Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > Team-BHP Reviews > Official New Car Reviews


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 18th December 2015, 10:21   #2251
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: electricity
Posts: 2,291
Thanked: 1,363 Times
Default Re: Volkswagen Jetta : Test Drive & Review

Quote:
am no fan of video playback in HU afterall. Don't have any particular reason what so ever, I consider it as a nuisance rather, while driving.
Agreed. I actually hate the head units light most of the time. I am rather extreme. I infact prefer a no nonsense, non disturbing console that probably has only a time piece.

Navigation is much faster and easily available via phones these days and i have seen many use phones rather than trying to use a head unit navigation.

Blue tooth, ability to speak while drive is all i care and for that we have so many cheap solutions. In fact my solution is less than 5 dollars and works exceptionally well. A small BT device that connects to the Aux.

I wont mind a reverse camera but for that i anyway wanted a DVR and use the DVR for reverse camera.

Overall i think the RCD 510 is a great value for money and the sound from the system is fairly good.

The MKV jettas are no wonder so much value for the money because they came loaded with almost all the top of the line accessories except BT.
VW2010 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th December 2015, 13:27   #2252
BHPian
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Canada / B'lore
Posts: 189
Thanked: 379 Times
Default Re: Volkswagen Jetta : Test Drive & Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by Metallicar View Post
How do I see the average speed ? I think it is showing average speed according to the trip meter 2 where as I want it for the trip meter 1.

Also it seems to be showing the average consumption for trip meter 1 but the trip meter 1 is getting reset when I restart the car the next day. I am bit confused. Can it calculate readings according to 3 meters ?
Quote:
Originally Posted by graaja View Post
Pressing the "OK" button on the steering wheel will toggle between trip 1 and trip 2. Long press the OK button to reset the trip meter that is being displayed.

Trip meter 1 is short term. It resets itself after about 2 or 3 hours of the car being turned off. Trip meter 2 is long term. It does not reset until you manually reset it.

I did not understand your question "Can it calculate readings according to 3 meters". Can you elaborate?
You guys have two trip meters in your Jetta? I have only one!

Cheers
tilt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th December 2015, 16:08   #2253
Senior - BHPian
 
graaja's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Coimbatore
Posts: 1,030
Thanked: 1,614 Times
Default Re: Volkswagen Jetta : Test Drive & Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by tilt View Post
You guys have two trip meters in your Jetta? I have only one!

Cheers
Which year and model is your Jetta? Does it have the instrument cluster with MID (multi information display)?

Actually, there are three trip meters, one on the bottom right corner of the MID, and two in the main area of the MID. Check out the below image.

Volkswagen Jetta : Test Drive & Review-trip-meter-1.jpg

There is one trip meter on the bottom right corner of the MID. This will be reset by pressing the reset button on the instrument cluster. In the main area of the MID, you can see another trip meter with distance displayed. This is the short term trip meter which auto resets after the car has been off for 2 hours. The small "1" just above the text "Distance" indicates this is the short term trip meter.

If you press the "OK" button, the main area of the MID displays the other trip meter. Note the text "2".

Volkswagen Jetta : Test Drive & Review-trip-meter-2.jpg

The trip meters in the main MID can be reset by long press of the OK button on the steering wheel.

Sorry about the quality of the images. There was lot of dust on the instrument cluster and there was direct sunlight shining on the MID enhancing the dust effect!

Last edited by graaja : 18th December 2015 at 16:09.
graaja is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th December 2015, 16:14   #2254
BHPian
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Canada / B'lore
Posts: 189
Thanked: 379 Times
Default Re: Volkswagen Jetta : Test Drive & Review

Thanks for responding, graaja.

My jetta is a 2015 model (2.0 TDI Highline) bought in May this year. Yes I do have the MID, and yes, I now understand what you mean by two trip meters. I only noticed the one at the bottom Right which can be reset by pressing the reset button.

Question: The meters in the MID itself (the 1 and the 2), are they both short term meters, meaning reset after two hours of engine off? If that's the case, it's not really useful.

Cheers
tilt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th December 2015, 16:21   #2255
Senior - BHPian
 
graaja's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Coimbatore
Posts: 1,030
Thanked: 1,614 Times
Default Re: Volkswagen Jetta : Test Drive & Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by tilt View Post
Question: The meters in the MID itself (the 1 and the 2), are they both short term meters, meaning reset after two hours of engine off? If that's the case, it's not really useful.

Cheers
No. Only "1" is short term. "2" is long term and it keeps counting till you reset. This is very useful for checking long term average fuel consumption, total run time of the vehicle etc.
graaja is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th December 2015, 21:15   #2256
Senior - BHPian
 
Tanveer_2558's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 1,308
Thanked: 1,247 Times
Default Re: Volkswagen Jetta : Test Drive & Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gannu_1 View Post
There is a Bosch unit which has reverse camera support. Part number is 5K0 035 190A. Some cars sold overseas provide this unit as standard.



eBay

The model without the reverse camera support bears the part number 5K0 035 190B.
Yes but unfortunately my 2014 jetta came along with the 190B version which is without the rear camera support

Had clicked these pictures recently,

Volkswagen Jetta : Test Drive & Review-thumb_img_5217_1024.jpg

Volkswagen Jetta : Test Drive & Review-thumb_img_5218_1024.jpg
Tanveer_2558 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 18th December 2015, 21:28   #2257
Team-BHP Support
 
Gannu_1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Madras
Posts: 4,355
Thanked: 8,056 Times
Default Re: Volkswagen Jetta : Test Drive & Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by graaja View Post
"2" is long term and it keeps counting till you reset.
Not exactly Ganesh. Memory 2 resets when the engine running time exceeds 99 hours and 59 minutes or when the distance crosses 9999 km, whichever comes first.

During our Ladakh trip, we were recording the stats every day after stopping the car in the evening and on the 10th day or so, it reset itself in the middle of the journey after the running time exceeded 99:59.
Gannu_1 is offline   (2) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 18th December 2015, 22:15   #2258
Senior - BHPian
 
graaja's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Coimbatore
Posts: 1,030
Thanked: 1,614 Times
Default Re: Volkswagen Jetta : Test Drive & Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tanveer_2558 View Post
Yes but unfortunately my 2014 jetta came along with the 190B version which is without the rear camera support
Even my Jetta does not have the rear camera input in the Bosch RCD510. I was planning to add reverse camera to the Jetta, but later dropped the idea because of this.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gannu_1 View Post
Not exactly Ganesh. Memory 2 resets when the engine running time exceeds 99 hours and 59 minutes or when the distance crosses 9999 km, whichever comes first.

During our Ladakh trip, we were recording the stats every day after stopping the car in the evening and on the 10th day or so, it reset itself in the middle of the journey after the running time exceeded 99:59.
Wow. Did not know that. I usually use "2" to find average fuel consumption between tank fills, and hence never have reached the 99:59 hours mark
graaja is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 18th December 2015, 23:07   #2259
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: electricity
Posts: 2,291
Thanked: 1,363 Times
Default Re: Volkswagen Jetta : Test Drive & Review

Quote:
Even my Jetta does not have the rear camera input in the Bosch RCD510. I was planning to add reverse camera to the Jetta, but later dropped the idea because of this.
I am not even sure if the RCD510 used in the Indian cars have this video input. I use my car DVR that came with dual camera and enabling the reverse camera is a 10 minute DIY or max 30minutes depending on the time it takes to remove some trims to move the wires back to the rear windshield and tail light.

But its not New Jersey where i need to parallel park and we usually bump our way into those tiny spots and no one actually worries about that. If you are in north jersey and you worry about someone bumping while parking you will go insane in few days watching it right in front of your eyes

I am travelling to India and i am going to try and carry the DVR back here as it is currently unused in India.
VW2010 is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 19th December 2015, 22:14   #2260
BHPian
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Delhi
Posts: 112
Thanked: 100 Times
Default Re: Volkswagen Jetta : Test Drive & Review

Can anybody recommend a denting and painting shop in Delhi for a Jetta ? Its grey in color. One door has to be done. Some places have been recommended in Garage section but no so convinced for them.

Also the door has speakers and some foam in it. That is not going to be a hindrance right ?
Metallicar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22nd December 2015, 10:48   #2261
BHPian
 
svkndv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: bangalore
Posts: 62
Thanked: 9 Times
Default Re: Volkswagen Jetta : Test Drive & Review

I have misplaced my wheel lock key somewhere. What could be the charge for replacement keys from dealer. Is there any way to remove the tire without having supplied key?

Planning to go for a long trip in this vacation and travelling without those keys wont be a wise idea considering the road conditions and distance from VW service stations.
svkndv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22nd December 2015, 11:37   #2262
Team-BHP Support
 
Gannu_1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Madras
Posts: 4,355
Thanked: 8,056 Times
Default Re: Volkswagen Jetta : Test Drive & Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by svkndv View Post
I have misplaced my wheel lock key somewhere. What could be the charge for replacement keys from dealer.
Did VW supply the anti-theft nuts with the car or was this an add-on?

Quote:
Originally Posted by svkndv View Post
Is there any way to remove the tire without having supplied key?
One way is to weld a right angled rod to the face of the nut and use a logn pipe (for leverage) to take it out. Have to be careful with the welding part though.
Gannu_1 is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 22nd December 2015, 12:54   #2263
BHPian
 
svkndv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: bangalore
Posts: 62
Thanked: 9 Times
Default Re: Volkswagen Jetta : Test Drive & Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gannu_1 View Post
Did VW supply the anti-theft nuts with the car or was this an add-on?
It is not an add-on, came along with Jetta. After the PDC sales person advised me to keep the key somewhere safer, than keeping inside the car.

I did the same, Kept in some safer place , Now it is in most safest place even I cant find it.

Quote:
One way is to weld a right angled rod to the face of the nut and use a logn pipe (for leverage) to take it out. Have to be careful with the welding part though.
Will try this
svkndv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22nd December 2015, 14:16   #2264
BHPian
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 74
Thanked: 19 Times
Default Re: Volkswagen Jetta : Test Drive & Review

Oh boy! Now I should search for and find my wheel lock key as well - do not recall seeing anything in the kit they provided an year back!

Related note friends - my first "problem" with VW service just began: my 2014 Jetta barely - just barely - kissed the number plate of a lorry in front in a tight turning situation and the only part that came in contact with the truck was the front left headlight assembly.

The glass in front has cracked - its not even fallen off - I can probably tape it back. Talked to Apple Auto guys in Bangalore last evening and 2 issues:

1. They cannot just replace the glass that has cracked - they want to replace the entire headlight assembly and charge me some 14k! wtf?

2. This also involves waiting time - they cannot just replace the part - apparently they have to first locate where this part is and then procure it just for me.

Any suggestions? Good old-fashioned tape? I know a pic would have helped (pls take my word - nothing is broken except the glass and that too right in the middle), but I dont have a pic right now and am looking for guidance on what to do next? Somewhere I can procure just the glass from? I dont want to spend 14k for this - needless to say - even with insurance, it will be very expensive I guess.

One more unrelated problem: my fuel-door is not unlocking. It does from time to time - just not when I want it to! From a manual inspection of the lock assembly - the lock assembly seems fine, the part on the fuel-door seems to be somehow "sticking" to the lock part and not separating when needed. Any suggestions for a quick-fix or do I have to stop by the service-center for this one too?

Thanks guys.
ddis_dude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22nd December 2015, 14:22   #2265
BHPian
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Canada / B'lore
Posts: 189
Thanked: 379 Times
Default Re: Volkswagen Jetta : Test Drive & Review

@ddis_dude - my sympathies man, I can empathise. I hit an eagle with my headlight glass (only a small hole in the glass, just like yours) and had to shell out 60K for a whole bi-xenon assembly to be procured from Germany.

Cheers
tilt is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Volkswagen Polo : Test Drive & Review GTO Official New Car Reviews 3931 5th December 2016 14:24
Volkswagen Jetta Comfortline 2.0 CrTDI : Test Drive And Initial Report sammycoolster Test-Drives & Initial Ownership Reports 15 13th November 2012 00:48
Volkswagen Jetta 1.6 Litre Petrol (Trendline) Test Drive, Review & Photos Karizma Fan Test-Drives & Initial Ownership Reports 40 18th February 2010 20:45


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 18:21.

Copyright 2000 - 2016, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks