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#1 damianmkv

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 08:43 AM

180......




#2 Stuart_tate41

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 08:50 AM

Is this the countdown for it to break and for you to have your first courtesy car under mk7 ownership? 



#3 damianmkv

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 09:00 AM

its the lead time til the next one arrives

( but, yes, probably.. )



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Posted 11 October 2013 - 04:24 PM

GTD?



#5 damianmkv

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 04:38 PM

Yep. Pure white, discover pro nav, dynaudio and leather.

cant wait...



#6 redbutcher

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 09:46 PM

A cracking choice too Cool



#7 richwig83

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 10:37 PM

With your luck with golfs and breakdowns you are a brave man!



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Posted 11 October 2013 - 10:40 PM

Can't fault a mans commitment to a brand!

Bring it to a meet big D Yes

Stuart would know all about cars breaking down.



#9 damianmkv

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 05:48 AM

Am a sucker for punishment Big Smile

Will bring it along as soon as I get it but that's months away



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Posted 12 October 2013 - 05:57 AM

Damian secretly loves going and getting courtesy cars!



#11 damianmkv

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 06:15 AM

There was still a few cars that VW make that I didn't manage to drive with the mk6 so I had to get another...



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Posted 23 October 2013 - 09:44 PM

 Manual or DSG Damian?



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Posted 23 October 2013 - 11:09 PM

He put it in D for day mode.



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Posted 24 October 2013 - 05:45 AM

Manual. BW is currently 4 2014, expected to the dealer late feb, pick up beg March hopefully.

 



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Posted 24 October 2013 - 08:42 AM

Good stuff Damian - mine is in the system at last, but still at processing stage. Estimate is mid March arrival.

Ps - not sure if you've seen this - just to wet your appetite until next year.



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Posted 24 October 2013 - 08:52 AM

Oooh the GTD looks amazing!! Yes Love the cover as well Smile

Dan



#17 damianmkv

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 12:06 PM

hadn't seen that, Jon - thanks. Best colour IMO ( I wont be saying that when its filthy every 100 metres but )



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Posted 25 October 2013 - 12:55 PM

no problem - definitely the right colour for a GTD Smile.



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Posted 29 October 2013 - 08:59 PM

Sounds pretty good, nice spec. I'm tempted to go for a GTD next time, will be tough choosing between this, the A3 or another Leon...

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 08:06 AM

I did look at the a3 SB184PS but when I species it like for like, it was around £3-4000 more than the Golf. That was about £60 per month in tax so I said no.



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Posted 01 November 2013 - 09:26 PM

I did look at the a3 SB184PS but when I species it like for like, it was around £3-4000 more than the Golf. That was about £60 per month in tax so I said no.

Sweet ride when it arrives. Choice colour, but of course, I'm biased  :)

That's exactly what I found when speccing A3 like-for-like with my Mk7 GT. Came out approx. £3,400 extra for the Audi. Giant markups for the same VAG parts & options.

 



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Posted 02 November 2013 - 08:27 AM

Got a better discount on the GTD too. Audi offered 8% but VW gave 11%. 



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Posted 02 November 2013 - 10:48 AM

My local dealer refused to budge much above 5 - 6%, so I just walked. It didn't help that the salesman was trying to dissuade me from some of the options (xenons, adaptive chassis - why did that bug him? it's my money). Another dealer (same franchise) about 40 miles away gave me an 11% discount and higher trade-in on my Mk6 and was more than happy to accommodate every desired option, no quibble.

I don't know why my old dealer was being so stubborn and bone-headed this time around compared to the Mk6 negotiations back in 2010. It's easy for retail customers like me just walking out and going to the very next dealer that's considerably more flexible.



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Posted 02 November 2013 - 10:58 AM

I had exactly the same - my dealer ( who I have bought 5 cars from in 11 years ) refused to offer any discount so I went too a dealer 10 miles away instead

I needed a gearbox oil change on Thursday which dealer no 1 did so as I waited, I nosed around the showroom and they had a white mk6 R. So I had a look ( although at £30k it was over priced )

" can we help ?" They asked

" just nosing" I said

" we can offer a test drive"

" no thanks, I have a mk7 GTD on order"

" excellent choice, sir. From us ?"

"no. You refused to offer any discount so I went elsewhere"

and mr salesman beat a hasty retreat...



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Posted 03 November 2013 - 08:29 AM

Glad you like my white GTD Damien (sootchucker's my username on the other forum linked to)

its an awesome car and drive -you'll love it !



#26 damianmkv

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 08:40 AM

The wait seems to be dragging...only another 3 and a bit months to go



#27 Mark V

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 01:29 PM

 How come its gone down from six months in your opening post (thee weeks or so ago)?

Presuming '180' meant '180 days to go'?



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Posted 03 November 2013 - 05:09 PM

Originally quoted 6 months, now due to the dealer in February 



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Posted 06 November 2013 - 06:47 AM

They seem to be finally getting their act together, I was quoted 3 1/2 months for mine and got it in 5 months, where guys who ordered theirs before me have waited 6 months. Dealer was telling me when mine got delivered that they're confident 4 months is likely now and that the factory seems to be sorting itself out. I reckon they were just throttling supply a bit to create a demand.



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Posted 08 November 2013 - 01:27 PM

Yep. Pure white, discover pro nav, dynaudio and leather.

cant wait...

 

 

Party!!!  Pleased for you mate !! will be intresting to see what your verdict is as this may very well be my next golf , Did you get much discount if any ?







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