Monday, February 22, 2010

My first two months with Jetta....

The big day comes when I have to leave my office after work to collect my new ride!

It was a nice experience enjoying the quiet ride with comfy german handling. I enjoyed so much that I missed a turn towards my home!! Moving about is a breeze with this mid sized sedan. Totally enjoyed the ride, while driving it slowly.....slooow....

While many would ask, what? Why a Volkswagen? Jetta? Is that a jet or some sort?? silly remarks...but as soon as they got to see the car, they are confident with most Malaysians would do a typical shutting-door-test.... "THUD!"....hmmm

This was the first month.

Then I started to look for mods, my usual self surfacing once more...OMG! Surveyed some of the popular forums, well nothing on Jetta. Ermm, more like nothing on 1.6A version....arggh....but fortunately, I found This forum has a cool community with some Jetta 1.6A owners...Well, very soon I learnt that this is a car not to be 'touched', period.

Hmmm....nevermind, at least I just enjoy the ride!!

Another week passed, discovering more of myself and my Jetta. Going through traffic jams are kinda tough as I began to discover the car in front of me begin to accelerate faster and my 6-speed tranny could not keep up...wait a minute! why? I began to suspect the gear ratio is kinda wierd, it tends to rev quite high and the engine note began to sound harsh.....A quick check at my favourite forum and most concurs the same...."Do not touch the engine, its an old but proven engine!"

I started off doing the tint work to protect the interior from the scorching hot sun. Chose Ecotint, since my salesman recommended to go for them as they have been doing many VWs to date. The service was good and professionally done....overall satisfied.

My next mod-hop, ordered a Witson 720d multimedia head-unit with Debetz rear cam from a fellow forumer. Well, that costs me quite a bit with the workman ship to install. The rear cam works wonders as I could easily park rear-in without breaking a sweat! Cool thing it has DVD and GPS navigation support as well with a touch screen.

The next lobang was the Jetta side skirts, its an OEM unit where I have to personally order and delivered from Singapore. The moment it arrives, I DIYed the installation. It wasn't easy to remove the torque screws at the wheel well. Finally it was done.

That was all the mods I put in within the second month.....looks great now, just the sluggishness!

Next, how I join the Fast?