Picked mine up Monday. A few pictures:
First VW for me. Ended up getting my name on an unold order en route about a month ago at Cumberland Valley Motors in Mechanicsburg. Good people there, reasonable pricing, and they told me they have another unsold Rising Blue 4-door loaded on the water now.
This is my first turbocharged car and the biggest difference to me is how quickly the car makes power in the mid to upper RPMs compared to my old NA Mazda.
This was a bit of an impulse buy. I was pretty well set on a 2012 Volvo S60 T6 when I happened to test drive a 2-door R at my local dealership and loved it. The S60 is a great car imo and really a pretty good value compared to a 3-series. Without a manual though, it just doesn't involve the driver as much, and the R does that very very well.
I was told today my car will be here 2nd week of July and will be a MY 2013. Could have had one earlier at another dealer, but thought I'd wait.
'13 S4 Ibis White / '13 allroad Prem+ Nav [ early August ]
'11 Q5 2.0t IB [ FOR SALE ] / '95 968 Cab GPW
Sold - '11 WRX Ltd / '98 C2S / '09 CC VR6 4Motion / '08 R32 / '07 STI Ltd / '06 STI / '04 TT 3.2 / '02 A6 4.2
Hunt Club VW, Ottawa, ON, had a red one siting out on the grass last Friday. Took a look at it while I was there to pickup parts for the racecar. Got chatting with the salesman who came out, turns out I know his dad. Spur of the moment purchase after texting and a skype call with the wife and we bought the car that day. Picking it up at 8pm tonight.
I just found out that my R should be ready to take home next week.
One of the things my salesman warned me about was the sales pitch for the extended warranty. That fact alone leads me to believe it's kind of a scam (IE: very expensive).
I've never done this with other new vehicles I've bought, so I'm inclined to decline their offer.
Curious to know what everyone else did when they were offered this.
One R for another!
Sure will miss the '04.
But this WILL take the edge off it!
'12 CSG Golf R. 17" VW Goal wheels w/Yokohama Avid Envigors. VentureShield paint protection. WeatherTech floor liners. 32g memory card. Soundakator unplugged. VAG-COM.
'03 Aprilia Tuono.
Generally speaking, if extended warranties were of a true benefit to the consumer they would not be offered IMHO. I wasn't awake long enough to find out how much these programs cost. I think it was a multi tiered approach and the assumption would be that as the tier names reach higher grades of precious metal the larger the hole that's left where your arse used to be...
Your mileage may vary...
Bought it at Tom Bush VW in Jacksonville. Great people to deal with. The car was available due to a cancellation by the guy who ordered it. Having owned an 04 R32, I decided to test drive an R. Ended up signing the papers and taking it home a few hours later! Love the car. Planning on APR Stage 2+, but nothing yet.
Current - 2012 Golf R, 4 door. SR, NAV, loaded. Deep Black Metallic. HPA Stage 1 Tune, HPA Downpipe w/ cat, HPA Core Interlock Lower Motor mount-75 Red.
Previous - 2004 R32, 2007 Cayman S, 1988 930, 2001 Z06, 2004 STi, 2004 GTO, 1974 DeTomaso Pantera L, 1974 Lotus Europa TC, 1972 911S Targa...
2012 Carbon Grey Golf R | 2012 GTI (wife) | www.trya.us
Previously: 2000 Jetta TDI, 2004 R32, 2007 Audi A4 Avant 2.0T Quattro
As a former S60R owner i have to agree with you that the comrades running Volvo these days only care about mass marketing to the target demographic.
You have entered a new era, i doubt you will be driving non-Teutonic cars for a while. As a former 2004 R32 owner i welcome you to the exclusive 6MT AWD performance auto club!
I saw today that the VW dealer closest to me had three new 2012 Golf Rs in stock. I was surprised! The sales person said they would sell quickly. Someone bought a forth Blue model while I was there so I don't doubt him.
2-Door Carbon Steel
4-Door White with Sunroof & Nav
(and a 4-Door Rising Blue with Sunroof & Nav that sold)
I don't want to break any spamming rules. If this is the correct thread and it's okay to post the dealer contact info I will otherwise it seems some dealers are getting a few Rs in off the truck to sell.
They are located in San Juan Capistrano, California.
Last edited by RSB; 05-23-2012 at 11:31 PM.
No, I don't work for VW or any dealers. Just a longtime lurker here and finally found a reason to post.
I spoke to Richard McAllister at Capistrano VW. He made a Golf R video that I enjoyed and thought I'd stop by. Richard was very nice and seemed to be genuinely excited about the R.
They are located in San Juan Capistrano, California.
After 8 months on the wait, I got a call saying that someone had dropped an order. Not the color I wanted (grey) but close enough. Could have been another 3 months, but would've been a '13 model year. What a great feeling after the wait, made even sweeter after driving an old beater pickup in one of the worst commutes in the country since selling the S4 in December. I pray for a speedy delivery for all of you waiting gearheads out there.
[QUOTE=yoasted;77547375]After 8 months on the wait, I got a call saying that someone had dropped an order. Not the color I wanted (grey) but close enough. Could have been another 3 months, but would've been a '13 model year. What a great feeling after the wait, made even sweeter after driving an old beater pickup in one of the worst commutes in the country since selling the S4 in December. I pray for a speedy delivery for all of you waiting gearheads out there.
Going up to Edmonds to pick mine up in a couple weeks when it gets here.
911SC -> Boxster -> MX-5 -> Kona Honky Inc. Road Bike -> Golf R