2011 Volkswagen Jetta Long-Term Road Test

2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI: Changes Settings on My iPod

April 12, 2012


I'll preface this post by saying that my iPod is ancient. I have the original Touch that was carved out of stone. I think it was even playing in the lounge when the Titanic went down.

Whenever I connect my iPod in our long-term VW Jetta, I choose all Songs and Shuffle. I like the strange mix I get when I jumble all of my music together. I even have a track with Scott Oldham pretending he is yelling at me about blogging. That really wakes you up when it comes on in the mix.

If a track comes up that I don't want to hear, I can advance to the next song by pressing the arrows on the audio system or on the steering wheel. If I want to go back or replay a track because I was really enjoying that Lindsey Buckingham guitar solo, the system goes to the next track regardless. So the forward and back arrows both advance. They just keep shuffling on.

A weird thing it does, is reset the settings on my iPod. The next time I use it outside of the car, it has been set to repeat. I didn't notice this until I put it on one night when I went to bed. I put on a relaxation track that lasts about 40 minutes. When I woke up the next morning it was still playing. It had repeated all night and I couldn't get it out of my head the next day.

Not a big deal once you know about it. But I find it strange.

Donna DeRosa, Managing Editor

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