Hi. Im new to this forum. Been doing lots of research and Im hoping some experts and owners alike can answer some questions and verify some package differences for us as well as any future buyers that might stumble upon this thread looking for the same answers as I.
My wife and I are looking to buy a 2005.5 or 2006 VW Jetta TDI with as many options as we can. This would be our first VW, our first diesel and the newest car we've ever owned. Ive done lots of research but as you can imagine sorting out differences in trim packages is difficult and especially so for the two in question.
I tried my best to make a comparison chart of both the 2005.5 TDI Jetta Package 2 and the 2006 TDI Jetta Package 2. Ive attached a picture of the chart.
Please verify the information in the chart. This might become a convenient sticky.
1. Were 2005.5 TDI Jettas available in white exterior with black interior? I havent seen any. Ive only seen this color combo in 2006.
2. What exactly does the Coming Home/Leaving Home option do? I know its something with the lights staying on but the info I found wasnt clear and specific and Im not sure it included everything.
3. Is the Coming Home/Leaving Home option available on 2005.5 or 2006 Pkg. 2 and if not on the 2006 can it be added?
4. Is auto headlights the same thing I hear referred to as the "sunlight sensor"? Or is it the "sunlight sensor" enables the auto headlights?
5. Can auto headlights be added to the 2006?
6. If you add the "rain sensing/auto dim mirror" mod to a 2006 can you then program the "auto window/sunroof close" function?
7. Is there footwell lighting on the 2006 and is it adjustable like the 2005.5?
8. Was the homelink on the 2005.5 on the visor or the mirror? If it was on the visor can it be added to the 2006 by just replacing the visor?
9. Is the auto adjusting side view mirror available on the 2006 or can it be added? The feature Im describing is the one where the side view mirror adjusts downward automatically so you can see the curb.
10. Can the power passenger seat from a 2005.5 be added to the 2006? Or any matching power passenger seat?
11. Is the fold flat front seat(s) standard in the 2006 TDI Pkg. 2? What about the 2005.5?
12. Are there any other differences that Ive missed?
13. Are there any other options that can be modded to fit either year?