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Old 01-19-2018, 04:03 AM   #1
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Question Autobahn or SE?

Any reason to not take the 2018 Autobahn over the SE? 2018 SE does not have the Fender sound system, so i am getting the upgrade as a replacement for my 2017 SE from VW.
Usually my thought process is "the more accessories a vehicle has, the more $$ you spend when something breaks"! But w/ the 6 year 72k warranty, I'll prolly drive it hard for 5.75 years or 70k miles and sell w/ remaining warranty as a enticement for the buyer.

Kudos to VW for replacing my 2017 SE which had a heart attack at a very early age!!
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Old 01-19-2018, 04:30 AM   #2
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Just went to the VW site but 2018 GTI's aren't listed. So.. not sure about the exact diff between Autoban and SE.

For MY2017 I choose the Autoban over SE for DCC and the 12 way driver seat. Both had the Fender Audio system , which sounds great BTY.
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Old 01-19-2018, 04:46 AM   #3
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Reasons for wanting Autobahn:

-Dynamic chassis control
-Adaptive cruise control
-Dual-zone climate control
-High beam control
-12-way power driver seat with power lumbar
-Premium audio

You can find all the differences on the VW Media site. The order guide has also been posted in another thread. But they REALLY should update the main website.
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Old 01-19-2018, 04:59 AM   #4
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Jumpy, beat me to the punch. Adaptive cruise control, dynamic chassis and dual zone would be so nice. I really like the Fender system. So my answer is absolutely no reason not to go for the Autobahn.
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Old 01-19-2018, 05:23 AM   #5
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Only reason I can think of is if you want cloth interior; Autobahn is leather only, SE is cloth or optional leather.
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Old 01-19-2018, 11:29 AM   #6
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Just went to the VW site but 2018 GTI's aren't listed. So.. not sure about the exact diff between Autoban and SE.

For MY2017 I choose the Autoban over SE for DCC and the 12 way driver seat. Both had the Fender Audio system , which sounds great BTY.
https://www.emichvw.com/Volkswagen-Order-Guides.html
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Old 01-19-2018, 12:43 PM   #7
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Reasons for wanting Autobahn:

-Dynamic chassis control
-Adaptive cruise control
-Dual-zone climate control
-High beam control
-12-way power driver seat with power lumbar
-Premium audio

^^^This.
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Old 01-19-2018, 03:41 PM   #8
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2017...SE
2018....tough one. Finally some worthwhile segregation. I'd lean Autobahn unless you can get Helix sub cheap again or have an existing audio setup you can swap into the SE.
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Old 01-19-2018, 08:23 PM   #9
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If VW is paying get the autobahn, duh.
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Old 01-19-2018, 11:44 PM   #10
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Reasons for wanting Autobahn:

-Dynamic chassis control
-Adaptive cruise control
-Dual-zone climate control
-High beam control
-12-way power driver seat with power lumbar
-Premium audio

You can find all the differences on the VW Media site. The order guide has also been posted in another thread. But they REALLY should update the main website.
Finishing up the paperwork today........have decided to go with Dark Iron Blue Autobahn. Appreciate all the replies. Not the type of guy who usually gets all the goodies, but since it's not my dime, I'll take a second helping!

Not sure how long the process of locating and shipping takes, but since it's been almost 4 weeks since I've driven my SE, I'm getting a little antsy.

Cheers!
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Old 01-20-2018, 12:02 AM   #11
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Nice! That's the trim and color I'll be getting as well. I just need to accomplish a goal in my life, which will be in about one month, and this car will be my reward.
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Old 01-20-2018, 12:16 AM   #12
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If VW is paying get the autobahn, duh.
^^^^ This ^^^^
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Old 02-19-2018, 04:49 AM   #13
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Nice! That's the trim and color I'll be getting as well. I just need to accomplish a goal in my life, which will be in about one month, and this car will be my reward.
What’s the goal?
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Old 02-19-2018, 06:51 AM   #14
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What’s the goal?
Finishing my dissertation for grad school. Goal achieved!
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Old 02-20-2018, 01:04 AM   #15
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Dude Autobahn has Fender. Get it.
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Old 03-06-2018, 05:23 AM   #16
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Dude Autobahn has Fender. Get it.
With the road noise, my advice is don't spend more just for the Fender.

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Old 03-06-2018, 07:52 PM   #17
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With the road noise, my advice is don't spend more just for the Fender.
Can you elaborate.
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