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    Thread: THE OFFICIAL SPOTTED THREAD V1.3

    1. Senior Member Lima's Avatar
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      09-26-2012 01:57 AM #10026
      Quote Originally Posted by IML337 View Post
      Well, apart from the fact that a GTI doesn't fit into the micro-niche-almost-irrelevant category of "fast AWD german car in 3 door", VW Aus have already sold the GTI in a three door, during the Mk V run. You own one! And by the looks of things, they clearly didn't get the returns they wanted on that inventory line to continue selling it when the Mk VI came out...

      You can't say they didn't try...

      edit: The Golf VI GTI was sold in a three door in Aus![/img]
      I don't have the official annual figures to hand, but here's a few numbers (rounded up/down) sourced from a combination of carsales and VFACTS, that probably don't serve too much purpose, but anyway...

      Golfs 2005–2012 for sale on carsales = 3400 (includes 720 GTIs, of those 90 are 3drs, roughly 12% of GTI sales)

      More broadly, if we take those numbers at face value 2.5% of all Golf sales are (or were) 3dr GTIs. They'd probably be a bit higher when you consider 3drs haven't been for sale for a while now.

      Volkswagen sells 15,000-20,000 Golfs per year, which by these dodgy calculations, equals 375-500 3dr GTIs.

      In contrast they sold around 400 Caddies, 200 Beetles and less than 100 Caravelles last year. All of which are stand alone models, that would, I think, require more effort to "inventory" than a 3dr GTI.

      FWIW around 800 Passat CCs would have been sold last year.

      I'm quite happy to accept VW's decision, but I'd just like a better answer than "we don't sell enough." Or at least I wish they'd explain their reasons better as to why not selling enough is a valid reason in contrast to other model lines that are also low volume that don't appear in jeopardy of being dropped from the local market.

      As noted, many/most buyers of a 3dr model would be quite willing to order and wait the 3-4 months for it to be built.
      Last edited by Lima; 09-26-2012 at 02:00 AM.

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    3. Senior Member Lima's Avatar
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      09-26-2012 08:27 AM #10028






      Three-doors. WANT!
      Last edited by Lima; 09-26-2012 at 08:57 AM.

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      09-26-2012 08:31 AM #10029
      Quote Originally Posted by craig_m5 View Post
      What inventory.. If you want something they have to order it in, they hold no inventory. They just want to simplify their range, at our cost (of choice). The is nothing to stop them saying, you can have whatever you like in whatever colour available (or is paint inventory too) if you're happy to wait for it to be built. They're just being short sighted, and as a few of you have pointed out, left no succession vehicle in their marque. Just wait until we can order online from the manufacturer direct, then their #ucked

      ****rys stuffed I tell ya!
      My car is obviously a little older than a MK6, but every second part I order from VW comes from Singapore. Anecdotally, they don't seem to stock much locally.
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      09-26-2012 10:00 AM #10030
      The missus saw the pic of the GTI and she wants one. I showed her the S3 instead but she still loves the Golf.
      Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bookie View Post
      gt2 is a luxury car, yes.

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      09-26-2012 10:53 AM #10031
      Quote Originally Posted by WAY View Post
      The missus saw the pic of the GTI and she wants one. I showed her the S3 instead but she still loves the Golf.
      Dibs!
      Quote Originally Posted by Mr Stubby, Esq. View Post
      buy both, save time.

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      09-26-2012 10:54 AM #10032
      Quote Originally Posted by Lima View Post



      That is hawn. Love those wheels
      Quote Originally Posted by Mr Stubby, Esq. View Post
      buy both, save time.

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      09-26-2012 04:48 PM #10033
      Liam maybe we could do a group buy on 3 doors?

      Another option would be to buy a 5 door and weld up the rear doors

      Can't believe that the catalyst for stopping the 3 door import was the soft **** socco, the mega name kills it IMO.
      It changes often

    9. 09-26-2012 07:47 PM #10034
      waiting patiently for a Tornado Red pic to surface
      El Paso? I spent a month there one night.

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      09-27-2012 05:53 AM #10035
      That's got to be the most aggressive looking GTI since Mk. II.
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      09-27-2012 06:00 AM #10036
      Quote Originally Posted by Del Griffith View Post
      waiting patiently for a Tornado Red pic to surface
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...lf-GTI-concept

      or

      http://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showthread.php?t=24

    12. 09-28-2012 08:05 AM #10037
      Faaaaaaarrrrrrkkkk!!

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      09-28-2012 08:17 PM #10038
      Looks ncie still don't like the red line across the front though
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      09-29-2012 09:19 PM #10039
      On topic I think.

      Spotted NSU Prinz for sale. Not sure if this shot is the front or the back

      http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/mount...an/1006993077#

      Quote Originally Posted by Mr Stubby, Esq. View Post
      buy both, save time.

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      09-30-2012 08:09 AM #10040


      Spotted you by Martin Place, thanks for not thinking I was some kind of weirdo.

      Also a Blue MKIV R32 around Penkivil/Bondi road in Bondi I see/hear all the time. An R after my own heart!

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      10-04-2012 05:26 AM #10041
      Southbank - Black AMG G55 Plates 99-911. Anyone you know Wayne or a local?
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      10-05-2012 07:00 AM #10042
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      10-05-2012 07:58 AM #10043
      is that yours YDG I love these old M cars, still have fond memories of driving one at Phillip island
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      10-05-2012 08:01 AM #10044
      Quote Originally Posted by Zorg2 View Post
      is that yours YDG I love these old M cars, still have fond memories of driving one at Phillip island
      I wish Can't justify it. There's only been a couple listed on carsales this year.

      I believe Wes was hunting one down?
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      10-05-2012 07:11 PM #10045
      Quote Originally Posted by YellowDieselGolf View Post
      your plate is not straight
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      10-05-2012 08:46 PM #10046
      it's on carsales right based in melbourne. Looks pretty immac might be worth checking out, love to have one in the garage for a Sunday morning blast.
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      10-06-2012 12:47 AM #10047
      Quote Originally Posted by YellowDieselGolf View Post
      Were all the clownshoes sold in Australia the M version? I think in the US there was a non M Coupe.
      Quote Originally Posted by Mr Stubby, Esq. View Post
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      10-06-2012 05:33 AM #10048
      Yep. My memory is rusty, but there were ~130 Z3 M's imported to Australia. ~40 were coupe's. BMW also made a z3 coupe with a 2.8 or 3.0, but they didn't sell them here.. It doesn't have the M body kit and the rear number plate is mounted in the bumper which is a little awkward compared to the M.

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      10-06-2012 08:28 AM #10049
      Quote Originally Posted by YellowDieselGolf View Post
      As I read this the telly in the background was showing Goldeneye and James Bond appeared in the Z3.
      Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bookie View Post
      gt2 is a luxury car, yes.

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