Yay to the Philly crew. Get psyched!! I hope I see one of you cruising around.
My dealer says they expect the car to be here at the end of this month, which is about a week away. Really hope its true!
Shanghai Highway pulling into Houston as I type. Come on customs team, lets be quick about it!
PS-truck drivers and dock workers, don't scratch my Start/Stop button.
Old - 2001 GTI 1.8T - Matchstick Red (for sale), 1997 Jetta GLX VR6 - Black
New - 2012 Golf R - CSG
My comm# is scheduled for an update today... P28707. Could you please check at your convenience? Thanks!!
2012 CW 2-Dr Golf R with Sunroof and Nav | OEM LED Tails | KW V1 Coilovers | Neuspeed RSe14s in Satin Black | EvoMS Intake, Heatshield, Engine Cover | 42DD Downpipe | APR HPFP | APR Stage 2+ ECU
Anyone able to find if there's a Red 4 door laying around anywhere in the Midwest or if any are scheduled to arrive?
Been in touch with some salespeople, they claim every R coming in is a sold order which I don't exactly believe, seeing as there are indeed a few Rs on the lots around here.
Maybe the angle is if they convince me to order one, they can also try to ask for more money, or something?
I'm in the Twin Cities.
50 weeks after I put in my deposit, my Rising Blue Golf R finally arrived yesterday. It's fabulous, worth the wait, interior is awesome and once the turbo kicks in, your ass gets pushed into the seats pretty good. M43019 is officially loose on the streets of Denver! Thanks to all who have kept me posted and made my wait a little more tolerable. And if you're still waiting, you won't be disappointed!
Lastly, there was another rising blue 4DR at Emich VW in Denver sitting there. It belonged to someone who pulled their deposit. I don't know how long it will last, but it was there yesterday!
Hang in there, it's totally worth the wait. I'm starting to figure out first gear now that I've had a couple of weeks on it. I love it. It's so much quieter than my 1998 VR6, and the sound when you punch it is satisfying. So far, my only complaints are very minor (center armrest is a little far back, and haven't figured out how to kill the motor and not kill the stereo with kessy). Such a dork, sometimes I sit in the car in the garage. Hey it's been 14 years since I had a new car... Here's a photo of the teenager with the newborn:
Mid-20's crisis, meet the mid-life crisis!
However, bluetooth phone conversations will continue even after you turn off engine.
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 06:23 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.