. But my question is why is the MKVI Jetta getting so many YEARS of the Gli when previous generations did not.
      Ok now we finally get what you were saying. Answer is................................................ Not sure why.

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      02-24-2013 11:17 AM #55
      Quote Originally Posted by GLI4TJ View Post
      Ok now we finally get what you were saying. Answer is................................................ Not sure why.
      Well thanks for the great input
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      02-24-2013 10:10 PM #56
      Quote Originally Posted by werdnakills View Post
      But my question is why is the MKVI Jetta getting so many YEARS of the Gli when previous generations did not.
      Same reason for *everything* else in the auto industry: sales.

      The MKVI Jetta is selling well. The MKVI GLI is selling well. No reason to stop selling.

      As much as the MKV is thought to be the best generation Golf/Jetta yet, fact is it didn't sell well. This new generation is giving VW a level of sales they haven't seen in the US, and they're trying to maximize that.

      Personally, I think VW got the formula right with the MKVI GLI, better than with any previous GLI. I'd love it to have the interior quality of the MKV, though.
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      02-25-2013 12:02 AM #57
      I've never driven the mkv, but i don't see how i can want anything more in the interior of my 13 Nav.

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      02-25-2013 09:49 AM #58
      Quote Originally Posted by Rift485 View Post
      I've never driven the mkv, but i don't see how i can want anything more in the interior of my 13 Nav.
      Real leather, soft touch door panels with leather trim, more aluminum trim. And if im not mistaken they have auto headlights, 8 way power seat with 4 way power lumbar, auto dimming mirrors, drivers seat memory, and both the glove box and center console are air conditioned.

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      02-25-2013 01:21 PM #59
      Several sources had confirmed that the +10 2.0T was coming this summer as a 2013.5, but were they wrong? Or is VW just not updating the website yet?

      Historically, VW has been pretty horrible about keeping the specs up to date on their website. A TR Jetta was pictured for months before it was officially offered. The '13 SE models pictured still mostly are un-chromed like the '11-12 models. With several people indicating a new 2.0T this summer, I would have to imagine it's possible. VW wouldn't put that info on their website anyways until the models show up on the dealer lots, and they wouldn't have yet, even based on the old information.

      As a side note (again), I don't prefer the LED tail design. The Nav package can keep 'em. The fake turn signal strip irritates the CRAP out of me. It's irritating because it's fake, and the fact that there's already a REAL reverse light (in a more attractive location) makes them even worse.

      VW **should** have modeled the LED units after the GTI VII tails by extending the current reverse light all the way to the edge of the taillight. Not only would it have been better looking in general, but it would have made the Jetta look "modernized" after the upcoming GTI. Why they didn't do this is totally beyond me. The current look is a total afterthought. VW tried to make the Jetta's LED's look like the more bland Passat, which was a mistake in-and-of-itself, but having what looks like TWO reverse lights is just ridic.
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      02-25-2013 02:28 PM #60
      Quote Originally Posted by mediumbluemetalic View Post
      Several sources had confirmed that the +10 2.0T was coming this summer as a 2013.5, but were they wrong? Or is VW just not updating the website yet?

      Historically, VW has been pretty horrible about keeping the specs up to date on their website. A TR Jetta was pictured for months before it was officially offered. The '13 SE models pictured still mostly are un-chromed like the '11-12 models. With several people indicating a new 2.0T this summer, I would have to imagine it's possible. VW wouldn't put that info on their website anyways until the models show up on the dealer lots, and they wouldn't have yet, even based on the old information.

      As a side note (again), I don't prefer the LED tail design. The Nav package can keep 'em. The fake turn signal strip irritates the CRAP out of me. It's irritating because it's fake, and the fact that there's already a REAL reverse light (in a more attractive location) makes them even worse.

      VW **should** have modeled the LED units after the GTI VII tails by extending the current reverse light all the way to the edge of the taillight. Not only would it have been better looking in general, but it would have made the Jetta look "modernized" after the upcoming GTI. Why they didn't do this is totally beyond me. The current look is a total afterthought. VW tried to make the Jetta's LED's look like the more bland Passat, which was a mistake in-and-of-itself, but having what looks like TWO reverse lights is just ridic.
      We dont know what the GLI's LED's will look like yet we have no pics to go by. The Hybrid may have different taillights.

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      02-25-2013 06:32 PM #61
      I attempted to order a 2013 Autobahn GLI last week. The dealer told me that GLI's cannot be ordered at this time. This would indicate some changes are coming.

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      03-19-2013 10:52 AM #63
      Well if you go to the VW website now it mentions that the GLI has 210 hp and mentions both LED tailights and led taglights(new for 2013 but never mentioned before) so maybe there is a 2013.5 GLI.

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      I guess I will be the outcast here and say that the sub isn't all that bad and the system as a whole is pretty accurate in reproducing sound. You gotta take into account the age group that purchases this car and the background most have probably had with custom stereos. OEM sound systems, for the most part, suck. This one does not. It doesn't blow you away by any means, but it holds its own with other OEM sound systems i've heard in cars 2-3 times its cost. Due to how sensitive the door panels are, if anything is stored in the lower compartments it will rattle like hell. If they are kept clear, then no rattle. If your primary music is hip hop, this system isn't going to shine much at all, it wasn't designed to have booming bass; if you turn up the bass pass +3 it will distort some. It does reproduce tight bass at lower levels very well though. Rock, country, blues and similar music is where this system brings out its best. I listen to pretty much everything, but I was listening to some Pink Floyd the other day and it sounded damn good. I was picking up stuff I couldn't catch in my reference headphones. So I guess the overall quality is subjective but still very nice for a manufacturer provided car audio system.

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      03-19-2013 11:31 AM #65
      Quote Originally Posted by GLI4TJ View Post
      Well if you go to the VW website now it mentions that the GLI has 210 hp and mentions both LED tailights and led taglights(new for 2013 but never mentioned before) so maybe there is a 2013.5 GLI.
      The info appears to only be partially updated... some screens still display the old 200hp. Also, none of the screens indicate new MPGs, which are supposed to be several digits better than before. My guess is that the engine is coming in the next few months as a '13 model still (.5). I'm wondering if there will be any other changes though... just an engine swap shouldn't be enough to cause a stoppage of orders, should it? Maybe realigned options, too? Maybe the MSRP hasn't been decided yet?
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      03-19-2013 11:37 AM #66
      Quote Originally Posted by mediumbluemetalic View Post
      The info appears to only be partially updated... some screens still display the old 200hp. Also, none of the screens indicate new MPGs, which are supposed to be several digits better than before. My guess is that the engine is coming in the next few months as a '13 model still (.5). I'm wondering if there will be any other changes though... just an engine swap shouldn't be enough to cause a stoppage of orders, should it? Maybe realigned options, too? Maybe the MSRP hasn't been decided yet?
      I also think they will get LED taillights. I hope they add the blue color from the GTI cause they have limited colors on the GLI.

    32. 03-21-2013 12:02 AM #67
      When would a 2014 model come out? I'm in the market and don't mind waiting for the new one...just never bought a new car before and wasn't sure when newer models are usually released.

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      03-21-2013 12:05 AM #68
      Quote Originally Posted by IthacaIsGorges View Post
      When would a 2014 model come out? I'm in the market and don't mind waiting for the new one...just never bought a new car before and wasn't sure when newer models are usually released.
      End of July, beginning of August.

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      03-21-2013 12:37 AM #69
      Quote Originally Posted by GLI4TJ View Post
      I also think they will get LED taillights. I hope they add the blue color from the GTI cause they have limited colors on the GLI.
      LED tails have been confirmed for the Nav models only. I *think* you can find these on lots already if your dealer has relatively new stock. They won't appear on non-HID GLI models (base and Autobahn without Nav).

      An added color would be nice, but the GTI doesn't come in blue. The .:R model does, but don't expect that on the GLI. If anything, we could lose a color. The GTI VII comes in fewer colors than the GTI VI, so there's a chance that the GLI could lose a color. The only givens for GLI/GTI colors are Red and Black. Everything else (white, silver, grey) is subject to change.
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      I think I'll wait for the 2015 to trade in my 12, once the flaws in the 2014 refresh are fixed.
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