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    Thread: Roof/Sound/Nav - Manual Transmission? When?

    1. 04-24-2012 03:29 PM #1
      I'm new to The Beetle board! I've watched for many months as you all waited patiently for your cars - and some still. I'm now seeing some fully loaded Beetles at dealerships. But all with DSG. Are there any manuals on order by dealers or will it require a custom order? Will the wait still 4 - 5 months for a 2013 as the pipeline is cleared out?

      Thanks!

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      04-24-2012 03:56 PM #2
      Get in line! Haha

      I've had my fully loaded manual turbo Beetle on order since Sept 29th and still nothing. They are telling me it will be a 2013 model now but still no ETA on when I will get it.

      I kills me to see all of the fully loaded automatic models and the almost fully loaded manuals available. I won't settle for less than what I want and am willing to wait but it is starting to get a bit ridiculous on the length of time...

    3. 04-24-2012 08:14 PM #3
      You have better luck ordering a Ferrari...

      ...and they say Italians are inefficient.


    4. 04-24-2012 08:20 PM #4
      Am I correct - all I see are base 2.0T available with manual....? None with sunroof/sound - with cloth even?

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      04-24-2012 11:37 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by RandyG View Post
      Am I correct - all I see are base 2.0T available with manual....? None with sunroof/sound - with cloth even?
      There are a few with sunroof and sound available in the United States, but they seem to all be cloth (you can check cars.com, autotrader.com, or dealer websites directly). I bought a base manual turbo while I continue to wait for my fully loaded manual turbo with red/black interior that I ordered back in Setpember and still has no production date. The first one like I ordered is not scheduled to arrive to the United States (Texas) until July 21!! So yes, more waiting for the fully loaded manual turbo with leather interior.

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      04-25-2012 09:24 AM #6
      Keep in mind that even though I first ordered my MT Base Turbo in October of last year I
      wasn't able to get the car until five months later....and this was a car that had no options
      but did have the 3 Gauge Pod and the Sport suspension. To this day I have not seen any
      cars of the same 'complete' configuration arrive at my dealership, nor have I seen any on
      the road. I see many 'base' 2.5's but that's it. Have seen a 'gazillion' Fiats but this could
      be due to their $58 a month lease price. Most are young women who probably like to
      identify with that 'J Lo' commercial.

    7. 04-25-2012 01:27 PM #7
      Am still a bit up in the air about the sunroof. Drove one a 2.5 with roof and Turbo without. The mesh screen doesn't help much in keeping the heat out. I live in the Palm Springs area and I don't know if I could deal with the radient heat pouring in.

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      04-25-2012 01:46 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by RandyG View Post
      Am still a bit up in the air about the sunroof. Drove one a 2.5 with roof and Turbo without. The mesh screen doesn't help much in keeping the heat out. I live in the Palm Springs area and I don't know if I could deal with the radient heat pouring in.
      You can always tint the sunroof.

    9. 04-25-2012 02:26 PM #9
      I thought about tinting as well. But if you do a search, it's strongly not recommended to do so because the glass can shatter. I've never heard of that.

      I had a Mini Cooper years ago with the same type of mesh. It was horrible in the summer and I lived in a mild climate. I now see they make an insulated insert you can place between the mesh and glass. Maybe that's the way to go.

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