Category Archives: Jetta

Sunroof vents. Why I love them


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

Touareg and Jetta demand exceeding supply, TDI models are rare as iPads2

Awesome problem to have but a problem non the less. Global demand for the Touareg has taken VW by surprise and already exceeds capacity at the plant. As far as the Jetta goes VW can’t make them fast enough. A production increase is in the process for the Jetta and VWoA is hoping to grab as many Toureg as possible. Those hoping to snatch a TDI will have as much luck as those looking for a iPad 2.

VW increases Jetta’s base price..Hopes you won’t notice

From day one VW has been pushing the $15,995 entry price for the new Jetta, then a few days ago 

VW  updated its website with very minor tweaks and one of them includes a jump on the base price of the 2011 Jetta. Those looking for the S model Jetta will now how to pay an extra $500 while all other trim levels retain the same price as before.

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

Volkswagen Announces Strongest Sales Month in Eight Years

Volkswagen Announces Strongest Sales Month in Eight Years

April sales total 28,542 units, a 23 percent increase over prior year sales

HERNDON, Va. (May 3, 2011) – Volkswagen of America, Inc. today reported 28,542 units sold in April 2011, a 23 percent increase over prior year sales and the company’s best sales month since November 2003. Year-to-date sales are up 17 percent.

“We are gaining traction in the U.S. market,” said Jonathan Browning, President and CEO, Volkswagen of America, Inc. “With our Jetta model continuing to lead the way, the numbers show our product line up is responding to consumers needs for performance, precision engineering and smart fuel economy.”

Volkswagen Jetta sales totaled 16,955 – a 74 percent increase over last year. Sport utility vehicles Touareg and Tiguan experienced 62 percent and 47 percent sales increases, respectively. CC sales increased 39 percent over prior year. Volkswagen’s high-mileage, clean diesel TDI models accounted for more than 23 percent of all April sales.

“The enthusiasm and demand for our products is unmistakable and we see this trend continuing when the new Beetle and U.S.-built Passat hit showroom floors this fall,” said Browning.


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