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    Disable shift indicator

    I don't like it either. I drive a 3-pedal model because I prefer to drive my car instead of letting it drive me. I've been meaning to put a piece of black vinyl tape to just block it from my view. Unless there's an easy way to defeat it electronically...Never mind, time for tape! :)
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    First oil change at 10,000

    I agree it is probably the wind. Where I live the prevailing wind is west-to-east. I get better fuel economy driving east every time.
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    What Sportwagen mods & accessories do you reccomend?

    File down the rear seat headrest posts or remove the springs. You'll appreciate this when you need to remove them in the future. My 2012 JSW annoyed me until I did this simple mod. Also - aspherical side mirrors. Greatly improves your vision!
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    Can't decide which transmission

    I WANT the fogs - did you have the dealer install them? Tell me more, how much did it cost?:cool:
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    Fuel Cap Mods

    It seems to be the "Achille's Heel" for VW. There are sooo many design details of my JSW exceeding my expectations. Then there's the fuel cap "hopping" off of the fuel door. Who designed this? Really?
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    Headrest removal without screwdriver?

    I used my dremel tool and indeed it worked perfectly! I don't know why VW designed the new models this way, but I defeated it quickly and easily. Thanks to the forum for great advice!
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    Headrest removal without screwdriver?

    I'm doing this today - thanks!!! I was at work and a friend brought me a piece of furniture that required my to go into full bed mode. Alas, I didn't have any tools! Luckily I found a floor staple and managed to fight the card headrests out. I don't ever want to go through that hassle again. :mad:
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    Can't decide which transmission

    I am the kind of individual that has a high level of "mechanical sympathy". That is, I become part of the mechanical experience when driving my car. That said, I prefer a 3-pedal model and enjoy the driving experience. On the other hand, there are lots of people with less "sympathy" or just...
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    Long Term Skidplate Test

    Leave the original plastic noise shield on.
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    So long, and thanks for all the fish!

    I love the name you gave your new truck. Though I wouldn't want to pay that bill...:eek:
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    2012 Golf auxiliary cabin heater?

    :rolleyes:I enjoyed fast heat on my '10 JSW and I notice the '12 is not heating the cabin as quickly. I think they changed something, just not sure what. I'll try the off, then full on method, though it should work better than that...
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    Long Term Skidplate Test

    I had my dealer remove from my '10 JSW then install the DG "Panzer" onto my new 2012 JSW. Total of 50K miles combined and still looks like new. Sure it has some scrapes and bumps, but I think it's an excellent investment!
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    New 2012 JSW TDI - the first 1250 miles...

    I purchased the aspherical mirrors. A great investment for safer driving. Love the drive-side one but prefer the standard passenger mirror. I bought them for my '10 JSW, and since I saved my OEM mirrors, I took them with me for my new '12 JSW. BTW I find some refinements in the '12 such as hill...
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    Why do people disable DRL?

    I don't like DRLs - they make drivers become lazy about the driving conditions. I instead prefer to use my full head/tail lights when driving. Safer and never "forget" to turn on lights. I disabled the DRLs on my '10 JSW, very easy. But the '12 doesn't seem to allow me to disable them. Anyone...
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    Startup/warmup

    Huh, guess I should have known better than to trust a car salesman. Thanks for the clarification!
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    Startup/warmup

    Modern Diesels like the TDI use piezo-electric, not glow plugs. The important thing is you want the engine oil to lubricate (a few seconds for that) before driving away. So by the time you turn on the heated seats, you're ready to drive away.
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    How many miles are you planning to keep your current CR?

    Yesterday I traded in my '10 JSW for a '12 JSW. Loved the '10 but decided I like some of the refinements in the '12 enough to switch. Nicer BT and HD radio features and a cool "hill hold" clutch feature. My '10 needed tires and brakes, so I got a whole new car instead! And my local dealer agreed...
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    3.5 mos and $2000, never again VW...

    I have researched suitable alternatives to my '10 JSW and nothing comes close to the fuel economy, range between fills and flexibility. Thought a Mini Countryman All4 was going to be my next choice, but premium fuel, lackluster fuel economy and poor range between fills and I'm back to keeping my...
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    3.5 mos and $2000, never again VW...

    My '10 JSW has been a PERFECT car. I am not crazy about the dealership, but that is nothing new. with over 40K miles, I am still impressed with a smooth, quiet ride and I hope I can enjoy many more years of trouble-free driving. First-time VW owner, and hope to be satisfied one for years to come.
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