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    Age is catching up to the '11.

    There is a good "test" section of road that I traverse regularly that has two bridges that are raised like a plateau - they are basically like _/---\_ but with the top dashes even with the ramps up (not quite that extreme but can't portray well via typical keyboard). First bridge is on a...
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    Mazda (finally) confirms a CX-5 diesel this summer

    Tiguan 2.0 grew into correct proportions for the compact CUV class (CR-V, RAV4, Equinox, etc.) - 1st gen was too small and too euro centric for the US market. Not to mention fuel economy was horrific compared to everyone else. I had a 2020 or 2021 Tiguan S as a loaner for about a week...
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    Age is catching up to the '11.

    Hey all! So the '11 in my sig is not my daily commuter and most of our weekend dart around town time is in my E-Golf so I don't get to ride in it too terribly often. I noticed over the past 6-8 months that the engine vibration and clunking on start was progressively getting worse, then I...
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    2011 JSW getting a new engine wiring harness.

    No wonder the dealer has been trying to weasel out of warranty work as of late - the '11 has had its fair share of problems like my now departed basket case '12. Here is list so far - in ~2 years it has been out of service for repairs for a combined 11 days. 5 days for pano roof repairs and...
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    2011 JSW getting a new engine wiring harness.

    So here is the harness part - guessing just the harness for the fuel injection and glow system.
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    2011 JSW getting a new engine wiring harness.

    So car was picked up this morning (6 days) - new wiring harness and maybe 1 new glow plug. Cliffs notes from service ticket: Codes - P13D9 and P13D7 "Sensor for internal pressure of cylinder 4 electrical error". Swapped glow plug and fault still exists. Removed air filter housing...
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    2011 JSW getting a new engine wiring harness.

    VW is paying - it is covered under the dieselgate warranty. ETA is now Thursday morning - keeps getting pushed back so we shall see if Thursday happens. They have some Tiguan and Jetta loaners but once those are gone they set you up with Enterprise.
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    2011 JSW getting a new engine wiring harness.

    So the '11 lit up the CEL the other day, no drivability issues noted. Other half dropped the car off yesterday morning, 3 hours in they mention glow plug issue and they set up a loaner saying to check back in tomorrow. Just received update that cause is a wiring harness issue which was...
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    2011 JSW - yet another leaking panoramic.

    So it has been a solid 8-9 months since my multiple posts on the very problematic pano roof on my now departed 2012 JSW that ended up spending almost a solid month in the shop for new headliner, new carpet, new drains and ultimately some body shop work to fix the roof leaks. It was shortly...
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    Entire TDI family named "Worst Foreign Car Engine Of All Time"

    Ughhh that article made me want to throw my computer - looks like author just Google searched best and worst engines and put something together based on that. SMH Corners cut and cost cutting? Yeah they wrote some ECU code to cheat emissions but I would hardly call the final 2 generations...
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    Electric vehicles (EVs), their emissions, and future viability

    The short range is not an issue for me at all - yeah the 125 mile version would be more convenient but the 84 mile edition is not a challenge by any means. Its ~3 miles to work, ~.5 mile to the convenience store, ~1 mile to the grocery store, Target and Home Depot. I have everything I...
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    Electric vehicles (EVs), their emissions, and future viability

    I'm not sure what direction this thread has gone.....but going to drop in to give my 1.5 month review of my 2016 e-Golf SE. Hit 60k miles today - put a whopping 445 miles on the car in 1.5 months.Yeah it would have been maybe 1000 had covid-19 not happened and not been working from home the...
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    Electric vehicles (EVs), their emissions, and future viability

    Thanks! Unfortunately I live in a condo so best I can do is toss the charger over the patio (I'm on ground level and there is a parking spot right by my patio) and plug into the outdoor GFCI outlet. That is a worst case scenario situation because I don't want to start jacking around with my...
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    Electric vehicles (EVs), their emissions, and future viability

    Popping in here quickly to say I made the jump to an e-Golf SE. Basically I was using my 2012 TDI Sportwagen as a short trip commuter (~5700 miles in 11 months) which was completely inappropriate for its intended purpose. That on top of eye popping ($$$) and time consuming warranty repairs...
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    Ditched the 2012 for a 2016 e-Golf

    So after realizing my 2012 Sportwagen was not appropriate for my commute and usage (7-8k miles per year), not to mention the fact it has been in the shop probably 4 weeks of the 11 months I had just decided we did not need 2 TDI wagons in the stable. My other half has commuting and driving...
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    Has Anybody Had a Problem-Free Pano Sunroof Experience?

    You hold the knob past the "comfort" detent which slides the roof back another few inches - gives a little easier access to the seal that runs across the front of the fixed portion of the glass and more of the track. Also recalibrate mode - hold switch downwards (like you would be closing...