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Offline 08micsta

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MK6 Golf GTI Ordered! Delivery next week tuesday!
« on: 04 February 2011, 10:16 »
Hey all

So... My dad needs a run-around for the company for him to go see customers in as his Mitsubishi Pajero chomps fuel and the Porsche is hardly adequate for seeing customers in.

So unknown to my step mom he has ordered her a Steel Grey Golf 6 GTI.

Full House. Every option ticked excluding Satnav (as the car is only used to pick the kids up from the shops and to do shopping).

Her current MK5 GTI is 4 years old with 30 000km on the clock. So almost nothing.

So the current GTI will become his run-about and the MK6 will go to Mom. She is going to be so surprised when it arrives!  :evil:

So may be in here more often then I expected.  :wink:

Mike
« Last Edit: 08 February 2011, 09:59 by 08micsta »


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Re: MK6 Golf GTI Ordered! 7 Month wait!
« Reply #1 on: 04 February 2011, 10:29 »
lol I was told I would have to wait 6months for any new vw and that was in december ended up getting one from stock

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Re: MK6 Golf GTI Ordered! 7 Month wait!
« Reply #2 on: 04 February 2011, 10:40 »
I work for MINI and I know demand as in SA MINI is one of the top selling cars...

I still do not understand how Volkswagen with all its Infrastructure and tech cannot produce a car in under 7 months.

MINI takes three Months to produce a car. 2 of the three months is transport from the UK to South Africa...

Our plants manufacture most of the cars for Europe and yet we as local buyers cannot get the car when the plant is no more then an hour flight anywhere in SA.

Its madness as he will get the car late year - Wont wait till 2012 and the car will be a year old when its only a month old.

I just dont get it...

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Re: MK6 Golf GTI Ordered! 7 Month wait!
« Reply #3 on: 04 February 2011, 10:46 »
Hey all
.......So may be in here more often then I expected.  :wink:
Mike

Yippie! Great news Mike about the car and your increase in posting on this forum. :smiley:
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Re: MK6 Golf GTI Ordered! 7 Month wait!
« Reply #4 on: 04 February 2011, 11:05 »
Will be nice to have a new car, but surely there must be one in stock with similar spec sod waiting six months for a car
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Re: MK6 Golf GTI Ordered! 7 Month wait!
« Reply #5 on: 04 February 2011, 11:59 »
We waited 8 months for the MK5 GTI...  :lipsrsealed:

7 Months is a walk in the park...  :laugh:

The car my dad specced is a full spec car. Not a lot of those around... And in SA every man and his dog has a GTI. Its a very popular car.

In fact at the launch of the MK6 in Cape Town, South Africa Volkswagen announced that over 57% of Golf 5 production in SA was GTI.

Hence the waiting times. A full spec GTI is not a common sight in SA.

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Re: MK6 Golf GTI Ordered! 7 Month wait!
« Reply #6 on: 04 February 2011, 12:05 »
Mike,

Worth the wait for a fully specced car IMO.
Congratulations.

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Re: MK6 Golf GTI Ordered! 7 Month wait!
« Reply #7 on: 04 February 2011, 20:57 »
A bloke I know was told 5 months for a 1.4 Match DSG as long as it was silver  :shocked: :shocked: Oh, and up to 13 months for a DSG Passat. That's never right, surely?
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Re: MK6 Golf GTI Ordered! 7 Month wait!
« Reply #8 on: 04 February 2011, 21:02 »
A bloke I know was told 5 months for a 1.4 Match DSG as long as it was silver  :shocked: :shocked: Oh, and up to 13 months for a DSG Passat. That's never right, surely?

Are VW trying to tell us that the whole world wants VWs?
I cannot understanding waiting 13 months for a car which takes a few hours to build.
I think it is the burgeoning Chinese market that's putting stress on VW production.
Very annoying for potential customers.

PS: My nephew ordered a petrol Golf Match in beginning July last year. Fully specced. Delivery March/April. That is a 10 month wait. Incredible.
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Re: MK6 Golf GTI Ordered! 7 Month wait!
« Reply #9 on: 04 February 2011, 21:05 »
My usual reply to these threads..

I waited 4 months, glad I did as I got exactly what I wanted.

While waiting I went on the fantastic Wolfsburg factory tour.

My car now feels even more special as its mine from new, ordered by me to my spec.


The anticipation makes it sooo much better. :smiley:
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