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Old 05-27-2017, 08:17 AM   #35
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Another new one here in Edmonton.
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Old 06-23-2017, 11:37 PM   #36
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Hello everyone! I recently (today) got a job in Calgary! So I'll be moving out west from Ottawa. Job starts July 6th. Was wondering what the best dealer in Calgary is?

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Old 06-24-2017, 01:33 AM   #37
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Old 06-24-2017, 04:27 AM   #38
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Hello everyone! I recently (today) got a job in Calgary! So I'll be moving out west from Ottawa. Job starts July 6th. Was wondering what the best dealer in Calgary is?

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Five Ave Autohaus --> South Centre --> Northland.

In that order.
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Old 06-24-2017, 09:37 AM   #39
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I forgot to mention if you guys could recommend performance shops as well, unless Five Ave is mod friendly? Thanks again

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Old 08-18-2017, 04:06 AM   #40
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Hi, VWpartsguy:
saw that you are from Saskatoon so know you know what a nasty winter can be, so thought I would ask you: I just bought a Golf R last week...and have since gotten some very confusing info abut whether it can be fitted with a block heater or not...I am being told the "battery maintainer" is enough. I live in northern
Alberta, no garage, and we do have -40 winter days. Will this car start without a block heater and/or is there a block heater out there that I can get put in?
thanks so much, Mitch
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Old 08-28-2017, 09:18 PM   #41
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Hi, VWpartsguy:
saw that you are from Saskatoon so know you know what a nasty winter can be, so thought I would ask you: I just bought a Golf R last week...and have since gotten some very confusing info abut whether it can be fitted with a block heater or not...I am being told the "battery maintainer" is enough. I live in northern
Alberta, no garage, and we do have -40 winter days. Will this car start without a block heater and/or is there a block heater out there that I can get put in?
thanks so much, Mitch
Hey man, congrats on the R! Not the guy you asked, but from my experience, this is what i have to say: I've had mine (golf tsi) through two Alberta winters so far. When I first got it, I was extremely worried about the lack of a block heater, but so far I haven't had a problem starting it, even on the coldest days. Synthetic oil tends to stay fairly consistent, even in very cold temperatures, so your car will have an easier time starting up. If you're really worried: research about different viscosities of oil to see what may suit your weather the best and keep that battery blanket plugged in. I personally haven't even needed to use it. I change my oil pretty frequently, so maybe that has a bit to do with it? Doubt it though. Synthetic oil is just really awesome for winter.


Either way, I wouldn't worry yourself too much about it. On the coldest days, maybe give it a start and let it run for a few minutes throughout the day if that's possible.


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Old 08-30-2017, 04:48 AM   #42
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Old 12-29-2017, 07:32 AM   #43
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Old 01-21-2018, 12:17 AM   #44
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Just picked up my MK7.5 here in rainy Vancouver!
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Old 01-21-2018, 02:09 AM   #45
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Hi, VWpartsguy:
saw that you are from Saskatoon so know you know what a nasty winter can be, so thought I would ask you: I just bought a Golf R last week...and have since gotten some very confusing info abut whether it can be fitted with a block heater or not...I am being told the "battery maintainer" is enough. I live in northern
Alberta, no garage, and we do have -40 winter days. Will this car start without a block heater and/or is there a block heater out there that I can get put in?
thanks so much, Mitch
Hey there, Iíve never had any issues with my car starting in winter. I do park it in the garage but at work it sits outside for 9 hours. Thereís isnít a black heater for these cars, a pan heater isnít an option unless you change your oil pan to a metal one. I think there is a factory circulating heater available.
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Old 01-21-2018, 05:33 AM   #46
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Old 01-29-2018, 12:12 AM   #47
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Calgary here. In the midst of getting a GTI or a R.
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Old 02-10-2018, 06:02 AM   #48
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Cochrane here. No block heater hasn't been a problem yet. Best Calgary dealer is... yourself. Had some work done on my mk4 tdi wagon at 5th ave years ago, they tried to sell me a new brake switch instead of a pair of bulbs...
Mk7 came from Southcenter but their service center lost my business for life. Won't ever go back for anything and used to live right near there.

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