New GTI + delivery

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SRGTD
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Re: New GTI + delivery

Post by SRGTD » Tue May 14, 2019 12:35 pm

Nora wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 11:46 am
As it was a little damp on Saturday shortly after I took delivery, I found out how “perky” the car can be, as I exited Tesco’s carpark a little sharpish to get out in front of traffic and the car was still wheel spinning on the wet road 100yds further down the road.
If you’ve got the optional 18” Brescia alloys, it’s probably the poor grip of the Bridgestone tyres on the damp road surface.

peeceeuk
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Re: New GTI + delivery

Post by peeceeuk » Tue May 14, 2019 12:35 pm

Collecting mine in 2hrs.
Fantastic sunny day to do so.

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Re: New GTI + delivery

Post by peeceeuk » Tue May 14, 2019 12:35 pm

Collecting mine in 2hrs.
Fantastic sunny day to do so.

gnome
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Re: New GTI + delivery

Post by gnome » Tue May 14, 2019 1:43 pm

peeceeuk wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 12:35 pm
Collecting mine in 2hrs.
Fantastic sunny day to do so.
Nice! I'm waiting for a call back.. :roll:

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Re: New GTI + delivery

Post by monkeyhanger » Tue May 14, 2019 2:44 pm

gnome wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 1:43 pm

Nice! I'm waiting for a call back.. :roll:
Me too. Still haven't had confirmation that they received my money on Friday and that I didn't accidentally wire it to a Nigerian Prince on the internet!😆

Got a 1/2 day booked off work tomorrow, so when it arrives on a trailer early morning, I'm going to drive it to Vostco to get the Michelins on and then give it a thorough decontamination and clean, then C2V3 and wax...maybe scotchgard the seats.

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Re: New GTI + delivery

Post by peeceeuk » Tue May 14, 2019 4:28 pm

I have a bright red beast parked on the driveway.
Stands out quite a bit in comparison to my rather bland silver 2015 1.2.

S_94
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Re: New GTI + delivery

Post by S_94 » Tue May 14, 2019 5:21 pm

Congrats mate, enjoy!
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Re: New GTI + delivery

Post by johnpolo2 » Tue May 14, 2019 5:21 pm

peeceeuk wrote:I have a bright red beast parked on the driveway.
Stands out quite a bit in comparison to my rather bland silver 2015 1.2.
Enjoy. Nice time of the year to be collecting a new car. Image

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gnome
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Re: New GTI + delivery

Post by gnome » Tue May 14, 2019 5:57 pm

Picking mine up Friday! Managed to sneak a peek whilst it was getting its PDI.

Trantor
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Re: New GTI + delivery

Post by Trantor » Tue May 14, 2019 6:30 pm

For those still waiting, here's my ongoing tail of woe! Ordered new GTI+ mid June 2018. Up until this weekend the tracker has been showing "with the factory". Contacted dealer end of April for an update and told car should be built mid May. To my surprise, this weekend, I received a message from the tracker saying build week confirmed first week of June. An obvious date disparity so queried with dealer, who after contacting VW, called me back saying my car is actually in the process of being built. After a few whiffs of smelling salts I regained some composure :)

So, question I have from those who have recently endured the torture, and taken delivery of their new pride and joy, how long roughly will it take from build to actual delivery? I'm estimating 4-6 weeks.

Also, now the end is in sight, can anyone who has moved from the previous 6C GTI to the new one give any comparative comments. I'd be interested to know as I've yet to see one in the flesh, let alone test drive one! Am I nuts to have dumped this amount of cash on something I've never seen?

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Re: New GTI + delivery

Post by gnome » Tue May 14, 2019 6:35 pm

Trantor wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 6:30 pm
For those still waiting, here's my ongoing tail of woe! Ordered new GTI+ mid June 2018. Up until this weekend the tracker has been showing "with the factory". Contacted dealer end of April for an update and told car should be built mid May. To my surprise, this weekend, I received a message from the tracker saying build week confirmed first week of June. An obvious date disparity so queried with dealer, who after contacting VW, called me back saying my car is actually in the process of being built. After a few whiffs of smelling salts I regained some composure :)

So, question I have from those who have recently endured the torture, and taken delivery of their new pride and joy, how long roughly will it take from build to actual delivery? I'm estimating 4-6 weeks.

Also, now the end is in sight, can anyone who has moved from the previous 6C GTI to the new one give any comparative comments. I'd be interested to know as I've yet to see one in the flesh, let alone test drive one! Am I nuts to have dumped this amount of cash on something I've never seen?
I don't pick mine up until Friday but I can tell you that its taken 51 days from the Monday of the build week to getting delivery to dealership. Yes I've kept a count :mrgreen:

S_94
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Re: New GTI + delivery

Post by S_94 » Tue May 14, 2019 7:30 pm

Mine took exactly 8 weeks from shipping to delivery.

peeceeuk
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Re: New GTI + delivery

Post by peeceeuk » Tue May 14, 2019 7:42 pm

Yeah, closer to 8 weeks would be a safer expectation to set than 4 - 6 weeks.

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Re: New GTI + delivery

Post by peeceeuk » Tue May 14, 2019 7:48 pm

Had a bit of a surprise when the dealer was giving me the interior tour.
Showing the buttons near the gear lever, he pressed parking sensor button which I did not know I was going to have.
I do not recall seeing it as a standard feature on the GTi+.
I wasn't bothered enough to order it but since I have it, I'm pretty chuffed it's there.

S_94
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Re: New GTI + delivery

Post by S_94 » Tue May 14, 2019 7:56 pm

Same here I didn't know that was a feature! Very nice to have.

Have found mine goes a bit mad though even if I'm nowhere near hitting something.

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