mines here i pick it up next monday or tuesday when i get back from SoWo
Thought I'd share this story for all y'all who are trying to sit still waiting for your car:
I went out in the Golf R with my lady in downtown Denver. The place was totally jammed, and we pulled up to the valet. He started explaining that their lot was full, then he hesitated for a second, and said "well, maybe I can just keep it out front here." In Los Angeles, those spots are usually for Bentleys and Lambos. I'm not much into status and all that BS, but I have to admit, it felt nice that the valet would consider the car in the "out front" category...
Out here in the suburbs, most people don't know the R I think. Occasionally someone will say, "hey cool color." So it's also a stealth vehicle. I definitely like that.
Point is you are going to love your car when it comes!
And then you can search for your boat's position on this site:
It looks like your boat left Germany on 5/9. While it's out in the middle of the ocean there isn't usually updated info, but you'll get info once it hits Georgia. Here's your boat's itinerary:
I'm also in Denver and my car came through Houston. It was supposed to be rail loaded after that, but apparently they put it on a truck and it ended up at the dealer like a few days after port arrival in Houston. I was unprepared with financing and selling my GTI, so if you have stuff to line up, do it early because the car may come in quicker than they might tell you.
Maybe I should have been more explicit in my question.
I see the only California port is San Diego. I also see that no ship is scheduled to arrive in San Diego until June 25. That would suck for me as my expected date is June 4.
So the question still stands - Which port are Nor Cal R's coming through?
Click on Inbound Ships...looks like they haven't updated it since before 5/9, but I was notified that my R hit the port on 5/9. That was the only ship it could have been on and I'm in the Bay Area.
I almost bought one out of FL a few weeks ago, but my dealer told me the car was finally hitting production at the end of April, after ordering mid December. The FL dealer told me he had just ordered an R and it was the first time it was labeled a 2013.
It looks like there will only be 1500 or so 2012 Golf R's on the road in the US.
Last edited by ecirwin; 05-15-2012 at 07:23 PM.
There are two body styles, two trim levels, and five colors.
That equals about a 5% chance that you'll find exactly you want. Not great odds.
You'd probably be better off ordering and waiting if you want something specific.
The bad thing is that the "exact config you want" is probably not what you really want. It is only the best match to what you want based on what they are offering.
www.askavwsalesguy.com is the lone holdout for taking people's commission numbers and running through the VW inventory system.
That's where I got my latest update.
911SC -> Boxster -> MX-5 -> Kona Honky Inc. Road Bike -> Golf R
Is it possible that people that have placed orders in Apr-Jun won't get their cars built before production supposedly stops in August?
For instance, I placed my order and deposit Apr 1, but it hasn't been released for production yet because my dealer apparently has no available allocations. They say the earliest possible chance of getting an allocation is Jun 15.