Oh and auto dimming mirror on all gti. I miss that every time I drive at night
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I'd like to see consistent options worldwide
being in Canada, I had to pretty much beg for 2 years for VW Canada to make Reflex Silver an optional colour on the 2016...they refused to special order a 2015 for me in that colour even though the factory were shipping out plenty of them to other countries....and I had cash in hand and was willing to wait (which I proved when I ordered the 2016 in Sept and waited until Dec for delivery)
I look at the upcoming R420 and my brain says make it a 2 door and paint it silver and count me in
but I'm going to assume that like many other special edition Golfs....it will only be available in a 4 door version in North America with one colour and one tranny while Europe gets access to a long list of the options
if you're gonna special order the thing and wait I can't understand why we're limited by geography
Most of the above is what I've been saying since I started shopping for my GTI. I find it mind numbingly frustrating that VW has these strict trim levels that you have to adhere to no matter what. What, you like feature "X" and I'm willing to pay more for it but it's not in the trim level you want? NOOOOOPE, forget about, end of discussion.
Perhaps, VW should use trim levels only as suggestions for customers to help them decide on what features they want, instead of treating them like they were written on a stone tablet and handed down by Moses, especially since they treat customers in other countries differently than in America.
I find VW's business model towards the America asinine and slightly insulting. What makes consumers in other countries "more qualified" to receive such special treatment? Americans are used to getting what we want if we are willing to pay for it and I believe this is probably internationally known (spoiled Americans). So, that being said, it makes no business sense to withhold options to the American consumer considering they can charge more for those options, hence make more profit. Simply put, you should be able to order a GTI from VW with whatever configuration you are willing to pay for. You want plaid seats with a sunroof? Fine, no problem, for a small charge we can make that happen. You want an S with leather seats and a subwoofer? Fine, no problem, for a small charge we can make that happen. Wow, see how easy that was. Customer happy and VW makes a profit.
Make no mistake, this is no pro-American rant against other countries. I say, kiddos to them for getting treated fairly. This is more of a statement on VW's business model towards the American consumer.
But since VW's American buisness model is not going to change anytime soon (even though numerous other car companies do it) I suppose, under the current system, I would really like to see more color options. The Golf R comes in a color called Limestone Gray Metallic that I think is pretty nice.
I think George has hit the nail on the head here. I just finished a conversation with VWOA and I specifically told them I would be willing to wait and may be willing to pay extra for special ordering a car ala carte.
As for special options I would like.
1.) I would like to get DCC on a GTI S PP.
2.) I would like to get an auto dimming mirror.
3.) I would like to pay extra to remove stability control and raise the speed limit to 155mph. (I can see this one never happening but I know you can pay Mercedes to do it).
4.) Every year should have a second non-silver color and blue should be rotated. Having 1 blue and 1 red be the only color options is foolish. We should always have red but a year to year new blue and a fun color (e.g., green, orange, yellow, brown) should always be available.
If I could order a silver GTI S 6-speed 4-door PP LP DCC I would do it today.
Make the GTI, Golf R or GLI the "Halo" sub models and give them to the option to build to order, kind of like how you can build to order MINI's.
Options I'd love to see:
Sport suspension options other than DCC.
Wheel options. 18" or 19" and the ability to order another set with your order.
Material choices for the interior other than what's only available in a certain package.
LP as a base package.
PP as a base package.
Bring back solid colors too.
Some Mk1 colors. I love rich gloss colors. Hate metallic crap. I was hoping for the 40th of the GTI we'd see something or the 40th of the Golf/Rabbit in the US.
Lago Blue, Ocean Blue and Bali Green are the first three colors I'd like to see.
An order system similar to VW Germany. They get much better selection/choices ex:discover pro on an S model.
Cloth seats on every model Golf and GTI. I hate leather and the only thing I hate more than leather is fake leather
Sunroof on 2 door Golfs...
Manual on Golfs above the base model. Really hurting their sales. I would have bought an SEL if I could have gotten a manual.
More interior color choices. Seriously 2 is not enough. Europe has 3 - 4 options but this goes back to only allowing leatherette
4 wheel drive on the standard golf. Would be great up here in the northeast
DSG on the Golf
5 and 6 speed options on the golf
Optional wheels... seriously Chevrolet does a better job at this
Trim color choices (dash and exterior)
No backup camera
LED headlights from E Golf
GTE in the US
Manual transmission for the alltrack
Big brake package for any model (similar to what ford does)
In all honesty, I would suggest to go back with some of the offerings like the had for the MK4 platform. There were so many trim levels, GL, GLS, GLX, and so many different packages and special editions, GLI (24v and 1.8), 337, 20th, R32, Wolfsburg, and not to mention the 2.0, 2 versions of the 1.8, 12v, 24v (2.8), 3.2, and ALH/BEW, and so on. And there were so many different colors to choose from, its crazy to think how many even the NA market got.
I wasn't old enough to be fortunate to order a new one back then, but I feel like there were just so many more options. I am tired of "packages".
Basically as others have said, a la carte style ordering would be wonderful. More options, mainly don't limit us to just a few when others get exponentially more. And more colors.
Outside of the GTI/Golf talk, give us a damn AWD Jetta. I would be all about buying one. Even more so if its a Jetta R....(I know, at this point I am just wishing)
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My wife's request (and I tend to agree with her) are more interesting color options, but that goes with most auto manufacturers. For some reason, most seem to prefer the most boring colors they can get away with. Her preference is for bright colors that you can instantly identify in a parking lot.
My own personal want is to be able to customize the base model. Many options are only allowed on SE and above. I also think that butt warmers need to be an option at least for the base model. It can't be that hard to put them in as a dealer option.
Yup, George has nailed it both with the broader suggestion of offering a number of a a la carte options on sold orders only (hard to see the dealers complaining too much about that) and specifically, too - I would gladly put my money where my mouth is if given the opportunity to buy a dark green metallic Golf model, like the R in the Car & Driver story.
I also agree with the "DCC on an S" suggestion for one of those a la carte options.
Zero reason why dealerships or customers should not be allowed to order any color that's in the system. As long as they are selling cars then let the buyer order and get what color they want. Same goes for most options.
I'd like to have the awesome Audi TT Orange color in a GTE. No sunroof. Plaid seats. LED all around. Premium sound and all the best safety features.
We can't be the only ones willing to get/order the car how we want it. Anyone have any idea if there is a way we can unite and messages VW to share our information with them?
It sounds like NAR is now a thing? Can we show them we are interested? Wouldn't they want the people enthusiastic enough to post on a forum to be able to join the brand (never owned a VW but if I could get the car I want, I have the down payment ready).
A deep garnet red metallic - similar to what Mazda has on the Miata and Mazda 3 (and put Tornado Red on long term sabbatical ).
A rich dark green metallic - I think Car & Driver recently tested a Euro-spec R in such a color in a road test vs the Focus RS.
Oryx White available for the GTI
yes, I do like great metallic colors!
TBO VW does offer a huge colour choice & trim spec level...including one off colours to your spec!!!...
Only in Germany though...even us in the UK don't get half the colour choice, & 1/4 of the factory options are gone because of VWUk deciding "not enough demand", & yet our cars are guilt in the German factories & same production lines so WTF???
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Now that VW has confirmed that the ClubSport S won't be coming here I say we should be able to get the non-S ClubSport. It would sell really well for $29,999.00 with 2-door and a manual. I'd obviously add the LP and DCC to one.
Seriously though I would like the folding mirrors with reverse passenger mirror dip and homelink+auto-dimming mirrors in addition to previous posts.
"The result is that even at full acceleration, the car has great traction. ESC will also bail you out if you give it too much of a kick, but that can be completely turned off with a two-stage switch on the center console if you're a more experienced driver."
I would pay $$$ for this feature! Are you listening VWOA?!?! Ford can turn off their electronics, why not you!?
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GTI S w/ added ala carte order options:
- Auto dimming mirror
- Auto headlights
- Clark Plaid (across the entire range - leather optional)
- Fender audio
Better yet how about a Golf R wagon?
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