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      Volkswagen Canada has informed the dealers that...

      Volkswagen Canada has informed the dealers that production of vehicles with the Performance Package, official model name "GTI Performance", will commence on calendar week 50. This would mean the...
    2. I have received no new information and expect to...

      I have received no new information and expect to see the Vehicle in the spring of 2015. As soon as I have any concrete new information, I will most certainly post it here.
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      These are the known knowns.

      These are the known knowns.
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      I believe FMVSS regulations prohibit deep tinted...

      I believe FMVSS regulations prohibit deep tinted glass on vehicles other than those deemed multipurpose vehicles. This is why North American market only sees deep tint on trucks, vans and...
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      We've seen lots of bear paw marks in the snow...

      We've seen lots of bear paw marks in the snow during the fire road climb heading up to Heintooga Ridge, also saw a wolf checking us out from about 100 feet away up the road until he scooted off along...
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      Due to the unpredictability of weather in late...

      Due to the unpredictability of weather in late March and our desire to ride as much as possible, we always bring both road and mountain bikes with us. I'm not entirely sure if the BRP is always...
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      We have made North Carolina our late spring...

      We have made North Carolina our late spring cycling destination for a number of years. We stay in Bryson City, which is just a stone's throw from Cherokee. Our timing is usually around the end of...
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      Here's what I know: 1. The Golf GTI...

      Here's what I know:

      1. The Golf GTI Performance will be available for dealers to order in August. The first deliveries are expected in January.
      2. The Golf GTI Performance will be available...
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      We now have an official release date! :)

      We now have an official release date! :)
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      I like these cars, yet I have never had a mullet...

      I like these cars, yet I have never had a mullet nor have I owned any neck jewelry.

      I did have the pleasure of working with GM Canada's Players Challenge series as an engineering co-op student...
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      The Volkswagen Inventory Management (VIM) system...

      The Volkswagen Inventory Management (VIM) system shows ETA for vehicles before they are produced. This date may change slightly before the vehicle arrives, but they are fairly easy to track and...
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      The initial launch quantities of GTI were...

      The initial launch quantities of GTI were dependant on dealer allocations, so dealers received vehicles in quantities somewhat relative to their historical sales volume of GTI models. As far as a...
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      The production of non-GTI Golfs for Canada has...

      The production of non-GTI Golfs for Canada has now commenced, our first Golf was produced on May 19. I have no official news on when the first Golfs will be delivered to dealers, it is theoretically...
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      Damn work keeps getting in the way of hobbies. ...

      Damn work keeps getting in the way of hobbies. :cool:
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      Ouch. ;)

      Ouch. ;)
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      The future has arrived!!

      The future has arrived!!
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      Our first GTIs have arrived! :) ...

      Our first GTIs have arrived! :)

      https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2934/14013351289_4aa496057f_o.jpg
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      What we've known unofficially for a day or so is...

      What we've known unofficially for a day or so is now official. :)
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      That USD1495 price is for the US market Golf GTI...

      That USD1495 price is for the US market Golf GTI Performance Pack. DCC is an additional USD800 in the US. Since DCC is included in the Canadian Performance Package, I would guess the price of the...
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      The price for the Performance Package has not...

      The price for the Performance Package has not been announced in Canada. I can pretty much guarantee it will not be $1495. It seems there are very few redeeming qualities about that article. I...
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