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Old 06-12-2018, 10:13 AM   #651
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Man those wacky American dealers and their markups. That has to be pretty frustrating as a consumer.
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Old 06-12-2018, 11:00 AM   #652
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Having trouble finding a dealer that will sell without a mark up. Especially on one with a dsg.
Keep emailing dealers. I paid MSRP OTD for mine. was the only blue DSG in socal.
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Old 06-13-2018, 10:35 AM   #653
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You got a steal Tom, almost 4K off msrp is crazy good.
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Old 06-13-2018, 11:14 AM   #654
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You got a steal Tom, almost 4K off msrp is crazy good.
Thanks

Base car price came out to this. 38,850.16

Most dealers here wanted few K over. just gotta beat em up a bit and be ready to make a deal that day.
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Old 06-15-2018, 01:51 PM   #655
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Keep emailing dealers. I paid MSRP OTD for mine. was the only blue DSG in socal.
You said 1 page earlier “I paid 38,850.16 for a total of 42,250 OTD for a blue DSG the other week.” You are really confusing people here. You paid msrp for the car at $38k, plus $4k in tax and license, that is $42k OTD. So you got the car at MSRP and paid $4k in tax- doesn’t sound like much of a deal. I guess the deal was not paying a markup?
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Old 06-15-2018, 01:53 PM   #656
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You got a steal Tom, almost 4K off msrp is crazy good.
He got the car for msrp (38k) plus CA tax and license (4K) for a total of $42k. He didn’t save $4k he just worded his post very confusingly.
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Old 06-15-2018, 01:56 PM   #657
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He got the car for msrp (38k) plus CA tax and license (4K) for a total of $42k. He didn’t save $4k he just worded his post very confusingly.
Msrp for a golf R with DSG is $42k now.

Edit: $41,735 to be exact. Most dealers in CA are charging markup. I've found a couple that would finally agree to msrp after saying that I'd buy it but no markup. Most just demand $3-5k over msrp.

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Old 06-15-2018, 02:29 PM   #658
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dealer finally found a car for me, 300 miles away though. he has a couple old "retired" guys that drive cars back and forth. i passed on that option, i dont want the car going down the freeway with the cruise set to 55 mph for hours on end. splitting the cost of shipping, $175 is my portion.
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Old 06-15-2018, 02:44 PM   #659
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dealer finally found a car for me, 300 miles away though. he has a couple old "retired" guys that drive cars back and forth. i passed on that option, i dont want the car going down the freeway with the cruise set to 55 mph for hours on end. splitting the cost of shipping, $175 is my portion.
Yeah I wouldn't trust that either.

One of the local dealers near me emailed me that they have one fresh off the truck coming early next week. Has allowed me to get first right of refusal without a deposit. Also said they "never mark up our cars" when I told them I wouldn't pay mark up.

Now to just decide if I would miss the SS too much. The R is definitely nicer to live with every day.
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Old 06-15-2018, 02:53 PM   #660
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Yeah, it is pretty nice. I always get the itch to drive a car I feel like selling.
If you get a manual, the dogbone insert is a great way to firm up the driveline slack.
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Old 06-15-2018, 03:08 PM   #661
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Yeah, it is pretty nice. I always get the itch to drive a car I feel like selling.
If you get a manual, the dogbone insert is a great way to firm up the driveline slack.
Part of the reason I'm thinking of getting one is the DSG. I'm getting really tired of having to drive stop and go bay area traffic in a manual when I have to drive in for work. The seats and stereo are also not that great in the SS. Man I sound like I'm getting old

I think the sound and torque are the biggest thing I'd miss, RWD sometimes too. Plus the SS will definitely hold its value better.
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Old 06-15-2018, 03:08 PM   #662
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Yeah, it is pretty nice. I always get the itch to drive a car I feel like selling.
If you get a manual, the dogbone insert is a great way to firm up the driveline slack.
Did you do the bleeder block mod too?

I'm not terribly upset with the clutch, but the engagement point seems vague, resulting in sub-par shifts at times. Based on all of my reading, seems like it's because of that stupid restriction.

I've been debating getting a few minor things: Resonator delete, dogbone insert, bleeder block, and short shifter.
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Old 06-15-2018, 03:16 PM   #663
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Yes to all of those...that's what you should do.

I did the bleeder block, dog bone, clutch bump stop rubber thingy...oh, and the clutch pedal spring removal.
Do that today. Grab pair of needle nose pliers and take it out.

The combo of all those makes for an immediate clutch engagement feel when letting up on the pedal.
IMO, the dog bone gets rid of that mushy feeling.


Spring removal:
https://www.autoinstruct.com.au/manu...pring-removal/

and the clutch stop insert:

https://www.vwroc.com/forums/topic/2...d-clutch-stop/
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Old 06-15-2018, 06:31 PM   #664
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Did you do the resonator delete? I have a minor concern about drone on the highway... Some make it seem like it really drones, but I can't decide if they're just blowing it out of proportion or not.

clutch work will come soon enough. I hate bleeding hydraulic fluid, so I'll probably keep putting the clutch work off longer than I'd like to.
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Old 06-15-2018, 09:32 PM   #665
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Part of the reason I'm thinking of getting one is the DSG. I'm getting really tired of having to drive stop and go bay area traffic in a manual when I have to drive in for work. The seats and stereo are also not that great in the SS. Man I sound like I'm getting old
Pretty much all the reasons I traded in the SS for the GTI DSG

I do really enjoy the DSG for everything.
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Old 06-15-2018, 11:19 PM   #666
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so, now that i have a car on the way (indium gray), i need to figure out wheels. i dont like the stockers at all. i wish it came with 19" pretorias, but no dice. they make 18" pretorias for a reasonable price, but they are only 7.5" wide and to match the stock height and width id need a 235/40R18 which needs a 8" wheel at minimum. thinking of just getting some 19" oz leggera hlt's and reusing the stock tires. thoughts?



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Old 06-16-2018, 06:01 PM   #667
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so, now that i have a car on the way (indium gray), i need to figure out wheels. i dont like the stockers at all. i wish it came with 19" pretorias, but no dice. they make 18" pretorias for a reasonable price, but they are only 7.5" wide and to match the stock height and width id need a 235/40R18 which needs a 8" wheel at minimum. thinking of just getting some 19" oz leggera hlt's and reusing the stock tires. thoughts?
I like those, and the stockers are pretty heinous.
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Old 06-16-2018, 06:27 PM   #668
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so, now that i have a car on the way (indium gray), i need to figure out wheels. i dont like the stockers at all. i wish it came with 19" pretorias, but no dice. they make 18" pretorias for a reasonable price, but they are only 7.5" wide and to match the stock height and width id need a 235/40R18 which needs a 8" wheel at minimum. thinking of just getting some 19" oz leggera hlt's and reusing the stock tires. thoughts?
Same thing on the RS. 19’s and 35 series. I loathe 30 and 35 series tires, not enough meat around the rim. And 19’s are expensive while 18’s are cheap and have unlimited options. I’d rid yourself of them and go to a 18” aftermarket wheel. I bought cast flow formed 18” wheels for $170 a pop that are 7 pounds lighter than the OEM 19” wheels. You can punch the car in on tirerack.com, select 18’s, then search for the right wheel that is lighter than your OEM’s, inexpensive, and that look good. Contrary to popular belief you don’t need Volks or Rays.

Sold my stock wheels for a g and the tires for $600. That paid for a set of wheels, Conti ExtremeContact sports and put $250 towards a second set of the same wheels and a set of DWS06’s for those. Running 235/40/18’s and 225/40/18’s. Tires are $100 a pop cheaper for me compared to 19’s.
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Old 06-16-2018, 11:27 PM   #669
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I have had no issues with the stock 19s. I have started to like the stock wheels, minus the weight.

I'll be looking for 18s for winter duty.

Congrats on ordering the car, you won't regret it! And indium gray is what I chose as well. Stunning color in person.
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Old 06-17-2018, 05:37 AM   #670
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Msrp for a golf R with DSG is $42k now.

Edit: $41,735 to be exact. Most dealers in CA are charging markup. I've found a couple that would finally agree to msrp after saying that I'd buy it but no markup. Most just demand $3-5k over msrp.
Thanks I was totally confused by his wording.
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dealer finally found a car for me, 300 miles away though. he has a couple old "retired" guys that drive cars back and forth. i passed on that option, i dont want the car going down the freeway with the cruise set to 55 mph for hours on end. splitting the cost of shipping, $175 is my portion.
so the car that my dealer was supposed to have shipped in was sold at the dealership it was located at. there are a couple more (also 300+ miles away) he is trying to get for me but he has to double check to make sure they didnt get front plate mounts screwed to the front bumper. apparently a lot of dealers dont ask the customer before delivery and just run the screws in during pdi.
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Bummer! DSG in indium right?

I bugged the crap out of my sales guy to avoid the front plate. Multiple calls, texts, and emails.
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