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      Jmacs - PM sent. Travis

      Jmacs -

      PM sent.

      Travis
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      Bingo, bango. I'd go with either BMW or Merc -...

      Bingo, bango. I'd go with either BMW or Merc - in fact, I'd argue that whichever one it is that moves, the other will follow soon thereafter.
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      Fellow northeast Ohioan here. I've had AWD ('04...

      Fellow northeast Ohioan here. I've had AWD ('04 R32), FWD (06 A3) and can say that in both instances I benefitted greatly from a dedicated set of snows.

      I run Conti DWSes on my A3 and I think...
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      Good lord, three years is an eternity in the...

      Good lord, three years is an eternity in the automotive industry now. I understand the complexities involved and the way that structured finance works in a massive, capital intense industry, but...
    5. +1. This sucker looks boss. Well done, Mercedes.

      +1. This sucker looks boss. Well done, Mercedes.
    6. Wow. That seriously takes things to a...

      Wow. That seriously takes things to a whole....nutha'.....level.

      Except those wheels. What the hell were they thinking?
    7. Correct. VW posted the prices of the DCC and PP...

      Correct. VW posted the prices of the DCC and PP options back in April.
    8. The US is broken down in several dozen regions by...

      The US is broken down in several dozen regions by VW corporate. Vehicles are allocated to regions, then the regional reps allocate to individual dealers within those regions based on a whole host of...
    9. A few observations: 1. Still a lot of body...

      A few observations:

      1. Still a lot of body cladding on the car in those shots. I would expect that is obfuscating the creases and folds in the sheet metal which are designed to make it look more...
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      Edmunds did not have the invoice price of various...

      Edmunds did not have the invoice price of various items, such as the lighting package, up on their site up until very recently. That more than likely is the cause of the difference between then and...
    11. +1. I know a lot of people who, when they come up...

      +1. I know a lot of people who, when they come up on 'bigger' maintenance items like brake/rotor replacements just trade the car on something new because they can swing the monthly but not the...
    12. So, as a fellow Clevelander, thought I would...

      So, as a fellow Clevelander, thought I would chime in on the winter tires: I've had Blizzaks and Dunlop Winterpsorts in the past. The Blizzaks were great, but last year I took a gamble on the...
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      That's exactly right. There has to be something...

      That's exactly right. There has to be something superduperspecial about the VW to get the mass market to lease one over the BMW. GTI is great and all, but were I leasing I'd take a 320 M-Sport every...
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      Euro - the press release back in the spring...

      Euro - the press release back in the spring listed the pricing: http://media.vw.com/release/726/

      While dealers are accepting orders, Volkswagen has not formally announced market availability of...
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      Because the car is not yet in production, so...

      Because the car is not yet in production, so Volkswagen waits until the line is up and running before announcing availability and pricing.

      Performance Package will be $1495, DCC will add $800 on...
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      Volkswagen breaks the US market up into...

      Volkswagen breaks the US market up into dealership regions and then allocates certain dollars to each region for marketing purposes. Each dollar the dealers contribute, Volkswagen matches. Legit...
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      I'm in northeast Ohio and have never had...

      I'm in northeast Ohio and have never had additional rustproofing applied - nor has anyone I know. Plus, my family tends to keep cars for a solid 7-10 years. Nobody has had problems with the...
    18. Probably just a way to weed out some of the...

      Probably just a way to weed out some of the jokers out there who aren't serious. The cash in hand part is silly - there are plenty of people who are serious who wouldn't necessarily bring cash to...
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      Cool - that Reddit post confirms what has already...

      Cool - that Reddit post confirms what has already been posted with production starting next month and deliveries in early January. This is a great way to help goose sales in January-February, which...
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      As someone else has mentioned, I'm almost...

      As someone else has mentioned, I'm almost positive that what dealers are doing is simply taking deposits internally. They are not yet able to place a formal order for the cars.
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