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It is shocking just how much difference there is between the two markets. Comparing the US and Canada specification lists revel a lot.

One detail I cannot determine is the lumbar support. In the USA both front seats have adjustable lumbar support. It is vague if the passenger seat has this in Canada?

Another is the stated (or theoretical :) fuel consumption numbers. The highway numbers are quite off (by 20%). I expected the engine to have the same tweaks for these markets. Maybe this is because of the different conditions used to measure the "theoretical" numbers.
 

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The different fuel consumption numbers are because of different testing standards when testing for fuel consumption. I was reading this really good article on MSN that goes into the EPA lab and shows what tests they run to get the final MPG number they stick on the car.

Here's a link:

http://editorial.autos.msn.com/article.aspx?cp-documentid=1089144&page=0

They mention in there too that the tests they run in America are tougher and more "real world" than in Europe so you can't really compare the MPG ratings between American and European numbers. I assume Canada is similar in that they have their own labs and standards for numbers so that's probably where the difference comes in.
 

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Does the US "cold weather package" include heated side mirrors? It does in Canada.

P.S. Anyone have an idea of adjustable passenger lumbar support in Canada?
 

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Does the US "cold weather package" include heated side mirrors? It does in Canada.

P.S. Anyone have an idea of adjustable passenger lumbar support in Canada?
yep we have the 2010 Golf TDI Highline with leather seats and it does have lumbar support on both sides. Driver and passenger.

CDN cold package includes heated washer nozzels, heated mirrors and engine block heater.
 

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yep we have the 2010 Golf TDI Highline with leather seats and it does have lumbar support on both sides. Driver and passenger.

CDN cold package includes heated washer nozzels, heated mirrors and engine block heater.
x2. The lumbar adjustment is a manual rotary knob on both seats but it is here in there on the Highline models.

Other differences:

USA: 110v outlet in rear - Canada: N/A
USA: bixenon headlights - Canada: N/A
 
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