2011 Volkswagen Jetta Long-Term Road Test


2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI: Ambient, Are You Out There?

October 13, 2011

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The first thing you want to do when it gets really, really hot outside is complain to someone about how really, really hot it is. When I got in the Jetta TDI today, I couldn't easily find the ambient temperature display, so how was I going to complain (brag) about our current heat wave to my family back east?

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After scrolling through the few menu options in the gauge cluster and running through the menu options on the nav system, I finally pulled out the owner's manual.

Found the page that told me what it meant if a snowflake appeared next to the ambient temp reading, but still not how to find it.

Then I saw the sentence that read: Depending on the vehicle model, different information may be shown in the insturment cluster display.

I know Magrath recently posted that our car doesn't have a coolant temp gauge, but is it possible it doesn't have an ambient temp gauge either?

Kelly Toepke, News Editor

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