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Re: Bought a Jetta TDI W/Nav package
« Reply #180 on: January 03, 2012, 01:06:38 pm »
Conrad,how far south did you come?
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Re: Bought a Jetta TDI W/Nav package
« Reply #181 on: January 03, 2012, 01:16:07 pm »
Conrad,how far south did you come?

Effingham. We had lunch at Wild Wings while watching the Bears kick some Viking butt. One of my grandsons spent a week with us over the holiday break. They live in TN and Effingham is about halfway between their house and our's. My son met us there.
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Re: Bought a Jetta TDI W/Nav package
« Reply #182 on: January 03, 2012, 01:18:32 pm »
Hope you had a great time with your son. Anytime you ride south you're welcome to give me a holler.
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Re: Bought a Jetta TDI W/Nav package
« Reply #183 on: January 03, 2012, 01:23:10 pm »
Hope you had a great time with your son. Anytime you ride south you're welcome to give me a holler.

Thanks! I'll do that next time.
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Re: Bought a Jetta TDI W/Nav package
« Reply #184 on: January 03, 2012, 01:33:23 pm »
Sorry about your fog light lens, did you price it yet?

I took my first long trip with the Jetta on Sunday. Drove down to southern Illinois and back. 45 mpg down and 37 on the way back. The wind started up on the way back and we were driving right into it. I was sweating it a bit on the way back. I missed the exit for diesel and I wanted to wait for the next one. My range read ZERO as the nav system told me that my exit was coming up. I pumped 13.9 gals into the 14.5 gal tank.  :o

Speaking of diesel. In reading at the TDI forums they all recommend staying away from biodiesel in concentrations any higher than 5%. They make it sound like it's hard to find non bio around. I had no problems.
$163.75 + tax.  Ouch!!!!  I'm gonna see what I can find for protection, cheap insurance I wish I had done before the broken light.....  I guess I need to check the oil, bad on me.  I'll let you know in about 5 minutes.  If it ever gets to -13 around here it's a sure sign the ice age is starting, on the East side of the state it's a sure bet to get that cold and colder so I'll be doing the same as you, I really do want this car to last me 20 years.

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Re: Bought a Jetta TDI W/Nav package
« Reply #185 on: January 03, 2012, 01:37:57 pm »
Oil is right at the top of the line, looks as fresh as any new oil could.  Looks like she burns as much as the connie, which is none.

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Re: Bought a Jetta TDI W/Nav package
« Reply #186 on: January 03, 2012, 02:00:23 pm »
I have just a hair under 1k miles and the oil looks fine too.

Still loving the Jetta! One thing that I don't like is the fob with the stupid switchblade key. While in my pocket the button keeps getting pressed and the key pops out in my pocket.

Is that a VW fob in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?

Why yes it is and I am.   :P
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Re: Bought a Jetta TDI W/Nav package
« Reply #187 on: January 03, 2012, 02:05:17 pm »
Pants too tight?  You know that went out in the 70's unless you are a woman or one of the "new" generation of confused young males.   :)
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Re: Bought a Jetta TDI W/Nav package
« Reply #188 on: January 03, 2012, 02:06:53 pm »
Pants too tight?  You know that went out in the 70's unless you are a woman or one of the "new" generation of confused young males.   :)

Maybe that's it. They seemed to have shrunk up a bit over the holidays.
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Re: Bought a Jetta TDI W/Nav package
« Reply #189 on: January 03, 2012, 02:07:21 pm »
I have just a hair under 1k miles and the oil looks fine too.

Still loving the Jetta! One thing that I don't like is the fob with the stupid switchblade key. While in my pocket the button keeps getting pressed and the key pops out in my pocket.

Is that a VW fob in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?

Why yes it is and I am.   :P
I put some tape on it, frugal fix works like a charm ;D

Did you know that a VW fob works as a pick up tool?  Chicks dig a VW ;D  My wife was hit on by a one of them long haired stripper dudes, my only question was why she was in a location to meet him.  She was quite secretive :-X

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Re: Bought a Jetta TDI W/Nav package
« Reply #190 on: January 03, 2012, 02:12:35 pm »
I put some tape on it, frugal fix works like a charm ;D

Did you know that a VW fob works as a pick up tool?  Chicks dig a VW ;D  My wife was hit on by a one of them long haired stripper dudes, my only question was why she was in a location to meet him.  She was quite secretive :-X

Good idear on the tape. I was looking for an o-ring that would fit but I'll try the tape till my pants get back to the right size.

Um, wait. Chicks dig a VW I get that but why was the dude hitting on your wife, he's not a chick right? Maybe it's a hair thing?
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Re: Bought a Jetta TDI W/Nav package
« Reply #191 on: January 05, 2012, 03:33:39 am »
Thin perspex cut to size and bent using a hairdryer for the fog lamp covers  is one way to get cheap covers.You may be able to use velcro tabs or you could just use a few small spots of clear silicon to glue them on ,personally velcro tabs cut to size would be the best .I would also consider what areas will get stone chipped and get some clear film to protect it look at tankslapper for the idea ,I am sure you do it you self if you can fins a stcokist of tghe 3M film..

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Re: Bought a Jetta TDI W/Nav package
« Reply #192 on: January 08, 2012, 10:04:27 am »
It was nice enough outside yesterday that I gave the Vdubbya it's first hand wash and wax job. The closer I look at this car the more I love it. While washing and waxing it you can really get a close look as to how much thought and attention to detail VW spent on the thing. Quality inside and out.
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Re: Bought a Jetta TDI W/Nav package
« Reply #193 on: January 08, 2012, 10:16:32 am »
Friday I took a little coastal trip to Sequim, averaged 51 out and 47 back, around 180 miles total.
I found these online, I'm going to order, I just can't decide if I want clear or tinted.
http://www.ecstuning.com/Volkswagen-Jetta_VI-Sedan-TDI/Search/Headlight_Film/

I have a car squeegee I use in the AM, works great and it helps keep my idle time to a minimum.

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Re: Bought a Jetta TDI W/Nav package
« Reply #194 on: January 08, 2012, 05:15:24 pm »
I drove out to the mountains today in my Prius and got about 52mpg.  Haven't spent any time waxing or washing it unless you count that rainstorm we had about a week ago..
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