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How to change a tire on a Volkswagen

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Find a new use for your iPod adapter with MDI attachments

2011 VW Jetta ad: Police check

Volkswagen at the Chicago Marathon

Just how big is Volkswagen? watch this video to find out

Volkswagen Routan Soccer fans edition

Autocrossing the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta

Apple updates iPhone’s “airplane mode” message when connected to MDI

Apple will release a software update for all iPhones on june 21st. Thanks to well placed sources I got a hold of it today for some preliminary testing with our MDI system on our cars.  One big complain is that the phone freaks out and ask to go to airplane mode when connected to the car’s media cable. Starting with iPhone OS 4.0 that will no longer be a problem, here is the new warning:

First Look 2010 Jetta Limited Edition

The best Brochure rack EVER!!!

Shorty after getting my iPad I saw this video about how to convert PDF files into an Epub format the iPad (and other ebook readers) can understand. After about 5 minutes of thinking about how  this  can useful I remembered that  VW has PDF copies of their brochures on their website!

After downloading all the brochures and downloading the Calibre converting app I came up with a great looking virtual brochure rack (thanks to Apple amazing iBooks interface). Ibooks rendering of the brochure is not perfect, but workable. It will also allows you to search the text in the brochure, need to know how big is the fuel thank in a Jetta? hit search on the top right hand corner, type fuel tank and your done.  take a look bellow and tell me what you think.

P.S. this fall Apple will add iBooks to iPhone 3G, 3GS and iPhone HD so you can have this same set up in your pocket.