I probably didn't wait as long as most people, since I didn't put my name on a list until mid-January. . . but it's still about 3 weeks later than I originally planned. Anyway, my new Golf R is at the dealer now, and tomorrow I'll go pick it up (assuming all is well when I go to do so)!
Not entirely sure if it'll have the front plate drilled or not. They were trying to tell me they couldn't inspect it without the plate mount, and I informed them that it's not the mount, but that it has a front tag (which I could zip-tie on if needed). . . we'll see. Partly because I want to get a different mount, but also because if I get a clear-bra installed, it's probably easier to get done on a clean bumper vs one with a mount drilled in the middle.
Rising Blue - "Loaded"
Just shove your plate up on the dash so you can see it through the windshield, until you decide how/where you want to mount it
Oh, and congratulations!
I would host. I have hosted car club get togethers at my place before (porsche).
however, friends of ours are getting married here in the early fall, and cars-in-the-field tear it up pretty good.
it would be sweet if a vendor stepped up and held an R-specific get together. I'd be down.
Just traded my Genpu Mazdaspeed3 for a RB 2 door Golf R last Saturday. Checking in from Arlington. I am really loving it so far! This is the first actually, legitimately nice car I have ever owned. Being able to carry on a conversation at highway speeds is such a novelty and a luxury to me...
Got mine today!
Think I need a few days to remember how to drive manual again, but it's nice.
I think my only complaint is that there isn't really a center console (Unless I'm missing something, and it's hidden under the iphone thingy). So, will get some of those seat-drawers.
They didn't drill my plate which I'm happy about. . . and I ordered one of those US Millworks ones.
Traded in my 08 MazdaSpeed 3 and picked up my RB 2-door loaded from Antwerpen VW yesterday. Made sure that they didn't drill or pinstripe the car like they did to the 2-door base they have on the lot. The car is impressive, but doesn't really feel much faster than my '11 DSG GTI DD - nothing a tune won't fix though
my car). I hate Antwerpen.. If you stick with them, you'll learn the hard way buddy...
Please do yourself a favor and make the drive over to Ourisman VW in Laurel. They'll treat you a thousand times better and not break stuff on your car while they take a week to "fix" something else.
I hated the fact that they pinstripe everything, too.. Takes so much away from the cars..
Congrats on your R.. Now get the heck out of Pasadena..
2012 R - CSG 4 Dr w/SR-Navi
Anyone adding Puddle Lights
I just pick these up from Germany, not sure when I'll start this mod
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Thanks for the heads-up guys Didn't know they had that kind of reputation. Even if the dealership is shady/****ty, at least the sales guy I worked with seemed alright (Nate). I paid under MSRP (35.5) and got more for my trade (13) than what it kbb'ed for (12.2) - oh, and I did make sure that I only paid tax on the discrepancy.
The finance dude did try REALLY hard to sell me extra coverage, etc, and also tried to sneak in a .3% increase in my finance rate...
Also, I didn't even let them wash the car or take any of the stickers off
I went in to watch them PDI my car in person.
-No installing anything
-No removing sticker
-No installing wheel bolt caps
-Remove seat cover inspect seats, reinstall covers
No nothing at all these guys at the dealerships are so rough with the new cars, I've seen them drop towels and pick it up and continue washing or use a broom to remove snow off the paint
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