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Old 10-09-2010, 01:36 PM   #29
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I love that I can choose to turn off the drls or that I can control the windows with my fob. BTW, why doesn't it come like that from the factory? It seems like it should've been a FEATURED feature, not one you have to turn on thru vagcom.
You turned on yours through vagcom right? I do know that you can still close the sunroof (maybe windows too) after shutting the car off, and removing key, but before opening the door. That's nice.
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Old 10-09-2010, 02:43 PM   #30
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You turned on yours through vagcom right? I do know that you can still close the sunroof (maybe windows too) after shutting the car off, and removing key, but before opening the door. That's nice.
It is nice that you can still work the roof after taking the key out, but I love being able to close or open everything with my fob as I walk away from my car. It's a cool feature that I find useful and have gotten positive comments on from friends. Again, I think that's how it should have come from the factory, or at least be part of the comfort controls. If anyone hasn't enabled that function, I advise them to seek someone out who has vagcom (maybe even your VW dealer) and have it turned on. It's cool. *Turn off your alarm horn while your at it. God, I'm glad I turned that thing off!*
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Old 10-09-2010, 02:47 PM   #31
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Not sure about the DRLs, but I can tell you that the comfort windows feature wasn't standard on North American cars because, from what I've read, when closing the windows, it overrides the pinch detection. As America is a sue-happy country... VW probably wanted to avoid the hassle.
Got it. But, I will gladly assume the risk of pinching my fingers. As for the DRLs, you can turn it on and off at will. Look on the DYI section, and you'll find a post by the moderator Bubski with details - sorry, I don't know how to post links.
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Old 10-09-2010, 02:49 PM   #32
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How much of a great road trip car this thing is. Car gets lots of looks too, its nice.

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These aren't little things - they're the BIG things I love about this car.
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Old 10-10-2010, 12:46 AM   #33
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You turned on yours through vagcom right? I do know that you can still close the sunroof (maybe windows too) after shutting the car off, and removing key, but before opening the door. That's nice.
There's a setting you can turn on with vagcom so that you can continue to use the windows and sunroof after you open the door the first time after turning the car off, too.
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Old 10-10-2010, 09:31 PM   #34
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I like
-for a high performance, great handling hatch, you can drive around the crappy streets in my neighborhood and the freaking GTI rides better than many bigger cars.
-an interior that puts Audis from a couple of years ago to shame
-and you can drop 2 gears in the DSG, hit the throttle and be gone while the guy in the WRX is still trying to stir the porridge with his gear shift and get past his turbo-lag! ( I know, I owned a subie before the GTI)
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Old 10-10-2010, 10:36 PM   #35
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loved my reaction the day I discovered that the glove compartment also chills drinks - then tried it and it worked a charm.
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Old 10-10-2010, 10:38 PM   #36
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friend drives a 2007 A3 6spd.
Gets in my 2011 GTI and doesnt stop going on about how nice the interior is and starts noticing all the details immediately. I just about had to ask him to stop......but I didnt.
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Old 10-11-2010, 09:03 AM   #37
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loved my reaction the day I discovered that the glove compartment also chills drinks - then tried it and it worked a charm.
Wait... what?
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Old 10-11-2010, 09:38 AM   #38
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The air vent in the glove box that gets things colder pretty quickly, or keeps them colder longer.
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Old 10-11-2010, 10:58 AM   #39
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, and there's a notch on the exterior door handle that you simply touch to lock the car, just like the keyless systems in recent Audis and BMWs. No need to press a button on the fob to lock it.
Well what do ya know lol I have had the car over 2 weeks now and just found that out.
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Old 10-11-2010, 12:30 PM   #40
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Seems like there is... assuming you're talking about the Smartkey keyless entry, you never have to take the key out of your pocket ever, unless you want to pop the hatch remotely. Grasping the handle unlocks the car, button starts and stops ignition, and there's a notch on the exterior door handle that you simply touch to lock the car, just like the keyless systems in recent Audis and BMWs. No need to press a button on the fob to lock it.
As I use the KESSY system more, I like how smart it is.

For example, if the car is locked, the key can be right next to the door handle, and it won't unlock accidently.

It's the combination of the key's proximity and my grabbing the door handle that opens the car.

Dave, who still often locks the car with the key's remote button just a self-reminder that it's locked
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Old 10-11-2010, 12:46 PM   #41
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Well what do ya know lol I have had the car over 2 weeks now and just found that out.
lol. I don't read the owners manuals either and the only reason I knew this was because it worked the same way for former and current BMWs, Audis, MB cars I've owned. My first car with this keyless smartkey feature was an '06 M5 and I didn't discover how to lock it without using the button on the fob until about a month later from reading on the forums lol!
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Old 10-11-2010, 12:59 PM   #42
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I love the " clicking" sound that door makes when I open the door...
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