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    Thread: Looking to get back into a new gti......where to buy?

    1. 02-28-2012 09:21 PM #1
      Like the title says, just wondering where you guys bought, how were they, price and overall experience. I jus don't wanna fly over and spend the whole weekend driving around from dealership to dealership. Also if you guys have anyone i should talk to lmk then im sure ill put your name down to get the referral. Shooots tanks ah

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      02-29-2012 12:05 AM #2
      As in picking up a MK6? If so let me know, I have a nice mint one that I would let go for the right price...

    3. 02-29-2012 12:08 AM #3
      Ill beat his price, Mine is for sale for 17k. 2010 MK6 GTI
      2010 Shadow Blue MK6

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      02-29-2012 12:12 AM #4
      By all means. I wont let mine go for less than $20k.

    5. 02-29-2012 04:29 AM #5
      Picking up a 2012 here shortly. Need to get rid of this one.
      2010 Shadow Blue MK6

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      03-01-2012 08:57 PM #6
      I thought 2010's were the year to get!

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      03-02-2012 03:36 AM #8
      Oh lord. Here it goes.... Good luck man. Make it sexy of course

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      03-02-2012 05:37 AM #9
      lead sleds!

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      03-02-2012 05:44 AM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by oempls View Post

    11. 03-02-2012 05:53 AM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by oempls View Post
      By all means. I wont let mine go for less than $20k.
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      03-02-2012 05:19 PM #12
      I got my car from Honolulu VW. I live and work in town, so it didn't make sense to go to Tony.

      I had a great experience at the dealer. I worked with Keone, who seemed to be genuinely interested in the cars and was willing to shoot the **** about them. I managed to get the car, under MSRP, which was surprising. I got a good interest rate from VW credit, which was better than my pre-approval from my CU. It was in July, and the 2012's were on their way in, so there was a 0% financing thing running (1.9% on GTI's). The timing probably helped with the negotiations, since they had a ton of 2011's on the lot, at the time. That also meant that they had a pretty good selection of models/trims.

      So far, the Service Department has been pretty good, too. I've ordered parts through them and took the car in to have something looked at. Everyone was pleasant and didn't give me a hard time.

      Overall, I couldn't be happier with my experience, and would recommend them.
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      03-02-2012 06:38 PM #13
      I've bought 2 cars at Tony. Most recently October. The rep, named Tony was genuine but not VW educated. He taught me stick shift same day on the lot because they were out of dsg in my price range. He came from Mercades sales lot I think. If you have questions you may want to ask on the forum but if you know what you want then I support both the lot and the rep, though I'm not much of a haggler. If you want low price just make sure you walk off the lot and make them call you before you sign papers. I didn't, and I'm paying for it. But the finance guy really helped me out, I asked about the warranty programs I signed for from my 09 purchase and he immediately said he could refund me the proration on that when I trade in. Tony sent me a hefty check on top of paying off my old loan and spending the whole day working with me. I found out later that same finance guy was promoted to sales manager a day after I bought my car so I feel that the lot is in good hands. Ideally you would hit both lots and play them off each other. But I liked my Tony experience.

    14. 03-02-2012 07:29 PM #14
      For what it's worth, I bought my car from Cali and shipped it over here. I was able to save 2 grand on my car AFTER shipping/taxes. Cali dealers will sell cars for next nothing. I played 5 dealers against each other and Was able to get my car for below invoice.

      I used USAA financing as a way as my starting point for pricing and worked my way down from there.

      Also if you can find a clean 2011 CPO with low miles in Cali and ship it here, you won't have to pay taxes. Recently sourced an Audi A5 for a friend and he saved about 13k going that route.
      2010 Shadow Blue MK6

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      03-02-2012 08:36 PM #15
      Yeah, definitely the way to go. The problem here, is the lack of competition. That's why I was surprised that I got the car, for what I did. When you see those "How much did you pay for your car" threads, I feel sick. Like Autobahn trim, for what I paid.

      Quote Originally Posted by Mademan118 View Post
      For what it's worth, I bought my car from Cali and shipped it over here. I was able to save 2 grand on my car AFTER shipping/taxes. Cali dealers will sell cars for next nothing. I played 5 dealers against each other and Was able to get my car for below invoice.

      I used USAA financing as a way as my starting point for pricing and worked my way down from there.

      Also if you can find a clean 2011 CPO with low miles in Cali and ship it here, you won't have to pay taxes. Recently sourced an Audi A5 for a friend and he saved about 13k going that route.
      2011 SB GTI DSG 4-door
      aFe Pro Dry S - 70/40 ceramic tint - Interior LED's - LC2i/Rockford T400-2/Eclipse SW9122 Titanium 12" sub - Philips X-treme lows/PIAA city/Höen Endurance fogs/PIAA plate bulbs

    16. 03-16-2012 12:04 PM #16
      If you haven't already pulled the trigger go see Tommy and Guy Mellow at Tony VW. I've bought 7 cars since 95 from Tony from when they were in Pearlridge ( my stupid Honda days) strayed from Tonys 3 times in between all that and keep going back to Tony. All of their dealers seem to play pretty fair. Hell, I get treatment that probably only 1 or 2 other guys on the Hawaii board get but that's a secret.

    17. 03-19-2012 06:01 AM #17
      Good luck Zaff. Hopefully I'll see you around when you get your mk6. Hopefully its an R and gets the same treatment that your GTI did

    18. 04-04-2012 05:00 PM #18
      Thanks for all the great input guys and sharing your experiences ......even the not so helpful, but as things would have it plans have changed. My family and I are going to be residents of the silver state soon, sooo no new dub for me.......well for now anywayz

    19. 04-04-2012 05:06 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by qksilva View Post
      Good luck Zaff. Hopefully I'll see you around when you get your mk6. Hopefully its an R and gets the same treatment that your GTI did
      haha yeah thanks mang, but not this time around. Got a kid now and I spend all my money on her so cars stay pretty stock now days... btw thats a nice looking jetta you got now and whatever happened to the 16v your pops was driving around

    20. 04-06-2012 07:50 PM #20
      Oh mean thanks man. The gli had electrical probs and got sold. Idk whatever happened after that.

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