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I have got a confirmed build date of 1st-2nd week in March, this allowing for a month long boat trip, a 3 week pdi and a few bits falling off along the way i should be mobile by at least Christmas [:D]

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Congrats the Doc. I have had a confirmed build of next week, and the dealer has told me to expect delivery at the beginning of March. Is this a little optimistic do you think, as from what I have read on here, 3-4 weeks seem to be time it takes to receive it after build?
 

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Quote: posted by Matt_S on 21/02/2005 13:44:33

Doc

When did you place your order? Placed mine 5 weeks ago and stealer says he hasn't received a build date.

Matt,

I ordered in late November, you will ususally get the confirmed build date 2 weeks b4 the actual build. I have spoken to VW so many times i am thinking of applying for work there !. When you order your car, within a few weeks if not immeadialty the dealer should be able to give you a provisional build date, this can, and often does change, at this point you can still change some items on the spec, ie add and remove certain things. However be aware that this may push you down the build list, i cannot confirm that this happend to me but i did add the Multi-steering wheel, so this and the DSG may have delayed my car, not sure. I spoke to guys on this forum and they advised me on what to do. Speak to your dealer and get your commision number for your car, then call VW customer service and ask them for the provisional build date, this will give you some idea of when it will be built. My car was originally late march and came forward by 2-3 weeks. For some reason my dealer would not give me the provisional build date either, i guess they don't want to do that if it keeps changing. If you wait for the confirmed build date reckon on about 2 weeks b4 build.

i terms of actually getting the car, they reckon 5-ish days to build, then transport etc on top of that, i would reckon on about 3 weeks ish, not sure really, when i bought my Focus RS is took about 7 days to get out of the Port, even b4 it got on the boat !
 

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Cheers Doc I'll give it a go.

Dealer keeps phoning me up so say they've got different cars in with the options I've picked and that I can come and have a look. Haven't bothered as I'm just trying to use the option of forgeting about things and it will happen when it happens. Don't want to be given a date and let down. Have had enough of that sort of thing with trying to buy a house. Two years down the line 3 surveys and 2 contracts later I'm still trying to buy a house and am ?4000 out of pocket.

Haven't seen one GTI out and about round where I work and live. Girlfriend has seen one in Leeds but other than that nothing. Are VW trying to make them an endangered species?
 

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Quote: posted by Matt_S on 21/02/2005 15:16:11

Cheers Doc I'll give it a go.

Dealer keeps phoning me up so say they've got different cars in with the options I've picked and that I can come and have a look. Haven't bothered as I'm just trying to use the option of forgeting about things and it will happen when it happens. Don't want to be given a date and let down. Have had enough of that sort of thing with trying to buy a house. Two years down the line 3 surveys and 2 contracts later I'm still trying to buy a house and am ?4000 out of pocket.

Haven't seen one GTI out and about round where I work and live. Girlfriend has seen one in Leeds but other than that nothing. Are VW trying to make them an endangered species?

i have only seen one, have you driven one ?, worth a go, really great engine. Did you go for leather ?, the car i drove on the demo had leather and i was really impressed, V comfy. Have you driven DSG b4 ?, fantastic system, one of the main reasons i went for the golf
 

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Had a test drive and like you got leather because of it in the test car. Girlfriends got an A3 S-line, has DSG on it but tried to get a go in a GSG GTI but got nowhere so ordered anyway as I love it in her car. Find that you don't really use it as much as you'd think though.

Worse thing she finds is that the car is a nightmare to drive in snow, have to agree with her as had a go and its like driving with slicks on ice. Can't use the engine to slow as as soon as you get any revs box changes up, even in sports mode taking your foot of the accelerator doesn't give that much reduction in speed. She's taking it into the garage today as the ABS seems to be overkeen at kicking in, seems to think its sliding when its not.
 

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I ordered mine o the 04/11/04 and I was told last Wednesday that my car has been built, i'm just waiting fir it to get over here, The dealer advised it would take no longer then a month [:D]

Hopefully I will have it in 3 weeks then I can post some pics up, mine's a Red GTi, 18" alloys, 6disc changer with armrest, lux pack 2, Winter Pack, spare fullsize alloy and parking sensors & Xenons.

Got mine for ?20,080 before the hype kicked in [:D]
 

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Quote: posted by Matt_S on 21/02/2005 15:45:10

Had a test drive and like you got leather because of it in the test car. Girlfriends got an A3 S-line, has DSG on it but tried to get a go in a GSG GTI but got nowhere so ordered anyway as I love it in her car. Find that you don't really use it as much as you'd think though.

Worse thing she finds is that the car is a nightmare to drive in snow, have to agree with her as had a go and its like driving with slicks on ice. Can't use the engine to slow as as soon as you get any revs box changes up, even in sports mode taking your foot of the accelerator doesn't give that much reduction in speed. She's taking it into the garage today as the ABS seems to be overkeen at kicking in, seems to think its sliding when its not.

I drove a diesel with dsg, and i was really impressed, much better than my M3 SMG, that system felt like something 10 years behind the dsg
 

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Quote: posted by TheDoc on 21/02/2005 16:11:56

Quote: posted by Matt_S on 21/02/2005 15:45:10

Had a test drive and like you got leather because of it in the test car. Girlfriends got an A3 S-line, has DSG on it but tried to get a go in a GSG GTI but got nowhere so ordered anyway as I love it in her car. Find that you don't really use it as much as you'd think though.

Worse thing she finds is that the car is a nightmare to drive in snow, have to agree with her as had a go and its like driving with slicks on ice. Can't use the engine to slow as as soon as you get any revs box changes up, even in sports mode taking your foot of the accelerator doesn't give that much reduction in speed. She's taking it into the garage today as the ABS seems to be overkeen at kicking in, seems to think its sliding when its not.

I drove a diesel with dsg, and i was really impressed, much better than my M3 SMG, that system felt like something 10 years behind the dsg

I had the pleasure of driving a Golf GTI DSG a couple of weeks ago.... Blooming marvelous [8D]

It didnt have the paddleshift, which in my opinion is a definate must.

There was slight problem though, when driven in "Normal" Auto mode, the car has trouble s electing which gear to be in, which causes the box to constantly change up and down if crusing at certain speeds - a little frustrating. But slip it into Semi-Automatic and its fantastic!!! Love the little engine blips when it changes up and down. Plus the system does blip the throttle and then introduce engine braking, something which I found was non-existant in the DSG TDI.

Your a lucky man Doc. I would still go for a manual though, cause I like tradition [:D]
 

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Quote: posted by rob.gti on 21/02/2005 21:56:02

Quote: posted by TheDoc on 21/02/2005 16:11:56

Quote: posted by Matt_S on 21/02/2005 15:45:10

Had a test drive and like you got leather because of it in the test car. Girlfriends got an A3 S-line, has DSG on it but tried to get a go in a GSG GTI but got nowhere so ordered anyway as I love it in her car. Find that you don't really use it as much as you'd think though.

Worse thing she finds is that the car is a nightmare to drive in snow, have to agree with her as had a go and its like driving with slicks on ice. Can't use the engine to slow as as soon as you get any revs box changes up, even in sports mode taking your foot of the accelerator doesn't give that much reduction in speed. She's taking it into the garage today as the ABS seems to be overkeen at kicking in, seems to think its sliding when its not.

I drove a diesel with dsg, and i was really impressed, much better than my M3 SMG, that system felt like something 10 years behind the dsg

I had the pleasure of driving a Golf GTI DSG a couple of weeks ago.... Blooming marvelous [8D]

It didnt have the paddleshift, which in my opinion is a definate must.

There was slight problem though, when driven in "Normal" Auto mode, the car has trouble s electing which gear to be in, which causes the box to constantly change up and down if crusing at certain speeds - a little frustrating. But slip it into Semi-Automatic and its fantastic!!! Love the little engine blips when it changes up and down. Plus the system does blip the throttle and then introduce engine braking, something which I found was non-existant in the DSG TDI.

Your a lucky man Doc. I would still go for a manual though, cause I like tradition [:D]

I was pretty sure i wanted DSG from the start, i was a little concerned about some of the reports on the system going a wrong, however i have been looking at the TT forums am 100% happy it will be fine..... hopefully [:D]

The GTI i drove was a manual, shame i couldn't try a dsg but even so the car itself was fantastic.

One of the posts on this thread mentioned that DSG is not so good in the snow, so glad i don't have it today !
 

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Well....

would you adam and eve it... my confirmed, never to be change build date has change !, gone back a week !, it's like a comedy [:eek:)]
 

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Doc you shouldn't have walked under that ladder the other day and the black cat you mentioned wasn't because it was dirty. Bad luck though mate. Decided to just wait for mine, of the opinion that it will come when it's ready. Money is making good interest in bank so there's a plus side to the wait.

One bonus with the snow at the moment is that i have to drive girlfriends A3 with DSG. Just starting to get used to it and I love it. Did nearly manage to crash it the other week as I slid helplessly down the hill missing the parked cars on the left and right of the road by inches. Soiled my pants big style but not as much as girlfriend who was happily following along in my 306, no sliding or wheel spins whatsoever.
 

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Quote: posted by Matt_S on 28/02/2005 14:19:35

Doc you shouldn't have walked under that ladder the other day and the black cat you mentioned wasn't because it was dirty. Bad luck though mate. Decided to just wait for mine, of the opinion that it will come when it's ready. Money is making good interest in bank so there's a plus side to the wait.

One bonus with the snow at the moment is that i have to drive girlfriends A3 with DSG. Just starting to get used to it and I love it. Did nearly manage to crash it the other week as I slid helplessly down the hill missing the parked cars on the left and right of the road by inches. Soiled my pants big style but not as much as girlfriend who was happily following along in my 306, no sliding or wheel spins whatsoever.

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I have yet to see one on the open road other than during my test drive in one!

I just hope that they dont become TOO common like the MK4 did, it would rather spoil it for the time when I get mine!!
 

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Are you sure it was the DSG causing the fun in the snow? If I recall correctly, the A3 S line has 18s and fat rubber? I run a 320d Sport with fat tyres on 18s - and despite being a manual its awful in the snow (either uphill or down).

I've driven a DSG Seat Altea diesel but can't recall whether it had the facility to manually engage lower gears like autos of old used to have? If not, that could be a fundamental problem in bad weather.....

Hope you guys like the new cars - Matt S, I think you have the car I want next but the better half thinks it too small for a family car. Might have to go for an A4 Avant S line instead...
 
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