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New GTI + delivery

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allye
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Re: New GTI + delivery

Post by allye » Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:07 pm

I'm confused (and it doesn't take much at my age!) but am I right with the following:
1. The factory was closed for an extraordinary 2 months supposedly to prepare for the 2019 changes if any.
2. The factory is back working.
3. They can't build, sell or provide build dates until WLTP is sorted.
4. Then what is the factory doing. Why come back to work. Are the workers just going round like "The Walking Dead"

Am I missing something here please enlighten.

BaraBen
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Re: New GTI + delivery

Post by BaraBen » Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:12 pm

I think the folk who are getting compensation for lack of headlamp washers/heated jets are getting a great deal as the car we traded in for the polo had lamp washers and was forever out of washer fluid, and always had filthy lights too! Completely useless. The only thing I’d really like but haven’t got is heated seats.
Not knocking anyone, I think it’s great your getting refunded and keeping the best part!

barrywi
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Re: New GTI + delivery

Post by barrywi » Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:01 pm

My invoice for 20% is in the post! :D

barrywi
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Re: New GTI + delivery

Post by barrywi » Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:04 pm

johnpolo2 wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:43 pm
On the return to pick up my car, the service assistant got the keys to the new GTI so that I could sit in it and start it up.
I noticed how the seats hug the driver more than the outgoing model. I always enjoy exhaust pops with my current DSG model but the exhaust note in the new one is a step above for sure. All in all very nice. (Apart from the bonnet lip....I just don't see any beauty in it)

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What do you do to get the exhaust pops, I want to be a teenager again!

SRGTD
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Re: New GTI + delivery

Post by SRGTD » Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:04 pm

allye wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:07 pm
I'm confused (and it doesn't take much at my age!) but am I right with the following:
1. The factory was closed for an extraordinary 2 months supposedly to prepare for the 2019 changes if any.
As far as forum members are aware, yes, the factory was closed for around 2 months. Reasons for closure aren’t really known. There aren’t any 2019 spec changes as far as I’m aware, other than any that might be necessary, due to WLTP, such as fitting GPF’s (gasoline particulate filters).
2. The factory is back working.
Factory was scheduled to re-open early August; whether or not this has happened, who knows?
3. They can't build, sell or provide build dates until WLTP is sorted.
Any new, unregistered cars in the UK that are not WLTP compliant have to be registered by 15th August, so any cars arriving into the UK after that date and built after production recommenced/recommences would need to be WLTP compliant.
4. Then what is the factory doing. Why come back to work. Are the workers just going round like "The Walking Dead"
Your guess is as good as mine, or anyone else’s for that matter.
Am I missing something here please enlighten.
No, I don’t think you are missing anything. The whole situation seems somewhat bizarre, although it’s not just VW that are impacted by WLTP. Some other manufacturers have stopped producing certain engines either permanently or temporarily, which will affect availability of their vehicles.

Robint
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Re: New GTI + delivery

Post by Robint » Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:06 pm

Sports mode let the revs drop after rev and it pops realty nice


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barrywi
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Re: New GTI + delivery

Post by barrywi » Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:14 pm

allye wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:07 pm
I'm confused (and it doesn't take much at my age!) but am I right with the following:
1. The factory was closed for an extraordinary 2 months supposedly to prepare for the 2019 changes if any.
2. The factory is back working.
3. They can't build, sell or provide build dates until WLTP is sorted.
4. Then what is the factory doing. Why come back to work. Are the workers just going round like "The Walking Dead"

Am I missing something here please enlighten.
I think some of what you are asking is unknown, though the factory in SA should be working by now .
Nobody really knows if the WLTP test on the Polo Gti has been done( probably not even VW from my experience) but if it has not they cannot sell them after Sept 1st. The Wolfsburg factory was put on short time and the trade unions there are furious.
There is a backlog of orders for the Polo Gti, my dealer ordered the demo model just after I ordered mine in February and has not yet got a firm build date. Could be 2019 before he gets it.
Off the record he said the impression he got was that VW were making it up as they go along.
I love the Gti we have got . Sorry ,it was just chance that we ordered at the right time.

barrywi
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Re: New GTI + delivery

Post by barrywi » Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:16 pm

Robint wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:06 pm
Sports mode let the revs drop after rev and it pops realty nice


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Thanks for that I want to annoy my son in law when he brings his Volvo diesel here

Robint
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Re: New GTI + delivery

Post by Robint » Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:30 pm

Ha ha do it


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MilgeS
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Re: New GTI + delivery

Post by MilgeS » Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:44 pm

barrywi wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:01 pm
My invoice for 20% is in the post! :D
:D :D

mike sel
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Re: New GTI + delivery

Post by mike sel » Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:33 pm

BaraBen wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:12 pm
I think the folk who are getting compensation for lack of headlamp washers/heated jets are getting a great deal as the car we traded in for the polo had lamp washers and was forever out of washer fluid, and always had filthy lights too! Completely useless. The only thing I’d really like but haven’t got is heated seats.
Not knocking anyone, I think it’s great your getting refunded and keeping the best part!
TBH, I probably was the first to go to my dealer and ask for compensation because of the miss advertising of the winter pack. I only wanted the heated seats and the heated washer jets. I still have no confirmation that the heated washer jets are not there in fact I have been told by my VW guy that they are there. Personally I very much doubt it. If anyone on here has proof the jets are not there then please post it.

I have had £180 refund or thereabouts just for no headlight washers. IF as I suspect there are no heated jets then I feel I should get something else, Im thinking voice control code for free.

I don't mind paying for the heated seats I think ive seen them in the configurator somewhere just heated seats for about £125. so I suppose I have been fairly treated.

barrywi
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Re: New GTI + delivery

Post by barrywi » Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:04 pm

My dealer said that there are two items missing from the original four of the winter pack in the original on line brochure on our car, the headlamp washers and the heated jets. They are no longer listed in the current brochure. VW originally offered the dealer a discount for the missing two items which would have meant a cost to me of about £60 plus vat for the seats and washer bottle indicator. My dealer friend pushed back at VW as he had known me for 30 years and I was a regular customer ,so VW gave us a full refund of the winter pack cost. I had paid for the car including the cost of the winter pack in full and a week after buying it the dealer rang me to say that VW had given them the full cost of the winter pack back. I got a cheque for £285 from the garage.
A week later I got a refund on the car tax for our VW UP of £15 so that made me delirious with joy. :D
So no headlamp washers and heated jets on the Polo Gti ......I would have liked the heated jets, but will not miss the headlamp washers.

monkeyhanger
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Re: New GTI + delivery

Post by monkeyhanger » Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:22 pm

If VW are sure that new Polo output will comply with WLTP, then they'll be able to build them. They won't be able to sell them until the relevant authorities test them and confirm compliance, but they will be able to build on the risk of them not passing. It's Quality Assurance vs Quality Control. As I understood it, VW left it late to book their slots with the relevant authorities for official testing, but no doubt they have their own testing systems that will emulate WLTP compliance, to know that what they've developed will be WLTP compliant when tested.

barrywi
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Re: New GTI + delivery

Post by barrywi » Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:06 am

Call me cynical but this is the same VW that could not even tell me which ship my car would be on from South Africa!

Dan34
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Re: New GTI + delivery

Post by Dan34 » Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:53 pm

Anyone noticed the small white illuminated strip under the dash pads on the dash? Quite subtle but looks good at night! Nice touch by VW.

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