Ordered a Shark Blue Golf TDI 6-speed w/Tech Package the end of February. I didn't expect to see it until sometime in July. Of course, nothing ever goes just right with me, and last week I read in the forums about the Shadow Blue being phased out on the GTI in November, and I'm feeling good that I'm going to get my Shark Blue at least.
Then I continue reading and come across Jay Pichardo's Ask a VW Salesguy Blog where I find to my horror that Shark Blue was discontinued the first week of February! Then the calls to the dealership start in earnest. They know nothing about it....my order is in, no commission number yet.... the **** has hit the fan, and I'm going down; because I don't want any other color.
I finally end up talking to the finance guy at my dealership, and he asks for a few days to get into what's going on. I call Saturday morning (having not heard anything for a few days) and he tells me my car is on the lot!! Yeah...rrright!!! No really...it's here. We found one in Baltimore, Md. and they were willing to trade cars!! It arrived at 6:00 AM this morning!
I drive down right away, and sure enough, they were telling the truth.
It will be a couple of weeks before I pick the car up. Have to get funds, and it will take time for my request to process. Like I said earlier, I wasn't expecting the car for a while, so now I have to get going.
I'm looking forward to this car. My Jetta has been an excellent car, but it will be going to son #2 next year, so I needed a replacement, and at 600 miles/week commuting, the TDI will fit the bill perfectly.