Hi all. I'm new here and been lurking for a while. I just flew 2 states over to pick up my first diesel....a 2013 beetle. Still driving home now. Will post pics later.
Every dealer I spoke to said they were held up in port, while a few were being trickled in to preorders. My local dealer didn't even know that prices were released which left me less than interested in working with them. I actually found mine online...a dealer in philadelphia had a silver one...told em I was interested in black and they looked and found one in NJ. Kicked em a grand to get it in..hold it...and got on a plane saturday to get it. Very nice ride all the way home to michigan. Black with black interior...sunroof...didnt want to blow 2g on a nav. Still working on pics tho.
No offense, but what's the big disappointment about no pics?
It either looks like a 2.5 with a TDI badge on it or a Turbo with a TDI badge on it. Shouldn't be radically different from those two models and/or the pictures you can find on the internet.
Just photoshop a TDI badge on a pic of yours and you're 95% there. (minus, of course, the engine and exhaust)
BUMP! sorry all for the delay. Been super busy and am just now able to get pics posted. With all the mobile technology...theres no real easy way to share pics with forums...so had to actually sit down to the laptop.
Overall I have to say this is an amazing car. There's noticeably more room inside than my girlfriends golf and it feels so fun to drive. Gas mileage I find is dependent on how much you do the speed limit. Which is probably the same with all cars. It tends to float on a combined of 46 (hit that after the above pic was taken)...which to me makes it way worth the increase over my previous Saab 9-3 that was getting 31. I will say only buy this if you are a commuter. Yes you still get decent mileage in citys, but this thing excels in highway driving. Enjoy and let me know if anyone has any questions!
I will say this about autotrader that a dealer told me. Once VW has assigned a car to the dealer, regardless of where it is or who its promised to it still shows up on AT. So most dealers i contacted originally were being held up in port and generally didn't know when it was coming. In some cases though I think the dealers seriously don't know anything about their own products (not knowing pricing has been out for months).
Nice car, black always looks the best when it is clean and shiny, and great shots of the gauges.
Just a word of caution, you were getting pretty close to the concrete parking stop, a situation we all have to be aware of.
I am assuming that the 6 in the lower right side of the speedo is the gear you are in.
The gti's with dsg in drive don't show the gear unless you are shifting the dsg.
Now to show my ignorance is the TDI turbo charged?, didn't see a reading on the turbo gauge, i guess manual always shows the gear in the speedo.
Again very nice car, thanks for posting the various pictures.