Category Archives: GLI

Sunroof vents. Why I love them


Jetta GLI and Golf R delayed


2012 GLI delayed to August due to high demand for Jettas

The Jetta has fallen a victim of its own success. VW cant make enough of them to keep up with demand and while production has ramped up  inventory levels are still at an all time low. Unfortunately for the enthusiast VW has to put priority on its bread and butter models as it struggles to bring inventory levels to  comfortable levels and has put the GLI in the back burner.

All pre sold GLI orders are still sitting in the  order bank and no cars have been built as of today. The GLi is now expected to ship to dealers in August at the earliest.


VW voice command fix

Pair your iPad 2 over BT and use it as your RSE

2012 Changes and updates


  • New facelift model
  • Creation of S w/ sunroof trim
  • Steel wheels on S Manual
  • 16” Portland alloy wheels on S Automatic
  • Trip computer on S model
  • 18” alloy wheels and Chrome exterior elements standard on SE
  • 19” alloy wheels, Wheel housing extensions, LED Daytime Running Lights, Upgraded interior trim standard on SEL
  • RNS510 gets voice controls!

  • Creation of three 2.5L carline trims ( base, connivence, conv and sunroof)
  • DELETE ALL Packages and Stand Alone Options
  • Creation of three 2.0L TDI® carline trims (base, sunroof and Nav, S&N with tech)
  • 2.0L Golf TDI New 17” Salamanca alloy wheels
  • LED DRLs with xenons on TDI tech


  • Creation Convenience & Sunroof carline trim (same as 2011 GTI with sunroof)
  • LED Daytime Running Lights on top two trims
  • 2.0T GTI Autobahn gets 18” Serron Alloy Wheels from Adidas model
  • iTunes tagging


  • Creation of S w/ sunroof trim
  • Creation of TDI base and TDI w/ Premium trim
  • Deletion of SEL w/ Sunroof trim
  • Deletion of SEL w/ Sport Package trim (replaced by GLI)
  • iTunes® Tagging & HD Radio on premium 8 radio and RNS315 (new MDI cable)
  • Fender® Premium sound system on SEL
  • Sunroof standard on SEL
  • TDI premium adds power tilt & sliding sunroof, Premium VIII touch-screen radio w/ Fender® premium audio w/ subwoofer

Jetta SW

  • Creation of SE w/ sunroof trim
  • DELETE All packages & stand alone options
  • Creation of TDI® w/ sunroof trim
  • Creation of TDI® w/ Sunroof & Nav. trim
  • Media Device Interface (MDI) w/ iPod® cable,iTunes® tagging and HD radio standard on SE and TDI
  • Kessy keyless entry and push button start
  • New “Sport” trim
  • RCD550 with six disc changer replaces RNS550  on Sport
  • Delete rear view camera on Sport
  • “Sport with Nav” adds rear view camera and RNS550 nav
  • Confort hatch cover (whatever that means, Power maybe?)
  • LED taillights standard on hybrid

  • Analog clock!
  • Minor interior trim changes
  • new wood-trim on Lux plus, limited and executive

New for 2012

  • Beetle
  • GLI
  • Passat
  • EOS
  • Golf  R

Changing the battery on a VW key (3rd generation key 2009 and latter)

2012 GLI will NOT have a ESP button

I was able to confirm  from several sources that there will be no way to turn off ESP in the 2012 VW Jetta GLI.  Please send your letter of hate and discontent  to

Inside line 2010 GTI Dyno Test: Regular vs Premium Fuel

Remember i told you it was ok to put regular in your GTI as long as you didn’t mind a 10HP lost? Well inside line has gone and tested my theory and proved me right! Follow test is available on their site.

Full test

2012 GLI gets different wheels at the last minute.

2012 GLIs were supposed to be in route to dealers in May but a last minute decision to change the wheels caused a slight delay to June.

VW planned to use the “charleston” wheels used on the 2007 GLI Fahrenheit and 2010 Jetta TDI cup. They went as far as using those wheels for the brochure and Marketting materials. At the New York autoshow they showed the actual 18″ wheel that they will use and I gotta say they look much better! Pic below