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Old 12-22-2010, 12:12 AM   #57
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never seen that feature..
I have a 2011. Maybe this was added with the new model?
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Old 12-22-2010, 12:14 AM   #58
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never seen that feature..
also on the mk5. Nothing new, but I appreciate this as well.
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Old 12-22-2010, 12:23 AM   #59
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probably only for people that have the window rain sensor. i dont.
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Old 12-22-2010, 12:36 AM   #60
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One thing I love about the most recent VWs is when you tap the turn signal, it automatically flashes three times for you... sweet
at first i liked it but then had to turn it off after awhile. i found there were times where i would signal but actually changed my mind or signalled too early and i didn't want it to keep signaling since it's dangerous.

The best instance i can think of is if i signal a right hand turn but decide i don't want to turn (maybe too early, wrong street, whatever), it is still blinking. So a car that is waiting to turn into my lane may think i am still turning right and will turn into my path.
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Old 12-22-2010, 12:43 AM   #61
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at first i liked it but then had to turn it off after awhile. i found there were times where i would signal but actually changed my mind or signalled too early and i didn't want it to keep signaling since it's dangerous.
I agree! Its a really nice feature most of the time.
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Old 12-22-2010, 12:45 AM   #62
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probably only for people that have the window rain sensor. i dont.
I don't have a rain sensor (i have the base model GTI). I don't think it slows down if you only have the wiper stalk on the first position. Because all 5 interval settings on the first stalk position are slow? *shrug*
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Old 12-22-2010, 12:48 AM   #63
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probably only for people that have the window rain sensor. i dont.
huh? No Plac, every GTI should have it.... even when my wipers are on full blast, they will slow down as I slow down to a crawl and then stop at a light.

I do not know of any rain sensor on my car either...
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hmm... we're having storms all week. so i can test this. 80% of the time i am in the first setting, where you can adjust the intermittent speed.. does it work on that setting? or do you have you use the upper 2 positions to see that feature?
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I don't have a rain sensor (i have the base model GTI). I don't think it slows down if you only have the wiper stalk on the first position. Because all 5 interval settings on the first stalk position are slow? *shrug*
that sounds pretty accurate. the first position is what i am usually on. good call.
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Old 12-22-2010, 12:56 AM   #66
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hmm... we're having storms all week. so i can test this. 80% of the time i am in the first setting, where you can adjust the intermittent speed.. does it work on that setting? or do you have you use the upper 2 positions to see that feature?
try on the faster settings. It'll be a pretty obvious slowdown in crosswiping when you grind to a stop.
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Old 08-09-2012, 06:58 PM   #67
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With the manual transmission, the brakes hold for a few seconds so you won't roll uphill or downhill when you take your foot off the brake to put the car in gear. I learned to drive in an old VW Bug (not the new one), and having to put the car in first gear while on an incline and with someone behind me always scared the crap out of me! That's not really a problem anymore, but I still appreciate the feature.
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Old 08-10-2012, 11:36 AM   #68
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i love the vw audi chime when i don't put my seatbelt on.

i only time had put my belt on for long or fast driving or when i get pulled over or a cop next to me LOL
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Old 08-10-2012, 11:52 AM   #69
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i love the vw audi chime when i don't put my seatbelt on.

i only time had put my belt on for long or fast driving or when i get pulled over or a cop next to me LOL
Why would you not put your seatbelt on?
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Old 08-10-2012, 12:03 PM   #70
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wow, 2 year old thread bump! I like that everytime I drive my wife's car I miss the GTI so much I can only go a day without it, lol
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