2012 Golf TDI 55K - Tech Package

JD_2012GolfTDI

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Cameron Park, CA
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2012 Golf
Hello Everyone! First post here. New car to me, and my first VW & diesel. This is my 3rd turbo car. Previously had a 1987 Mazda Turbo II, and a 2005 WRX wagon.
I'm very pleased so far with the build quality and features. I lucked out finding a Golf with everything I wanted including tint and the extended spoiler.
Thinking of a Polar FIS as my first upgrade, then ECU/DSG tune. Been busy detailing the heck out of this car that's been in the CA desert for the last 2 years as a dieselgate VW buyback! I've only driven it a couple hundred miles but my initial impressions are a great quality, and solid handling/braking. I do hate the dead spot from a stop and can't wait to fix that with a tune. I love the downshifting it does, but it seems to go into neutral a little too soon as you come to a stop which requires a bit of last moment braking. Still getting to know the car, but it sure pulls nicely and the DSG shifting is fast.
http://pics.tdiclub.com/showphoto.php?photo=131127&title=img-20190505-073832-977&cat=500
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http://pics.tdiclub.com/showphoto.php?photo=131126&title=img-20190502-215149-296&cat=500
http://pics.tdiclub.com/showphoto.php?photo=131125&title=20190507-062533&cat=500
 
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MattRabbit

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Orlando, FL, USA
TDI
2015 Golf SE TDI, 2014 Beetle TDI, 1981 Rabbit Diesel
Nice to see another white Golf! I have pretty much the same car, but a mk7. Enjoy racking up the miles!
 

3L3M3NT

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Jun 16, 2008
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Sturgeon Bay, WI
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04 Jetta GLS TDI, 04 RTDI
Congrats on the new to you TDI. :D I've read that a lot of the people that buy a dieselgate vehicle complain of the sluggishness it has and will get an ECU and DSG tune to transform it into a completely different vehicle in the way it drives.

To have the pictures you uploaded to the TDIClub picture serve show up in your post like I was able to below, you have to copy the url (link in the address bar) of the picture and then click on the image icon (the icon 3 over from globe that allows you to hyperlink a url) above the message body. A box will appear near the top of the page and that is where you will paste the url that you copied earlier.

I like to look of rear badge color matched to the color of the car.


I hope you don't mind, but here are the rest of the pictures of your car.










 
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JD_2012GolfTDI

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Cameron Park, CA
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2012 Golf
Thanks @3l3m3nt I still can't seem to figure it out. Changed out the fuel filter to complete the 60K service. Took 10 minutes and used VagCom to prime fuel system for 60 seconds.
Also updated some features with the VagCom, 4 blinks for convenience, emergency braking, All windows up/down with remote held, removed door ding with door open, coming home lights to light up driveway, etc for 20 sec. after exiting car, and a few more. Couldn't seem to turn off led running lights when low beams are on though.

Well adjusted to car now. Handling is very good and loves to be thrown into tight lower speed corners. Great balance!
See ya @ 90K!
 
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apeck618

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Jan 17, 2019
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IL
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2012 golf 2dr TDI, 6speed
where did you get the rear spoiler for the 3rd brake light???
 

JD_2012GolfTDI

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Cameron Park, CA
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2012 Golf
Sorry it's been a long time since I've been on this forum. It was a factory installed option called 'roof edge spoiler' that was on my car when I bought it. I think it really enhances the look, without trying to look too racy.
 
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