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  1. Is there a setting on my '17 that allows the media player to sort through music per artist folders. When I created the music on my PC I had a folder for each artist that contained their music. I've had two other vehicle that allowed me to scroll from artist folder to artist folder. The Transit doesn't do this. Instead it seems to sort by info contained within each music file. Is this a set up issue or something else?
  2. Power Port Question

    Thanks for the help
  3. I'll have to check on this. Thanks
  4. My TC wasn't optioned with the tow package. I'm having the dealer install the OEM hitch. Generally vehicles equipped with a factory installed tow package also have an additional transmission cooler to handle the increased heat. Does anyone know if TC's have this cooler from the factory? Thanks in advance!
  5. Power Port Question

    Thanks for the help guys. I actually tried to download a PDF of the owners manual but was only able to see an abbreviated version in html. I'll know more about it when I pick it up Thursday.
  6. Power Port Question

    Thanks Don, but since the "How To" is to configure the ports to be active only when the ignition is on, does this mean the ports come from the factory with full time power. This is what I'm after. I want to be able to run a low power fan through the night without having the ignition switch turned to accessory.
  7. Power Port Question

    I haven't yet taken possession of my '17 TC. I'm wondering whether the 12V ports are under power without the ignition being on. My Caravan cuts the power after a short time. I was told it was configured this way for safety reasons. My wife and I use the Caravan, and soon the TC, to sleep in on overnight trips. In the warmer months we like to use a small fan while we sleep and are unavailable to do this when the port is tied to the switch. Perhaps being built in Europe the ports are under power 24/7. Does anyone have any info on this? Thanks
  8. We took an extended test drive up to Woodland Park to see how it would perform on steep grades. It went pretty well. This helped us make our decision to buy the TC. We had our son transfer in a TC from Oklahoma with the Titanium package and panoramic glass roof. I fly to Omaha next Thursday to pick it up and drive it back to Colorado. The dealer is installing the trailer tow package ahead of my arrival. The only thing I wanted and wasn't able to get is the 2nd row bench.
  9. Thanks for the info guys! I appreciate it and will keep you posted.
  10. Denver and Boulder are among a growing number that have smog checks. I'll be able to skirt the issue for a while but VW will be expecting owners to modify or buyback. They'll be under pressure to get all vehicles to fall under one of the two options. Is the TC designed more for city transportation? Ford markets the stripped down units for business owners and taxi's. The TC I drove recently was running about 2,500 RPM at 75 mph. I'm not sure what the powerband of the 2.5 liter is, but I wonder if it is struggling a bit at these speeds.
  11. No politics. I could care less about the emissions. When I see the black clouds of smoke belching out of a city bus, train, semi or construction equipment, I tend to think the TDI diesel is clean. There are a couple reasons I'm taking it back. VW is going to give me $500 less than I paid for it 4 1/2 years ago. I just can't pass up $22,785 for it. The Germans are still being tight lipped about how they can modify it to be emissions legal. They were supposed to let us know what the fix was on Jan 1. Not a word from VW and it's April. There's no doubt the car will ever be the same after the fix. My 48-52 mpg will be gone. All they say is mileage and performance will suffer. If I choose not to have it fixed, it will be just a matter of time before I will be unable to plate it due to not meeting emissions. I am so pissed over this BS scandal. My Jetta has only 21,300 miles on it and it may be destined for the crusher. I posted a photo on a TDI forum of a staging depot for the cars along I-25 south of Colorado Springs. There are thousands of the staged in rows. They're all probably going to the crusher. I couldn't even get VW to agree to sell me a new Passat diesel after it's been modified. Supposedly the '15 and newer are easier to emissions comply.
  12. Hello to everyone, I'm about a week away from surrendering my 2013 Jetta TDI due to the dieselgate scandal, so I'm shopping for a replacement vehicle. I absolutely love the power and mileage of my diesel. It appears the diesel market has dried up so I am looking elsewhere. My son works at a Ford dealership and I test drove a Transit Connect Titanium a couple days ago. I also have an '05 Dodge Grand Caravan so I am very familiar with this vehicle and considering a new one. I'd like to purchase a TC from my son, but I have many questions regarding the TC. The TC is European made and designed. From what I have read the vehicle is almost an enigma to dealerships here in the US. I get the impression they don't understand the vehicle, and or, they are difficult to work on. Has anyone else sensed this? Are folks still having issues with financing the TC due to misclassification as a commercial vehicle? I'm used to the power of a V-6 engine in a conventional minivan. The 2.5 I4 just seems like it would underpower the TC. I live near the mountains and will be using it for a lot of mountain traveling. I see a few of you live near the mountains. How is the TC working for you in the mountains and hills? I just want to avoid a vehicle that shifts up and down all the time. This is probably my biggest concern with the TC. What is the European build quality? I've owned many Fords over the years and have had good luck with them. This vehicle just doesn't give me the traditional Ford feel. Chrysler has the minivan down to a science and I know what to expect. Thanks in advance for any help.