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Hi guys,

I've just cleaned the inside of my car and found a button on the front seats. Being the curious sort, I pushed it. It seems that my car has electronic lumbar support control!

This is the second thing I have discovered that I wasn't expecting. Headlamp washers and now this..............not that I'm complaining!! Far from it.

I am unsure if these extras are part of the luxury pack. I didn't think they were when I ordered, hence my surprise at having them.

Something else, when I picked up the car and put it into reverse, it bleeped. The dealer said "did you order parking sensors"? I said "no". She said "oh well, keep quiet, you've got them". Have to say, I thought these were standard anyway, but said nowt.

I'm now wondering if VW have made a couple of mistakes and fitted stuff to my car they shouldn't have!!

Bonus if they have...............

Anyone else discovered unexpected gadgets and functions of their Eos?
 

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The parking sensors are part of the roof control mechanism - the boot projects backwards as the roof operates and they prevent you from operating the roof if there is an object too close.
 

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I'm hate to say it but they are standard fit eqpt. The lumbar was made electric due to the extra large air bag fitted to the seat. The large knob was in the way so the electric one was used (Pre-production models had manual lumbar). As for the reversing sensors, these are fitted to aid reversing with (in VW's eyes) poor rear visibility ie large pillars, small rear window, fixed rear headrests and a high boot. I must admit this could have made another 250 quid for VW if they had put it on the options list, but most people asked would not fit it as they think it's a waist of money and they don't need them, then later wish they had.
I hope you have spotted the fridge, pop up windbreak and ludicrusly powerful fan on position 4 (probably should read 1, 2, 3 the 7!!!)
RgdS Paj
 

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Paj, Excellent post, I had no idea about the pre-production models and the sensors are completely logical now that you mention it.
 

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The car turns tighter than any car I had. The salesman told me that it doesn't use a standard power steering mechanism.. it uses an electric motor to turn the wheels. The steering is by wire ?????

Can someone please shed some light on this ?

(I just got a new Thunder Blue, wheat interior, and black carpet, with the luxury package..... love this car)
 

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The car turns tighter than any car I had. The salesman told me that it doesn't use a standard power steering mechanism.. it uses an electric motor to turn the wheels. The steering is by wire ?????

Can someone please shed some light on this ?

(I just got a new Thunder Blue, wheat interior, and black carpet, with the luxury package..... love this car)
The power steering is electro mechanical, which is basically a normal steering rack but the power assistance is electronically controlled which allows it to lighten or stiffen according to the speed of the car.

Paul
 

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Just found the air screen for the sun roof today..... I gotta read the book someday. (I hope that's what is called)

After you open the sun roof you have to press the middle of the screen which is located at the top windshield (normally covered by the sun roof). The screen pops up. I'm hoping this keeps the noise down when driving with the sunroof open....I'm surprised the thing isn't automatic, I'm gettin spoiled.
 

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I wish it was automatic too... I keep turning on the light when I 'pop' it up (using my thumb for leverage).

However, you don't need to close it... the sunroof will automatically close it =) The sunroof lifts up then pushes down when it reaches the front of the roof.
 

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that small windscreen is great for the sunroof. Due to the curve of the roof it acts like a big "scoop" for the wind to enter the car. True the noise goes up a bit, but the screen makes for a pleasant ride. I figured out that if the noise is too loud, then my stereo isn't loud enough.
 

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Hey Paul... you know I really don't want to be "that guy" at traffic lights with my stereo blasting (so I turn it down when at lights), but when I'm on the move I let it go!

I have this weakness to really bad 80s and early 90s music. My friends tell me they had no idea my MP3 player could be infected with such a virus.:cool:
 

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Pepino, I have the ipod adapter fitted which means that when I am driving on my own, then I have my ipod fitted, but when my wife is with me, we Have to use her ipod, which believe me has some cringe worthy stuff on it, which I have had to already suffer to when I was forced to down load it for her !
Well actually she blackmailed me with the promise of a home made Lemon Merangue Pie, so I relented, as she new I would.

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mmmmm!

..fair play - a fresh home mede lemon meringue pie sounds like a fair trade - things can 'accidentally' get erased from iPods but a Fresh lemon Meringue Pie shouold be taken into internal custody immediately!

Paul:cool:
 

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Parking distance sensors are standard in the UK, but not worldwide. (We do seem to pay a lot more for our cars tho!!!)

As to music, I initially hated the ipod adaptor, but now I make playlists when I'm not busy. I'm listening to tracks i haven't even looked at in years. Very eclectic...Korn, bach(as in classical), fall out boy, Japan (80's with David Sylvian), Arctic Monkeys, Depeche Mode, Placebo, and lastly Hurt by Johnny Cash is my newist playlist.
 

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..a Fresh lemon Meringue Pie shouold be taken into internal custody immediately!

Paul:cool:
Hi Paul (another Paul)
They always are, with out hesitation.:D :D Once eaten, then she can't take it back.

I see that you have an ipod connection in your eos, is it the aftermarket/dealer lead in the glove box like mine (£150 for a lead with a connector at each end :eek: ) or is it sleek and sophisticated and built into the armrest ?
I wish that it would display the names and song titles etc

Paul..
 

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Hi Paul - same name and I actually come from Middlesbrough, not a million miles from Darlo, though live near the South Coast!

Yes, mine is the centre armrest variety - I listen to my iPod [Podcasts, music and podiobooks] constantly while travelling and have the FM transmitter type at the moment - looking forward to getting this more sophisticated version [one more month to wait!].

From other posts I understand that you can't 'see' the menu at more than a Playlist level, but just having a direct connection will be a huge improvement. Have to say that having just been to New York and bought an iPod over there on behalf of a friend, at £144 for a 40Gb version, £150 for the privilege of being able to play it in your car is a bit steep!! But, what the hey!!:cool:

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Hi Paul - same name and I actually come from Middlesbrough, not a million miles from Darlo, though live near the South Coast!

From other posts I understand that you can't 'see' the menu at more than a Playlist level
Hi Paul, Middlesborough, eh,hence the name "smoggy", which from what I have seen of Middlesborough, smoggy no longer applies !

It's a fuuny old world, I used to work in Havant, and lived on Hayling Island, just down the coast from you, but I moved the opposite way, up north.

You are right about the ipod and playlist, which can be a little bit frustrating, but it still gives access to lots of music.:(

When do you get your eos ?

Mine is the 2.0TFSi, Island Grey, Black Nappa, (Vivian) Westwood Alloys, Dual Zone whats it and a £150 ipod lead !:D

Its 6 months old this friday, with 3250 ish miles to date.

Paul :)
 

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Hi Paul, Middlesborough, eh,hence the name "smoggy", which from what I have seen of Middlesborough, smoggy no longer applies !

It's a fuuny old world, I used to work in Havant, and lived on Hayling Island, just down the coast from you, but I moved the opposite way, up north.

You are right about the ipod and playlist, which can be a little bit frustrating, but it still gives access to lots of music.:(

When do you get your eos ?

Mine is the 2.0TFSi, Island Grey, Black Nappa, (Vivian) Westwood Alloys, Dual Zone whats it and a £150 ipod lead !:D

Its 6 months old this friday, with 3250 ish miles to date.

Paul :)
Oh, it can still be a little smoggy up there - the old ICI site at Wilton [the inspiration for Ridley Scotts background for Blade Runner, as any fule kno!] still lights up the sky most nights [when I visit family]

Re date - inching closer now, still estimated as being into the dealer on 8th April, so should collect the following week - and like you I have the Island Grey!

Paul:cool:
 

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If the screen was automatic, it would pop up when the roof was retracted. Its not needed for the roof retraction, only the sun roof retraction. Also, I would rather have the option of opening/closing manually rather than have it automatic.
 

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Anyone else discovered unexpected gadgets and functions of their Eos?

(This may be in the manual, but I've not checked)
I don't have rain detecting wipers, but if my wipers are in the slowest speed (but not intermittent) the speed they wipe drops to slow intermittent when I stop. Speed then returns to normal when I start off again. Pretty cool.
 
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