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Title: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: ash_rage on 10 May 2021, 20:52
Hi all

Thought might be a good idea to start a post for anyone whose ordered a Clubsport 45 to find out what spec and how the process is going. Posting updates when something changes

On some other threads people say they are all being built week 48 onwards then will stop at Xmas this thread will either prove or disprove that

I’ll start:

Clubsport 45
Pearl White
DCC
Rear view camera
Digital key
Harman Kardon Sound System

Order placed 7th May 2021

Currently showing as stage 1 on the tracking
VW Medway says 20 weeks, no detail yet
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Dav3smith on 10 May 2021, 21:18
Ordered placed on 7th May Via DTD

CS45
Deep Black Pearl
DCC
HK sound
Winter pack 1
Pan Roof

Had the call from DTD but no further updates or contact from dealer yet
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: JRR1988 on 12 May 2021, 11:26
Good luck with that 20 week lead time. I ordered a Clubsport on the first week of January and I’ve been told it won’t be with the dealer until the end of September.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: ash_rage on 13 May 2021, 21:46
Ordered placed on 7th May Via DTD

CS45
Deep Black Pearl
DCC
HK sound
Winter pack 1
Pan Roof

Had the call from DTD but no further updates or contact from dealer yet

Any news on yours?
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: ash_rage on 13 May 2021, 23:22
Good luck with that 20 week lead time. I ordered a Clubsport on the first week of January and I’ve been told it won’t be with the dealer until the end of September.

Sorry to hear that. I expect same with mine.

Been stuck on stage one for a week now  :laugh:
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: damianmkv on 14 May 2021, 05:30
My dealer told me 26-28 weeks for the e45 yesterday
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Dav3smith on 14 May 2021, 07:53
Ordered placed on 7th May Via DTD

CS45
Deep Black Pearl
DCC
HK sound
Winter pack 1
Pan Roof

Had the call from DTD but no further updates or contact from dealer yet

Any news on yours?
Had the dealer contact me and said that he would supply me with order number via email next week. Same dealership as yours. He told me same time frame as you too but reading what's on various forums not really expecting this to be accurate.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Hertsman on 14 May 2021, 13:35
Are the 45's a limited run? If they were, be an option next year if not stick with the TCR

You hope the ED 50 will be something truly special, or an ED 50 and then maybe a limited track focused ED 50

But despite some saying its just a few add on for the ED 45 is car like a lot from seeing what the CS does and the added bits and pieces.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 14 May 2021, 16:10
I’ve just been quoted 12-16 weeks lead time on a Clubsport 45. I nearly laughed out loud!  :grin:
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Paul70 on 15 May 2021, 10:46
ED45 order placed this morning - Local dealer.

Pure White
DCC
HK
Reverse Camera

Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: fredgroves on 15 May 2021, 11:38
Are the 45's a limited run?

They will only manufacture them in 2021, so yes, limited by manufacture date but not quantity.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: ash_rage on 15 May 2021, 12:59
ED45 order placed this morning - Local dealer.

Pure White
DCC
HK
Reverse Camera

Nice, similar to mine.

What lead time they tell you. What dealer?

Keep us updated with tracker changes
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Paul70 on 15 May 2021, 13:11
ED45 order placed this morning - Local dealer.

Pure White
DCC
HK
Reverse Camera

Nice, similar to mine.

What lead time they tell you. What dealer?

Keep us updated with tracker changes

Thanks, very similar spec, ordered from Peter Cooper Hedge End. No lead time confirmed but still enjoying my ED40 so I am not in any rush.

Had another short drive in their std GTI running 19s (Adelaides) which look so much nicer in the flesh. I am really impressed with the way the MK8 drives, the response is far more urgent than the MK7.

Will keep you updated mate.

Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Paul70 on 15 May 2021, 13:17
Anyone heard anything about the ED45 running more power? Looking at the MPG & CO2, both are worse than the standard Clubsport. Perhaps this is down to the wheels but the forged 19s must be lighter, say a good few KGs lighter than the standard Richmonds so wouldn’t you expect improved economy? Perhaps it’s running more power?
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: ash_rage on 15 May 2021, 13:26
Anyone heard anything about the ED45 running more power? Looking at the MPG & CO2, both are worse than the standard Clubsport. Perhaps this is down to the wheels but the forged 19s must be lighter, say a good few KGs lighter than the standard Richmonds so wouldn’t you expect improved economy? Perhaps it’s running more power?

I've got access to a hub dyno. I'll be testing it when I get mine.

I did notice the lower mpg and also thought it couldn't be forged wheels. Assumed exhaust and intake differences caused it. Obviously no advertised increase.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: ash_rage on 15 May 2021, 13:27
ED45 order placed this morning - Local dealer.

Pure White
DCC
HK
Reverse Camera

Nice, similar to mine.

What lead time they tell you. What dealer?

Keep us updated with tracker changes

Thanks, very similar spec, ordered from Peter Cooper Hedge End. No lead time confirmed but still enjoying my ED40 so I am not in any rush.

Had another short drive in their std GTI running 19s (Adelaides) which look so much nicer in the flesh. I am really impressed with the way the MK8 drives, the response is far more urgent than the MK7.

Will keep you updated mate.

I tried a normal CS and was really impressed.

Sounds odd but I've missed FWD and the mechanical feel of an ICE
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 15 May 2021, 13:40
Anyone having any luck with getting dealers to match DTD?
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: ash_rage on 15 May 2021, 14:24
Anyone having any luck with getting dealers to match DTD?

I tried and was basically called a liar unless I had it in writing.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 15 May 2021, 14:33
Anyone having any luck with getting dealers to match DTD?

I tried and was basically called a liar unless I had it in writing.

Wow! Amazing customer service eh?  :shocked:
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: ash_rage on 15 May 2021, 14:38
Anyone having any luck with getting dealers to match DTD?

I tried and was basically called a liar unless I had it in writing.

Wow! Amazing customer service eh?  :shocked:

Well if you think that's bad you should hear how I was treated by another dealer. I ended up cancelling my normal clubsport order over it. Worked out for the best as prefer the e45
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Dav3smith on 15 May 2021, 14:48
Anyone having any luck with getting dealers to match DTD?
I sent a breakdown of the DTD costs to my local dealer and asked if they would like to beat it. To be honest they will all be aware of these offers and have access to the internet and can see what the brokers are offering and it only takes  a minute to get a quote from the very simple online forms that we as potential customers use. My local dealer was very civil and just said he couldn't get near it and thanked me for giving him the opportunity. Looks like the brokers typically offer somewhere in the 14% region as discounts off list prices and as I said any dealer sales rep must surely be aware of this and they have their targets and margins so maybe there is an element of luck and/or timing to what kind of response you will get from different dealers.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: mistac on 15 May 2021, 19:27
The best bit is by going through DTD you often end up going through a dealers  fleet arm so often get your vehicle even quicker than if you were a retail customer
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: fredgroves on 15 May 2021, 19:33
Anyone having any luck with getting dealers to match DTD?

I tried and was basically called a liar unless I had it in writing.

I was told that "it wasn't from a genuine vw dealership" and then they tried to waffle when i showed the quote on the vw dealership headed paper..
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: fredgroves on 15 May 2021, 19:34
Anyone heard anything about the ED45 running more power? Looking at the MPG & CO2, both are worse than the standard Clubsport. Perhaps this is down to the wheels but the forged 19s must be lighter, say a good few KGs lighter than the standard Richmonds so wouldn’t you expect improved economy? Perhaps it’s running more power?

No it will be nineteens and a different spoiler...
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Paul70 on 16 May 2021, 19:41
Anyone heard anything about the ED45 running more power? Looking at the MPG & CO2, both are worse than the standard Clubsport. Perhaps this is down to the wheels but the forged 19s must be lighter, say a good few KGs lighter than the standard Richmonds so wouldn’t you expect improved economy? Perhaps it’s running more power?

No it will be nineteens and a different spoiler...

Does it have a different spoiler? I missed that in the overview.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Paul70 on 16 May 2021, 19:48
Anyone having any luck with getting dealers to match DTD?

I tried and was basically called a liar unless I had it in writing.

I was told that "it wasn't from a genuine vw dealership" and then they tried to waffle when i showed the quote on the vw dealership headed paper..

King Monkey, my dealer confirmed there is no difference between discounts available on the Clubsport and the ED45. I got a good discount but it did not match DTD.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 16 May 2021, 20:11
Thanks. Good to know. I’ve not started negotiating yet but will soon I think.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Kenis on 16 May 2021, 22:40
Anyone heard anything about the ED45 running more power? Looking at the MPG & CO2, both are worse than the standard Clubsport. Perhaps this is down to the wheels but the forged 19s must be lighter, say a good few KGs lighter than the standard Richmonds so wouldn’t you expect improved economy? Perhaps it’s running more power?

No it will be nineteens and a different spoiler...

Does it have a different spoiler? I missed that in the overview.

I don’t think so, thought only different exhaust and different 19s as standard. Other than that it’s paint, some (or just one?) 45 badges instead of gti ones, different side stickers and GTI sewn into the headrests
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: fredgroves on 17 May 2021, 09:59
I could be wrong about the spoiler.

Remember WLTP now means that the co2 figure is for the exact options list.

If you are looking at a bog standard CS, it has 18's.... and the ED45 has 19's. That will mean the mpg and co2 will be worse for the ED45.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: ash_rage on 18 May 2021, 07:50
Format67.net have made a cool video ending with the e45

https://youtu.be/Gj1Zf-4Wah4
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 18 May 2021, 17:45
Oh I like that. Great find. Thanks.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: ash_rage on 19 May 2021, 20:52
Anyone moved off stage 1 yet. My normal CS order a month back went to stage 2 within days. I'm still on stage 1 for my E45
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Paul70 on 19 May 2021, 20:58
Anyone moved off stage 1 yet. My normal CS order a month back went to stage 2 within days. I'm still on stage 1 for my E45

Received this Monday morning.

Volkswagen order update: Your order no. 31XXXXXX has progressed to stage 2 of 7 (with the factory). To STOP login to vw.co.uk
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Paul70 on 19 May 2021, 21:01
Does it mean much at this stage in the process?
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: SRGTD on 19 May 2021, 22:09
Does it mean much at this stage in the process?

Not really. At stage two, the factory will be ordering the specific component parts from their suppliers for your car’s build. Once VW know when those component parts will be supplied, they can schedule your car to a specific build week, at which point your car should move to stage three.

Hopefully the world shortage of semi-conductors won’t have too significant an impact on production. VW are included in this Autocar article, along with a number of other vehicle manufacturers;

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/industry-news-manufacturing/semiconductor-crisis-nissans-record-annual-loss-ford-predicts
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: VW_Golf_nut on 22 May 2021, 14:45
Does anyone know when the order book for the Edition 45 will close? Any dealers on here that could confirm how full the order book is/how many build slots left? I know it's only being produced in 2021....
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: fredgroves on 22 May 2021, 16:40
I think you've still got a few weeks left.

With a six month wait typical, you probably have maybe six weeks max.

If you want one, don't delay is my advice but remember it's going to be six months after you order.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Prospective on 22 May 2021, 16:44
I ordered a Clubsport on December 11th 2020, I cancelled in April 2021 but I can still access the order process. It is still on “with the factory” stage 2! So over 6 months and still counting!!! I should think any Clubsport people who have ordered a similar time ago would be pretty miffed if ed45’s orders appear before theirs!
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: VW_Golf_nut on 22 May 2021, 17:16
Thanks Fredgroves, hope to get an order in Monday! I have a question though which I know you will have the answer to! In my Golf 8 R, the DSG gearbox only goes into coast
function (Gear disengages until brake or throttle applied) in ECO mode, does the same apply to the Clubsport or is the coast function active in all modes?


I think you've still got a few weeks left.

With a six month wait typical, you probably have maybe six weeks max.

If you want one, don't delay is my advice but remember it's going to be six months after you order.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: fredgroves on 22 May 2021, 17:31
Assuming the clubby is basically a GTI, coasting is active in comfort or eco drive modes, just not sport or ring (if you have dcc)

The R is slightly different, with only eco being remotely not a performance mode.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: VW_Golf_nut on 22 May 2021, 17:51
Got you, correct me if I am wrong but do you have a Clubsport Mk8 Fredgroves?

Assuming the clubby is basically a GTI, coasting is active in comfort or eco drive modes, just not sport or ring (if you have dcc)

The R is slightly different, with only eco being remotely not a performance mode.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: fredgroves on 22 May 2021, 18:10
No mine's a gti.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: VW_Golf_nut on 22 May 2021, 18:11
Ah OK, sorry, thought you had a Clubby, I have posted a question, hopefully someone with a Clubby can confirm for 100% certain  :smiley:
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: JoeGTI on 27 May 2021, 11:15
My dealer (in Ireland) has informed me this morning, via a bulletin from VW themselves, that VW are not putting any more performance Golfs into production until existing cars are sold. He's been told to inform customers that the very earliest anyone will see a new order is October, and that's optimistic.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: fredgroves on 27 May 2021, 12:32
Probably that would have been a reasonable strategy had they released all of them at the same time.

The staggered GTI/clubby/R/ED45 release schedule I'd imagine does harm them normally, let alone right now...

"I'm not buying a GTI because I am holding out for the R/ED45"

Which is fine when its not stock they are trying to shift.... this time there is dealer stock knocking around of the GTI/clubby and not the R or ED45.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Dav3smith on 27 May 2021, 15:03
I would hope the 45's are built in line with the constraints of its time frame as in 45 years since 1976 so they will build them in 2021.

I don't know if they have stuck to this historically with other anniversary editions through the years.

Either way I will be happy with a delivery anytime before Christmas but there's nothing I can do about it so I'll take it when it gets here and until then I can drive my current car quite happily. Stress free too.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: ash_rage on 27 May 2021, 22:13
I’m fine waiting.

In fact the longer it goes on the more orders are cancelled the more rare the e45 becomes.

I’m fine waiting til next year if I have to. Covid has changed my need to travel for work hence why I sold my Tesla.

I see what the semiconductor shortage has done to my industry so I’m realistic to know that vw aren’t getting a windfall anytime soon.

My order is still stuck on stage one lol
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Dav3smith on 27 May 2021, 22:30
Stage one for me still too Ash.

Think we ordered at the same time so let's see if they progress at a similar speed through the system and if any of the options cause a particular delay.

I have set a tracker checking limit to once a week though otherwise I'll be on it all day going crazy.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: ash_rage on 01 June 2021, 16:28
Dealer informed me it’s been marked as 2022 build year now, he said they start 2022 July 2021 so doesn’t mean it’s here in 2022 … but he didn’t rule it out either  :laugh:
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: fredgroves on 01 June 2021, 16:53
Yeah MY22.... after July.

Who knows what a MY22 car has/hasn't got on it... that's the fun you'll be having.

Probably the biggest one will be the addition of the electronic speed limiter.... good luck.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Dav3smith on 01 June 2021, 18:30
It has got a speed limiter. It's set at 166MPH though. :smiley:
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: fredgroves on 01 June 2021, 20:19
It has got a speed limiter. It's set at 166MPH though. :smiley:

You just need to fight your way past the other one first...
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: ash_rage on 01 June 2021, 20:49
Yeah MY22.... after July.

Who knows what a MY22 car has/hasn't got on it... that's the fun you'll be having.

Probably the biggest one will be the addition of the electronic speed limiter.... good luck.

Will it have four wheels!  :laugh: :grin:

Happy waiting for an e45
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 01 June 2021, 21:58
As far as speed limiters are concerned this is what interests me:

The systems will be required on all new models given ‘type’ approval from May 2022, with all models on the market before that date required to adopt the tech by May 2024.

So does this mean the Golf will only need it from 2024 as it won’t be a new model?
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Paul70 on 01 June 2021, 22:09
Car scheduled for BW33 (at the moment)
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: fredgroves on 01 June 2021, 22:10
I suspect as it's a minor software change to make it happen, it will happen sooner rather than later. The mk8 has everything it needs to enforce it already, all bar a menu option... I believe when it comes like lane assist, it's on by default at start but you can turn it off...for now.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Dav3smith on 03 June 2021, 07:45

(https://i.postimg.cc/QMnrB4qs/Screenshot-9-LI.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/LqfWwV70)
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: ash_rage on 03 June 2021, 23:45

(https://i.postimg.cc/QMnrB4qs/Screenshot-9-LI.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/LqfWwV70)

That's good. Mine is still stage 1. Did you do anything to get it to update. Ie remove and re add. Did you get a text telling you?
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: ash_rage on 03 June 2021, 23:47

(https://i.postimg.cc/QMnrB4qs/Screenshot-9-LI.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/LqfWwV70)

That's good. Mine is still stage 1. Did you do anything to get it to update. Ie remove and re add. Did you get a text telling you?

I removed and added back and now on stage 2 also.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Pelmiester on 05 June 2021, 15:43
CS45 Pure white
Pan roof
HUD
HK Stereo
DCC
Winter pack
All important bootliner
Ordered May 5th, who knows when it'll be delivered 🤷🏻‍♂️
(https://i.postimg.cc/gJr5YCCZ/20210605-154144.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/HcD3zhsY)
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 07 June 2021, 17:45
CS45 ordered today.

White
DCC
Might add rear view camera.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: ash_rage on 07 June 2021, 19:55
Great news. Welcome to the waiting room

My order fell off website and can’t be re added as it doesn’t exist apparently

Done this to me before I gave it a day and tried again

Any speculative waiting times given to you?
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 07 June 2021, 20:03
Thanks! My order form says 31st October for a handover but I’ll believe it when I see it. Literally! I’m in no rush at all though so I’m ok waiting.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: ash_rage on 08 June 2021, 23:20
A Spanish main dealer is claiming only 400 clubsport 45's will be made.

That's news to me. Anyone else heard that.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CPqyFeuBTsS/?utm_medium=copy_link
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: fredgroves on 09 June 2021, 10:28
No, its 100% definitely not a limited production run driven by a hard number - like the CSS was.

It is "limited" in that they will only make them for a certain period of time - from whenever they start work on orders (maybe August as all CS45's will be MY22 cars) and until the end of December.

That's the limit.

In theory every Golf ordered/built in that time period could be a CS45, its only another slot on the Golf production line.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: bjbanny on 09 June 2021, 11:50
A Spanish main dealer is claiming only 400 clubsport 45's will be made.

That's news to me. Anyone else heard that.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CPqyFeuBTsS/?utm_medium=copy_link

definitely not true has there is over 50 Clubsport ED45 dealer stock available to buy immediately on german mobile.de
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: SRGTD on 09 June 2021, 12:28
A Spanish main dealer is claiming only 400 clubsport 45's will be made.

That's news to me. Anyone else heard that.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CPqyFeuBTsS/?utm_medium=copy_link

definitely not true has there is over 50 Clubsport ED45 dealer stock available to buy immediately on german mobile.de

Maybe Spain has a maximum allocation of 400 Clubsport ED45’s.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Paul70 on 09 June 2021, 19:23
A Spanish main dealer is claiming only 400 clubsport 45's will be made.

That's news to me. Anyone else heard that.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CPqyFeuBTsS/?utm_medium=copy_link

Thanks for posting Ash_rage, some greats pics of the 45. Happy I’ve chosen white based on those images. I am sure the 45 will be quite a rare car and should therefore hold its value well but time will tell!

Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: ash_rage on 09 June 2021, 20:30
A Spanish main dealer is claiming only 400 clubsport 45's will be made.

That's news to me. Anyone else heard that.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CPqyFeuBTsS/?utm_medium=copy_link

Thanks for posting Ash_rage, some greats pics of the 45. Happy I’ve chosen white based on those images. I am sure the 45 will be quite a rare car and should therefore hold its value well but time will tell!

No problem it looks great in white.

I'm following every hastag you can think of waiting for one to pop up in pearl white like mine.

Couldn't find any on mobile.de
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Paul70 on 09 June 2021, 21:17
A Spanish main dealer is claiming only 400 clubsport 45's will be made.

That's news to me. Anyone else heard that.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CPqyFeuBTsS/?utm_medium=copy_link

Thanks for posting Ash_rage, some greats pics of the 45. Happy I’ve chosen white based on those images. I am sure the 45 will be quite a rare car and should therefore hold its value well but time will tell!

No problem it looks great in white.

I'm following every hastag you can think of waiting for one to pop up in pearl white like mine.

Couldn't find any on mobile.de

Saw this on YouTube the other day. Don’t think the lighting does the colour justice.

#GOLF 8 GTI ORYX WHITE THE CLUBSPORT 45🏁!!! (MK8) édition Anniversary!!
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: ash_rage on 10 June 2021, 07:24
A Spanish main dealer is claiming only 400 clubsport 45's will be made.

That's news to me. Anyone else heard that.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CPqyFeuBTsS/?utm_medium=copy_link

Thanks for posting Ash_rage, some greats pics of the 45. Happy I’ve chosen white based on those images. I am sure the 45 will be quite a rare car and should therefore hold its value well but time will tell!

No problem it looks great in white.

I'm following every hastag you can think of waiting for one to pop up in pearl white like mine.

Couldn't find any on mobile.de

Saw this on YouTube the other day. Don’t think the lighting does the colour justice.

#GOLF 8 GTI ORYX WHITE THE CLUBSPORT 45🏁!!! (MK8) édition Anniversary!!

They just turn photos into videos on that channel

This was good. Posted it on here somewhere

https://youtu.be/Gj1Zf-4Wah4
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Baylon on 10 June 2021, 10:23
Hi all,
Order placed on 1st June, hopefully get the car before the end of the year as we sold our Golf 7.5 GTI PP last week  :cry:

CS45
Pure white
Pan roof
Winter pack
DCC
HUD
Rear Camera
HK Stereo


(https://i.postimg.cc/wBQr7rQ2/VW-Order.png) (https://postimages.org/)
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 11 June 2021, 14:36
It’s with the factory.
(https://i.postimg.cc/nVT3vxty/CD356316-3-BC5-4411-B65-D-CBF122-DE0364.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Hjc0gfnz)
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: ash_rage on 23 June 2021, 14:20
Feeling slightly in the dark. Currently unable to check the website 30 times a day since Monday as its been down. Lol

Got a random sms saying it went stage 2 even though its been stage 2 for weeks
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 23 June 2021, 17:20
I get that random text message a few times. Classic VW.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Kenis on 23 June 2021, 20:29
Think im on my 4th you are at stage 2 text, also got one this morning. Even though it had been at stage 2 since day I ordered (21 April) as it was a repurposed dealer order
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: JoeGTI on 23 June 2021, 20:43
Not an Edition 45, but I ordered a regular CS in mid May and I have a confirmed BW27 (week after next!). Much quicker than I had feared.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: carbon337 on 24 June 2021, 17:35
Does anyone know at what stage of the process an amendment would break the order and cause it to restart from scratch.

Im still torn on adding 19s and DCC and find myself searching for decent aftermarket 18s most days  to replace Richmonds.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Kenis on 24 June 2021, 23:43
Not an Edition 45, but I ordered a regular CS in mid May and I have a confirmed BW27 (week after next!). Much quicker than I had feared.

Very jealous! What spec is it?
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: JoeGTI on 25 June 2021, 00:30
Not an Edition 45, but I ordered a regular CS in mid May and I have a confirmed BW27 (week after next!). Much quicker than I had feared.

Very jealous! What spec is it?

 :smiley:

Reflex silver, estorils, DCC, winter pack and reverse camera.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Kenis on 25 June 2021, 11:06
Thanks Joe.

I contacted the dealer, confirmed mine doesn’t have a bw scheduled, will be a MY22, and they are still sorting those out so that’s what is generating the notifications.

I just hope Fred’a prediction  that my22 cars will have automatic speed limiters in place won’t be as obtrusive as it sounds and somehow my spec becomes no longer available
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: SRGTD on 25 June 2021, 11:15
Thanks Joe.

I contacted the dealer, confirmed mine doesn’t have a bw scheduled, will be a MY22, and they are still sorting those out so that’s what is generating the notifications.

I just hope Fred’a prediction  that my22 cars will have automatic speed limiters in place won’t be as obtrusive as it sounds and somehow my spec becomes no longer available

I can’t see too many spec changes being made for MY22 other than perhaps the auto speed limiter - the performance versions of the mk8 Golf haven’t been out that long, so the standard spec is still pretty fresh.

Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: ash_rage on 25 June 2021, 12:37
Thanks Joe.

I contacted the dealer, confirmed mine doesn’t have a bw scheduled, will be a MY22, and they are still sorting those out so that’s what is generating the notifications.

I just hope Fred’a prediction  that my22 cars will have automatic speed limiters in place won’t be as obtrusive as it sounds and somehow my spec becomes no longer available

Word for word what I was told.

Also don't care about limiter. Like never gonna even get close to it
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Rudedog on 25 June 2021, 12:54
I thought the limiter was to stop you going over the posted speed limit for the road rather than a top speed?
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: ash_rage on 25 June 2021, 15:10
I thought the limiter was to stop you going over the posted speed limit for the road rather than a top speed?

Love to see how well that works. Didn't work on my Tesla!
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 25 June 2021, 16:28
https://youtu.be/rSy7g8nIkVQ
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: ash_rage on 25 June 2021, 18:16
https://youtu.be/rSy7g8nIkVQ

Actual car porn
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 25 June 2021, 18:27
Glad you liked it! I thought it was a good review and I broadly agreed with his views. Thing is with the CS45 is do you want to pay a premium for the exclusivity. I do but understand why most wouldn’t.

Interestingly, the akra sounded far better in that video than Andrew’s. Weird. I know that I can agitate the R the exhaust by lifting off to make it crackle. Maybe it’s the way it was driven too?
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 30 June 2021, 17:35
Prepare yourselves for the most boring post ever….I’ve decided to add rear view camera. You can now rest easy everyone.  :grin:
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: ash_rage on 30 June 2021, 18:08
And the net result to delivery progress.... arriving sometime before the apocalypse. Same as before.

I'm on week 9 now. He said 20.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 30 June 2021, 18:39
Ha ha! I’m 3 weeks in now. Not long to go!  :laugh:
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 01 July 2021, 16:55
Sooooo adding rear view camera will add 10 weeks to the delivery time. I don’t think I’ll bother.  :whistle:
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: ash_rage on 12 July 2021, 19:33
(https://i.postimg.cc/8CN4WSxv/Screenshot-20210712-193215-Instagram.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/v425FpY8)

Golf ✅
Harman Kardon ✅
DSG✅
Right hand drive✅

20 week wait ❌
2021 delivery ❌


Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: clarky92 on 13 July 2021, 00:30
(https://i.postimg.cc/8CN4WSxv/Screenshot-20210712-193215-Instagram.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/v425FpY8)

Golf ✅
Harman Kardon ✅
DSG✅
Right hand drive✅

20 week wait ❌
2021 delivery ❌

The only positive I’m drawing from this situation is hopefully by the time there all built  newer  software updates will have been rolled out to iron out all the bugs

Going to be a long winter waiting for the clubsports to arrive, I never liked the look of a 71 plate, much rather a 22 plate  :grin:

My dealer was absolutely sure of delivery by the end of September, he didn’t mention which year though lol
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: JoeGTI on 13 July 2021, 07:51
Has anyone ever known it to happen for a car to have a confirmed BW and for that week to come and go and car still not gone into production? My car was (and still is, as of yesterday) confirmed BW27, which was last week, but it still has a status of “scheduled” rather than “in production” on the dealer system. I’m hoping it’s a short delay but fearful it could be a long one and I’ll see that BW27 pushed way out. I did think that once it was confirmed it was confirmed but who knows.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: clarky92 on 13 July 2021, 07:58
Has anyone ever known it to happen for a car to have a confirmed BW and for that week to come and go and car still not gone into production? My car was (and still is, as of yesterday) confirmed BW27, which was last week, but it still has a status of “scheduled” rather than “in production” on the dealer system. I’m hoping it’s a short delay but fearful it could be a long one and I’ll see that BW27 pushed way out. I did think that once it was confirmed it was confirmed but who knows.

Try deleting the car off the VW tracker and re-adding it. That tracker is flaky at best. It’s not unknown by deleting and re-adding it updates the tracker
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: JoeGTI on 13 July 2021, 08:03
Has anyone ever known it to happen for a car to have a confirmed BW and for that week to come and go and car still not gone into production? My car was (and still is, as of yesterday) confirmed BW27, which was last week, but it still has a status of “scheduled” rather than “in production” on the dealer system. I’m hoping it’s a short delay but fearful it could be a long one and I’ll see that BW27 pushed way out. I did think that once it was confirmed it was confirmed but who knows.

Try deleting the car off the VW tracker and re-adding it. That tracker is flaky at best. It’s not unknown by deleting and re-adding it updates the tracker

I’m in Ireland and we don’t have an online tracker that customers can use. My information is directly from the dealer, he’s shown me the car on the internal system. Still (as of early yesterday) on BW27 but not yet in production.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: ash_rage on 13 July 2021, 16:07
Has anyone ever known it to happen for a car to have a confirmed BW and for that week to come and go and car still not gone into production? My car was (and still is, as of yesterday) confirmed BW27, which was last week, but it still has a status of “scheduled” rather than “in production” on the dealer system. I’m hoping it’s a short delay but fearful it could be a long one and I’ll see that BW27 pushed way out. I did think that once it was confirmed it was confirmed but who knows.

Try deleting the car off the VW tracker and re-adding it. That tracker is flaky at best. It’s not unknown by deleting and re-adding it updates the tracker

I’m in Ireland and we don’t have an online tracker that customers can use. My information is directly from the dealer, he’s shown me the car on the internal system. Still (as of early yesterday) on BW27 but not yet in production.

I think what build weeks the dealer says can't be trusted. In most cases they just tell you what you want to hear until the point that it is proven to be wrong.

If what you were told was true then you would be the only person I've heard of with a BW for a E45 outside of mainland Europe or Sweden
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: JoeGTI on 13 July 2021, 16:19
Has anyone ever known it to happen for a car to have a confirmed BW and for that week to come and go and car still not gone into production? My car was (and still is, as of yesterday) confirmed BW27, which was last week, but it still has a status of “scheduled” rather than “in production” on the dealer system. I’m hoping it’s a short delay but fearful it could be a long one and I’ll see that BW27 pushed way out. I did think that once it was confirmed it was confirmed but who knows.

Try deleting the car off the VW tracker and re-adding it. That tracker is flaky at best. It’s not unknown by deleting and re-adding it updates the tracker

I’m in Ireland and we don’t have an online tracker that customers can use. My information is directly from the dealer, he’s shown me the car on the internal system. Still (as of early yesterday) on BW27 but not yet in production.

I think what build weeks the dealer says can't be trusted. In most cases they just tell you what you want to hear until the point that it is proven to be wrong.

If what you were told was true then you would be the only person I've heard of with a BW for a E45 outside of mainland Europe or Sweden


Well I'm afraid you'd be wrong there.

He has a CS-45 currently in production (BW-27, the same as mine is supposed to be). So assuming that car doesn't get stuck mid-build, it should appear here within a month or so!

And in terms of the BW he's telling me - he is sending me screenshots of their internal system, the system that is linked directly to the factory. So he's not spoofing. My only query was, why its still "Scheduled" versus "in production".

Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: ash_rage on 13 July 2021, 17:44
Has anyone ever known it to happen for a car to have a confirmed BW and for that week to come and go and car still not gone into production? My car was (and still is, as of yesterday) confirmed BW27, which was last week, but it still has a status of “scheduled” rather than “in production” on the dealer system. I’m hoping it’s a short delay but fearful it could be a long one and I’ll see that BW27 pushed way out. I did think that once it was confirmed it was confirmed but who knows.

Try deleting the car off the VW tracker and re-adding it. That tracker is flaky at best. It’s not unknown by deleting and re-adding it updates the tracker

I’m in Ireland and we don’t have an online tracker that customers can use. My information is directly from the dealer, he’s shown me the car on the internal system. Still (as of early yesterday) on BW27 but not yet in production.

I think what build weeks the dealer says can't be trusted. In most cases they just tell you what you want to hear until the point that it is proven to be wrong.

If what you were told was true then you would be the only person I've heard of with a BW for a E45 outside of mainland Europe or Sweden


Well I'm afraid you'd be wrong there.

He has a CS-45 currently in production (BW-27, the same as mine is supposed to be). So assuming that car doesn't get stuck mid-build, it should appear here within a month or so!

And in terms of the BW he's telling me - he is sending me screenshots of their internal system, the system that is linked directly to the factory. So he's not spoofing. My only query was, why its still "Scheduled" versus "in production".

Cool so RHD E45 aren't delayed til next year as being reported.

I'll happily be wrong

BTW this isn't my first rodeo with vw. Had screenshot from dealers systems for my previous golfs and all transpired to be wrong.

But again happy to be wrong and see these RHD e45 in a month
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: JoeGTI on 13 July 2021, 17:56
Has anyone ever known it to happen for a car to have a confirmed BW and for that week to come and go and car still not gone into production? My car was (and still is, as of yesterday) confirmed BW27, which was last week, but it still has a status of “scheduled” rather than “in production” on the dealer system. I’m hoping it’s a short delay but fearful it could be a long one and I’ll see that BW27 pushed way out. I did think that once it was confirmed it was confirmed but who knows.

Try deleting the car off the VW tracker and re-adding it. That tracker is flaky at best. It’s not unknown by deleting and re-adding it updates the tracker

I’m in Ireland and we don’t have an online tracker that customers can use. My information is directly from the dealer, he’s shown me the car on the internal system. Still (as of early yesterday) on BW27 but not yet in production.

I think what build weeks the dealer says can't be trusted. In most cases they just tell you what you want to hear until the point that it is proven to be wrong.

If what you were told was true then you would be the only person I've heard of with a BW for a E45 outside of mainland Europe or Sweden


Well I'm afraid you'd be wrong there.

He has a CS-45 currently in production (BW-27, the same as mine is supposed to be). So assuming that car doesn't get stuck mid-build, it should appear here within a month or so!

And in terms of the BW he's telling me - he is sending me screenshots of their internal system, the system that is linked directly to the factory. So he's not spoofing. My only query was, why its still "Scheduled" versus "in production".

Cool so RHD E45 aren't delayed til next year as being reported.

I'll happily be wrong

BTW this isn't my first rodeo with vw. Had screenshot from dealers systems for my previous golfs and all transpired to be wrong.

But again happy to be wrong and see these RHD e45 in a month



Oh, not my first rodeo either! I've been here with them a few times before.

Unfortunately we have to rely on the dealers here for updates. We don't have a customer-facing tracker. But to be fair, he is sending me screenshots of the status of the car on his system, the system that is directly linked to the factory. So he only knows as much as what that system in front of him is telling him. Which I suspect is a bit more accurate and granular than a flashy website tracker that tells you the car is at "Stage 2" (whatever that means).

Beyond that, all he can do is chase VW on my behalf, find out why the car is stalled at stage X despite showing a scheduled build week that has been and gone.


I believe the system the dealer uses is "NADCON" - all the dealers use it afaik... its how they track the cars internally.


Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: ash_rage on 13 July 2021, 18:12
You aren't missing much with the tracker we have. It breaks every Monday, I randomly get texts telling me it's the same stage it has been for months and to get it updated I had to remove the car and add it again

What colour and options do you have?
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: JoeGTI on 13 July 2021, 18:23
You aren't missing much with the tracker we have. It breaks every Monday, I randomly get texts telling me it's the same stage it has been for months and to get it updated I had to remove the car and add it again

What colour and options do you have?

My car is a standard CS, silver, DCC, estorils, winter pack and camera.
My mate’s car (which definitely is in production according to NADCON) is an Ed45, moonstone, DCC, camera and winter pack.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: MaggotsRus on 16 July 2021, 22:34
Hi folks so I’m new to this forum and some interesting entries here. I have also decided to go fit and order a new E45 having just sold my Mk 7 performance pack model which i owned for 6 years.

Anyway from T.Wells VW I ordered on the 19/06 the following spec.
Moonstone grey.
DCC
Panoramic sunroof.
Discover nav pro
Digital key
Proactive passenger protection
Winter pack with heated rear seats
HK sounds system
Head up display
Rear view camera

Been told an initial date of end of October as the delays by the looks of it are they are building the 22 MY spec and so builds stopped. I suppose it is what it is but looking for the car when it arrives.I am getting the feeling we won’t see many of these on the roads.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: ash_rage on 23 July 2021, 08:21
Story doing the rounds is builds being delayed until March 2022.

Anyone had any confirmed build weeks yet?

Beginning to wonder if I can wait that long!
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: fredgroves on 23 July 2021, 08:58
Story doing the rounds is builds being delayed until March 2022.

Anyone had any confirmed build weeks yet?

Beginning to wonder if I can wait that long!

Read this....

https://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=287934.0

Evo there is a VW dealer...
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: SRGTD on 23 July 2021, 09:14
Story doing the rounds is builds being delayed until March 2022.

Anyone had any confirmed build weeks yet?

Beginning to wonder if I can wait that long!

It won’t just be VW who are experiencing longer lead times - semiconductor supply shortages and Covid (workforce infections and the need to self isolate) will be affecting other car manufacturers too, so you may be no better off if you cancel your order and look at alternative cars from other manufacturers.

If you’re lucky enough to find an alternative new or nearly new car in stock at a dealers in a colour / spec that you’d be happy with, with the way prices are going you’d probably pay a premium, and the chances are the dealer would be unwilling to negotiate on the price as they’re struggling to get stock at the moment. I read on another forum of one VW dealer who’s so short of stock they’ve taken to parking their used car display vehicles diagonally to fill the blank spaces on the forecourt to create the impression they’ve got more cars for sale than they actually have. :shocked:

To put a positive spin on the long lead times - at least it gives VW a chance to develop and roll out software fixes, and a March 2022 (or later) delivery would be a 22 plate :smiley:.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 23 July 2021, 14:53
So just had an email from my dealer. He said there’s a 2-3 week delay and mine has a provisional build week of 50 so wb 13th December. Bearing in mind I was initially told sept/Oct delivery that’s a bit longer. Again, I’m not bothered personally but thought this info might be useful.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: ash_rage on 23 July 2021, 15:44
Story doing the rounds is builds being delayed until March 2022.

Anyone had any confirmed build weeks yet?

Beginning to wonder if I can wait that long!

It won’t just be VW who are experiencing longer lead times - semiconductor supply shortages and Covid (workforce infections and the need to self isolate) will be affecting other car manufacturers too, so you may be no better off if you cancel your order and look at alternative cars from other manufacturers.

If you’re lucky enough to find an alternative new or nearly new car in stock at a dealers in a colour / spec that you’d be happy with, with the way prices are going you’d probably pay a premium, and the chances are the dealer would be unwilling to negotiate on the price as they’re struggling to get stock at the moment. I read on another forum of one VW dealer who’s so short of stock they’ve taken to parking their used car display vehicles diagonally to fill the blank spaces on the forecourt to create the impression they’ve got more cars for sale than they actually have. :shocked:

To put a positive spin on the long lead times - at least it gives VW a chance to develop and roll out software fixes, and a March 2022 (or later) delivery would be a 22 plate :smiley:.

agreed

I can see a normal CS available at a dealer 2nd hand, so getting the itch
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: ash_rage on 23 July 2021, 15:45
So just had an email from my dealer. He said there’s a 2-3 week delay and mine has a provisional build week of 50 so wb 13th December. Bearing in mind I was initially told sept/Oct delivery that’s a bit longer. Again, I’m not bothered personally but thought this info might be useful.

remind me when you ordered yours again?

Edit found it:  07 June 2021

I ordered mine in May, no build week for me yet,  from memory you ordered same dealer as me, was the sale person James? I emailed him and he is off until monday
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 23 July 2021, 16:29
So just had an email from my dealer. He said there’s a 2-3 week delay and mine has a provisional build week of 50 so wb 13th December. Bearing in mind I was initially told sept/Oct delivery that’s a bit longer. Again, I’m not bothered personally but thought this info might be useful.

remind me when you ordered yours again?

Edit found it:  07 June 2021.

I ordered mine in May, no build week for me yet,  from memory you ordered same dealer as me, was the sale person James? I emailed him and he is off until monday

I ordered from Vw Manchester. As usual there’s nothing on the app, just info from the dealer
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: VW_Golf_nut on 24 July 2021, 17:37
Are the order books still open for the Edition 45?
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: JoeGTI on 24 July 2021, 18:27
My mate’s Ed-45 is currently in Emden waiting on a boat. I’d say it’ll be the first one in Ireland.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 24 July 2021, 18:56
Are the order books still open for the Edition 45?

I presume so. Aren’t they supposed to be open all year? I did wonder at first if they had to be built this year but obviously not!
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: VW_Golf_nut on 24 July 2021, 19:00
I hope so as reconsidering placing an order for one...Anyone close to getting one in the UK as yet?
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: VW_Golf_nut on 25 July 2021, 07:57
How are people financing there Edition 45 orders? I haven't used VW Finance before, are they offering competitive PCP deals? I would be looking for a 36mth contract, say £6000 deposit....Be glad of peoples comments/advice please?
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: indublin on 26 July 2021, 20:19
Are the order books still open for the Edition 45?

I presume so. Aren’t they supposed to be open all year? I did wonder at first if they had to be built this year but obviously not!

And now he is starting to get excited ;)
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 26 July 2021, 21:20
How are people financing there Edition 45 orders? I haven't used VW Finance before, are they offering competitive PCP deals? I would be looking for a 36mth contract, say £6000 deposit....Be glad of peoples comments/advice please?

Personal loan at 3%. Will take the finance to get the contribution and pay it off. Did this with my R and would still have been doing well if the current car market explosion hadn’t have happened. I look at used car valuations for 2 years old, 3 years etc and find a good tipping point where I’ll give myself the best chance of being in equity. By the time my CS45 comes I’ll get all my money back I put into the R plus anywhere from £5-7k. Bonus.

Personally, I’d never put more than £2k into a pcp as you’ll never get it back. Well, maybe in this crazy time! Car finance is exceptionally personal to your circumstances. There’s no right way to do it imo.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: VW_Golf_nut on 26 July 2021, 22:00
How are people financing there Edition 45 orders? I haven't used VW Finance before, are they offering competitive PCP deals? I would be looking for a 36mth contract, say £6000 deposit....Be glad of peoples comments/advice please?

Personal loan at 3%. Will take the finance to get the contribution and pay it off. Did this with my R and would still have been doing well if the current car market explosion hadn’t have happened. I look at used car valuations for 2 years old, 3 years etc and find a good tipping point where I’ll give myself the best chance of being in equity. By the time my CS45 comes I’ll get all my money back I put into the R plus anywhere from £5-7k. Bonus.

Personally, I’d never put more than £2k into a pcp as you’ll never get it back. Well, maybe in this crazy time! Car finance is exceptionally personal to your circumstances. There’s no right way to do it imo.

Understand, so my plan to put a lot up front to keep the monthlies down is not a wise one by the sounds....?

Have most people gone PCP with there Ed45 orders or are some buying outright to take advantage of deals from DTD etc?
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 26 July 2021, 22:05
If it’s right for you then it’s a good plan. I expect most people will go pcp.

Good luck wherever you do and let us know how you get on.  :smiley:
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: SRGTD on 26 July 2021, 22:30
Have most people gone PCP with there Ed45 orders or are some buying outright to take advantage of deals from DTD etc?

You can buy through DTD to take advantage of their prices and VW’s PCP deposit contribution even if buying outright. If do intend to buy outright, you can withdraw from the PCP (notify VWFS of your intention to do this within the 14 day cooling off period) and you get to keep the finance deposit contribution :smiley:.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: VW_Golf_nut on 27 July 2021, 19:48
Have most people gone PCP with there Ed45 orders or are some buying outright to take advantage of deals from DTD etc?

You can buy through DTD to take advantage of their prices and VW’s PCP deposit contribution even if buying outright. If do intend to buy outright, you can withdraw from the PCP (notify VWFS of your intention to do this within the 14 day cooling off period) and you get to keep the finance deposit contribution :smiley:.

Got a quote today 👍
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: ash_rage on 27 July 2021, 21:16
I've been told it's currently on week 44 by dealer.

Obviously can change and isn't locked in
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 27 July 2021, 21:24
I've been told it's currently on week 44 by dealer.

Obviously can change and isn't locked in

It’s practically here!  :wink:
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: ash_rage on 27 July 2021, 21:44
Yep. Cleared a space for it in the garage already.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: VW_Golf_nut on 29 July 2021, 17:49
Ordered ;

Edition 45 Clubsport GTI
Moonstone Grey
DCC
Reverse Camera
Winter Pack

Now a long 8mths! I won't even bother loading the tracker I reckon  :shocked:
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: mynameiskris on 29 July 2021, 17:55
Ordered ;

Edition 45 Clubsport GTI
Moonstone Grey
DCC
Reverse Camera
Winter Pack

Now a long 8mths! I won't even bother loading the tracker I reckon  :shocked:

Nice! Just ordered today? Wish I had ordered a clubsport now.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: VW_Golf_nut on 29 July 2021, 17:57
Yes, ordered today.

Missed my Ed40 so much!
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: clarky92 on 29 July 2021, 18:14
Ordered ;

Edition 45 Clubsport GTI
Moonstone Grey
DCC
Reverse Camera
Winter Pack

Now a long 8mths! I won't even bother loading the tracker I reckon  :shocked:

Congratulations - awesome spec  :cool:

Good timing getting the order in before 3rd August price rises  :smiley:

Keeping away from the tracker is a wise move, who really knows when they are turning up
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 29 July 2021, 18:18
Ordered ;

Edition 45 Clubsport GTI
Moonstone Grey
DCC
Reverse Camera
Winter Pack

Now a long 8mths! I won't even bother loading the tracker I reckon  :shocked:

Nice spec. The time will fly!  :wink:
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: fredgroves on 30 July 2021, 07:43
Will they still be making them after the end of 2021 then... They said they wouldn't...
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: VW_Golf_nut on 30 July 2021, 08:54
Will they still be making them after the end of 2021 then... They said they wouldn't...

Hmm...I sincerely hope so!!
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 30 July 2021, 09:42
Will they still be making them after the end of 2021 then... They said they wouldn't...

Hmm...I sincerely hope so!!

I asked this question to do many dealers and couldn’t get a straight answer. Because of the long lead times I was worried that your order would tip into the next year and therefore you wouldn’t get a car, even if you ordered in the summer. Originally they were only supposed to be built in 2021 but who know now? Not me!
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: JoeGTI on 30 July 2021, 09:50
One has landed into an Irish dealers:

https://www.carzone.ie/used-cars/volkswagen/golf/used-2021-212-volkswagen-golf-club-wicklow-fpa-202107295617390

And I know my local dealers has one en route from Emden.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Golfist on 03 August 2021, 14:56
Ordered 3rd July;

GTI Clubsport 45
King’s Red
DCC
H/K Audio
Winter Pack

Build week estimated at 42! Mid October.. Maybe!!
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Paul70 on 06 August 2021, 15:50
Great news from the tracker, I just hope the following status is correct!!

(https://i.postimg.cc/jqwYdd6c/75-A498-D7-CFA6-4073-A8-DE-4-E7-A7-C7-A0517.png) (https://postimages.org/)
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: ash_rage on 06 August 2021, 16:44
Great news from the tracker, I just hope the following status is correct!!

(https://i.postimg.cc/jqwYdd6c/75-A498-D7-CFA6-4073-A8-DE-4-E7-A7-C7-A0517.png) (https://postimages.org/)

That is exciting! Excited for you. You ordered May 15th yes?
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Paul70 on 06 August 2021, 17:37
Correct, I ordered May 15th.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: ash_rage on 06 August 2021, 18:44
Correct, I ordered May 15th.

Cool 5 days after me. Different build. But I can hope!
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Paul70 on 06 August 2021, 19:37
Correct, I ordered May 15th.

Cool 5 days after me. Different build. But I can hope!


Good luck with your order and hope it progresses soon.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Gtiless on 06 August 2021, 21:48
Pure White Deep Black Pearl? That sounds a funny colour?
Is it another VW thing for Oynx White or similar?
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Paul70 on 06 August 2021, 21:59
The ED45 has a black roof but I admit the description is a little unclear.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: JRR1988 on 07 August 2021, 10:10
Ordered 3rd July;

GTI Clubsport 45
King’s Red
DCC
H/K Audio
Winter Pack

Build week estimated at 42! Mid October.. Maybe!!

I ordered a Clubsport first week of January, original date was July, then the end of September now it’s the end of November. I wonder if VW are prioritising 45’s over Clubsport to get them all out before the end of the year.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: clarky92 on 07 August 2021, 10:25
Ordered 3rd July;

GTI Clubsport 45
King’s Red
DCC
H/K Audio
Winter Pack

Build week estimated at 42! Mid October.. Maybe!!

I ordered a Clubsport first week of January, original date was July, then the end of September now it’s the end of November. I wonder if VW are prioritising 45’s over Clubsport to get them all out before the end of the year.

I think your spot on with that - seeing as mechanically (apart from the exhaust) they are the same as normal Clubsports, the 45’s would suffer from lack of semiconductors aswell. VW might be allocating all the chips to get the 45’s built and out of the way. My Clubsport has now slipped to bw51 so Jan delivery
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Golfist on 08 August 2021, 19:39
Ordered 3rd July;

GTI Clubsport 45
King’s Red
DCC
H/K Audio
Winter Pack

Build week estimated at 42! Mid October.. Maybe!!

I ordered a Clubsport first week of January, original date was July, then the end of September now it’s the end of November. I wonder if VW are prioritising 45’s over Clubsport to get them all out before the end of the year.

I think your spot on with that - seeing as mechanically (apart from the exhaust) they are the same as normal Clubsports, the 45’s would suffer from lack of semiconductors aswell. VW might be allocating all the chips to get the 45’s built and out of the way. My Clubsport has now slipped to bw51 so Jan delivery

I’ll be honest I have no idea how they prioritise which order they build first, however the situation over the weekend has actually improved. It’s now gone to stage 3 with a build week confirmation, spoke with the dealership and it’s now week 38.

Yes you’re probably right, what’s the point of a 45 year anniversary edition car delivered in year 46? Lol. This also may have something to do with it... I did read somewhere VW are currently prioritising “premium models” purely because those vehicles bring in more cash. So yes they are mechanically the same but that extra price may move them above a “standard” clubsport. Who knows!!
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: carbon337 on 09 August 2021, 14:15
Ordered 3rd July;

GTI Clubsport 45
King’s Red
DCC
H/K Audio
Winter Pack

Build week estimated at 42! Mid October.. Maybe!!

I ordered a Clubsport first week of January, original date was July, then the end of September now it’s the end of November. I wonder if VW are prioritising 45’s over Clubsport to get them all out before the end of the year.

I think your spot on with that - seeing as mechanically (apart from the exhaust) they are the same as normal Clubsports, the 45’s would suffer from lack of semiconductors aswell. VW might be allocating all the chips to get the 45’s built and out of the way. My Clubsport has now slipped to bw51 so Jan delivery

Where did you get the BW update? Dealer? My last update was exactly the same as the day i ordered.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: clarky92 on 09 August 2021, 14:20
Ordered 3rd July;

GTI Clubsport 45
King’s Red
DCC
H/K Audio
Winter Pack

Build week estimated at 42! Mid October.. Maybe!!

I ordered a Clubsport first week of January, original date was July, then the end of September now it’s the end of November. I wonder if VW are prioritising 45’s over Clubsport to get them all out before the end of the year.

I think your spot on with that - seeing as mechanically (apart from the exhaust) they are the same as normal Clubsports, the 45’s would suffer from lack of semiconductors aswell. VW might be allocating all the chips to get the 45’s built and out of the way. My Clubsport has now slipped to bw51 so Jan delivery

Where did you get the BW update? Dealer? My last update was exactly the same as the day i ordered.

Just call VW customer services or use the online chat, give them your order number and it takes a few mins. Dealers are mostly clueless and some just straight up lie lol
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Kenis on 10 August 2021, 08:40
I tried the online chat and was told their policy is not to pass on unconfirmed build weeks.  :cry:

(Normal CS Ordered 22nd April, repurposed dealer order, been at stage 2 since then)
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: clarky92 on 10 August 2021, 08:43
I tried the online chat and was told their policy is not to pass on unconfirmed build weeks.  :cry:

(Normal CS Ordered 22nd April, repurposed dealer order, been at stage 2 since then)

That’s either a brand new policy in the last couple of days or you’ve been fobbed off

I wonder if they are getting so many calls/ chats asking the same thing they can’t take the volume
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Kenis on 10 August 2021, 08:54
Here is a bit from the chat

(https://i.postimg.cc/m2CX3PS0/435-A06-DF-419-A-4-AF1-B1-C1-CA723-BCF9600.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/7fPnwYdV)
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: clarky92 on 10 August 2021, 09:37
Here is a bit from the chat

(https://i.postimg.cc/m2CX3PS0/435-A06-DF-419-A-4-AF1-B1-C1-CA723-BCF9600.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/7fPnwYdV)

Your right, I just tried VW chat who were useless and wouldn't give me the info. So I called them and got my unconfirmed build week in a few minutes - 0800333666 option 7

Now jumped to bw 49. Also I asked about if ED45's were being pushed through first, the rep wouldn't confirm 100% but said it makes sense that the ED45's will be built as a priority first given thats the whole point in ED45 to be delivered this year or as close to as possible.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: ash_rage on 10 August 2021, 12:36
I called also.

Now showing unconfirmed build of week 44. First week of November. Previous unconfirmed build week given to me two weeks ago was week 40
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Golfist on 10 August 2021, 21:21
So.. solid update today. Started a chat with VWUK after seeing some comments purely because I’m just being impatient. I ordered my CS-45 38 days ago... its now due to be built week commencing 30th August which is apparently set in stone!!! Here’s a screenshot...
(https://i.postimg.cc/hGRNC5n9/E88-EA5-EE-7-D1-E-466-A-8-ADD-CDC8395272-D3.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/tsDrJDYT)
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 11 August 2021, 13:22
Tried my hand at Vw live chat today. They said they had no information on build dates. Happy days!  :laugh:
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: phope on 11 August 2021, 15:38
Looks like they have discontinued the vehicle tracker as well as other online services at the My VW section of Volkswagen UK

Back to relying on a dealer to contact you.. Progress:NOT



(https://i.postimg.cc/0Q3M5x8j/Screenshot-2021-08-11-at-15-36-46.png) (https://postimg.cc/dk2tnbZc)
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: WelshGolf on 11 August 2021, 15:47
Looks like they have discontinued the vehicle tracker as well as other online services at the My VW section of Volkswagen UK

Back to relying on a dealer to contact you.. Progress:NOT



(https://i.postimg.cc/0Q3M5x8j/Screenshot-2021-08-11-at-15-36-46.png) (https://postimg.cc/dk2tnbZc)

FFS, just seen this myself, so now have to relay on dealers with their limited knowledge or the odd random text on a Monday morning saying my car is still at stage 2
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 11 August 2021, 16:22
Looks like they have discontinued the vehicle tracker as well as other online services at the My VW section of Volkswagen UK

Back to relying on a dealer to contact you.. Progress:NOT



(https://i.postimg.cc/0Q3M5x8j/Screenshot-2021-08-11-at-15-36-46.png) (https://postimg.cc/dk2tnbZc)

FFS, just seen this myself, so now have to relay on dealers with their limited knowledge or the odd random text on a Monday morning saying my car is still at stage 2

Absolutely gutted. I had a dream that I’d get to 50 texts saying my order had progressed to stage 2. Only managed 10.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: ash_rage on 11 August 2021, 16:27
No more tracker!

That's the end of my morning routine.

In all seriousness these delays are really beginning to hack me off. I wish I understood the logic they follow. People who order after me with same options have confirmed build weeks soon and mine just gets punted down the road.

BMW HQ told my mate which of his optional extras caused delays so he had the choice of removing them to get the car sooner. If only VW kept us better informed.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: fredgroves on 11 August 2021, 17:53
There is a hierarchy of dealers... Some get their orders sooner than others.

All sorts of buggery goes on...
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: phope on 11 August 2021, 18:02
usual guff...


(https://i.postimg.cc/ryPJpnMR/reply.png) (https://postimg.cc/hhVxy0JK)
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: ash_rage on 11 August 2021, 19:12
There is a hierarchy of dealers... Some get their orders sooner than others.

All sorts of buggery goes on...

Didn't know that 🤔
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Golfist on 11 August 2021, 19:15
There is a hierarchy of dealers... Some get their orders sooner than others.

All sorts of buggery goes on...

Out of pure curiosity.. how did you come to that conclusion?
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: phope on 11 August 2021, 19:38
As I understand it, each dealer is allocated a certain amount of factory builds - usually on a quarterly basis.

Their quota of slots will depend on a variety of things - previous sales volumes against targets, model type and trim, etc resulting in a higher quota for high performing dealerships. It also helps smaller dealerships have (in theory), equal access to factory ordering in proportion to their bigger competitors stopping them squeezing smaller dealerships out of orders.

A high performing dealership might then go to VW UK and request extra capacity for orders, or might do VW UK a favour, take a batch of slow selling cars/quirky specification ones to clear them from VW UK stock and get some extra build slots for in demand tasty stuff as a reward.

Take a batch of ten solid brown rental spec Passat that have been stuck in a compound at the docks, and get an extra 2 build slots for a Golf R, for example

When you submit your order and the dealer accepts your order, you're not guaranteeing a production slot for your car; this slot depends on a few things, like

When in the dealer's order cycle the order is placed - the dealer may have used up its build allocations, so you will need to wait until the next quarter

The extras that have been requested - some options take longer to be ready for production than others
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: evo1986 on 11 August 2021, 20:12
Now for the truth  :grin:

Dealers are allocated a monthly quota based on previous sales achievements and there annual target.

There is no separation of trim within the model quota. So if my quota was 20 Golf I could order 20 GTI edition 45’s for example.

If you place an order with a retailer that has already ordered their quota your order will remain on a wait list with that retailer till they have quota for the fact to to accept that order. This can of course be months……

Dealers who often heavily discount their cars will of course sell out of their quota sooner and as a result delivery times with dealer that participate on carwow, DTD etc often have longer lead times.

There is no option for a retailer to take 2 piece of crap Brown Passat Saloons in exchange to increase their factory quota  :grin:

Factory option  that delay cars have never been communicated to retailers for us to explain to customers. Right Mr customer of you forget about the rear camera you might get your car this decade  :laugh:

 



Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: phope on 11 August 2021, 20:22
Now for the truth  :grin:

Dealers are allocated a monthly quota based on previous sales achievements and there annual target.

There is no separation of trim within the model quota. So if my quota was 20 Golf I could order 20 GTI edition 45’s for example.

If you place an order with a retailer that has already ordered their quota your order will remain on a wait list with that retailer till they have quota for the fact to to accept that order. This can of course be months……

Dealers who often heavily discount their cars will of course sell out of their quota sooner and as a result delivery times with dealer that participate on carwow, DTD etc often have longer lead times.

There is no option for a retailer to take 2 piece of crap Brown Passat Saloons in exchange to increase their factory quota  :grin:

Factory option  that delay cars have never been communicated to retailers for us to explain to customers. Right Mr customer of you forget about the rear camera you might get your car this decade  :laugh:

 :grin:

Interesting to hear straight from your side of things - I was just relaying what another new car sales manager told me last year, when he was bemoaning having to take delivery of what he considered less desirable stock (some of which had already arrived on the forecourt) in order to gain some favours with a VW regional manager for some extra in demand models
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Foxy367 on 12 August 2021, 11:49
Now for the truth  :grin:

Dealers are allocated a monthly quota based on previous sales achievements and there annual target.

There is no separation of trim within the model quota. So if my quota was 20 Golf I could order 20 GTI edition 45’s for example.

If you place an order with a retailer that has already ordered their quota your order will remain on a wait list with that retailer till they have quota for the fact to to accept that order. This can of course be months……

Dealers who often heavily discount their cars will of course sell out of their quota sooner and as a result delivery times with dealer that participate on carwow, DTD etc often have longer lead times.

There is no option for a retailer to take 2 piece of crap Brown Passat Saloons in exchange to increase their factory quota  :grin:

Factory option  that delay cars have never been communicated to retailers for us to explain to customers. Right Mr customer of you forget about the rear camera you might get your car this decade  :laugh:

 :grin:

Interesting to hear straight from your side of things - I was just relaying what another new car sales manager told me last year, when he was bemoaning having to take delivery of what he considered less desirable stock (some of which had already arrived on the forecourt) in order to gain some favours with a VW regional manager for some extra in demand models

Was he trying to sell you a solid brown passat at the time!!!  :grin:
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: phope on 12 August 2021, 12:38
Funnily enough, yes it was some unappealing shade of base spec Passat, after enquiring about a new build Tiguan and a used Arteon - was showing me a list of new Passats he had for immediate delivery to get me off the idea of the used Arteon, and was explaining why they all had identical spec, bar choice of 1/2 colours
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 17 August 2021, 16:40
My build week has moved forward to……..week 45. How apt!
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: ash_rage on 17 August 2021, 16:53
I called also.

Now showing unconfirmed build of week 44. First week of November. Previous unconfirmed build week given to me two weeks ago was week 40

I'm back on week 40 again but Still unconfirmed
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 17 August 2021, 19:10
I was told today that the wait for a standard gti is now 54 weeks. Wow.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: SRGTD on 19 August 2021, 12:40
I was told today that the wait for a standard gti is now 54 weeks. Wow.

There’s an item on the BBC website today on semiconductor shortages. Toyota are cutting vehicle production by 40% next month. VW have said they may have to cut output further and that they expect chip supply in Q3 to be ‘volatile and tight’.

Hopefully the 54 week lead time for a GTI makes allowance for this, otherwise 54 weeks might become a bigger number………… :shocked:

Link to BBC news item below;
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-58266794
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 19 August 2021, 13:25
Interesting story that. I’m sure that Vw said they expected things to improve in Q3/4 but not sure.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: JoeGTI on 21 August 2021, 15:28
This arrived at my local dealers yesterday….

Couple of interesting things I noticed…
1. The door cards have “pleather” and the armrest is cloth. Isn’t it the other way round in the standard CS?
2. Really nice floor mats with a big GTI tag. Nice.

Overall, great looking car, nice presence. The cabin feels quite cosseted and seating position definitely goes lower than it did in the MK7 I think.

I’m not keen on the wheels though tbh.

(https://i.ibb.co/dp1TPbr/55-BBB5-E2-8-A7-C-4-E6-D-A60-C-5071-A40-C34-AD.jpg) (https://ibb.co/rpTjxbm)
(https://i.ibb.co/dG5Zcm8/857-AA96-F-CE4-A-4-E67-A6-A1-7-D9691-E07-C6-B.jpg) (https://ibb.co/J5sZd3D)
(https://i.ibb.co/gzYtpMR/B7-F092-C4-3147-4-FB5-A9-F7-433427-B35-DAE.jpg) (https://ibb.co/Rz8QmpD)
(https://i.ibb.co/yk87P8g/72879-BD7-7-CCC-4-DA2-A122-156-B2-A0-BA019.jpg) (https://ibb.co/Ks9Sh9V)
(https://i.ibb.co/BjZF85N/F0-EE7-BF3-2188-400-F-8002-4-AF5-FF95-F830.jpg) (https://ibb.co/wCWjDFs)
(https://i.ibb.co/pPRPjB5/1-CBF71-CB-8-D65-481-A-859-B-8-B63-ACEF007-F.jpg) (https://ibb.co/ky9y2sv)
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: phope on 21 August 2021, 16:58
Nice looking, that is.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Davey-c on 21 August 2021, 17:34
The back looks really good with the spoiler and exhaust. Not sure on the colour though. I had white on my Ed 40 which I thought looked really well and contrasted well with the black bits of trim etc.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: VW_Golf_nut on 21 August 2021, 17:37
This arrived at my local dealers yesterday….

Couple of interesting things I noticed…
1. The door cards have “pleather” and the armrest is cloth. Isn’t it the other way round in the standard CS?
2. Really nice floor mats with a big GTI tag. Nice.

Overall, great looking car, nice presence. The cabin feels quite cosseted and seating position definitely goes lower than it did in the MK7 I think.

I’m not keen on the wheels though tbh.

(https://i.ibb.co/dp1TPbr/55-BBB5-E2-8-A7-C-4-E6-D-A60-C-5071-A40-C34-AD.jpg) (https://ibb.co/rpTjxbm)
(https://i.ibb.co/dG5Zcm8/857-AA96-F-CE4-A-4-E67-A6-A1-7-D9691-E07-C6-B.jpg) (https://ibb.co/J5sZd3D)
(https://i.ibb.co/gzYtpMR/B7-F092-C4-3147-4-FB5-A9-F7-433427-B35-DAE.jpg) (https://ibb.co/Rz8QmpD)
(https://i.ibb.co/yk87P8g/72879-BD7-7-CCC-4-DA2-A122-156-B2-A0-BA019.jpg) (https://ibb.co/Ks9Sh9V)
(https://i.ibb.co/BjZF85N/F0-EE7-BF3-2188-400-F-8002-4-AF5-FF95-F830.jpg) (https://ibb.co/wCWjDFs)
(https://i.ibb.co/pPRPjB5/1-CBF71-CB-8-D65-481-A-859-B-8-B63-ACEF007-F.jpg) (https://ibb.co/ky9y2sv)

Is this a UK dealer?
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Paul70 on 21 August 2021, 17:47
There’s an Irish plate car in the last photo just parked outside the window.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: JoeGTI on 21 August 2021, 17:51
Irish dealer.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: ash_rage on 21 August 2021, 17:53
It's Ireland.

JoeGTI is that your car? Thought you was a standard CS.
? Looks great.

If so looks like I was proven wrong afterall and you've bucked the trend and got a RHD ED45 without huge delays afterall.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: JoeGTI on 21 August 2021, 17:58
No not my car! Yeah I’m waiting on a standard CS which is built but not yet made it onto a boat.

There are a few more of these 45’s around the country. A guy I know picked up a white one 3 weeks ago.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Exonian on 21 August 2021, 23:16
That showroom 45 looks really nice.
I actually like the wheels. They look to be lightweight and they don’t have that annoying (to clean) trench behind the spokes that most VW wheels have.  :cool:
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: SRGTD on 22 August 2021, 05:50
That showroom 45 looks really nice.
I actually like the wheels. They look to be lightweight and they don’t have that annoying (to clean) trench behind the spokes that most VW wheels have.  :cool:

I also like the wheels, and I’m not usually a fan of black alloys. I even like the red stripe around the rim - something that was pretty much universally disliked by forum members on the optional anthracite Seville alloys on the mk7.5 GTI (I liked them :smiley:).

The ED45 needed a few visual cues to set it apart from the standard Clubsport model and IMO a different set of alloys is the obvious choice for VW to achieve this. Unless you’re an enthusiast, you might not immediately spot other ED45 specific design elements such as the 45 decals, black door mirror caps and roof and Akrapovic exhaust, but you are likely to spot the different alloys.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: silky16v on 24 August 2021, 15:25
Just put order in for mine:

Pure White
DCC
Harman Kardon
Winter Pack (rears)
Rear Camera

Ordered from Hadwin's VW in the Lake District lead time update was 26weeks and got a superb deal from them
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 24 August 2021, 15:56
Well that answers my question of whether they are building them in 2022. Sit back and enjoy the wait I say. I am.  :grin:
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Watts on 24 August 2021, 16:17
CS45 in stock....

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/new/202108236555709?aggregatedTrim=GTI%20Clubsport%2045&radius=1500&advertising-location=at_cars&postcode=tw134ql&model=GOLF&make=VOLKSWAGEN&include-delivery-option=on&sort=relevance&onesearchad=New&onesearchad=Nearly%20New&onesearchad=Used&page=1
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Duc959 on 24 August 2021, 16:29
Just put order in for mine:

Pure White
DCC
Harman Kardon
Winter Pack (rears)
Rear Camera

Ordered from Hadwin's VW in the Lake District lead time update was 26weeks and got a superb deal from them

Better than DTD?
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: SRGTD on 24 August 2021, 17:02
CS45 in stock....

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/new/202108236555709?aggregatedTrim=GTI%20Clubsport%2045&radius=1500&advertising-location=at_cars&postcode=tw134ql&model=GOLF&make=VOLKSWAGEN&include-delivery-option=on&sort=relevance&onesearchad=New&onesearchad=Nearly%20New&onesearchad=Used&page=1

And a massive £45 discount off RRP :grin:
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Watts on 24 August 2021, 18:07
CS45 in stock....

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/new/202108236555709?aggregatedTrim=GTI%20Clubsport%2045&radius=1500&advertising-location=at_cars&postcode=tw134ql&model=GOLF&make=VOLKSWAGEN&include-delivery-option=on&sort=relevance&onesearchad=New&onesearchad=Nearly%20New&onesearchad=Used&page=1

And a massive £45 discount off RRP :grin:

I didn't say it was a bargain :laugh: :whistle: Could've been worse, might've been a few £k over list....
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: SRGTD on 24 August 2021, 19:10
CS45 in stock....

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/new/202108236555709?aggregatedTrim=GTI%20Clubsport%2045&radius=1500&advertising-location=at_cars&postcode=tw134ql&model=GOLF&make=VOLKSWAGEN&include-delivery-option=on&sort=relevance&onesearchad=New&onesearchad=Nearly%20New&onesearchad=Used&page=1

And a massive £45 discount off RRP :grin:

I didn't say it was a bargain :laugh: :whistle: Could've been worse, might've been a few £k over list....

Maybe it is a bargain, relatively speaking. With not many being built because of semiconductor shortages and Covid impacts on VW assembly workers, there won’t be many new unregistered examples around for immediate delivery.

I dare say there may be some dealers who’d be asking more than list price………. :whistle:
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Paul70 on 25 August 2021, 10:49
My car was confirmed build week BW30 but it’s still in build 4 weeks later, so build week confirmed is currently no indication of actual build week.

To be expected with the current situation but why confirm a build week!
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: ash_rage on 25 August 2021, 12:14
My car was confirmed build week BW30 but it’s still in build 4 weeks later, so build week confirmed is currently no indication of actual build week.

To be expected with the current situation but why confirm a build week!

Who told you?
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Paul70 on 25 August 2021, 13:12
My car was confirmed build week BW30 but it’s still in build 4 weeks later, so build week confirmed is currently no indication of actual build week.

To be expected with the current situation but why confirm a build week!

Who told you?

VW customer services online chat.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: ash_rage on 25 August 2021, 13:26
My car was confirmed build week BW30 but it’s still in build 4 weeks later, so build week confirmed is currently no indication of actual build week.

To be expected with the current situation but why confirm a build week!

Who told you?

VW customer services online chat.

Ring them and ask. Half the time I've asked on the chat they say different things
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 25 August 2021, 13:31
Interesting the different response people get from the online chat. They told me that they weren’t allowed to tell me anything and I would have to go through the dealer.  :grin:
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: silky16v on 25 August 2021, 14:05
Just put order in for mine:

Pure White
DCC
Harman Kardon
Winter Pack (rears)
Rear Camera

Ordered from Hadwin's VW in the Lake District lead time update was 26weeks and got a superb deal from them

Better than DTD?


not far off tbh and i'd rather pay that little extra to deal locally than having to travel to Kent to collect (no way i'd have it delivered)
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Paul70 on 25 August 2021, 18:17
CS45 in stock....

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/new/202108236555709?aggregatedTrim=GTI%20Clubsport%2045&radius=1500&advertising-location=at_cars&postcode=tw134ql&model=GOLF&make=VOLKSWAGEN&include-delivery-option=on&sort=relevance&onesearchad=New&onesearchad=Nearly%20New&onesearchad=Used&page=1

This ED45 is no longer listed on autotrader, looks like the 0.1% discount didn’t put this particular buyer off!
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: ash_rage on 31 August 2021, 11:26
Any news anyone.

My build week is 5 weeks away. Will it go confirmed next week as heard they do that 4 weeks before...
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: JoeGTI on 31 August 2021, 12:52
Any news anyone.

My build week is 5 weeks away. Will it go confirmed next week as heard they do that 4 weeks before...

Unfortunately confirmed build weeks mean SFA these days. I had a confirmed BW27. Car didn't enter production until week 30... and its still hanging around somewhere outside the factory 5 weeks on.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Duc959 on 31 August 2021, 15:17
Just put order in for mine:

Pure White
DCC
Harman Kardon
Winter Pack (rears)
Rear Camera

Ordered from Hadwin's VW in the Lake District lead time update was 26weeks and got a superb deal from them

Better than DTD?


not far off tbh and i'd rather pay that little extra to deal locally than having to travel to Kent to collect (no way i'd have it delivered)

Care to share the contact?
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: silky16v on 31 August 2021, 15:49
Just put order in for mine:

Pure White
DCC
Harman Kardon
Winter Pack (rears)
Rear Camera

Ordered from Hadwin's VW in the Lake District lead time update was 26weeks and got a superb deal from them

Better than DTD?


not far off tbh and i'd rather pay that little extra to deal locally than having to travel to Kent to collect (no way i'd have it delivered)

Care to share the contact?

Andrew Stott

But can’t guarantee they will honour the same deal I got from
Them
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: bjbanny on 01 September 2021, 22:21
you will be very lucky if your CS45 order is accepted.
VW have stopped accepting order today in German.
Edition45 can no longer be ordered. VW has announced the end of the order for the special model. Since a maximum of 10,000 were produced, the price will remain quite stable in the future
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: VW_Golf_nut on 02 September 2021, 04:25
you will be very lucky if your CS45 order is accepted.
VW have stopped accepting order today in German.
Edition45 can no longer be ordered. VW has announced the end of the order for the special model. Since a maximum of 10,000 were produced, the price will remain quite stable in the future

This is very interesting, is there a report or link you can post up for us?
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: fredgroves on 02 September 2021, 08:37
Simply sounds like end of August was the cut off point because they had already said the ED45 would only be produced in 2021...

That was in something from VW a long time ago now.... the numbers wouldn't be limited, but the production date would be.

I am guessing their target time for order to leaving the factory is 4 months - which historically is about right.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: VW_Golf_nut on 02 September 2021, 09:01
Simply sounds like end of August was the cut off point because they had already said the ED45 would only be produced in 2021...

That was in something from VW a long time ago now.... the numbers wouldn't be limited, but the production date would be.

I am guessing their target time for order to leaving the factory is 4 months - which historically is about right.

Backed up by the German Configurator not being live for the CS45 now!
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: bjbanny on 02 September 2021, 10:28
you will be very lucky if your CS45 order is accepted.
VW have stopped accepting order today in German.
Edition45 can no longer be ordered. VW has announced the end of the order for the special model. Since a maximum of 10,000 were produced, the price will remain quite stable in the future

This is very interesting, is there a report or link you can post up for us?
(https://i.postimg.cc/nrpzLmxK/5-BF72338-7424-4-D11-96-FA-9-A4-A6-CD6-BC30.png) (https://postimg.cc/HcvHZVVj)

However, finished, already produced vehicles ED45 are available for you. Simply speak to your Volkswagen partner
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: phope on 02 September 2021, 12:48
For those whose German isn't great - mine is OK, but I do like to check in case of misunderstandings  :grin:


(https://i.postimg.cc/bdccBcwW/IMG-5288.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: bjbanny on 02 September 2021, 17:24
Correctly translated
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Sean G on 02 September 2021, 18:30
I just ordered one tonight - not sure if it will be a fresh order or as the dealer has a stock car on order he can alter the spec of that
The one other car they have ordered for a customer is showing build week 3 at present
Their stock order car build week 22
Not fussed as to when mine will arrive as the lead time isn’t an issue for me
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: phope on 02 September 2021, 19:20
Correctly translated

Stimmt!  :grin:
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: ash_rage on 02 September 2021, 19:31
Mine just went to week 43. Was week 41 last week
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 02 September 2021, 20:06
Mine just went to week 43. Was week 41 last week

I’m not even asking anymore.  :grin:
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Golfist on 04 September 2021, 16:11
She’s built and awaiting a ship from Emden. Roughly 3 weeks to collection. Has anyone actually taken delivery of a 45 yet?
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: VW_Golf_nut on 04 September 2021, 17:22
She’s built and awaiting a ship from Emden. Roughly 3 weeks to collection. Has anyone actually taken delivery of a 45 yet?

Wow! When did you order out of interest?
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Golfist on 04 September 2021, 19:05
She’s built and awaiting a ship from Emden. Roughly 3 weeks to collection. Has anyone actually taken delivery of a 45 yet?

Wow! When did you order out of interest?

Ordered on the 3rd of July, I must admit I’m shocked it’s happening so quickly considering the hassle and wait other people are experiencing.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: VW_Golf_nut on 04 September 2021, 21:10
She’s built and awaiting a ship from Emden. Roughly 3 weeks to collection. Has anyone actually taken delivery of a 45 yet?

Wow! When did you order out of interest?

Ordered on the 3rd of July, I must admit I’m shocked it’s happening so quickly considering the hassle and wait other people are experiencing.

Very impressive, maybe it was a car the dealer had on order and spec amended 🤷‍♂️

What spec have you ordered?
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Golfist on 04 September 2021, 23:19
She’s built and awaiting a ship from Emden. Roughly 3 weeks to collection. Has anyone actually taken delivery of a 45 yet?

Wow! When did you order out of interest?

Ordered on the 3rd of July, I must admit I’m shocked it’s happening so quickly considering the hassle and wait other people are experiencing.

Very impressive, maybe it was a car the dealer had on order and spec amended 🤷‍♂️

What spec have you ordered?

No i believe it was a fresh order, she said I was the first to order in the area. The spec is kings red, DCC, h/k sound system, and winter pack.

What’s the spec of yours and when are you expecting it?
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: VW_Golf_nut on 05 September 2021, 07:12
She’s built and awaiting a ship from Emden. Roughly 3 weeks to collection. Has anyone actually taken delivery of a 45 yet?

Wow! When did you order out of interest?

Ordered on the 3rd of July, I must admit I’m shocked it’s happening so quickly considering the hassle and wait other people are experiencing.

Very impressive, maybe it was a car the dealer had on order and spec amended 🤷‍♂️

What spec have you ordered?

No i believe it was a fresh order, she said I was the first to order in the area. The spec is kings red, DCC, h/k sound system, and winter pack.

What’s the spec of yours and when are you expecting it?

That's a very impressive lead time I must admit. I ordered in July, dealer advised an 8 month wait which I was fine with as have managed to get myself a brand new UP GTI to use in the meantime. He has said he could amend spec on one and that could be here in November, but I'd rather wait.

Spec is Moonstone Grey with DCC, Winter Pack and Rear View Camera.

My UP GTI is kings red with black roof and must say it looks very good!
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: ash_rage on 05 September 2021, 12:24
Very jealous of your fast turnaround

I have a strange one also...

Wife ordered a new Cupra Leon yesterday. It comes in October. Having said that no idea where they are made.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: SRGTD on 05 September 2021, 13:08
Very jealous of your fast turnaround

I have a strange one also...

Wife ordered a new Cupra Leon yesterday. It comes in October. Having said that no idea where they are made.

The Seat Leon is built in Spain, so the Cupra Leon probably is as well.

Your wife’s car could have been one that the dealer ordered some time ago and was already in the system, hence the short lead time. Having said that, options on Cupras are bundled into standardised option packs so there will be far fewer possible build permutations than there are with a Golf, which probably makes for a less complex, quicker build process with reduced lead times.

Seat will be affected by the semiconductor shortages in the same way that VW is though.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Carl_45 on 07 September 2021, 21:44
Hi all, I’m new here and just wanted to update you.

Ordered May 25th… kings red CS 45, DCC, HK and winter pack.

I called the dealer the other day who said I’m unscheduled for build week 44. He also said that his CS 45 demo car had been postponed as all VW stock cars were being delayed to push out customer orders first, if true, I thought this was very decent of VW.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: ash_rage on 08 September 2021, 00:22
Whilst decent of them to do it I feel its not going to make much of a difference.

I am only aware of one CS45 (not for vw or press) being in the UK.

They might as well call it the Clubsport 46 at this rate.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: carbon337 on 08 September 2021, 10:03
I believe there is a new one at Darlington Lookers, might be wrong, just what i heard.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 08 September 2021, 18:15
I’ll stick this here while we wait….

https://youtube.com/shorts/cSt95AU1IMA?feature=share
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Carl_45 on 08 September 2021, 21:10
That sounds great, the main reason I opted for the 45 over standard clubsport was the Akrapovic, but my biggest concern was that it wouldn’t sound that nice after watching VolkWizards review.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Golfist on 09 September 2021, 16:49
Not sure when but the 45 has been removed from sale!!
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: fredgroves on 09 September 2021, 16:53
Not sure when but the 45 has been removed from sale!!

Yes, I saw just now!
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 10 September 2021, 05:49
Build week 46 for me now. My dealer has told me not to trust this date though as build weeks are all over the place.

Interestingly, I ordered a T-Roc for my mum and dad from the same dealers 3 weeks ago. Build week 43 for that. Logical.  :grin:
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Carl_45 on 10 September 2021, 08:50
I was told that too. A few weeks ago, Joe knight (my dealer) actually emailed me with an update of week 47, a few hours later he emailed again to say it’d moved to week 43.

It’s been at week 44 now for a while so he’s hopeful for an end of October/early November delivery  :whistle:

I’m interested to know, did you all test drive a mk8 Clubsport/standard GTI or just go for the 45 based on your passed golf experience?

I personally just took the plunge, I had a mk7.5 GTD company car for 3 years that I loved and needed to get something on order as I’d requested to switch from company car to cash allowance scheme at work. My only other thought was to remain on company car and choose a GTE.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: DB99 on 10 September 2021, 11:44
Does anyone know if the CS45 cloth armrest can be easily replaced with the faux leather version in standard CS?

I recently picked up my CS45 and can see this as being a high wear area so would just prefer to have the version from the standard CS. I can’t find a parts number though!
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: JoeGTI on 10 September 2021, 12:29
isn't it odd that the CS-45 has cloth armrest and "leather" door cards whereas its the other way round on the standard CS. I mean... Why?!!
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: fredgroves on 10 September 2021, 12:29
Does anyone know if the CS45 cloth armrest can be easily replaced with the faux leather version in standard CS?

I recently picked up my CS45 and can see this as being a high wear area so would just prefer to have the version from the standard CS. I can’t find a parts number though!

Nothing different about a CS45 vs a CS... part readily swappable.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: VW_Golf_nut on 10 September 2021, 12:37
Does anyone know if the CS45 cloth armrest can be easily replaced with the faux leather version in standard CS?

I recently picked up my CS45 and can see this as being a high wear area so would just prefer to have the version from the standard CS. I can’t find a parts number though!

Nothing different about a CS45 vs a CS... part readily swappable.

This also annoys me, so asked local dealer for a cost....£800!!??

If you find it can be done more cost effective, please post up.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: DB99 on 10 September 2021, 12:55
£800?!  :grin:

Will see if I can source it outside of the dealer network then I think.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: SRGTD on 10 September 2021, 13:06
£800?!  :grin:

Will see if I can source it outside of the dealer network then I think.

I dare say a good auto upholstery trimmer could re-trim the armrest in faux leather for considerably less than that. It’d be worth doing a Google search to find a few in your area and getting some quotes.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: ash_rage on 10 September 2021, 13:07
Does anyone know if the CS45 cloth armrest can be easily replaced with the faux leather version in standard CS?

I recently picked up my CS45 and can see this as being a high wear area so would just prefer to have the version from the standard CS. I can’t find a parts number though!

Wow a cs45 in the UK!!! Let's see some pictures
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: VW_Golf_nut on 10 September 2021, 13:10
Does anyone know if the CS45 cloth armrest can be easily replaced with the faux leather version in standard CS?

I recently picked up my CS45 and can see this as being a high wear area so would just prefer to have the version from the standard CS. I can’t find a parts number though!

Wow a cs45 in the UK!!! Let's see some pictures

I missed the fact you had one!
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: DB99 on 10 September 2021, 17:34
Based in Ireland. Really liking the car so far. Have come from a MK7.5R.


(https://i.postimg.cc/cCjpqBc8/71041558-B3-AE-4-A06-B6-E3-B9-AC840519-BA.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/YL6nYgZp)

(https://i.postimg.cc/FRPtp4dp/9-E24-C608-D36-F-48-AE-82-B1-D33-B09398-F24.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/vg6S8Cvx)

(https://i.postimg.cc/dQxPTJKt/C53-E8129-B1-A7-4-B89-8329-780426-DBE4-BF.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/K4Bs6Szd)

(https://i.postimg.cc/tJK9djwf/1188-AA38-8480-40-EE-B780-350820147-E25.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/ZvLkZ1TF)

(https://i.postimg.cc/KcwchPjN/38-A8-BFB2-3856-4-DC5-A6-E6-7-BA031-B2-EE2-F.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/bd0fQ2QD)

(https://i.postimg.cc/TP02zB5L/823-BA2-FE-4-E45-479-C-A484-BFB467580454.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/nsst7Rkp)

(https://i.postimg.cc/HxLWd3bS/AAC71280-F8-D3-4814-9894-35-ACDDEB89-D6.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/KKdh5PqL)

(https://i.postimg.cc/Gt8cs27G/AD55695-C-0-F09-4-ABC-A9-F0-59-CD42-F78-C22.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/30hMsKHx)
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: VW_Golf_nut on 10 September 2021, 19:48
Based in Ireland. Really liking the car so far. Have come from a MK7.5R.


(https://i.postimg.cc/cCjpqBc8/71041558-B3-AE-4-A06-B6-E3-B9-AC840519-BA.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/YL6nYgZp)

(https://i.postimg.cc/FRPtp4dp/9-E24-C608-D36-F-48-AE-82-B1-D33-B09398-F24.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/vg6S8Cvx)

(https://i.postimg.cc/dQxPTJKt/C53-E8129-B1-A7-4-B89-8329-780426-DBE4-BF.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/K4Bs6Szd)

(https://i.postimg.cc/tJK9djwf/1188-AA38-8480-40-EE-B780-350820147-E25.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/ZvLkZ1TF)

(https://i.postimg.cc/KcwchPjN/38-A8-BFB2-3856-4-DC5-A6-E6-7-BA031-B2-EE2-F.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/bd0fQ2QD)

(https://i.postimg.cc/TP02zB5L/823-BA2-FE-4-E45-479-C-A484-BFB467580454.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/nsst7Rkp)

(https://i.postimg.cc/HxLWd3bS/AAC71280-F8-D3-4814-9894-35-ACDDEB89-D6.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/KKdh5PqL)

(https://i.postimg.cc/Gt8cs27G/AD55695-C-0-F09-4-ABC-A9-F0-59-CD42-F78-C22.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/30hMsKHx)

Same colour as mine on order, does look good but guess I'm biased!
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 10 September 2021, 19:56
@DB99. Looks good. How does it compare to the R? I’m making the same move.

@Carl_45. I testdrove a CS but only for around 10 mins due to a mess up at the dealers. I didn’t really have a massively favourable impression of it but still ordered a 45. Lord knows why!  :grin:
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: DB99 on 10 September 2021, 21:37
@DB99. Looks good. How does it compare to the R? I’m making the same move.

@Carl_45. I testdrove a CS but only for around 10 mins due to a mess up at the dealers. I didn’t really have a massively favourable impression of it but still ordered a 45. Lord knows why!  :grin:

I actually prefer it to the R to be honest. The R never missed a beat and was a great car to own but I think the CS is a step forward both from a technological standpoint, once you have lived with it for a few days and aren’t a technophobe, and also from a driving dynamics standpoint.

It’s feel very solid but more playful than the R on B / country roads. Enjoying the “Special” / Nurburgring mode which is balance of sport mode but a more comfortable ride for sure. Very good on corners with no understeer experienced yet. It’s been wet the last few days and no traction issues (on Goodyear Eagle F1 SS), but I haven’t been launching the car either!

Other things I like are the IQ lights and wireless connectivity for Carplay.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 10 September 2021, 22:17
That’s great to know. Thanks for the reply.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 11 September 2021, 17:00
https://youtu.be/n9AblkWX7Yc
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: DB99 on 11 September 2021, 20:21
Actually looks quite nice in Kings Red, which wouldn’t have been top of my list in terms of colour choices.

280kmph  :laugh:
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 11 September 2021, 20:58
When I’ve seen kings red in the flesh it’s looked stunning in some lights and very burgundy in others.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Carl_45 on 12 September 2021, 18:50
The more I see kings red on reviews, the less anxious I feel. I agonised for three days over the colour before going for red, still not 100% certain I’ve made the right choice. My original quote I requested was actually oryx white.

I see the 45 has been removed from the VW UK new car Configurator now too.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: ajmoir36 on 13 September 2021, 22:52
The more I see kings red on reviews, the less anxious I feel. I agonised for three days over the colour before going for red, still not 100% certain I’ve made the right choice. My original quote I requested was actually oryx white.

I see the 45 has been removed from the VW UK new car Configurator now too.

The red is Amazing do not worry. I wish I could have had it on my R order.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Paul70 on 14 September 2021, 06:22
No update on my car, it’s now in the 8th week of build. Dealer has no further information.

Surely a few weeks, even 3 or 4 weeks slippage from the confirmed build date is to be expected given the current situation but I am starting to feel my car is one of those lemons held in the QA area post production.

Has anyone a similar experience with extended build times? Once the build date is confirmed my understanding is all parts are available for the build, so any thoughts on what could be the reason for this kind of delay?
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: SRGTD on 14 September 2021, 08:38
No update on my car, it’s now in the 8th week of build. Dealer has no further information.

Surely a few weeks, even 3 or 4 weeks slippage from the confirmed build date is to be expected given the current situation but I am starting to feel my car is one of those lemons held in the QA area post production.

Has anyone a similar experience with extended build times? Once the build date is confirmed my understanding is all parts are available for the build, so any thoughts on what could be the reason for this kind of delay?

Delays in the current situation are likely to be the result of unexpected supplier issues further down the supply chain that weren’t anticipated by suppliers when they confirmed the parts availability to VW - e.g. Covid impact on suppliers workforces, inability of semiconductor manufacturers to fulfil existing orders to VW’s component manufacturers as quickly as originally anticipated.

I remember reading on one forum (not sure which - think it was a Seat forum) that cars are being built without certain semiconductor-reliant parts being fitted, and these incomplete builds then being moved to a storage facility until such time that the missing components were available. That could well be what’s happening within VW’s production facilities.

Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: JoeGTI on 14 September 2021, 10:36
No update on my car, it’s now in the 8th week of build. Dealer has no further information.

Surely a few weeks, even 3 or 4 weeks slippage from the confirmed build date is to be expected given the current situation but I am starting to feel my car is one of those lemons held in the QA area post production.

Has anyone a similar experience with extended build times? Once the build date is confirmed my understanding is all parts are available for the build, so any thoughts on what could be the reason for this kind of delay?

My car was similar. Originally week 27, they didn't start building it until week 30 and it wasn't released for shipping for another 6 weeks after that (It's currently on a boat as I type).

I don't think its a case of it being a "lemon". Its down to components shortages, my understanding is that some cars do end up waiting on parts, presumably parked up somewhere in or around the factory.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: mynameiskris on 14 September 2021, 12:11
It could also have something to do with the HGV driver shortage due to Brexit.

I know supermarkets are suffering from long term goods shortages due to the loss of drivers so the vehicle industry might be suffering the same fate.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: ash_rage on 14 September 2021, 21:03
Marvelous news... not...

Week 52 now.

Just gets worse and worse
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Paul70 on 14 September 2021, 22:21
Spoke to my dealer today and he confirmed the average current delay to confirmed build weeks is between 8 and 11 weeks.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: ash_rage on 14 September 2021, 22:27
Wonder where I stand about getting my deposit back. Was via DTD
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: SRGTD on 15 September 2021, 08:03
Wonder where I stand about getting my deposit back. Was via DTD

You’d need to check the T’s and C’s of whatever document (physical paper or electronic) you signed when placing your order. There may be some circumstances where you’d forfeit some or all of your deposit (e.g. if the dealer or broker had incurred certain costs or expenses on your behalf), although deposit forfeiture - if applicable - might not apply if VW aren’t able to supply the car. I dare say the dealer would have no problem finding a buyer for the car you’ve ordered if you did decide to cancel. 

Don’t overlook the fact that if you cancel and still plan on buying an alternative new car, you’ll probably be in no better position than you are currently as all manufacturers are affected by critical component shortages, so there’s likely to be a long delay with a new factory order. If you’re fortunate enough to find a new car in stock, you’re unlikely to get much - if any - discount. If you buy nearly new you’ll be paying the current highly inflated used car prices, there’s a good chance there’d be a higher APR if PCP-ing and it’s unlikely there’d be a manufacturer finance deposit contribution. IMHO, all factors you need to consider seriously before cancelling.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: fredgroves on 15 September 2021, 08:30
Yeah, I'd think about it twice Ash... this isn't just a VW problem right now.

And there are few alternatives.... I drove past a load of dealers the other day (all sorts of brands) and their forecourts are really empty....

Unless you are so desperate to have transport and currently have none, I'd hang on.

I understand the frustration though - I had to wait over a year longer than I wanted to for a new car as the Mk7 to Mk8 swap over for GTI production was delayed too! The whole Mk8 has been one giant cluster for VW...
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: ash_rage on 15 September 2021, 09:02
Basically I traded in my Tesla in May and been without a car since. Got away with it by borrowing family cars. Was quoted summer delivery and knew it could run onto Starr of autumn time. But week 52 takes the biscuit.  Yes no new cars to get. But I can jump into a second hand type r within a week. Granted prices are higher but its that vs no car til jan/Feb at the earliest

Decisions Decisions
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: fredgroves on 15 September 2021, 09:20
4-6 months is an old "standard" VW factory order time.... so its not too far out from that even in these chaotic times...

Again like everything with the Mk8, its not the problems, its the way VW seem to be handling it and communicating with their customers...
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: SRGTD on 15 September 2021, 09:59
@ash_rage; there’s a £354 cancellation fee with Drive the Deal; section IV (cancellation), paragraph 5 under their terms and conditions - link to t’s and c’s below;

https://www.drivethedeal.com/Terms.aspx
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Carl_45 on 15 September 2021, 10:28
I did something very similar back in 2009 with a mk2 focus RS. I called the dealer (Ford garage) and explained due to ‘unexpected delivery delays’ I wished to cancel and request my £1000 deposit back.

The dealer kindly agreed as a goodwill gesture.

Ford had a lot of issues with the engine on those RSs, if I recall, something was over heating and a certain material in either the cylinder head or pistons had to be changed therefore delaying the first batches. Anyway, I’m sure Ford just reallocated this car to another customer as mine was an early order.

A caution to this tale, I then got bored 6 months later and paid over the odds for a pre-registered RS so lost out anyway  :whistle:

I’d think hard about what your suggesting, remember, if you’re considering because you’ve fell “out of love” with the CS 45 due to delays, there’s a good chance if yours is an early delivery in comparison to others, that it may even be more valuable than the price you’ve paid with discounts.   
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: ash_rage on 15 September 2021, 15:46
Just cant go through xmas and beyond with no car.

Saw a decent second hand Type R today so will start the process of cancelling, hopefully someone can pick it up once it arrives from this forum as everyone has been very helpful
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: MaggotsRus on 15 September 2021, 22:04
So I ordered my Ed45 from the dealer late June with a cracking deal. Got a phone call from
Them two weeks saying order was confirmed with the factory and build week 36. I am wondering here whether some dealers like others have stated here get a bigger say with VW than some of the car discount companies? Also by chance saw one for sale today at Lookers on autotrader at nearly £46k didn’t look like it had many optional extras on it now appears to be sold already. I’ll bide my time waiting I think these cars will be quite sought after.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Golfist on 17 September 2021, 10:35
More good news this morning.. she’s arrived in the uk  :laugh:
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: DB99 on 17 September 2021, 11:28
That’s great. Looking forward to seeing pictures!
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: SRGTD on 17 September 2021, 12:15
More good news this morning.. she’s arrived in the uk  :laugh:

Good news indeed. Out of curiosity, what determines the gender of a car? Any car I’ve ever owned has been gender neutral and only gets called anything if it misbehaves or breaks down! :grin:
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: fredgroves on 17 September 2021, 12:18
Mine is a she. All of Her Majesty's warships are female  :laugh:
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Watts on 17 September 2021, 12:54
More good news this morning.. she’s arrived in the uk  :laugh:

Good news indeed. Out of curiosity, what determines the gender of a car? Any car I’ve ever owned has been gender neutral and only gets called anything if it misbehaves or breaks down! :grin:

Same here, it's 'the car' mostly. My OH gives her cars names, her 1971 green Beetle was 'Fredo' and the Lupo is 'Lili'. I normally refer to her cars as 'filthy', 'minging' etc as she never ever cleans them and treats the interiors as storage for stuff she doesn't want :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Golfist on 17 September 2021, 13:21
More good news this morning.. she’s arrived in the uk  :laugh:

Good news indeed. Out of curiosity, what determines the gender of a car? Any car I’ve ever owned has been gender neutral and only gets called anything if it misbehaves or breaks down! :grin:

She’s a she because she’s sexy! It’s that simple
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: ar899 on 17 September 2021, 16:20
Didn't Hammond have a car called Oliver?
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 21 September 2021, 21:10
There are two CS45 on AT if anyone’s interested.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Carl_45 on 21 September 2021, 21:30
There are two CS45 on AT if anyone’s interested.

£48k!! :shocked:
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Watts on 22 September 2021, 10:12
CS45 in stock....

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/new/202108236555709?aggregatedTrim=GTI%20Clubsport%2045&radius=1500&advertising-location=at_cars&postcode=tw134ql&model=GOLF&make=VOLKSWAGEN&include-delivery-option=on&sort=relevance&onesearchad=New&onesearchad=Nearly%20New&onesearchad=Used&page=1

And a massive £45 discount off RRP :grin:

There are two CS45 on AT if anyone’s interested.

£48k!! :shocked:

The one I posted seems like a bargain now! :laugh:
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Dav3smith on 22 September 2021, 11:06
Update from live chat. Unconfirmed build week 51, week commencing December 20th.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Carl_45 on 22 September 2021, 11:13
Update from live chat. Unconfirmed build week 51, week commencing December 20th.

How do you get that?

Every time I ask, I’m polite and patient yet get told “as it’s unconfirmed, I cannot share this information, please contact your dealer”
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Dav3smith on 22 September 2021, 11:18
Update from live chat. Unconfirmed build week 51, week commencing December 20th.

How do you get that?

Every time I ask, I’m polite and patient yet get told “as it’s unconfirmed, I cannot share this information, please contact your dealer”
I just went on live chat and asked for an update, it took about ten minutes of waiting but they just came back with that reply. To be fair this is the very first time I have chased this. Maybe they have a ledger with black dots next to names who go on every day asking for updates. (Of course I'm joking). Maybe.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Carl_45 on 22 September 2021, 12:58
Maybe the do  :grin:, I only ask once a week (every Monday), maybe this is too often, but then again maybe they shouldn’t have deleted the tracker :whistle:

Perhaps I’ll ask Friday afternoon when they’re in a better mood.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Pelmiester on 22 September 2021, 17:15
Just used the vw online chat (for the first time). My edition 45 is currently in the build phase from the 13th of September. They said the build phase can take up to 15 working days and it shouldn't be long now before an update and to contact them again next week for an update if I wanted to 🙂

I didn't think I'd be seeing it till next year so this has put a smile on my face.

I ordered on the first bank holiday in April (UK) pure white, HK, pan roof, DCC, head up display, winter pack, boot liner.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 22 September 2021, 18:29
I’m always told they can’t give that information out over live chat.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Golfist on 22 September 2021, 18:44
Collection booked for next Wednesday 9am. Pictures to follow. It will have taken 88 days from order to collection.. I’m happy, but gutted for all those who are still waiting... even for a confirmed build week!!
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Dav3smith on 22 September 2021, 19:35
Great news for you two who's cars are nearly ready to collect. I see Pelmiester's spec is almost identical to mine, maybe they can't source the black paint for mine for another 3 months, oh well.

Anyway I never worried about when mine might be ready as it's out of my hands and constantly checking won't speed up the process at all, I went into it with the philosophical approach knowing of chip shortages and that pandemic thing we are in that it would be subject to delays but as I said it's good news that some are filtering through. Enjoy your new cars people.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: PareshV on 23 September 2021, 19:42
Ordered late June. My original unconfirmed build was week 42. Chased last week and told it's week 36 confirmed but they are running behind schedule. Will chase again in 2 weeks.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 23 September 2021, 19:43
Today live chat have once again told me that they can’t give any build week information.  :grin:
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Domster on 24 September 2021, 20:51
So after a few months of not knowing when my 45 was due in at the dealer and constant complaining, yesterday I got the news it has arrived. Has taken 6 weeks from being told it was ‘on the boat’ to it arriving at the dealer.

My spec is very standard as I didn’t want to go over the 40k threshold. Really like it in white with the contrast black roof and mirrors.

Was in between the R and 45, but opted for the 45 as hated the standard wheels on the R and I think in time the 45 might be more desirable on the used market. Put like this where I live there re 3 R’s so quite common compared to the 45. Only my opinion mind and I might be wrong!

Sort of feel blessed hearing the other stories on here around delays as at least the car I here. If anyone is wondering I ordered the car in June.
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Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: bjbanny on 25 September 2021, 06:54
Congratulations. That was a fast one.
I wish I have your wheels    :cry:
Good decision to go for white it’s contrast very well with ED45 stickers decor better than most colour.
I’ve got white GTi too, it’s surprising easy to keep clean and looking clean than my gray metallic seat loen.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Paul70 on 25 September 2021, 07:40
So after a few months of not knowing when my 45 was due in at the dealer and constant complaining, yesterday I got the news it has arrived. Has taken 6 weeks from being told it was ‘on the boat’ to it arriving at the dealer.

My spec is very standard as I didn’t want to go over the 40k threshold. Really like it in white with the contrast black roof and mirrors.

Was in between the R and 45, but opted for the 45 as hated the standard wheels on the R and I think in time the 45 might be more desirable on the used market. Put like this where I live there re 3 R’s so quite common compared to the 45. Only my opinion mind and I might be wrong!

Sort of feel blessed hearing the other stories on here around delays as at least the car I here. If anyone is wondering I ordered the car in June.
(https://i.postimg.cc/FHKMJQ46/DC2131-A7-7738-477-D-BB63-9908-F9778-ECC.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

That’s great news Domster and cannot wait to see the pics once the car is prepared. One point, if I am not mistaken you will still be liable for luxury car tax as that is based on RRP at the time of registration and VW increased the price by around £800 a few months ago, so even the base ED45 is liable for luxury car tax.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Domster on 25 September 2021, 08:26
Interesting. The bill of sale should be when you purchased the car and not when it was registered. I was told it was under the 40k by the dealer, but I will need to double check this. My invoice is showing the car under 40k.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: phope on 25 September 2021, 09:05
https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/586799/ved-reform-webinar-presentation-10-january-2017.pdf

What is list price?
 The list price is the retail price published by the manufacturer, importer or distributor of the vehicle.
 DVLA is provided with the list price by the manufacturer/importer.
The list price is the price on the day before the date on which the
vehicle will be taxed and registered for the first time.


Some practical examples: https://www.am-online.com/data/ved-rules-from-april-2017


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Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: SRGTD on 25 September 2021, 09:06
Interesting. The bill of sale should be when you purchased the car and not when it was registered. I was told it was under the 40k by the dealer, but I will need to double check this. My invoice is showing the car under 40k.

The actual price you pay for the car is the price you agree with the dealer when you placed the order. However, whether the car falls into the luxury VED rate for years 2-6 is based on the car’s list price (excluding the first registration fee and the cost of the first year’s VED) at the time the car is first registered.

So even if the original purchase invoice shows the price you agreed with the dealer at less than £40k, as @Paul70 has said, if the list price (ex first year’s VED and first reg. fee) is now in excess of £40k, you’ll be liable for the additional luxury VED for the five years from year 2 VED.

BTW, car looks great :cool:.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Domster on 25 September 2021, 09:18
Where has this price increase come from of the list price of the 45? Dealer has just told me the list price of the car is still under 40k for a standard without extras. I am assuming DVLA have a link to manufacturers list prices to work out tax?
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 25 September 2021, 09:30
Unfortunately, just before the 45 sales stopped, it went up enough to get into the luxury tax band. It was £41k ish I think. Could be wrong though.

Really good to see someone getting a car. Mine slipped to WEEK 7 before going back to 48. Ordered early June. Crackers.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Domster on 25 September 2021, 09:51
Hopefully the admin team are going to clarify Monday ref the tax situation on that car.

I really do hope people get their cars they ordered ages ago soon. Seems no logic to me on build dates etc. I bought a car already ordered by the dealer (they had this and 3 golf R in standard spec ordered so I had a choice).  So even though I ordered In Jun, add some time before that when they had their order in. Obviously I think the only silver lining to all this rubbish is the lack of cars will hike the used market down the road as cars that would normally flood the forecourt won’t be there and will make limited edition cars more desirable. Doesn’t make the wait any better mind.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: SRGTD on 25 September 2021, 10:48
Where has this price increase come from of the list price of the 45? Dealer has just told me the list price of the car is still under 40k for a standard without extras. I am assuming DVLA have a link to manufacturers list prices to work out tax?

Copy of page below from the latest Golf spec and price list brochure which shows the Clubsport 45 list price as £40,715. From this figure needs to be deducted the first year VED and first registration fee. CO2 emissions are 168g/km which means first year VED is £555. First year registration fee is £55. Deducting these two figures (£610) from the on the road RRP of £40,715 gives a figure of  £40,105 which just pushes the standard spec Clubsport 45 into the luxury VED band.

Seems there was a price increase yesterday (price list dated 24/09/2021) so the dealer may have been using the previous price list which presumably had a lower list price for the Clubsport 45?

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Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: DB99 on 25 September 2021, 11:33
Strange for me to see the CS45 retailing at a higher price than the R!

Here in Ireland due to our vehicle registration taxes which are rested to C02 emissions, a base spec R (18s, no PP, no akra) costs €5k more than the CS45.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: fredgroves on 25 September 2021, 13:45
The list price is just written on the paperwork... Who's to say anyone might validate it...
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Domster on 25 September 2021, 14:19
If this is correct and I have no reason to believe it won’t be, one of the reasons I picked a car with no spec was for the whole reason it was under that 40k bracket, now it isn’t and going to cost me £355 extra per year. I didn’t go for the R because adding bits to make it look like the 45 would have pushed it way above the bracket. I will see what the dealer says, but I’m not over impressed TBH.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: SRGTD on 25 September 2021, 14:55
If this is correct and I have no reason to believe it won’t be, one of the reasons I picked a car with no spec was for the whole reason it was under that 40k bracket, now it isn’t and going to cost me £355 extra per year. I didn’t go for the R because adding bits to make it look like the 45 would have pushed it way above the bracket. I will see what the dealer says, but I’m not over impressed TBH.

There’ll be more people get caught in this VED trap if the HM Govt doesn’t review and adjust the £40k luxury VED trigger point each year to allow for inflation. IMHO that’s unlikely as leaving it at £40k for a prolonged period is a way to generate additional VED revenue with car manufacturers increasing their list prices 2-3 times a year.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Domster on 25 September 2021, 16:22
Well it’s been confirmed by VW the list price has gone up to the figures above. So anyone with a stock car they thought was under 40k is now not and incurs the £355 extra per year.

VW being greedy by increasing the price on the limited run car. By doing this screwing all those people who have them on order thinking they are under 40k and now not. Half of which have had delays to contend with and without those delays would be sat with a car now that is under.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 25 September 2021, 19:45
I’d be gutted too. Doesn’t really seem fair.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Domster on 27 September 2021, 19:30
Well result. After complaining to VW customer services they have agreed to pay my extra road tax at £355 a year for 4 years. Wasn’t expecting that, but it’s certainly a result.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 27 September 2021, 19:37
Can’t argue with that. Result.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: fredgroves on 27 September 2021, 20:57
Well result. After complaining to VW customer services they have agreed to pay my extra road tax at £355 a year for 4 years. Wasn’t expecting that, but it’s certainly a result.

Outstanding!
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: phope on 27 September 2021, 21:15
Well result. After complaining to VW customer services they have agreed to pay my extra road tax at £355 a year for 4 years. Wasn’t expecting that, but it’s certainly a result.

Good outcome :)
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: SRGTD on 27 September 2021, 21:27
@Domster; great outcome. Hopefully you’ve been provided with that assurance in writing. Interesting that VW have agreed to pay the luxury VED for 4 years when it actually applies for 5 years from the date the second year’s VED is due (i.e. years 2 - 6 inclusive). From HM Gov website;

Vehicles with a list price of more than £40,000
You have to pay an extra £335 a year if you have a car or motorhome with a ‘list price’ (the published price before any discounts) of more than £40,000. You do not have to pay this if you have a zero emission vehicle.

You only have to pay this rate for 5 years (from the second time the vehicle is taxed).


I’m assuming that the luxury VED levy also increases year on year in the same way as the standard rate of VED seems to. Therefore, I’d also be asking that any written confirmation from VW states that they agree to pay the luxury VED for five years at the rate prevailing at the time rather than specifically stating an amount of £335 per year so they also cover any future increases in the luxury VED rate.

If they don’t agree to this, at least they’re making a significant contribution, which is a result!
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Domster on 28 September 2021, 21:56
There basically giving me a payment when I collect the car to cover the 4 years of my PCP. What I can’t work out is whether this generosity is the dealer or VW. Not that I am Arsed but wonder if my car is one of those cars that get them their target and they can’t be doing with VW dragging it out and delaying my handover date or worst case pull the sale. I pick up the car on the 30th so maybe if It dragged it wouldn’t hit sept sales targets. It was all sorted very quickly even though I was told it could take a week to review my case.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Domster on 28 September 2021, 21:57
So basically 5 years if you include the first year is already paid.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Golfist on 29 September 2021, 17:35
The day has finally arrived and it’s everything I expected it to be.  :kiss:

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Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Dav3smith on 29 September 2021, 17:51
Nice one Golfist. Glad to see some filtering through. Enjoy, looks great.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: DB99 on 29 September 2021, 18:04
Looks great!
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Carl_45 on 29 September 2021, 18:51
Looks great!!
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: carbon337 on 29 September 2021, 19:16
That looks awesome, congratulations!
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 29 September 2021, 19:43
Really pleased for you. Looks cracking.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: fredgroves on 29 September 2021, 21:17
Looks lovely! I think all of the doubts people had about the red on the wheels was wrong, I think they look lush.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: ajmoir36 on 29 September 2021, 23:15
The day has finally arrived and it’s everything I expected it to be.  :kiss:

(https://i.postimg.cc/wBbt1M1c/0-E19-B709-2-CE4-47-C9-AF2-B-2-ACF30-D9-F14-C.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/p9zV72Yp)

(https://i.postimg.cc/qv46Y9fn/2-EA86-FC5-3-C72-473-E-86-DA-C7-B167-DB1-D26.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/gnt0Lt2k)

(https://i.postimg.cc/3NGD5hJj/55709063-139-C-4-E38-8269-84-F5-E9-EBA2-C8.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/H8pLXfMj)

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(https://i.postimg.cc/5NMXYZ2G/C8-ADE69-A-E14-A-4488-8891-17-CC88-B8-ABB6.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/z30z42WS)

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(https://i.postimg.cc/sXQM7zSF/E939-B286-16-C9-4377-827-F-9-B017-C3-F34-F8.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/XGWN6TQx)

(https://i.postimg.cc/MGZRcgdx/F5-D587-CC-EA95-4-E52-9-B55-07-BE3-ED03-E28.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/tsf7wSKm)

(https://i.postimg.cc/8zmMzTdt/FC84-A9-C9-2757-4740-AEBC-08474-FE20-B85.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/k2DBj3pb)

Love the red, I was I could have put my R order in red.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Pelmiester on 30 September 2021, 11:41
Good to see people getting their cars although I'm very jealous.  I contacted VW Monday last week and was told mine went into production on the 13th of September and that it takes up to 15 working days to be built and to contact them this week,  Ive just done that and :

Ebrahim11:31 AM

It is showing as bein in production at the moment Daniel.

Ebrahim11:31 AM

There are delays at the moment due to the global shortage of parts.

Ebrahim11:32 AM

Which is affecting the whole of the automotive industry.



We all know this lol. But at least its in production, I'm leasing a car at the moment so not really bothered when I get it just thought I would let you know.

Cheers

Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: mynameiskris on 30 September 2021, 12:47
I have never been a fan of the King's Red but after seeing the 45 in it I have completely changed my mind! It really suits it.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Domster on 30 September 2021, 14:21
So the beast has finally been picked up. So pleased with the colour as it looks ace with the black roof and wheels. Surprisingly civilised in comfort mode…..then switch to sport it becomes this evil Tasmanian devil that revs and growls like mad. 😀 people have been slagging off the cabin, but I think it is really nice and no downgrade from my 7.5 gti.

Hopefully people will start to get them through soon, but here are some shots of it in white to keep morale up!
(https://i.postimg.cc/1zN2jvpP/3-A31-C665-A8-A0-4-B87-A97-A-D05-A3-E1-E60-C0.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/HJd6J4ZP)

(https://i.postimg.cc/rwH7jBRQ/45763-B99-1-F07-4344-9-D35-578111-F066-A3.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Xrw27D8C)

(https://i.postimg.cc/T31Zrd1K/69-DB37-DA-54-E4-43-A9-86-AF-16752-EF49-B66.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/21pcYf4Y)

(https://i.postimg.cc/1zbGWQSR/212-EA9-BD-7-DCE-4-E85-8-D42-F32218269941.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/SX7YsHjH)



(https://i.postimg.cc/DyvVwdKd/D8-B97-BF4-AF6-D-445-C-B2-E4-86-A0588-F9134.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/jCF38f2L)
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Golfist on 30 September 2021, 16:12
Got to say.. it looks excellent in white. Enjoy it bud.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: WelshGolf on 30 September 2021, 16:16
lovely looking car! Still would love to know what going on behind the scenes in their build scheduling department. How does a car (CS45) that wasn't even released when I ordered mine, arrive before mine (CS)   :grin: :grin: :grin:
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: AndyGTI on 30 September 2021, 17:41
So the beast has finally been picked up. So pleased with the colour as it looks ace with the black roof and wheels. Surprisingly civilised in comfort mode…..then switch to sport it becomes this evil Tasmanian devil that revs and growls like mad. 😀 people have been slagging off the cabin, but I think it is really nice and no downgrade from my 7.5 gti.

Hopefully people will start to get them through soon, but here are some shots of it in white to keep morale up!
(https://i.postimg.cc/1zN2jvpP/3-A31-C665-A8-A0-4-B87-A97-A-D05-A3-E1-E60-C0.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/HJd6J4ZP)

(https://i.postimg.cc/rwH7jBRQ/45763-B99-1-F07-4344-9-D35-578111-F066-A3.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Xrw27D8C)

(https://i.postimg.cc/T31Zrd1K/69-DB37-DA-54-E4-43-A9-86-AF-16752-EF49-B66.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/21pcYf4Y)

(https://i.postimg.cc/1zbGWQSR/212-EA9-BD-7-DCE-4-E85-8-D42-F32218269941.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/SX7YsHjH)



(https://i.postimg.cc/DyvVwdKd/D8-B97-BF4-AF6-D-445-C-B2-E4-86-A0588-F9134.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/jCF38f2L)

Just wanted to say, great car and great pictures.  I love the look of the seats in the GTI CS 45 and then the exhaust shot as well is awesome

Congrats
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Paul70 on 30 September 2021, 18:37
Your car looks great, enjoy and look forward to hearing your initial review of how the ED45 drives.

Glad I ordered a white one! My car is now in the 11th week of build  :sad:
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Duc959 on 30 September 2021, 18:44
So the beast has finally been picked up. So pleased with the colour as it looks ace with the black roof and wheels. Surprisingly civilised in comfort mode…..then switch to sport it becomes this evil Tasmanian devil that revs and growls like mad. 😀 people have been slagging off the cabin, but I think it is really nice and no downgrade from my 7.5 gti.

Hopefully people will start to get them through soon, but here are some shots of it in white to keep morale up!
(https://i.postimg.cc/1zN2jvpP/3-A31-C665-A8-A0-4-B87-A97-A-D05-A3-E1-E60-C0.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/HJd6J4ZP)

What is this slagging of the cabin? I've also been told the cabin is off lesser quality than the 7.5.

(https://i.postimg.cc/rwH7jBRQ/45763-B99-1-F07-4344-9-D35-578111-F066-A3.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Xrw27D8C)

(https://i.postimg.cc/T31Zrd1K/69-DB37-DA-54-E4-43-A9-86-AF-16752-EF49-B66.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/21pcYf4Y)

(https://i.postimg.cc/1zbGWQSR/212-EA9-BD-7-DCE-4-E85-8-D42-F32218269941.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/SX7YsHjH)



(https://i.postimg.cc/DyvVwdKd/D8-B97-BF4-AF6-D-445-C-B2-E4-86-A0588-F9134.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/jCF38f2L)
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: JRR1988 on 30 September 2021, 18:49
lovely looking car! Still would love to know what going on behind the scenes in their build scheduling department. How does a car (CS45) that wasn't even released when I ordered mine, arrive before mine (CS)   :grin: :grin: :grin:

Same 🙄
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Domster on 30 September 2021, 18:55
Just so people are aware I ordered the car in May, but so I heard today the car was actually already coming to the dealer as they must have ordered it as soon as they could. That said I’m not sure how it’s working TBH as it does seem random how people are getting their orders. Maybe it’s something to do with spec? Who knows.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 01 October 2021, 05:58
Great to see cars actually coming through. Congratulations!

One quick question. I keep seeing videos where people are saying that you need to turn esc off as it seems to hold the car back. What are people’s thoughts?
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: fredgroves on 01 October 2021, 08:15
Well... I've heard people say that about the gti... Personally I'm sticking to not stuffing it into a hedge... I did try for a short while, setting it to sport.. Not fully off. It does move around more for sure. Whether that's what you desire is up to you I guess.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: carbon337 on 01 October 2021, 13:06
Engineers developed it for a reason, seems to be a Youtuber thing, they must know more.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 01 October 2021, 17:38
I’ll be leaving that on then! 🤣
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Exonian on 01 October 2021, 22:29
Never doubt the wisdom of a YouTube driving god who spent their entire youth learning their skills by reading Evo magazine road tests.  :whistle:

As above, it’s great seeing some 45’s coming through at last  :cool:
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: PareshV on 02 October 2021, 16:13
So the beast has finally been picked up. So pleased with the colour as it looks ace with the black roof and wheels. Surprisingly civilised in comfort mode…..then switch to sport it becomes this evil Tasmanian devil that revs and growls like mad. 😀 people have been slagging off the cabin, but I think it is really nice and no downgrade from my 7.5 gti.

Hopefully people will start to get them through soon, but here are some shots of it in white to keep morale up!
(https://i.postimg.cc/1zN2jvpP/3-A31-C665-A8-A0-4-B87-A97-A-D05-A3-E1-E60-C0.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/HJd6J4ZP)

(https://i.postimg.cc/rwH7jBRQ/45763-B99-1-F07-4344-9-D35-578111-F066-A3.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Xrw27D8C)

(https://i.postimg.cc/T31Zrd1K/69-DB37-DA-54-E4-43-A9-86-AF-16752-EF49-B66.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/21pcYf4Y)

(https://i.postimg.cc/1zbGWQSR/212-EA9-BD-7-DCE-4-E85-8-D42-F32218269941.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/SX7YsHjH)



(https://i.postimg.cc/DyvVwdKd/D8-B97-BF4-AF6-D-445-C-B2-E4-86-A0588-F9134.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/jCF38f2L)

Amazing looking car!! I ordered in oryx white. Is yours the same?
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Carl_45 on 03 October 2021, 09:01
For petrol heads and anyone getting impatient…

 https://youtu.be/GLWOJieIoJ0 (https://youtu.be/GLWOJieIoJ0)

It’s in great company there.

I actually considered an early Alfa Quadrifoglio or F80 M3, but I do love a hot hatch so the 45 was the sensible choice, the Alfa was a bit out of budget and you know one day the M3 would cost ££££ to repair.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Domster on 04 October 2021, 18:34
Standard white. Looks great in white.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: PareshV on 04 October 2021, 19:41
Standard white. Looks great in white.

Definitely does look great in standard white too. Didn't look right on configuration so I upgraded the colour. The blacks and reds stand out more against white. You might have answered this already but when did you order yours?
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Carl_45 on 05 October 2021, 14:42
After ordering in May and being at unconfirmed week 44 for such a long time….. I have just been informed that I’ve now moved to unconfirmed week 3  :angry: I’m not impressed!!

Anyone got any clues as to what’s going on with the clubsport 45 46?

Maybe it’s true about certain dealers getting priority? Either that or they’ve “sold” my order for a mark up and moved me to the back as I have been very patient with them.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 05 October 2021, 18:41
Mine did the same but moved back very quickly.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Baylon on 05 October 2021, 19:39
Same here, ordered mine on 1st June, was unconfirmed BW 44 then  checked last week and moved to BW 4!
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Carl_45 on 05 October 2021, 19:47
Mine did the same but moved back very quickly.

I’ll try remain optimistic.

I did email the dealer back, he just reassured me that they are constantly chasing their orders and are in the dark as much as us customers, being told chip shortages are to blame.

He also said that there’s hardly any 45’s coming to the uk so should remain quite rare and valuable.  Time will tell on that point.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: phope on 05 October 2021, 20:44
A press fleet Clubsport 45 car has just sold in a VW internal auction for £45k - you'd expect to see that on a forecourt for very high 40s, or perhaps even £50k??

https://twitter.com/ituned66/status/1445378095851134982


(https://i.postimg.cc/Vk0RCncx/FA8-Dr-t-X0-AMJR6.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/DSFLVW06)
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: PareshV on 06 October 2021, 09:37
Was told my dealer yesterday, week 35 builds are still halfway through for golfs. Mines currently week 38. 2 weeks ago no week 35 orders were built yet. Guessing won't see mine till November/December.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: hufc4promotion1908 on 06 October 2021, 15:08
Crazy times waiting so long for a car.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Carl_45 on 06 October 2021, 21:48
 https://youtu.be/9ZlBNS4OmaI (https://youtu.be/9ZlBNS4OmaI)

Very interesting viewpoint about chip shortages
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 07 October 2021, 06:48
https://youtu.be/9ZlBNS4OmaI (https://youtu.be/9ZlBNS4OmaI)

Very interesting viewpoint about chip shortages

That is interesting. Good watch that. I was speaking to my dealer today who told me that their group have now moved to a ZERO discount policy on any orders. Apparently they’re receiving 40% fewer cars and there’s no end in sight to the shortage.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Domster on 07 October 2021, 07:11
Hi paresh, I ordered the car at beginning of May. As I have found out the car was a car the dealer had already ordered and they contacted me to swap out my 7.5pp. It is the only one they have sold and only one they will sell by all accounts. They must have ordered it as soon as the car came available as I seem to be one of the few to have received it.

You can understand why people could be tempted to sell the car as soon as they receive it, if they are going for silly money and people/ dealers are prepared to buy them. Is the car worth £45k on auction site? Only people who are desperate to buy them at that price can answer that. Not worth that money in my opinion.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: fredgroves on 07 October 2021, 10:57
I guess the unfortunate thing with under supply becoming open knowledge is that now we will see speculation akin to ferrari flipping...

Combine that with a crap interest rate and you have a perfect storm for speculation...
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Carl_45 on 07 October 2021, 12:43
That is interesting. Good watch that. I was speaking to my dealer today who told me that their group have now moved to a ZERO discount policy on any orders. Apparently they’re receiving 40% fewer cars and there’s no end in sight to the shortage.

Hi paresh, I ordered the car at beginning of May. As I have found out the car was a car the dealer had already ordered and they contacted me to swap out my 7.5pp. It is the only one they have sold and only one they will sell by all accounts. They must have ordered it as soon as the car came available as I seem to be one of the few to have received it.

By the sounds of it, ordering a CS45 at a time when normal discounts (10-15%) were available, coupled with low numbers to be produced might have a very good outcome indeed.

The same with anyone who’s got a PCP deal prior to discount slashing as I don’t see the used car market crashing as predicted, it will settle and cars will depreciate of course, but looks like the prices may settle at a higher value than before all this “boom”.

For reference, VW predict a 4 year value on my 45 of £17k 🤷‍♀️
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: carbon337 on 07 October 2021, 14:07
Definitely, my GFV on a CS with options is about £15k after 4 years, hope to then buy it as a long termer. But it makes sense to sit on these orders now and be patient. Buying something used now with higher APR, no deposit contribution and no discount is madness.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: PareshV on 07 October 2021, 19:29
Hi paresh, I ordered the car at beginning of May. As I have found out the car was a car the dealer had already ordered and they contacted me to swap out my 7.5pp. It is the only one they have sold and only one they will sell by all accounts. They must have ordered it as soon as the car came available as I seem to be one of the few to have received it.

You can understand why people could be tempted to sell the car as soon as they receive it, if they are going for silly money and people/ dealers are prepared to buy them. Is the car worth £45k on auction site? Only people who are desperate to buy them at that price can answer that. Not worth that money in my opinion.

I ordered mine end of June. Hopefully it's built within a month as its confirmed for week 36. As far as I can tell they are running 3-4 weeks behind currently. Probably another month for delivery once it's built.

I have seen the 45 on offer for 48k on some sites. It's mad out there with car and van prices. Know so many people who have been offered more than its worth for their vehicle whether it's new or not. Got a mate waiting for a Q5 currently on route to Germany before final leg to UK. Let's see how long it takes to arrive from Germany
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: PareshV on 07 October 2021, 19:49
By the sounds of it, ordering a CS45 at a time when normal discounts (10-15%) were available, coupled with low numbers to be produced might have a very good outcome indeed.

The same with anyone who’s got a PCP deal prior to discount slashing as I don’t see the used car market crashing as predicted, it will settle and cars will depreciate of course, but looks like the prices may settle at a higher value than before all this “boom”.

For reference, VW predict a 4 year value on my 45 of £17k 🤷‍♀️
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I would never buy a brand new car but my thinking behind it is, future GTI's could be electric which means the 45 will become highly valued. If they release a 50yr fuel version, sell the 45 and get the 50 which will be high value in future like all GTI's if fuel vehicles disappear. Let's see what happens.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Domster on 07 October 2021, 20:53
Took my car 4 weeks from being told it was at the port in Europe to arriving at the dealer.

To show how crazy the used car market is at the moment. Here is my old 7.5 pp on the dealer used car forecourt. Nearly chocked on my dinner when I saw how much it was. Don’t think I even paid that new after all the discounts that were thrown at the car.
(https://i.postimg.cc/SKyKrgy7/C0-D21322-22-DC-42-EC-99-F9-9796-B9-B969-C3.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Js2m7cHG)
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 08 October 2021, 12:36
Three words: build week 5.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Dav3smith on 08 October 2021, 12:39
Three words: build week 5.
That will be one of the first Edition 46's then.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: DB99 on 08 October 2021, 15:55
Three words: build week 5.
That will be one of the first Edition 46's then.

There will be more ED46s than 45s at this rate  :grin:
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Paul70 on 08 October 2021, 16:40
Three words: build week 5.

What was your previous build week King Monkey?

Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 08 October 2021, 17:08
Three words: build week 5.

What was your previous build week King Monkey?

45
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Carl_45 on 08 October 2021, 18:44
Three words: build week 5.

I feel your pain. Mines still at build week 3, doesn’t look to be coming forward.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: PareshV on 08 October 2021, 19:21
Three words: build week 5.

What was your previous build week King Monkey?

45

That's surprising as mine was originally week 42 and moved to confirmed week 36. I'm sure you ordered before me too.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Pelmiester on 14 October 2021, 10:41
More problems with vw... Just in case anyone wanted an order update, we're having to wait on that too, just got this from thier online help:

"We would love to help with an order update however we're unable to provide this at the moment as our tracker is showing incorrect order information. Factory and IT are currently resolving this. Please check in with us next week."
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: craigmalcs85 on 14 October 2021, 11:49
Just got an update on my progress from the dealer.

Order at end of August, and its scheduled provisionally for Buildweek 10.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: JRR1988 on 14 October 2021, 13:10
More problems with vw... Just in case anyone wanted an order update, we're having to wait on that too, just got this from thier online help:

"We would love to help with an order update however we're unable to provide this at the moment as our tracker is showing incorrect order information. Factory and IT are currently resolving this. Please check in with us next week."

I’ve been waiting 3 weeks for an accurate order update from the dealership for my standard CS. This must be the reason why they just can’t give me an answer. Build week was meant to be 35 and delivery on the first week of November but they have no idea where my car is.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: MaggotsRus on 14 October 2021, 17:30
So i ordered June was told bw 36 and that has passed. I did speak to my dealer last week who I’m was extremely helpful. He said the order is confirmed with the factory and the car will be made, however what they are finding now is that they wont be told anymore until the car is ready for delivery to the UK or later when its arrived at the ports. He said its the same with everything they are ordering in fact he further added performance golf’s now if you order it’s likely to be a 12 month delivery time. I think we all must understand these are weird times we are in. FYI that ex press 45 which was sold at auction in the posts we had recently was being sold by VW Robinsons in Norwich for £47K plus and has now gone! Demand is there for sure.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: JRR1988 on 14 October 2021, 18:08
So i ordered June was told bw 36 and that has passed. I did speak to my dealer last week who I’m was extremely helpful. He said the order is confirmed with the factory and the car will be made, however what they are finding now is that they wont be told anymore until the car is ready for delivery to the UK or later when its arrived at the ports. He said its the same with everything they are ordering in fact he further added performance golf’s now if you order it’s likely to be a 12 month delivery time. I think we all must understand these are weird times we are in. FYI that ex press 45 which was sold at auction in the posts we had recently was being sold by VW Robinsons in Norwich for £47K plus and has now gone! Demand is there for sure.

This makes sense. I work for a company who brings products in to the U.K. from Europe, our supplier ships them to us and give us a delivery date and it’s usually bang on time but what’s happening now (for the last 2 weeks) is usually on the day we’re expecting delivery our supplier phones us to say it’s not coming and they’re not sure when it’s going to be with us.

We’re being told the problem is getting the containers picked up at our ports. They have no problems getting it to the boats in Europe but getting it off at our side due to the HGV driver shortage is a nightmare. Sounds like VW have a similar problem which is making it impossible to tell dealers/customers when their car is going to be delivered.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Paul70 on 16 October 2021, 11:24
Build complete and en route to Emden.  :smiley:

Hopefully be here pre Christmas!
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Brenbo on 16 October 2021, 11:45
I was told by my dealer that my Golf R Mk8 had commenced build on Week 36.  But build is still not complete yet.  I was told bacause I had a lot of options on it, the cause of delay might be the chip shortages for specific options I have configured.  My dealer is unsure when the car will be finished and shipped?  They have also told me that the lead times for orders placed for Performance Golfs has been extended from what it was and any orders placed a few months ago are being estimated for delivery next year now.  So watch this space I guess....  But the real bummer is I now have to spend out cash on a Service as I had carefully timed to order/delivery time (several months) well before I needed a Service, but now the Service is due and there is no sign of my new car.  May have to call my dealer to see if I have to service the car on this occasion with the current situation of my order?

Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Paul70 on 16 October 2021, 12:26
I was told by my dealer that my Golf R Mk8 had commenced build on Week 36.  But build is still not complete yet.  I was told bacause I had a lot of options on it, the cause of delay might be the chip shortages for specific options I have configured.  My dealer is unsure when the car will be finished and shipped?  They have also told me that the lead times for orders placed for Performance Golfs has been extended from what it was and any orders placed a few months ago are being estimated for delivery next year now.  So watch this space I guess....  But the real bummer is I now have to spend out cash on a Service as I had carefully timed to order/delivery time (several months) well before I needed a Service, but now the Service is due and there is no sign of my new car.  May have to call my dealer to see if I have to service the car on this occasion with the current situation of my order?



My car was confirmed BW30 so it’s been in the process for 11/12 weeks. Each build is different and who knows if the 10 week delay to mine was average, whether this is improving or getting worse. Hopefully things are getting better.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Carl_45 on 16 October 2021, 13:06
Build complete and en route to Emden.  :smiley:

Hopefully be here pre Christmas!

Excellent news for you.  Hope Santa delivers it safely.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: JoeGTI on 16 October 2021, 17:38
My car was originally bw27. Didn’t enter production until week 30 and wasn’t released for shipping until week 36-37.
This process used to take days rather than weeks in normal times.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Carl_45 on 22 October 2021, 15:49
My girlfriend is not a car lover, but regardless, she’s had her painting stuff out today and surprised me with this since my CS45 is delayed.

Bless her.

(https://i.postimg.cc/jSnYRD3N/E7-E4-E566-8299-453-B-B422-91-B4-C37-B7-DF1.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/3khcBxTJ)
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Dav3smith on 22 October 2021, 16:15
My girlfriend is not a car lover, but regardless, she’s had her painting stuff out today and surprised me with this since my CS45 is delayed.

Bless her.

(https://i.postimg.cc/jSnYRD3N/E7-E4-E566-8299-453-B-B422-91-B4-C37-B7-DF1.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/3khcBxTJ)
Ha nice one.... Send it to Wolfsburg they can stick it on the wall as I think they've forgotten what they're supposed to be building.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: VW_Golf_nut on 23 October 2021, 14:52
The day has finally arrived and it’s everything I expected it to be.  :kiss:

(https://i.postimg.cc/wBbt1M1c/0-E19-B709-2-CE4-47-C9-AF2-B-2-ACF30-D9-F14-C.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/p9zV72Yp)

(https://i.postimg.cc/qv46Y9fn/2-EA86-FC5-3-C72-473-E-86-DA-C7-B167-DB1-D26.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/gnt0Lt2k)

(https://i.postimg.cc/3NGD5hJj/55709063-139-C-4-E38-8269-84-F5-E9-EBA2-C8.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/H8pLXfMj)

(https://i.postimg.cc/gk9ZyxNg/A74-EB9-B9-CA64-4962-AF65-8-B674-B6-DF588.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/WtnzT1RZ)

(https://i.postimg.cc/FKKdF3HH/C615-C1-E4-22-C0-461-F-A191-846-DA48-D9694.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/4YrNBKcD)

(https://i.postimg.cc/5NMXYZ2G/C8-ADE69-A-E14-A-4488-8891-17-CC88-B8-ABB6.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/z30z42WS)

(https://i.postimg.cc/4dqhSyZN/E05-CEAB5-68-CE-484-D-B207-76-D8274-CCF88.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/LYkXqHnr)

(https://i.postimg.cc/y62FfQYX/E50-DBD05-A66-D-4-E67-BAA8-4-EDF5-AAE8-F8-E.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/NL79FxX5)

(https://i.postimg.cc/sXQM7zSF/E939-B286-16-C9-4377-827-F-9-B017-C3-F34-F8.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/XGWN6TQx)

(https://i.postimg.cc/MGZRcgdx/F5-D587-CC-EA95-4-E52-9-B55-07-BE3-ED03-E28.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/tsf7wSKm)

(https://i.postimg.cc/8zmMzTdt/FC84-A9-C9-2757-4740-AEBC-08474-FE20-B85.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/k2DBj3pb)

Would you be able to tell me if the graphics (45) etc are matte or gloss finish?
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: willni on 23 October 2021, 16:57
My girlfriend is not a car lover, but regardless, she’s had her painting stuff out today and surprised me with this since my CS45 is delayed.

Bless her.

(https://i.postimg.cc/jSnYRD3N/E7-E4-E566-8299-453-B-B422-91-B4-C37-B7-DF1.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/3khcBxTJ)

I think it's nicer than the actual car  :smiley:
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Brenbo on 25 October 2021, 13:31
Update on my personal order progress to give others an idea of what is happening.  My Golf R Mk8 currently on order was advised as having commenced build on wk36 a few times afterward, whenever i called my dealer to enquire about the progress... then today 25/10/21 when i called to enquire about the progress of the build, my dealer advised the car was actually now suppose to go in to build this week??  But this was not what i had been advised previously on multiple occasions.  The current climate and situation with pandemic, shortages etc, has caused VW to become more vague than they were before the pandemic.  I am happy to wait as long as it takes, but some accurate information on my cars build progress would be appreciated.  However i suspect most car manufacturers  are being just as vague at times.  So i will just have to sit and wait to see if i get a phone call sometime in the next year or two to say my car has arrived  :grin:
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: carbon337 on 25 October 2021, 14:05
So its not in build or it is? Mine was wk 46 but now week 10. Not an ED45 though. They seem to have been prioritised
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Brenbo on 25 October 2021, 14:21
All i can say is i dunno?? As i am now confused on a higher level :huh:
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: PareshV on 26 October 2021, 01:01
Mines also week 36 and delayed. Will chase dealer tomorrow and see what they reply.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Brenbo on 26 October 2021, 14:42
Mines also week 36 and delayed. Will chase dealer tomorrow and see what they reply.
Will be interesting to see what you are told when you check with your dealer?  As I was told my car was in build since Wk36 then suddenly this week I am told it has not gone in to build yet and is scheduled to go in to build this week...  I can see a long wait for us ahead. 
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: MaggotsRus on 27 October 2021, 22:02
I was originally told bw 36 back in august time which is also quite strange and if you cast your views back to the first entry on this forum there was a distinct impression from threads that most of the vehicles would be built in bw 48. It’s probably true as there are only 4 for sale I can see on auto trader and 2 on the vw used car website and most of us here appear to have had delays. Be interesting to get an update from all the authors on this forum as to where they are with their vehicle orders and also some updates from those few that have their cars now?.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: phope on 31 October 2021, 18:28
Seeing as it's Halloween...tailored for you GTI guys  :grin:

(https://i.postimg.cc/MKLXQnbB/Unknown.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: PROUDTHUNDER on 31 October 2021, 21:55
Ordered placed on 7th May Via DTD

CS45
Deep Black Pearl
DCC
HK sound
Winter pack 1
Pan RoofO

Had the call from DTD but no further updates or contact from dealer yet
   Ordered mine with DTD was told dealer will only contact me when they have a build date (August 2022?)
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: PareshV on 01 November 2021, 00:32
Dealer should contact you within a week after placing order with DTD. Contact DTD if you don't get a call within that time. Your order is not finalised till deposit is taken and signed documents sent back to dealer.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: PareshV on 01 November 2021, 21:24
Mines also week 36 and delayed. Will chase dealer tomorrow and see what they reply.
Will be interesting to see what you are told when you check with your dealer?  As I was told my car was in build since Wk36 then suddenly this week I am told it has not gone in to build yet and is scheduled to go in to build this week...  I can see a long wait for us ahead.

Got reply from the dealers. Their system still shows car not made yet and only 1 golf from week 35 order has left the factory so far. VW are apparently building cars and storing them while waiting for chips to arrive before cars are complete to ship. VW are also running out of space to store the cars.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 01 November 2021, 21:42
Mines also week 36 and delayed. Will chase dealer tomorrow and see what they reply.
Will be interesting to see what you are told when you check with your dealer?  As I was told my car was in build since Wk36 then suddenly this week I am told it has not gone in to build yet and is scheduled to go in to build this week...  I can see a long wait for us ahead.

Got reply from the dealers. Their system still shows car not made yet and only 1 golf from week 35 order has left the factory so far. VW are apparently building cars and storing them while waiting for chips to arrive before cars are complete to ship. VW are also running out of space to store the cars.

Positive news then. Sounds like the bottleneck is clearing up nicely. 🤦🏻‍♂️
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: PareshV on 01 November 2021, 23:32
Maybe it was a typo. 2022 instead of 2021  :grin:
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 02 November 2021, 15:24
Mine’s now build week 3.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Carl_45 on 02 November 2021, 19:41
Confirmed or still unconfirmed?

Mines unconfirmed week 2.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 02 November 2021, 19:42
Still unconfirmed.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 05 November 2021, 14:39
My mum and dads Trocc, which was ordered august I think, has now been built. Not sure why that was so quick compared to a Golf but thought it might be worth sharing with everyone.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Paul70 on 18 November 2021, 17:28
Picked up today, late afternoon. Planning to detail it tomorrow and post a review.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: phope on 18 November 2021, 18:06
Very nice
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: MaggotsRus on 18 November 2021, 21:27
Nice to see at last another one on the road, so that’s been approximately 6 months from date of order to collection. Pretty good going by the sounds of it now. I think mine may be next year some time! So when I called the dealer last week he was saying he had absolutely no information that he could give us on the build date etc now and he was telling new customers for any orders of cars expect 12 months till you receive your cars. It’s quite an incredible situation we are in. Has anyone else got their 45’s through yet??
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Wrex22 on 18 November 2021, 21:49
What’s the story if you have unconfirmed build week, then it goes to no build week? This car was orgininally ordered 3-4 months ago. Mate ordered and then this week added 19” alloys ( no dcc) this appears to have pushed it to no unconfirmed build week. I thought it was just semiconductors causing the problem?
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: PareshV on 18 November 2021, 22:27
Picked up today, late afternoon. Planning to detail it tomorrow and post a review.

(https://i.postimg.cc/s1CvTxsS/470-A012-A-B689-41-FD-A454-2160-ADD47263.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/tnDqTX1C)

Nice one! Merry Christmas!
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: PareshV on 18 November 2021, 22:28
What’s the story if you have unconfirmed build week, then it goes to no build week? This car was orgininally ordered 3-4 months ago. Mate ordered and then this week added 19” alloys ( no dcc) this appears to have pushed it to no unconfirmed build week. I thought it was just semiconductors causing the problem?

I think your car goes back of the queue if you make changes
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: OneArmedOctopus on 18 November 2021, 22:38
I’ve gone to build week 18,ordered 8th june,deep pearl black pan roof,HK,DCC,HUD,winter pack 1 and passive passenger protection. Changed colour to oryx white hence week 18,was originally at build week 47 with deep pearl black 😢😭
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Wrex22 on 18 November 2021, 22:52
I’ve gone to build week 18,ordered 8th june,deep pearl black pan roof,HK,DCC,HUD,winter pack 1 and passive passenger protection. Changed colour to oryx white hence week 18,was originally at build week 47 with deep pearl black 😢😭

When did you change it? And did it update to the new build week  straight away?
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: OneArmedOctopus on 19 November 2021, 08:14
I changed colour on 1st october,yes it changed straight away to build week 21,then soon went to build week 14 and as of this week went to build week 18
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: BillSan on 19 November 2021, 09:22
Are your build week numbers randomly generated on a weekly basis like lottery numbers? 

It seems like they are.  :wink:
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Carl_45 on 19 November 2021, 10:08
I changed colour on 1st october,yes it changed straight away to build week 21,then soon went to build week 14 and as of this week went to build week 18

I thought all CS45s were going to be MY22, correct me if I’m wrong but I believe there’s two MY per calendar year? In which case, hopefully, all 45s should be built within 6 months of October 2021, but then there’s delivery and registration on top of the build week. 

Ordered in May, mine is now build week 2 (unconfirmed) and the dealer is saying it’ll be registered for collection on the new plate in March… all being well.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Brenbo on 19 November 2021, 13:17
Just had a call from my VW dealer this morning to say my Golf R Mk8 has just left the factory and is on its way to Emden.  So hopefully all going well and no further delays at the port, i might see my new Golf R Mk8 this side of Xmas?

I have also ensured my VW dealer updates the software if any major updates like the big fix for all current glitches and niggles, which is rumoured to be released in december, is released in time?

My Golf R has almost all options added (not leather seats, panoroof or akrapovic exhaust) but all tech related options. So it seems cars heavy loaded with options are very slowly leaving the factory. 
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: OneArmedOctopus on 19 November 2021, 14:57
I changed colour on 1st october,yes it changed straight away to build week 21,then soon went to build week 14 and as of this week went to build week 18

I thought all CS45s were going to be MY22, correct me if I’m wrong but I believe there’s two MY per calendar year? In which case, hopefully, all 45s should be built within 6 months of October 2021, but then there’s delivery and registration on top of the build week. 

Ordered in May, mine is now build week 2 (unconfirmed) and the dealer is saying it’ll be registered for collection on the new plate in March… all being well.

MY22 is on my build info from the dealer,i have no idea how VW manufacture and plan,would be strange if all other CS45’s are built and all the randon  cs45 parts for mine are just left laying around 🤷‍♂️
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: MaggotsRus on 19 November 2021, 16:29
So how strange is this then, had a call from dealer, he checked the build for my 45, and it was confirmed built and on it’s way to Emden. He said they would expect it to be with them within 3 weeks.

My 45 was ordered with moonstone grey, pan roof, DCC, HUD, HK, Pro Nav, digital key, winter pack with heated rear seats, rear view camera and proactive passenger protection.

He further added they have just as of today had more build confirmations.

So good news coming folks.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Carl_45 on 19 November 2021, 18:06
So how strange is this then, had a call from dealer, he checked the build for my 45, and it was confirmed built and on it’s way to Emden. He said they would expect it to be with them within 3 weeks.

My 45 was ordered with moonstone grey, pan roof, DCC, HUD, HK, Pro Nav, digital key, winter pack with heated rear seats, rear view camera and proactive passenger protection.

He further added they have just as of today had more build confirmations.

So good news coming folks.

Excellent news, pleased for you.

I hope there is good news for the rest of us. I’ve said before, I’m lucky enough to have a Lex lease car that can be extended for as long as we wish, so whenever mine arrives so be it, I’m eagerly awaiting it of course, but not desperate like some of you due to PCPs ending etc.

That being said, there’s definitely some strangeness and priority business to the delivery order that’s very apparent now. I’m sure it’s always gone on to some extent, but in the past the priority allocation meant the difference in delivery times by weeks, now it’s many months.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: PareshV on 19 November 2021, 18:19
So how strange is this then, had a call from dealer, he checked the build for my 45, and it was confirmed built and on it’s way to Emden. He said they would expect it to be with them within 3 weeks.

My 45 was ordered with moonstone grey, pan roof, DCC, HUD, HK, Pro Nav, digital key, winter pack with heated rear seats, rear view camera and proactive passenger protection.

He further added they have just as of today had more build confirmations.

So good news coming folks.

Got the same message by email today. Mates Audi arrived within 2 weeks of heading to port. Let's see how long these take
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Paul70 on 19 November 2021, 18:27
So how strange is this then, had a call from dealer, he checked the build for my 45, and it was confirmed built and on it’s way to Emden. He said they would expect it to be with them within 3 weeks.

My 45 was ordered with moonstone grey, pan roof, DCC, HUD, HK, Pro Nav, digital key, winter pack with heated rear seats, rear view camera and proactive passenger protection.

He further added they have just as of today had more build confirmations.

So good news coming folks.

That’s great news and it’s a great car, only done just over 60 miles but it’s brill, love the headlights, the exhaust etc and touch wood no software gremlins or lag to speak of.

I know there are many variables but mine arrived at Emden on Oct 22nd and then at the dealer November 09th. Hope you get it soon!

Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Paul70 on 19 November 2021, 18:32
4 hours later, the prep is complete. The car especially the wheels look so better better in the flesh.

(https://i.postimg.cc/mgDxV4km/0-AB7-E1-F9-CC3-D-494-E-8206-33032-F3857-DF.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/2VPX8P4W)


(https://i.postimg.cc/vHGwgfsF/77983-C74-C2-A6-4455-8-DB2-C2-AF3-E5-BF7-D8.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/PNVR0LJ2)

Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Exonian on 19 November 2021, 21:14
Nice cordylines Paul70 and the car ain’t bad either  :wink: :cool:
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Ceefeesh on 19 November 2021, 22:51
Let’s hope ( for the Cordyline’s) there are no severe frosts this winter, unlike 2010 when few survived.  :grin:
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: SRGTD on 20 November 2021, 04:35
4 hours later, the prep is complete. The car especially the wheels look so better better in the flesh.

@Paul70; Looks great. I really like the Clubsport 45’s wheels, and that’s from someone who doesn’t normally like black alloys :smiley:.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Paul70 on 20 November 2021, 08:43
Nice cordylines Paul70 and the car ain’t bad either  :wink: :cool:

You should see my Hydrangeas Exonian  :wink:

Thanks for the comment on the car, I know white is your preferred choice of colour.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Paul70 on 20 November 2021, 08:45
4 hours later, the prep is complete. The car especially the wheels look so better better in the flesh.

@Paul70; Looks great. I really like the Clubsport 45’s wheels, and that’s from someone who doesn’t normally like black alloys :smiley:.

Thanks SRGTD! The winters will be going on soon though.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Paul70 on 20 November 2021, 08:50
The car came on Hankook Ventus S1 evo 3 tyres which seem OK. What are your experiences with these tyres ? Would have preferred the Goodyear Super Sports.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: fredgroves on 20 November 2021, 09:16
I watched a video of some South African guys tracking a gti running those. Their experienced driver had only good things to say.

However that's the track, not about road noise or wear or uk weather.

I've no idea.

My gti is on bs s005's
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Paul70 on 20 November 2021, 10:58
Thanks for the feedback fredgroves.

Initial impressions are positive, there’s certainly plenty of grip and the feel is OK too.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Exonian on 20 November 2021, 11:03

You should see my Hydrangeas Exonian  :wink:


Ohhh my giddy aunt!



I do quite like a white GTI.
I’m only on about my eighth now so can’t quite make my mind up  :whistle:


As for the Hankooks, I have zero experience of them on a 300PS Golf but I’ve run them on my other car for a few years (slightly older version though) and they seem decent. I’m a creature of habit you might have noticed.
My other little runabout is significantly less powerful than my GTI and therefore gets driven a bit harder to achieve the same thing (getting home from work as quickly as possible!) on quite challenging roads in all weather.
The one thing I will say about the Hankooks is they seem pretty tough so must be well built.
I only bring the other car out once in a while for a week or two so that the battery gets a charge and the mechanicals are kept freed up. Last outing was a fortnight of commuting in October which coincided with biblical rainfall and they got me through some sizeable floods ok, but most impressively they survived a huge fresh pothole. The car following me was an old TVR (god knows why that was out in that weather) which literally had to pull over after hitting the pothole which was unseen due to being underwater. The impact was so big I was amazed the windscreen didn’t crack. Despite only hitting it at low speed the noise was terrific so the tyres, wheels, suspension and body-shell took a fair old shock. The expected tyre pressure warning didn’t go off so I gingerly carried on my journey and inspected the tyre and wheel at my destination about ten minutes later. I was convinced the front tyre would have a huge sidewall bulge in it but nada, nothing.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: JoeGTI on 20 November 2021, 11:18
The car looks fantastic Paul...

I have the same tyre on my Clubsport. They seem fine grip-wise. And I can vouch for Exonian's comment re their tough-ness. I hit a sunken manhole cover a few weeks ago, hidden by a puddle and I really feared the worst. There was quite a bang! but the tyre and wheel escaped totally unmarked... lucky...?

I do find that that there's quite a bit of road noise / tyre noise on some surfaces though. Not sure if thats the Hankooks or just a characteristic of these cars in general.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Paul70 on 20 November 2021, 14:57

You should see my Hydrangeas Exonian  :wink:


Ohhh my giddy aunt!



I do quite like a white GTI.
I’m only on about my eighth now so can’t quite make my mind up  :whistle:


As for the Hankooks, I have zero experience of them on a 300PS Golf but I’ve run them on my other car for a few years (slightly older version though) and they seem decent. I’m a creature of habit you might have noticed.
My other little runabout is significantly less powerful than my GTI and therefore gets driven a bit harder to achieve the same thing (getting home from work as quickly as possible!) on quite challenging roads in all weather.
The one thing I will say about the Hankooks is they seem pretty tough so must be well built.
I only bring the other car out once in a while for a week or two so that the battery gets a charge and the mechanicals are kept freed up. Last outing was a fortnight of commuting in October which coincided with biblical rainfall and they got me through some sizeable floods ok, but most impressively they survived a huge fresh pothole. The car following me was an old TVR (god knows why that was out in that weather) which literally had to pull over after hitting the pothole which was unseen due to being underwater. The impact was so big I was amazed the windscreen didn’t crack. Despite only hitting it at low speed the noise was terrific so the tyres, wheels, suspension and body-shell took a fair old shock. The expected tyre pressure warning didn’t go off so I gingerly carried on my journey and inspected the tyre and wheel at my destination about ten minutes later. I was convinced the front tyre would have a huge sidewall bulge in it but nada, nothing.

Thanks for feedback Exonian, no complaints about the grip and they feel pretty good. This is the first car I’ve owned on 19s and I am coming from the ED40 with Belvederes running PS4Ss. I feel like the new car has more inertia, it definitely feels heavier on its feet so to speak
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Paul70 on 20 November 2021, 15:00
The car looks fantastic Paul...

Thanks Joe! How are you getting on with your Clubsport? I think it looks great in silver and that would have been my colour of choice if it was available on the ED45.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: JoeGTI on 20 November 2021, 17:12
The car looks fantastic Paul...

Thanks Joe! How are you getting on with your Clubsport? I think it looks great in silver and that would have been my colour of choice if it was available on the ED45.

All great so far, really happy with it. Very happy with silver too, I think it suits the car well.
Thankfully I haven't had any issues/gremlins, apart from some initial difficulty getting the "primary user" feature to work. Maybe the newer builds have rectified a lot of the software issues.... fingers crossed!
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: ub7rm on 21 November 2021, 10:14
Hankooks are factory fit of Audi S4 and a brace of other Audi’s. my own experience of them is that they are an excellent tyre, easily up there with Michelin and the other premium makes.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Exonian on 21 November 2021, 22:17
This is the first car I’ve owned on 19s and I am coming from the ED40 with Belvederes running PS4Ss. I feel like the new car has more inertia, it definitely feels heavier on its feet so to speak

I certainly get where you’re coming from there. It’ll take a bit of time adjusting as there are definite differences in feel between the Clubsport generations albeit slight as far as the chassis and steering goes, yet significant in their own way when you’re tuned into the finer details of how each car drives.

I remember swapping from the Ed40 on Pretorias with PS4S to the TCR equipped with DCC, Reifnitz and Pirellis and noticing quite a marked change in feel. The Ed40 felt like a lightweight running shoe and the TCR felt more planted but heftier despite very similar kerb-weights. Wheel weight, suspension settings and tyre choice all must’ve played a part. The mk8 Clubsport is very similar in feel to the TCR (but does differ slightly).
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Pelmiester on 25 November 2021, 17:24
VW Coms go from bad to worse.  Ordered my CS 45 6th May,  last I heard from VW online help was it went into build WC 13th Sept and now  the dealer cant tell me anything and their online help just said this:


"As advised above, all updates are being offered by the selling Retailer, this is a Volkswagen Brand decision Dan. Apologies for the inconvenience caused."


Just saying
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Paul70 on 25 November 2021, 21:16
I was in a similar situation my car went into build July 28th with a Target completion of July 30th but a VIN was not registered until October 15th so based on my timeline you may hear fairly soon.

Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Pelmiester on 26 November 2021, 15:27
I heard back from the dealer, apparently mine has been built but is missing some semiconductors.  They cannot give me a timeframe as to when they might find some.  :(
Guess its the DCC, the HUD and HC Stereo upgrades i ticked that are the problem.

Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: fredgroves on 26 November 2021, 16:29
Think yourself lucky.... BMW are just shipping cars without stuff.... touch screen, applecarplay/android auto.... and more.

If the customer complains, you get some cash back, but I'd be mega annoyed if my car turned up as a tech dinosaur!
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: PareshV on 26 November 2021, 17:45
I heard back from the dealer, apparently mine has been built but is missing some semiconductors.  They cannot give me a timeframe as to when they might find some.  :(
Guess its the DCC, the HUD and HC Stereo upgrades i ticked that are the problem.

I have the same options and it's complete. Similar scenario to yours. VW are building vehicles without the chips and storing the vehicles to add chips later. My car is on the way now and should see it within 2 weeks. Ordered end of June.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: PareshV on 02 December 2021, 19:04
Good news!! Car has arrived in UK. Should have it within a week or so.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: MaggotsRus on 03 December 2021, 21:23
So I have had a call today from my dealer and the car is in. The video sent is superb the dealer is so chuffed and his words were that his dealership reckons it will be the only one they have in the dealership. He has checked the car and he says all the extras are fitted. So it’s now going into pdi and when i have some photos I will post. Several clubsports have also arrived today at the same dealers.

My car came with moonstone grey, pan roof, pro nav, DCC, HK, HUD, winter pack and heated rear seats, digital key, proactive passenger protection and rear view camera. Quite excited now folks.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: MaggotsRus on 03 December 2021, 22:00

(https://i.postimg.cc/9XRFK6bY/00-D72-B40-EA70-466-A-A8-DC-E0-BA55044370.png) (https://postimg.cc/Hjmg7Pfr)
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: fredgroves on 03 December 2021, 22:30

(https://i.postimg.cc/9XRFK6bY/00-D72-B40-EA70-466-A-A8-DC-E0-BA55044370.png) (https://postimg.cc/Hjmg7Pfr)

It's HMS Weasel's nuclear powered sister ship  :cool:
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Kenis on 04 December 2021, 12:17
Congratulations!

I half hoped we had the same dealer and by some miracle mine might have been one of those other CSs. Diff dealer though  :cry:

Still good to hear some are coming through at least.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 04 December 2021, 16:04
Great to see cars turning up. Hope you enjoy it!
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Paul70 on 04 December 2021, 18:51

(https://i.postimg.cc/9XRFK6bY/00-D72-B40-EA70-466-A-A8-DC-E0-BA55044370.png) (https://postimg.cc/Hjmg7Pfr)

Your car looks great, enjoy it. Just had a 50 mile drive in my ED45 on various roads, still adapting to DSG, which I feel may take a while  :grin: but it’s such a capable car.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: MaggotsRus on 04 December 2021, 20:20
Thanks for the kind words folks, looking forward to getting the car and then paying for it  :lipsrsealed: love to find out how the owners on this forum are faring with their cars. Anthony from Motorline VW reckons they will start to see more of the various models of customers cars coming through it’s almost as if VW have turned the tap back on again to get the cars out. Otherwise how are the dealers going to survive if they have to wait a year before getting paid ??
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: PROUDTHUNDER on 04 December 2021, 23:02
By charging £200+ on labor in the service department.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: SRGTD on 05 December 2021, 08:32
Otherwise how are the dealers going to survive if they have to wait a year before getting paid ??

By charging £200+ on labor in the service department.

Based on forum members comments on this and other forums on waiting times to book their cars in for servicing / warranty work at dealers, I dare say that dealership service departments have more than enough incoming work - and revenue, when labour rates are factored in - to keep the dealerships ‘ticking over’ for some time to come :whistle:.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 05 December 2021, 15:42
Build week 11 for me know. Just keeps slipping and my dealer never informs me.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: BanksyGTI on 05 December 2021, 17:01
Build week 11 for me know. Just keeps slipping and my dealer never informs me.
So how do you find out the delay information if the dealer doesn’t inform you?
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 05 December 2021, 17:09
Build week 11 for me know. Just keeps slipping and my dealer never informs me.
So how do you find out the delay information if the dealer doesn’t inform you?

I have to chase them. ‘I’ll let you know if there are any changes’. Never happens.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: OneArmedOctopus on 06 December 2021, 00:30
Build week 11 for me know. Just keeps slipping and my dealer never informs me.
So how do you find out the delay information if the dealer doesn’t inform you?

I have to chase them. ‘I’ll let you know if there are any changes’. Never happens.

I feel u’re pain,I ordered same time as you and i’m on build week 18,but at least I can blame that on changing colour. Was originaly on BW 47. To be honest I’ve lost interest for when I get it now,it’ll just be a welcomed phone call when its ready.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Brenbo on 09 December 2021, 14:37
Although it is not a Clubsport 45, I thought you guys would be interested in the perspective of timescales for production/delivery of cars that I will be picking up my new Golf R MK8 (which was heavily loaded with options), tomorrow 10/12/21.  I first ordered the car way back around May 2021.   
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Exonian on 09 December 2021, 18:23
Good news Brendan  :cool:
Not too shocking a wait compared to some.
I hope the pick-up goes well, fingers crossed the weather stays decent for you  :smiley:
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Carl_45 on 09 December 2021, 19:33
Although it is not a Clubsport 45, I thought you guys would be interested in the perspective of timescales for production/delivery of cars that I will be picking up my new Golf R MK8 (which was heavily loaded with options), tomorrow 10/12/21.  I first ordered the car way back around May 2021.

Good news for you. Hope you enjoy.

Like Exonian said, you’re waiting is quite good as things are. The latest on my 45 is unscheduled build week 1 of 2022. I ordered May 2021 from a VW dealer.

Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Brenbo on 09 December 2021, 20:49
Many thanks for your congrats

It seems there has been a recent surge in production of certain types of Golfs and other models such as ID3's etc.  The video for my MK8 Golf R on arrival to the dealer revealed my Golf R was surrounded by mainly ID-3's and other electric models which had also just been delivered.  Hope the wait for the remaining Clubsport 45 orders will soon be over for those of you who ordered a similar time to myself. 

THe wait for my car ended up being a similar timescale to my current Golf R when I ordered it in 2016.  Maybe a little longer but not a lot of difference in time waiting.

Am looking forward to picking it up tomorrow, Just hope the weather remains as dry as the weather apps suggest it might be... 

Hopefully the software on the Infotainment is a bit more stable and error free than some of of you have experienced on your cars.

Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 09 December 2021, 21:08
At least if the weather is rubbish, the R won’t miss a beat and will stick like glue. Enjoy the pick up.  :smiley:
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Pelmiester on 10 December 2021, 12:23
Booooooom, just had the "your car is in the UK" call. Hopefully an early Christmas present.
Cs ed45. HUD, Pure white, sunroof, HK stereo, DCC, winter pack ordered beginning of May.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: BillSan on 10 December 2021, 12:40
Let's hope Santa can get it down the chimney Pelmiester!

Glad to know new cars are still a thing despite all the problems.

I'll be interested to hear what you think of the HUD, as I had it in a 5 series and I'd be keen to get it in my next car.  Also, let us know what version of software you get please.

But, most of all, enjoy!!

Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: fredgroves on 10 December 2021, 13:10
The HUD is OK. I just wish it had a few more capabilities.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: MaggotsRus on 10 December 2021, 20:27
So the car has been pdi’d and the salesman said after checking the cars extras all over he did notice the rear view camera was the only thing missing from the factory build. So they have ordered the part which can be retrofitted but it’s on back order hence probably why it wasn’t fitted at the factory. Collecting the car on Xmas eve. Dealer has been brill thrown on lots of other nice little VW GTi merchandise bits as compo till it arrives. Here’s two more piccies.
(https://i.postimg.cc/6qqccK9b/10786234-D5-F3-4409-8-B06-F99522-BD38-CD.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/y3q06w30)

(https://i.postimg.cc/bwt64q1K/2-D50-E212-5549-4-A0-A-A95-F-9-C8-FEEB0-E2-C3.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/mPTNHfXw)
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 10 December 2021, 21:54
Car looks great! Interesting about the rear view camera. So it’s possible to retrofit? Anyone know the cost?
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Dave1rs on 11 December 2021, 06:46
Car looks great! Interesting about the rear view camera. So it’s possible to retrofit? Anyone know the cost?

No idea of the dealer price,but you can do it yourself for around £400
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 11 December 2021, 07:00
Car looks great! Interesting about the rear view camera. So it’s possible to retrofit? Anyone know the cost?

No idea of the dealer price,but you can do it yourself for around £400

Thanks for the info. Are there any guides, part numbers etc out there for this or anyone who’s actually done it?
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Dave1rs on 11 December 2021, 09:30
Car looks great! Interesting about the rear view camera. So it’s possible to retrofit? Anyone know the cost?

No idea of the dealer price,but you can do it yourself for around £400


Thanks for the info. Are there any guides, part numbers etc out there for this or anyone who’s actually done it?

Not seen any although the camera and wiring are both on eBay ,and I believe it can be activated via OBDeleven.

I got the price as I read a post by someone who had done it….but they did no guide.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: dfm on 11 December 2021, 10:50
Looks superb MaggotsRus
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: VW_Golf_nut on 11 December 2021, 12:23
So the car has been pdi’d and the salesman said after checking the cars extras all over he did notice the rear view camera was the only thing missing from the factory build. So they have ordered the part which can be retrofitted but it’s on back order hence probably why it wasn’t fitted at the factory. Collecting the car on Xmas eve. Dealer has been brill thrown on lots of other nice little VW GTi merchandise bits as compo till it arrives. Here’s two more piccies.
(https://i.postimg.cc/6qqccK9b/10786234-D5-F3-4409-8-B06-F99522-BD38-CD.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/y3q06w30)

(https://i.postimg.cc/bwt64q1K/2-D50-E212-5549-4-A0-A-A95-F-9-C8-FEEB0-E2-C3.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/mPTNHfXw)

Same colour as mine! Do you have any pics of the interior please?
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: valentino on 11 December 2021, 13:25
Great Colour, same as mine
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: PareshV on 11 December 2021, 13:27
So the car has been pdi’d and the salesman said after checking the cars extras all over he did notice the rear view camera was the only thing missing from the factory build. So they have ordered the part which can be retrofitted but it’s on back order hence probably why it wasn’t fitted at the factory. Collecting the car on Xmas eve. Dealer has been brill thrown on lots of other nice little VW GTi merchandise bits as compo till it arrives. Here’s two more piccies.
(https://i.postimg.cc/6qqccK9b/10786234-D5-F3-4409-8-B06-F99522-BD38-CD.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/y3q06w30)

(https://i.postimg.cc/bwt64q1K/2-D50-E212-5549-4-A0-A-A95-F-9-C8-FEEB0-E2-C3.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/mPTNHfXw)

Very nice. I get mine on Monday. Can't wait!
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: DB99 on 11 December 2021, 13:42
Good to see a few more coming through to dealers now.

Few very minor niggles with mine but all in all very happy with it so far.


(https://i.postimg.cc/RF0Jrzmx/F5044-DCA-37-B1-4-FF0-91-E5-5-D46-DD4-B557-B.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/v1pZ9kD0)

(https://i.postimg.cc/MHQ0njGY/AB8-D2-F32-D195-4632-8-CEA-BBBD3-FF4-DA24.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/hQKQwvTJ)
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: MaggotsRus on 11 December 2021, 20:39
Hi folks I have no pictures of the interior yet as i am collecting Xmas eve and the dealer was teasing us with these ones. They love the car and have asked if they can post some pictures on their website. When I get some I’ll post straightaway. It is nice to the cars coming through and I’m glad I waited because it was so easy with all the horror stories of delays to give up. The dealer said the fitment of the rear view camera is straightforward and funnily enough there are vids of the same on YouTube. Those that are collecting soon, enjoy and get some posts on their. I have also got the Genuine VW GTi embossed number plate surrounds going on too.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Exonian on 12 December 2021, 18:44
Loving the look of the Moonstone 45’s  :cool:
Really good to see a few more cars coming through at last.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: clubsport on 13 December 2021, 17:45
Maybe of interest?

Henry Catchpole @ Carfection review of the Edition 45.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrvoI93675g
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Brocky_ on 15 December 2021, 10:47
I have to admit, even though there's miniscule difference between the ClubSport and the Ed.45, I will still be a little jealous when I eventually see one on the road.  Those wheels are the absolute danglies!
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Paul70 on 15 December 2021, 11:50
Fresh rubber on the ED45 - early Christmas present.

Even though the Hankook is a capable tyre, I personally didn’t like it. If anyone is interested in 4 Hankook S1 evo 3s with 100 miles on them, let me know via PM

(https://i.postimg.cc/8PkDL1wf/B80-EC5-B7-D830-4-F2-A-A3-A9-19-CAEA046405.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/RqYjBxkv)
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: SRGTD on 15 December 2021, 12:03
Those wheels are the absolute danglies!

Agree :cool:, and I don’t normally like black alloys. The combination of Moonstone Grey and the 19” alloys on the ED45 work really well IMHO.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: fredgroves on 15 December 2021, 12:07
Fresh rubber on the ED45 - early Christmas present.

Let us know what you think of those - they are clearly a good tyre, but I've not seen anyone with them on a Mk8 yet.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Paul70 on 15 December 2021, 12:12
Fresh rubber on the ED45 - early Christmas present.

Let us know what you think of those - they are clearly a good tyre, but I've not seen anyone with them on a Mk8 yet.

Will do Fred
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 16 December 2021, 18:23
I actually have a confirmed build week. It’s week 1 but most likely with the delays to be 5 or 6 apparently.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Carl_45 on 17 December 2021, 09:38
I actually have a confirmed build week. It’s week 1 but most likely with the delays to be 5 or 6 apparently.

Excellent news for you, is that fully confirmed…. Actually being built?

Mine is also week 1, but still not “locked in” (whatever that means) according to the dealer.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Dav3smith on 17 December 2021, 12:09
Confirmed build week 1 for me too, time will tell how accurate this is though.

Seemed to be a bit of activity on this forum with cars coming through so I made my first contact with the dealer this morning.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Carl_45 on 17 December 2021, 12:13
I’ve checked mine too, now confirmed as build week 1 also. Looks to be a busy week at Wolfsburg that week.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 17 December 2021, 16:23
I actually have a confirmed build week. It’s week 1 but most likely with the delays to be 5 or 6 apparently.

Excellent news for you, is that fully confirmed…. Actually being built?

Mine is also week 1, but still not “locked in” (whatever that means) according to the dealer.

Yep fully confirmed but with the additional slip from the factory which I expected. Looks like week 1 is the week to have!

Think it’ll be a longer wait than usual even when it’s built. My mum and dad’s T-Roc was built around 7 weeks ago and has only just been put on the boat yesterday.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Carl_45 on 17 December 2021, 17:50
Yes I expect so too. My dealer expects the car to be in the uk sometime feb and ready for collection in March…… if all goes to plan  :whistle:

I’m not sure what a normal delivery is, my last “brand new” from factory car was an R56 Mini in 2006, that was delayed waiting for the new shape to be released.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Carl_45 on 08 January 2022, 19:50
There were quite a few here with build dates of week 1 or 2 of 2022. I’m just wondering if you’ve had any update this week?

I have, gone in to production, will get another update in a couple of weeks time when it’s hopefully leaving the factory.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 08 January 2022, 20:03
There were quite a few here with build dates of week 1 or 2 of 2022. I’m just wondering if you’ve had any update this week?

I have, gone in to production, will get another update in a couple of weeks time when it’s hopefully leaving the factory.

I missed a call from my dealer today so hopefully the same as you.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Paul70 on 09 January 2022, 13:48
After just over 7 weeks and 1200 miles I have sold my ED45. Decided in the end to keep the ED40. Even though the MK8 is great it never won me over and I preferred the ED40.

Reasons, I prefer a manual and never got on with the DSG, prefer the steering feel of the MK7 and think it’s a better looking car. Prefer the Dynaudio too, it just sounds fuller and more premium to my ears at least.

I will miss those IQ lights though. The ED45 is a fantastic car with devastating cross country speed, it just never captured my heart and it was a touch too digital for me.

Some of you may recognise the buyer 🙂

(https://i.postimg.cc/DZMNVpZz/F30-E20-F9-C2-A6-4643-AAF8-7-A2-EF1099705.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/ZB6Hpc6k)
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Exonian on 09 January 2022, 14:02
Some new video content imminent then!!

I can see where you’re coming from in your decision Paul. You did it for all the right reasons and hopefully made a profit too!  :grin:
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: VW_Golf_nut on 09 January 2022, 14:08
After just over 7 weeks and 1200 miles I have sold my ED45. Decided in the end to keep the ED40. Even though the MK8 is great it never won me over and I preferred the ED40.

Reasons, I prefer a manual and never got on with the DSG, prefer the steering feel of the MK7 and think it’s a better looking car. Prefer the Dynaudio too, it just sounds fuller and more premium to my ears at least.

I will miss those IQ lights though. The ED45 is a fantastic car with devastating cross country speed, it just never captured my heart and it was a touch too digital for me.

Some of you may recognise the buyer 🙂

(https://i.postimg.cc/DZMNVpZz/F30-E20-F9-C2-A6-4643-AAF8-7-A2-EF1099705.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/ZB6Hpc6k)

But I thought he didn't like the Edition 45?!?
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 09 January 2022, 14:19
He’s on record as saying he doesn’t but it’s a business for him. Shame you didn’t really get on with the car but that’s a great looking ed40 you’ve got. I wish they’d done the CS45 in reflex.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: silky16v on 09 January 2022, 14:53
After just over 7 weeks and 1200 miles I have sold my ED45. Decided in the end to keep the ED40. Even though the MK8 is great it never won me over and I preferred the ED40.

Reasons, I prefer a manual and never got on with the DSG, prefer the steering feel of the MK7 and think it’s a better looking car. Prefer the Dynaudio too, it just sounds fuller and more premium to my ears at least.

I will miss those IQ lights though. The ED45 is a fantastic car with devastating cross country speed, it just never captured my heart and it was a touch too digital for me.

Some of you may recognise the buyer 🙂

(https://i.postimg.cc/DZMNVpZz/F30-E20-F9-C2-A6-4643-AAF8-7-A2-EF1099705.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/ZB6Hpc6k)

Are you able to divulge what he gave for the car from Andrew?
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 09 January 2022, 16:10
Oh my missed call from the dealer was about a service plan. Expect the car in March if I’m lucky.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Watts on 09 January 2022, 18:23
After just over 7 weeks and 1200 miles I have sold my ED45. Decided in the end to keep the ED40. Even though the MK8 is great it never won me over and I preferred the ED40.

Reasons, I prefer a manual and never got on with the DSG, prefer the steering feel of the MK7 and think it’s a better looking car. Prefer the Dynaudio too, it just sounds fuller and more premium to my ears at least.

I will miss those IQ lights though. The ED45 is a fantastic car with devastating cross country speed, it just never captured my heart and it was a touch too digital for me.

That must've been a difficult decision, but a great choice :smiley:
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: MaggotsRus on 09 January 2022, 21:23
So collected the car Christmas Eve and the weather has been appalling ever since but I’ve managed to get some pictures for you guys. So much technology on the car and everyone that sees it loves it. It looks and drives stunning. The rear view camera that was missed by the factory has arrived and is being fitted this week. The dealer explained they were only allowed one of the ED45 car and the time frame for the orders was so tight which I was the lucky one.
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Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: fredgroves on 09 January 2022, 21:27
Looks lovely!

I really like the wheels   :cool:
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: MaggotsRus on 09 January 2022, 21:28
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Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Boothy1979 on 09 January 2022, 22:34
Looks so good.

So Volkswizard mentioned on Twitter that he could get Waze on the cluster in the 45 he has bought. I have had a mess about with my standard GTi this evening and can’t. I can get the normal map/Nav on my cluster and I am currently running software version 1788. Will this be down to software or hardware do you think? Mine is booked in on Friday for the ‘big fix’. Wonder if this could opened up a few different options.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Guzzle on 09 January 2022, 23:14
He has said Waze on the main screen and nav in the cluster. Not Waze in the cluster.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Boothy1979 on 09 January 2022, 23:31
Ah fair enough. Don’t really use Waze so would never need to have that on at the same time as the normal Nav. Shame they haven’t allowed Google maps on the cluster like other newer cars are allowing it. Still baffles me why car companies waste money on their own Nav systems anymore. Cheers for the correction on it anyway.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Guzzle on 10 January 2022, 00:06
I'd also like Google maps in the cluster, never really got on with Waze.

But Google maps (traffic) on the main screen and VW nav in the cluster works OK for me.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: fredgroves on 10 January 2022, 08:25
I'd like Google or waze to be able to use the hud... Like it can on others...
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: VW_Golf_nut on 10 January 2022, 08:45
So collected the car Christmas Eve and the weather has been appalling ever since but I’ve managed to get some pictures for you guys. So much technology on the car and everyone that sees it loves it. It looks and drives stunning. The rear view camera that was missed by the factory has arrived and is being fitted this week. The dealer explained they were only allowed one of the ED45 car and the time frame for the orders was so tight which I was the lucky one.
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Very nice, same colour as mine, looking forward to it now! Could I trouble you for a picture of the front mats, I understand that they have a rubber GTI logo on the edge?
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: MaggotsRus on 10 January 2022, 11:29
You’re right the mates are nice and they do have a rubber GTi logo attached to the side of them. I can see if that if you are not careful it will rip off. I will include some photos.

As an aside does anyone on the forum have any recommendations for door sill protection. Something not too tacky so to speak??
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Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: silky16v on 10 January 2022, 11:30
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VW-Golf-Mk8-GTI-Released-2020-Stainless-Sill-Protectors-Kick-Plates-/174711917750?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286&mkrid=710-127635-2958-0
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: VW_Golf_nut on 10 January 2022, 11:44
You’re right the mates are nice and they do have a rubber GTi logo attached to the side of them. I can see if that if you are not careful it will rip off. I will include some photos.

As an aside does anyone on the forum have any recommendations for door sill protection. Something not too tacky so to speak??
(https://i.postimg.cc/Yq1SrJMw/08-BF1715-A2-B0-40-F2-86-CA-FCF22-BD2-CD7-B.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/bswPLVZ6)

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Thank you.

I am currently in the process of obtaining costs on getting a custom door plate made from brushed stainless steel with engraved GTI logo painted in red....Standby :) Those with Edition 40s will relate to how these look...
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: ajmoir36 on 12 January 2022, 23:22
(https://i.postimg.cc/QtQgNSmM/06-D45-C6-F-224-C-4508-A227-44-B2081-ED53-E.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/qh76js9f)

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Looks great but is the passenger side headlight sticking out where it meets the wing? You can see a shadow in the photo. Also the bonnet looks too low on the drivers side corner next to the headlight
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: MaggotsRus on 13 January 2022, 21:57
So the lights are perfect you made me look and panic once you said that, but they are all good and aligned equally within the wings areas on each side. I had the rear view camera fitted yesterday and the vehicle was in VW today to get the car booked in for the software updated for the camera. I had noticed the bonnet on that side and it’s going in for that slight adjustment at the same time. Had a better input from the salesman today on the infotainment system on the pro nav as well. Thanks for your observations though.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: ajmoir36 on 13 January 2022, 22:43
So the lights are perfect you made me look and panic once you said that, but they are all good and aligned equally within the wings areas on each side. I had the rear view camera fitted yesterday and the vehicle was in VW today to get the car booked in for the software updated for the camera. I had noticed the bonnet on that side and it’s going in for that slight adjustment at the same time. Had a better input from the salesman today on the infotainment system on the pro nav as well. Thanks for your observations though.

Phew that’s good, it’s just the angles of the photos. Looks awesome, if only they did more colours in the R ( when ever mine turns up )
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Domster on 22 January 2022, 09:24
Been bit quiet on the 45 thread. Anyone else receive their cars yet? Any coming through now or people still waiting?
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: VW_Golf_nut on 22 January 2022, 09:26
Mine has confirmed build week 5 (2022!)

Do we know how many are registered in the UK to date?
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: SRGTD on 22 January 2022, 09:37
Mine has confirmed build week 5 (2022!)

Do we know how many are registered in the UK to date?

20 in 2021 according to www.howmanyleft.co.uk. No data provided for 2022 yet, and it needs to be borne in mind we don’t know when the figures were last updated.

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Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Carl_45 on 22 January 2022, 19:24
Been bit quiet on the 45 thread. Anyone else receive their cars yet? Any coming through now or people still waiting?

I called my dealer this week.  Build week been and gone (week 1) but not showing as left the factory yet. He presumes it’s built and waiting for a few chip dependent parts to be fitted.

I asked how many he’s had/got on order, turns out mine is the only 45 that’s going through that particular dealer, they had a demo on order but that was cancelled.

He said it should be ready mid February, but presumed I wanted to wait till March for new registration plate, since I’m putting my private plate on I said no I’ll have it asap unless he advises a significant increase in residual for it being the newer (22) plate.

I’m interested in your thoughts on this too? My dealer thinks a couple of hundred quid extra at most, so hardly worth it in the scheme of things.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 22 January 2022, 19:33
I’ve been told that when my car comes I have to pick it up within 14 days or the deal is changed and deposit contribution will be lost.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 23 January 2022, 09:03
Hi folks I have no pictures of the interior yet as i am collecting Xmas eve and the dealer was teasing us with these ones. They love the car and have asked if they can post some pictures on their website. When I get some I’ll post straightaway. It is nice to the cars coming through and I’m glad I waited because it was so easy with all the horror stories of delays to give up. The dealer said the fitment of the rear view camera is straightforward and funnily enough there are vids of the same on YouTube. Those that are collecting soon, enjoy and get some posts on their. I have also got the Genuine VW GTi embossed number plate surrounds going on too.

Did you ever fit the number plate surrounds?
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: VW_Golf_nut on 23 January 2022, 09:39
I've just ordered this one : 5HV087703A

https://shop.ahw-shop.de/original-vw-kennzeichenhalter-gti-halterahmen-nummernschild-halterung-kennzeichentraeger-5hv087703a
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: evo1986 on 23 January 2022, 09:45
I’ve been told that when my car comes I have to pick it up within 14 days or the deal is changed and deposit contribution will be lost.

That’s absolutely right and part of the price protection rules for retailers. Also part of VWFS terms and conditions for the retailer. Or you will be forced to take the current VWFS campaign which is bound to be significantly worse now than it was 6-12 months ago.

Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: MaggotsRus on 23 January 2022, 15:07
Folks so I I’m not sure if I’m replying to the correct post here as king monkey and boothy wanted some pics of the number plates fitted.
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Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 23 January 2022, 15:10
Oh I really like them! Thanks for posting.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Boothy1979 on 23 January 2022, 16:07
I like them. They don’t look too much even, if you know what I mean. Cheers for putting them up.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: MaggotsRus on 23 January 2022, 16:10
I think when I saw them on the VW GTI genuine merchandise brochure they looked pretty tidy and were cheaper than some of the adverts I had seen on eBay with non genuine items.
GTI Bracket for number plate - 2 pieces
Product code: 5HV087703A £14.00
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: MaggotsRus on 23 January 2022, 16:14
As an aside I haven’t done many miles in it yet but it’s simply such a nice car and getting used to the pro nav and driver assist systems has been easier now since I went back to the dealer and the salesman showed me some nifty tricks and things. The looks I get (without sounding poser ish) with the car as well shows it to be something completely different from other performance VW’s on the road. Just scared to part it anywhere though because of others lack of car when they park there cars that’s the downside  :sad:
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: MaggotsRus on 23 January 2022, 16:18

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Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: fredgroves on 23 January 2022, 17:57
What a beauty!

Worth the wait I reckon!  :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool:
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Domster on 23 January 2022, 18:54
Must admit I have come back to the car in town with people looking around it. Normally a conversation with whoever is looking follows asking me all about it. Does make you feel good I suppose and why you spend extra on the anniversary models. Certainly not many on the road so when people see them they tend to look. Plus the white and grey models really do hit the spot in my opinion.

I was talking to the dealer who sold me mine and they only got 1 x 45 so think they will be desirable in time.

My 4 months of driving it I love it, really well built and performance is really good. Would I change anything….well yes I would. My car does not have DCC so the ride is ultra on the firm side all the time and i can’t dial it out for longer trips. I also find that the tyres can’t grip when dumping power onto a wet surface. Literally feather the gas and wheels are spinning like mad. Golf R drivers don’t have that issue. That said dry road and less weight really means it flies once your up and running and feels far nimbler than the R’s I have drove.

Out of interest has anyone else noticed the AKRO takes a while to get going? Maybe it’s just me, but mine takes 5 mins or so before it starts to pop and crackle. Sport Mode gets it there a bit quicker mind.

O and if anyone is wondering (which you’re probably not as it’s a sports car) I had 40mpg on a run up to Leeds in it. Had it in eco mode for a while, but was impressed with that.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Boothy1979 on 23 January 2022, 19:13

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Stunning!

Even with my standard GTi (feel like the poor cousin in this chat), the amount of people that stop to look at it often. The amount of times I have come back to the car and my Mrs has been sat waiting for me and said ‘you have just had someone walk round your car again’ is crazy. I mean, there must be swarms of people round yours looking like that!
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: VW_Golf_nut on 23 January 2022, 19:24
Is anyone able to advise if there is the possibility tp buy a vehicle that's on a PCH from the lease/finance provider?
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Guzzle on 23 January 2022, 19:56
Is anyone able to advise if there is the possibility tp buy a vehicle that's on a PCH from the lease/finance provider?

Yes it's possible. Although you'd need to contact the lease company and they are not obliged to sell.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: VW_Golf_nut on 23 January 2022, 21:24
Is anyone able to advise if there is the possibility tp buy a vehicle that's on a PCH from the lease/finance provider?

Yes it's possible. Although you'd need to contact the lease company and they are not obliged to sell.

Thank you, appreciate that. I guess if they were it would be some form of settlement figure similar to a PCP?
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: fredgroves on 23 January 2022, 21:39
They'll give you a cash price if they feel like it but bear in mind if it's mid lease they'll probably want the balance of the lease on top of their book value of the car...
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Guzzle on 23 January 2022, 21:49
Is anyone able to advise if there is the possibility tp buy a vehicle that's on a PCH from the lease/finance provider?

Yes it's possible. Although you'd need to contact the lease company and they are not obliged to sell.

Thank you, appreciate that. I guess if they were it would be some form of settlement figure similar to a PCP?

It's usually somewhere around book price +/-. But as Fred says if you still have payments to make then you'd probably still have to make them. If you buy at the end of a lease then they just give you a cash price, take it or leave it.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: MaggotsRus on 24 January 2022, 18:25
Folks thanks for your kind words about the car and yes it worth the wait, so those that are waiting hopefully you won’t be unimpressed with your purchase. The dealer where I got mine from said that is the only one they will have. The main sales manager explained at the time that VW were very cute in that they had actually only specified a short time period that these were all sale from with the dealerships and each sale was reviewed, which was not portrayed when us (the customer) went to order them.
Must admit I have come back to the car in town with people looking around it. Normally a conversation with whoever is looking follows asking me all about it. Does make you feel good I suppose and why you spend extra on the anniversary models. Certainly not many on the road so when people see them they tend to look. Plus the white and grey models really do hit the spot in my opinion.

I was talking to the dealer who sold me mine and they only got 1 x 45 so think they will be desirable in time.

My 4 months of driving it I love it, really well built and performance is really good. Would I change anything….well yes I would. My car does not have DCC so the ride is ultra on the firm side all the time and i can’t dial it out for longer trips. I also find that the tyres can’t grip when dumping power onto a wet surface. Literally feather the gas and wheels are spinning like mad. Golf R drivers don’t have that issue. That said dry road and less weight really means it flies once your up and running and feels far nimbler than the R’s I have drove.

Out of interest has anyone else noticed the AKRO takes a while to get going? Maybe it’s just me, but mine takes 5 mins or so before it starts to pop and crackle. Sport Mode gets it there a bit quicker mind.

O and if anyone is wondering (which you’re probably not as it’s a sports car) I had 40mpg on a run up to Leeds in it. Had it in eco mode for a while, but was impressed with that.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: VW_Golf_nut on 24 January 2022, 18:38
I'm really looking forward to mine now, dealer has advised build next week but also warned that cars are still being built and stored until they have the conductor chips, so, not able to confirm a delivery date.

I ordered one as I missed my Edition 40 so much, but, will admit I'm slightly disappointed that VW have now introduced the Performance Pack for the Clubsport that will mean you can spec one to more or less look identical to an Edition 45, same wheels, Akrapovic exhaust, colours etc, bar the 45 badges, which will no doubt be possible to buy and retrofit....
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Carl_45 on 24 January 2022, 19:11
I'm really looking forward to mine now, dealer has advised build next week but also warned that cars are still being built and stored until they have the conductor chips, so, not able to confirm a delivery date.

I ordered one as I missed my Edition 40 so much, but, will admit I'm slightly disappointed that VW have now introduced the Performance Pack for the Clubsport that will mean you can spec one to more or less look identical to an Edition 45, same wheels, Akrapovic exhaust, colours etc, bar the 45 badges, which will no doubt be possible to buy and retrofit....

I can’t see the performance pack on the configurator, are you in the uk? And if so, did I miss it or was it another one of those website configurator bugs that VW had like the rear wing on the standard Golf R?

One things that’s just amazed me during that exercise was the price, I’ve just spec’d a clubsport as close as possible to my 45 order (kings red, DCC, HK, heated front seats and 19” black Estorils (the ones I’d choose))…. £42160…. Wow, just wow! That is a huge increase since I ordered last May and I paid a significant amount less than that for the 45.

I’d seen on here about the price rises but didn’t realise it was so much and the fact that if I’d ordered the clubsport instead of the 45 to save the luxury VED, I’d still had been hit by it anyway!
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Carl_45 on 24 January 2022, 19:23
Folks thanks for your kind words about the car and yes it worth the wait, so those that are waiting hopefully you won’t be unimpressed with your purchase. The dealer where I got mine from said that is the only one they will have. The main sales manager explained at the time that VW were very cute in that they had actually only specified a short time period that these were all sale from with the dealerships and each sale was reviewed, which was not portrayed when us (the customer) went to order them.

It does look very nice, I was so close to ordering grey or Oryx white, hope I don’t regret my choice, I’ve still not seen red in the flesh, there’s a moonstone GTD in our town and a white R in the area too.

It sounds like they are quite limited, you’re the third (including myself) to say that it’s the only 45 that a dealer has had. Makes me wonder that if VW intended on limiting supply, why didn’t they announce this from the start and consider numbering them with a plaque, it would have made the 45 special in its own right in lieu of the lack of any performance upgrades that some critics complained about.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: VW_Golf_nut on 24 January 2022, 19:30
Yes, I'm in UK, see below link, there is the option to add the PP with the Scottsdale rims or Estoril/Adelaide rims.

https://konfigurator.volkswagen.cz/cc-cz/cs_CZ_VW19/V/design/075/CD19VZ04/5K5K/UG/@/@/exterior?variant=GTI%20Club
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 24 January 2022, 19:40
I think that options been on that website a while. Might be mistaken but I’m sure it’s now we first heard the rumours of the CS45.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: VW_Golf_nut on 25 January 2022, 06:29
Why couldn't VW have offered these shell bucket seats from the Cupra Cup in the Edition 45?!   :sad:

https://www.auto-motor-und-sport.de/neuheiten/cupra-leon-vz-cup-ausstattung-variante-2022/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=daily-newsletter&utm_content=intro-inline
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: SRGTD on 25 January 2022, 08:04
Why couldn't VW have offered these shell bucket seats from the Cupra Cup in the Edition 45?!   :sad:

https://www.auto-motor-und-sport.de/neuheiten/cupra-leon-vz-cup-ausstattung-variante-2022/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=daily-newsletter&utm_content=intro-inline

They look nice but with such prominent bolsters I dare say it wouldn’t take long for the bolsters - especially on the drivers seat - to show signs of wear and need re-trimming.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: silky16v on 25 January 2022, 14:37
Car delivered to Dealer today, Collection next week

ordered 22/08/21

Pure White
DCC
HK
Rear Camera
Winter Pack 2

Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: JRR1988 on 25 January 2022, 15:15
Haha! Ordered my CS in January 2021 with winter pack and Adelaide’s and you've received your 45 with more options before me. Was in not August when you ordered yours?

I’ve got a feeling there will be more 45’s than standard Clubsports at this rate.

VW are loosing a lot of loyal (GTI/R) customers from the amount of cancellations I’m seeing.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: SRGTD on 25 January 2022, 15:42
VW are loosing a lot of loyal (GTI/R) customers from the amount of cancellations I’m seeing.

VW or dealers are unlikely to be worried about customers cancelling - with new GTI’s and R’s being in demand and in short supply, IMHO dealers will have no problems selling those cars when they are eventually built, and at a higher price than the original customer signed up to.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: silky16v on 25 January 2022, 15:44
Haha! Ordered my CS in January 2021 with winter pack and Adelaide’s and you've received your 45 with more options before me. Was in not August when you ordered yours?

I’ve got a feeling there will be more 45’s than standard Clubsports at this rate.

VW are loosing a lot of loyal (GTI/R) customers from the amount of cancellations I’m seeing.

Edt45 orders are and have taken priority over other GTi/CS orders

Yes was in August 22/08/21

Any cancelled orders will just be for filled by another customer

Edition 45’s orders need built and shipped 
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: JRR1988 on 25 January 2022, 16:06
But if the cars aren’t even built yet and the customers are canceling them will the dealership ever even take delivery of that car? Or will the dealership cancel it with the factory?
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: silky16v on 25 January 2022, 16:18
But if the cars aren’t even built yet and the customers are canceling them will the dealership ever even take delivery of that car? Or will the dealership cancel it with the factory?


Dealers will have a back log of customers wanting cars so quick phone call and new buyer is found
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 25 January 2022, 17:20
Had confirmation that my car has been built and is on route today.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Carl_45 on 25 January 2022, 17:44
Car delivered to Dealer today, Collection next week

ordered 22/08/21

Pure White
DCC
HK
Rear Camera
Winter Pack 2

Had confirmation that my car has been built and is on route today.

Excellent news for you both, I cross my fingers for a call this week.

Silky16v, yours was not a bad turn around considering many others like myself ordered in May, I wonder if unknown to you, you snapped up a cancelled order.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 25 January 2022, 18:02
Cheers. Strange thing was my dealer emailed me yesterday to say nothing had happened them again today to say it had left the factory.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: silky16v on 25 January 2022, 19:17
Car delivered to Dealer today, Collection next week

ordered 22/08/21

Pure White
DCC
HK
Rear Camera
Winter Pack 2

Had confirmation that my car has been built and is on route today.

Excellent news for you both, I cross my fingers for a call this week.

Silky16v, yours was not a bad turn around considering many others like myself ordered in May, I wonder if unknown to you, you snapped up a cancelled order.

Defo not cancelled order my Dealer had 2 cars on order and I took 1 of the slots and amended the spec so yeah maybe why it’s just over 5months for delivery
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Carl_45 on 28 January 2022, 12:45
Had the email, built and on route 🥳
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 28 January 2022, 17:49
Had the email, built and on route 🥳

Congratulations! Mine is now at the port.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Carl_45 on 28 January 2022, 18:12
Congratulations! Mine is now at the port.

Uk or Germany?
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: VW_Golf_nut on 28 January 2022, 18:18
Can someone advise how I can post images on here please?
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 28 January 2022, 18:21
Congratulations! Mine is now at the port.

Uk or Germany?

Germany
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 28 January 2022, 18:22
Can someone advise how I can post images on here please?

Use this link. Select hotlink for forum and just copy and paste the link into your post.

https://postimages.org/
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: VW_Golf_nut on 28 January 2022, 18:28
Can someone advise how I can post images on here please?

Use this link. Select hotlink for forum and just copy and paste the link into your post.

https://postimages.org/

Many thanks, is that only way? Just my phone is a work phone with restricted access and that site is blocked...
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Exonian on 28 January 2022, 18:53
Can someone advise how I can post images on here please?

Here you go:

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Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: silky16v on 28 January 2022, 19:02
Can someone advise how I can post images on here please?

Here you go:

(https://i.postimg.cc/4d0y5y74/3-BD0-EB8-D-E834-4189-8-C10-DAD30-E4-F79-F9.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/34g3rKFz)

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Lovely those have you got them for sale?
Or a link to where we could buy?
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: VW_Golf_nut on 28 January 2022, 19:10
Can someone advise how I can post images on here please?

Here you go:

(https://i.postimg.cc/4d0y5y74/3-BD0-EB8-D-E834-4189-8-C10-DAD30-E4-F79-F9.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/34g3rKFz)

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Lovely those have you got them for sale?
Or a link to where we could buy?

Thank you Exonian! He's kindly posted on my behalf. You may recall I mentioned I was going to get some GTI sill plates made myself...well, this is them! It is a sample set that I have got made from Grade 316 (The best) Stainless Steel with painted GTI logo, I'm very impressed with them, as soon as I have tested them on a MK8 I'll be offering them for sale, in the meantime, what do fellow GTI enthusiasts think?

All comments welcome!
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: JoeGTI on 28 January 2022, 19:39
They look excellent! How much…  :smiley:
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: JoeGTI on 28 January 2022, 19:54
Do they account for the little ridge on the Golf’s cill?

How is the red lettering done? Is it red tape behind the metal?
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Carl_45 on 28 January 2022, 20:18
After just over 7 weeks and 1200 miles I have sold my ED45. Decided in the end to keep the ED40. Even though the MK8 is great it never won me over and I preferred the ED40.

Reasons, I prefer a manual and never got on with the DSG, prefer the steering feel of the MK7 and think it’s a better looking car. Prefer the Dynaudio too, it just sounds fuller and more premium to my ears at least.

I will miss those IQ lights though. The ED45 is a fantastic car with devastating cross country speed, it just never captured my heart and it was a touch too digital for me.

Some of you may recognise the buyer 🙂

(https://i.postimg.cc/DZMNVpZz/F30-E20-F9-C2-A6-4643-AAF8-7-A2-EF1099705.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/ZB6Hpc6k)

I haven’t got to the end yet so I don’t know if he mentions it, but you might recognise the car in the background at 12:39…

 https://youtu.be/o5K0tnvSmHc (https://youtu.be/o5K0tnvSmHc)
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Carl_45 on 28 January 2022, 20:19
All comments welcome!

Look great, good job.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: VW_Golf_nut on 28 January 2022, 20:32
Do they account for the little ridge on the Golf’s cill?

How is the red lettering done? Is it red tape behind the metal?

I'm currently awaiting a number of different 3M foam adhesive tape samples to trial, stay tuned! I won't be launching to market until I know these will work perfectly.

No, it's not red tape, its precision engraved then has a unique, multi step painting process.

These will be a product with very high specifications, I don't do things in half measures.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: VW_Golf_nut on 28 January 2022, 20:33
All comments welcome!

Look great, good job.

Thank you  :smiley:
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: VW_Golf_nut on 28 January 2022, 20:34
They look excellent! How much…  :smiley:

Watch this space, see my other post 👍
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: JoeGTI on 28 January 2022, 21:17
Sounds really good, a great job. I'm definitely interested assuming the price is fair!
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: VW_Golf_nut on 28 January 2022, 21:49
Sounds really good, a great job. I'm definitely interested assuming the price is fair!

Thank you! I'm hoping my efforts pay off! Watch this space, I need to do a trial first 👍
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: silky16v on 05 February 2022, 08:57
well my Edition 45 was collected on Thursday, so far all is perfect with the car and i also requested that it had the latest 1890 update (which they applied without question)

please see below link

https://www.instagram.com/reel/CZhALASqc8U/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: VW_Golf_nut on 05 February 2022, 09:42
well my Edition 45 was collected on Thursday, so far all is perfect with the car and i also requested that it had the latest 1890 update (which they applied without question)

please see below link

https://www.instagram.com/reel/CZhALASqc8U/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

Any possibility of posting some pics on here?
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: silky16v on 05 February 2022, 09:47
well my Edition 45 was collected on Thursday, so far all is perfect with the car and i also requested that it had the latest 1890 update (which they applied without question)

please see below link

https://www.instagram.com/reel/CZhALASqc8U/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

Any possibility of posting some pics on here?

Just follow my Instagram page or my FB group for the CS45 ( link is on Instagram)
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: MaggotsRus on 06 February 2022, 09:17
Sorry to be a pain but don’t have instagram and Facebook so any pictures posted would be appreciated please?
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: VW_Golf_nut on 06 February 2022, 13:29
Sorry to be a pain but don’t have instagram and Facebook so any pictures posted would be appreciated please?

Same here, would love to see some! Fingers crossed mine was built last week... :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: silky16v on 06 February 2022, 17:08
As requested some pictures of my new CS45 (for those without Instagram or FB)

Less than 24hrs old some choice mods have been installed to include:

1. Forge Carbon Intake (originally for a mk7 but minor mods to make fit)
2. Forge Turbo Elbow and silicone pipe
3. Creation Motorsport coolant relocation pipe
4. Dark Ice Design mk8 Golf bonnet strut (required to fit intake)
5. Maxton Designs rear lip spoiler
6. Automotive Passion Carbon Fibre front mudflaps (mk7 re-drilled to suit mk8)
7. Sprogley Motorsport Carbon Fibre paddle extensions

I know mods aren't to everyone tastes but they are all reversible and fully insured and declared via A-plan Insurance!

last mods will be, yet to be released CS setup lowering springs around -15mm front & -10mm rear and to fit my Team Dynamics Pro 1.3 ET45 19' x 8.5J fitted with MP4S tyres


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Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 06 February 2022, 18:43
Nice mods. Looks great. Where are the paddle extenders from?
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: VW_Golf_nut on 10 February 2022, 05:59
My confirmed build week was last week, I messaged dealer to enquire if they could confirm it was actually built, response was that they don't have that level of information...so, question for those that have there Ed45s already, roughly how long did you have to wait for the car to be delivered after the confirmed build week? Just so I can have at least some idea, although well aware all builds are different.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Carl_45 on 10 February 2022, 07:15
My confirmed build week was last week, I messaged dealer to enquire if they could confirm it was actually built, response was that they don't have that level of information...so, question for those that have there Ed45s already, roughly how long did you have to wait for the car to be delivered after the confirmed build week? Just so I can have at least some idea, although well aware all builds are different.

Mine was:

Build week 2, again the dealer couldn’t tell me much other than “build is in progress”. He did say it’s probably built then VW are putting them in to an area if they’re waiting for a few components like HK speakers etc.

Friday 28th Jan - left the factory
Tuesday 8th feb - arrived at uk port

As soon as it gets to the dealer he said he’ll send me a video and I can arrange a collection date. Probably will collect week after next.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: VW_Golf_nut on 10 February 2022, 07:25
My confirmed build week was last week, I messaged dealer to enquire if they could confirm it was actually built, response was that they don't have that level of information...so, question for those that have there Ed45s already, roughly how long did you have to wait for the car to be delivered after the confirmed build week? Just so I can have at least some idea, although well aware all builds are different.

Mine was:

Build week 2, again the dealer couldn’t tell me much other than “build is in progress”. He did say it’s probably built then VW are putting them in to an area if they’re waiting for a few components like HK speakers etc.

Friday 28th Jan - left the factory
Tuesday 8th feb - arrived at uk port

As soon as it gets to the dealer he said he’ll send me a video and I can arrange a collection date. Probably will collect week after next.

OK, interesting, that's helpful, thanks. My dealer has hinted that its likely mine will be 'built' then stored until they have chip supplies... :shocked: However, fingers crossed mine gets completely built. Dealer have said they will let me know when the car is in transit to UK....I'm a little anxious I will admit!
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Carl_45 on 10 February 2022, 10:47
That’s exactly like mine. The call to say it had left the factory was eagerly awaited. I then expected about a two week wait for shipping, but the one to say at uk port was a very pleasant surprise.

Hopefully it will get to the dealer (Midlands area) before the weekend so they can start PDI and I can collect.

Tbh, like many others here, I cannot wait!  :grin:

I ordered May 2021 via Johnsons VW and was quite an early order I believe, so I’m not sure why it’s a later delivery than many others, it’s not a huge spec. Doesn’t matter now and I will say my dealer (Joe Knight, who is also a GTI fan and maybe on here) has been faultless…. Unless he’s on here, then maybe a little extra discount wouldn’t go a miss  :laugh:, seriously though, he’s kept me up to date all the way through. 
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: VW_Golf_nut on 10 February 2022, 17:01
That’s exactly like mine. The call to say it had left the factory was eagerly awaited. I then expected about a two week wait for shipping, but the one to say at uk port was a very pleasant surprise.

Hopefully it will get to the dealer (Midlands area) before the weekend so they can start PDI and I can collect.

Tbh, like many others here, I cannot wait!  :grin:

I ordered May 2021 via Johnsons VW and was quite an early order I believe, so I’m not sure why it’s a later delivery than many others, it’s not a huge spec. Doesn’t matter now and I will say my dealer (Joe Knight, who is also a GTI fan and maybe on here) has been faultless…. Unless he’s on here, then maybe a little extra discount wouldn’t go a miss  :laugh:, seriously though, he’s kept me up to date all the way through.

I'm hoping the same, I placed my order 29/07/2021.

Just hope it will live upto my expectations! Sure it will and nice to know it will be a (fairly) rare sight on the roads.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 11 February 2022, 15:14
Collection arranged for 25th February.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Baylon on 11 February 2022, 16:17
Just had confirmation that mine is now built (should have been BW1) and is on its way to Emden, so hopefully arrive at dealers in a few weeks. Car was ordered on 1st June 2021
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Dav3smith on 11 February 2022, 16:26
Mine has arrived in UK also, was also supposed to be BW1. Looks like they've been busy getting them out of the door.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: VW_Golf_nut on 11 February 2022, 20:00
Encouraging to see we have some coming through now!
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: JoeGTI on 11 February 2022, 20:05
I saw someone post on FB a while ago that his new R arrived without the akrapovic he’d spec’d! Seems VW are deleting spec now to cope with the parts shortages.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Carl_45 on 11 February 2022, 20:32
Collection arranged for 25th February.

Haven’t arranged collection yet but spoke to dealer today, hoping for the same week as you.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 11 February 2022, 20:55
Collection arranged for 25th February.

Haven’t arranged collection yet but spoke to dealer today, hoping for the same week as you.

They’ve been on a similar schedule all the way!
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Carl_45 on 12 February 2022, 08:11
Yes, always within a week or two with the unscheduled build dates. I also thought it was funny that our R paddles arrived on the same day too!

It looks like the 45’s have been built in batches. Quiet a few to be collected in the next few weeks and there’s was quiet a few came through at once before, around October if I recall.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 12 February 2022, 08:33
Funny thing about those R paddles is that I was still waiting for confirmation that they’d arrived in the uk when they turned up!   :grin:
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: VW_Golf_nut on 12 February 2022, 08:34
Would you not wait until 1st March for a 2022 plate?
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 12 February 2022, 09:21
Would you not wait until 1st March for a 2022 plate?

Wish I could buy the car arrives to the dealers on Monday so it’ll be past the two weeks mark if I leave it. That’d be financial suicide!
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: VW_Golf_nut on 12 February 2022, 09:53
Would you not wait until 1st March for a 2022 plate?

Wish I could buy the car arrives to the dealers on Monday so it’ll be past the two weeks mark if I leave it. That’d be financial suicide!

My dealers not phased on that...does it depend on finance provider?
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Carl_45 on 12 February 2022, 09:55
My dealer wasn’t bothered either and it’s with VWFS. Not sure if some are more strident on the rules.

I’m not waiting as I have a private plate the car is being collected on.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: VW_Golf_nut on 12 February 2022, 10:34
What colours are we all having?

I've gone Moonstone.

My UP GTI is Kings Red and I was of the mind to change the Ed45 to this, its such a beautiful colour, very easy to keep clean and hides the dirt as well!
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 12 February 2022, 12:25
My dealer wasn’t bothered either and it’s with VWFS. Not sure if some are more strident on the rules.

I’m not waiting as I have a private plate the car is being collected on.

Odd how different dealers say different things. If I don’t pick it up within the 2 weeks my deal, including finance contribution and part ex, is pulled. Currently my part ex is £2k above WBAC.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Carl_45 on 12 February 2022, 13:40
What colours are we all having?

I've gone Moonstone.

My UP GTI is Kings Red and I was of the mind to change the Ed45 to this, its such a beautiful colour, very easy to keep clean and hides the dirt as well!

I went kings Red, I don’t know of many others, there was a red 45 on here but in Ireland if I recall.

I very almost went for Oryx then changed my mind at the last minute.

To be honest regarding the golf range colours, I don’t dislike any colour, but I also don’t love any, I think a unique 45 or even GTI/clubsport colour would have been nice, but the same as the R I suppose and how most are Lapiz Blue.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: VW_Golf_nut on 12 February 2022, 13:50
What colours are we all having?

I've gone Moonstone.

My UP GTI is Kings Red and I was of the mind to change the Ed45 to this, its such a beautiful colour, very easy to keep clean and hides the dirt as well!

I went kings Red, I don’t know of many others, there was a red 45 on here but in Ireland if I recall.

I very almost went for Oryx then changed my mind at the last minute.

To be honest regarding the golf range colours, I don’t dislike any colour, but I also don’t love any, I think a unique 45 or even GTI/clubsport colour would have been nice, but the same as the R I suppose and how most are Lapiz Blue.

Good choice, won't regret that. I like the Moonstone but as you say, would have been nice to have a unique colour for the Anniversary edition. In Europe you can have Urano Grey, I like that colour.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Stretts on 12 February 2022, 13:51
That’s exactly like mine. The call to say it had left the factory was eagerly awaited. I then expected about a two week wait for shipping, but the one to say at uk port was a very pleasant surprise.

Hopefully it will get to the dealer (Midlands area) before the weekend so they can start PDI and I can collect.

Tbh, like many others here, I cannot wait!  :grin:

I ordered May 2021 via Johnsons VW and was quite an early order I believe, so I’m not sure why it’s a later delivery than many others, it’s not a huge spec. Doesn’t matter now and I will say my dealer (Joe Knight, who is also a GTI fan and maybe on here) has been faultless…. Unless he’s on here, then maybe a little extra discount wouldn’t go a miss  :laugh:, seriously though, he’s kept me up to date all the way through.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Stretts on 12 February 2022, 13:55
My current Mk8 R line is from Johnson's VW from Zoe Knight, the GTi we have on order is also through him. Always looked after us. :wink:
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: JoeGTI on 12 February 2022, 14:04
That Urano grey is very doom grey. It is (or was) the free colour on boggo MK7’s and Passatt’s!

I’d have liked the TCR pure grey. Nicer shade than moonstone imo.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 12 February 2022, 16:12
I didn’t really like any of the colours so went white. Would have loved Reflex or a special colour.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: JoeGTI on 12 February 2022, 18:05
I didn’t really like any of the colours so went white. Would have loved Reflex or a special colour.
(https://i.postimg.cc/qvN1pxzj/69-DE0-BAF-928-F-4768-A2-AB-8-ADDEBC0-B842.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/68Nr0RVv)
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 12 February 2022, 20:37
Oh Reflex is lovely. Can’t believe it’s not offered on the 45!!
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: miromen on 12 February 2022, 21:03
Photoshop. It's not really color.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: JoeGTI on 12 February 2022, 22:49
Photoshop. It's not really color.

 :grin: I took that photo today. No photoshopping.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 15 February 2022, 20:26
Got my reg number today. It’s happening.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Carl_45 on 15 February 2022, 22:00
Got my reg number today. It’s happening.

Excellent news.

No updates for mine, not arrived at dealer yet I don’t believe, I’m planning on giving them a call tomorrow.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Carl_45 on 16 February 2022, 13:54
Collection arranged for 25th February.

You’ll never believe this…. Me too, Friday 25th for collection.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Carl_45 on 16 February 2022, 13:55

(https://i.postimg.cc/76CF8fxx/A0923-BD5-05-B9-4452-A4-A5-B81-B6-C3-D7841.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/k6m1WM6Z)

(https://i.postimg.cc/fbqGrxQ2/CDD60-AF8-E4-BD-445-C-BB88-90-B70-AA788-AA.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/gwRtwLJ8)
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: VW_Golf_nut on 16 February 2022, 14:43
Oh, that colour!  :rolleyes:

Just need some of my stainless cill plates now as a nice little OEM+ mod  :wink:
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: simonwhite2000 on 16 February 2022, 15:26
Wow that looks epic in that colour!!
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Carl_45 on 16 February 2022, 15:56
Oh, that colour!  :rolleyes:

Just need some of my stainless cill plates now as a nice little OEM+ mod  :wink:

I have been watching them. How are they coming along?
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: VW_Golf_nut on 16 February 2022, 16:28
Oh, that colour!  :rolleyes:

Just need some of my stainless cill plates now as a nice little OEM+ mod  :wink:

I have been watching them. How are they coming along?

Exonian has kindly offered for me to trial fit them on his car, as soon as I have done that and happy, we are very close to launch. If you are interested, please feel free to direct message me 👍🏻
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: phope on 16 February 2022, 16:31
Love the colour - my younger brother has just bought a Kings Red Up GTI
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 16 February 2022, 20:32
Collection arranged for 25th February.

You’ll never believe this…. Me too, Friday 25th for collection.

Now that’s funny! They’ve been neck and neck all the way. Very pleased for you and it looks cracking in those photos.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: evo1986 on 16 February 2022, 22:39

(https://i.postimg.cc/76CF8fxx/A0923-BD5-05-B9-4452-A4-A5-B81-B6-C3-D7841.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/k6m1WM6Z)

(https://i.postimg.cc/fbqGrxQ2/CDD60-AF8-E4-BD-445-C-BB88-90-B70-AA788-AA.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/gwRtwLJ8)

That is absolutely lush!!!!
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Carl_45 on 17 February 2022, 11:33
Thanks for all the comments, especially regarding the colour. I’ve been doubting the kings red choice over grey or white since I ordered.

Not that I thought it wouldn’t be nice, more just looking a bit plain compared to my original quote of Oryx. However, I think red works really well, especially on the Clubsport/CS45 against the black bits.

Next week can’t come soon enough now  :grin:
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: JoeGTI on 17 February 2022, 12:08
It looks fantastic  :cool:

I've had doubts about kings red myself and played "safe" (maybe too safe) with reflex silver, but KR looks really well on that car!
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: VW_Golf_nut on 21 February 2022, 16:40
Dealer just advised mine has left the factory  :wink:
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: WelshGolf on 21 February 2022, 16:50
Dealer just advised mine has left the factory  :wink:

Good to see more cars actually coming through, might see one actually on the road soon! Out of interest when did you order yours?
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 21 February 2022, 16:59
Got the dealer video of mine today.  :laugh:
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: VW_Golf_nut on 21 February 2022, 17:02
Dealer just advised mine has left the factory  :wink:

Good to see more cars actually coming through, might see one actually on the road soon! Out of interest when did you order yours?

Ordered 29/07/2021...
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: VW_Golf_nut on 21 February 2022, 17:03
Got the dealer video of mine today.  :laugh:

Ooo! Can you share?!?
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 21 February 2022, 17:37
Got the dealer video of mine today.  :laugh:

Ooo! Can you share?!?

Tbh it’s only 20 seconds, the cars filthy and you can’t cleaners see the reg plate so going to hold off for now. Sorry. 12pm pick up on Friday though.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: WelshGolf on 21 February 2022, 18:58
Dealer just advised mine has left the factory  :wink:

Good to see more cars actually coming through, might see one actually on the road soon! Out of interest when did you order yours?

Ordered 29/07/2021...

Lol. 6 months after my order of a regular CS and it’s nowhere in sight  :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Carl_45 on 21 February 2022, 20:44
Tbh it’s only 20 seconds, the cars filthy and you can’t cleaners see the reg plate so going to hold off for now. Sorry. 12pm pick up on Friday though.

Exciting times, hope you’re pleased with it?

Are you having the dealer clean it?
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 21 February 2022, 21:43
Tbh it’s only 20 seconds, the cars filthy and you can’t cleaners see the reg plate so going to hold off for now. Sorry. 12pm pick up on Friday though.

Exciting times, hope you’re pleased with it?

Are you having the dealer clean it?

I was going to ask them to leave it but I had my R left and parked around the back of the dealers, made no difference! The car looks absolutely brilliant. Can’t wait for Friday. You arranged a time yet?
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: VW_Golf_nut on 21 February 2022, 21:47
I'd definitely ask dealer to leave prepping if you intend to get it Detailed. Prevention is better than cure! It will save your detailer a lot of time correcting any inflicted damage from the dealer wash and prep.

Just my opinion! (And what I will doing as per my past few Golfs)
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Carl_45 on 21 February 2022, 21:59
I’ve asked them to leave mine, I’ve got the double wax in the garage ready. The first time I’ve ever really gotten in to detailing as such. I always use to use super resin polish in the past but that was as far as I went.

Yeah, all arranged for 10:30 Friday.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: VW_Golf_nut on 21 February 2022, 22:01
@Carl, would you consider a Ceramic coating? They are very easy to apply and the added protection is well worth it....
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: simonwhite2000 on 21 February 2022, 22:02
Yep never let a dealer prep even if your not getting it detailed. Also never let them wash it when servicing
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: VW_Golf_nut on 21 February 2022, 22:08
https://www.polishedbliss.co.uk/collections/gyeon/products/gyeon-q2-cancoat-evo

Above is a good for those starting to get into Ceramic coating, can be used on wheels as well.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Boothy1979 on 21 February 2022, 22:10
Yep never let a dealer prep even if your not getting it detailed. Also never let them wash it when servicing

And that is why I got one of these:
(https://i.postimg.cc/gj3LXNZn/F6-B06661-65-E8-47-DB-A428-8-C5-BA704-C1-F7.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/QKxdvgS3)
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 21 February 2022, 22:26
Yep never let a dealer prep even if your not getting it detailed. Also never let them wash it when servicing

And that is why I got one of these:
(https://i.postimg.cc/gj3LXNZn/F6-B06661-65-E8-47-DB-A428-8-C5-BA704-C1-F7.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/QKxdvgS3)

I had one of those in my ed35. They ignored it and washed it anyway. It was as dirtier than when I took it in.  :grin:
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Carl_45 on 21 February 2022, 22:35
@Carl, would you consider a Ceramic coating? They are very easy to apply and the added protection is well worth it....

I thought about having it professionally done with the “5 year” coating. But to be honest I’m wanting to enjoy it myself and really am just getting started with this stuff so going to do to basics well first. I’ve got snow foam, double bucket wash method, BH korrosol, cleanser polish and double speed wax as a starting point.

My first job Friday is to remove the wheels to fit the dynamic centre caps, so I’ve bought under body sealant and I’m thinking of using the double wax on the black wheels after a quick clean since they’re painted rather than diamond cut?
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: VW_Golf_nut on 22 February 2022, 05:57
@Carl, would you consider a Ceramic coating? They are very easy to apply and the added protection is well worth it....

I thought about having it professionally done with the “5 year” coating. But to be honest I’m wanting to enjoy it myself and really am just getting started with this stuff so going to do to basics well first. I’ve got snow foam, double bucket wash method, BH korrosol, cleanser polish and double speed wax as a starting point.

My first job Friday is to remove the wheels to fit the dynamic centre caps, so I’ve bought under body sealant and I’m thinking of using the double wax on the black wheels after a quick clean since they’re painted rather than diamond cut?

Sorry, I've hijacked the thread somewhat  :rolleyes:

There will always be the Wax vs Ceramic coating debate. It comes down to how many miles you do, how often (And well) you wash your vehicle and if undertaking work yourself, how often your prepared to reapply coatings.

You can't go wrong with the Bilt Hamber products, (Although, avoid Touchless, it's quite aggressive)

As with either a Wax or Ceramic coating, the key is in prep of the paintwork. The first thing I'd be doing is checking over the paintwork for any swirls, light scratches, if there aren't any, I'd avoid polishing as this will inevitably inflict marring if not done with a machine. The paintwork on my first UP! GTI (Kings Red) was near perfect, so, I just thoroughly washed and decontaminated, blew dry, carefully wiped down paintwork an IPA solution (Gyeon Prep) and applied a Wax.

For the wheels, I would always go with a ceramic coating, I have tried many different products on wheels, a ceramic coating always performs a lot better. To be clear, I'm talking of longevity, a Wax will protect for a time (Maybe 6 months depending on wash cycle, products used to clean)
But, a ceramic coating will outlast and is vastly more resilient. My go to product is currently Kamikaze Rim Stance, 2 coats are applied.

The way the car is washed is also key, regardless of wax or coatings, in short, you want to ensure the paintwork is a clean as feasibly possible before you touch it with a wash mitt (not a sponge!) The aim to be the least contact with the paintwork as possible, the more contact, the higher the chances of marring and inflicting swirls. I even blow dry the car when finished washing as even when clean, drying with a cloth can cause marring and swirls.

This of course is all my opinion (And experience) there will be many different views, over the years of detailing many Golf's (And other VW models!) I have perfected and honed my product selection based on real life experience.

I don't want to baffle you but one thing I have started to do is apply a high temperature spray paint to the brake disc hubs from new. The idea being it gives the best possible protection from day one.I use Autotek ATVHTSG500 500ml VHT Paint - Silver-Grey.

Sorry for the waffle!
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: SRGTD on 22 February 2022, 09:35
I had one of those in my ed35. They ignored it and washed it anyway. It was as dirtier than when I took it in.  :grin:

The ‘do not wash’ hanger is only one of the measures you need to take to minimise the risk of the dealer washing your car.

I also have one of those Carbon Collective ‘do not wash’ hangers. I don’t rely just on the hanger - I also tie a ‘do not wash this car’ tag on my key fob and get the service advisor to write the same instruction on the job sheet for the service or whatever work is being done. It’s worked so far for the 10-11 years I‘ve been doing this, and the dealer I use has always complied with my request :smiley:.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 22 February 2022, 09:52
I had one of those in my ed35. They ignored it and washed it anyway. It was as dirtier than when I took it in.  :grin:

The ‘do not wash’ hanger is only one of the measures you need to take to minimise the risk of the dealer washing your car.

I also have one of those Carbon Collective ‘do not wash’ hangers. I don’t rely just on the hanger - I also tie a ‘do not wash this car’ tag on my key fob and get the service advisor to write the same instruction on the job sheet for the service or whatever work is being done. It’s worked so far for the 10-11 years I‘ve been doing this, and the dealer I use has always complied with my request :smiley:.

Tbf I had it in writing that they wouldn’t wash it and spoke to them about it. Humans are the kink in the system as usual.  :grin:
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Boothy1979 on 22 February 2022, 10:22
I had one of those in my ed35. They ignored it and washed it anyway. It was as dirtier than when I took it in.  :grin:

The ‘do not wash’ hanger is only one of the measures you need to take to minimise the risk of the dealer washing your car.

I also have one of those Carbon Collective ‘do not wash’ hangers. I don’t rely just on the hanger - I also tie a ‘do not wash this car’ tag on my key fob and get the service advisor to write the same instruction on the job sheet for the service or whatever work is being done. It’s worked so far for the 10-11 years I‘ve been doing this, and the dealer I use has always complied with my request :smiley:.

Don’t worry, I do exactly the same to the point last time mine went in the service guy thoughts I was absolutely mental. Like you said, I haven’t work hard to maintain my car to the level I do for it all to be undone by some YTS lad washing cars!
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Carl_45 on 25 February 2022, 08:48
After what feels like an eternity, today’s the day!

Are you excited king monkey? I know I am :grin:

Cheers to my work mates who’ve put up with me for months banging on about the delays, and cheers again for having a bet on whether or not it’s still in one piece Monday morning :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Carl_45 on 25 February 2022, 08:54
Dealer just advised mine has left the factory  :wink:

Any news on arriving in the uk yet?
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 25 February 2022, 11:12
After what feels like an eternity, today’s the day!

Are you excited king monkey? I know I am :grin:

Cheers to my work mates who’ve put up with me for months banging on about the delays, and cheers again for having a bet on whether or not it’s still in one piece Monday morning :rolleyes:

Very excited Carl but also a bit nervous! I have story to tell when I’ve picked it up. Hope yours goes well!!!!!
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 25 February 2022, 21:13
Here we are!

(https://i.postimg.cc/rm3s6sbz/BACB2-E35-3-CB7-4-DFA-BA5-A-58-EFA8015-CE4.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/sQPs7j3R)pic hosting (https://postimages.org/)
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Splashalot on 26 February 2022, 06:23
I have come to the conclusion that white is definitely the best "colour" for the mk8 GTI/R.  That looks great.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Carl_45 on 26 February 2022, 07:53
Collection went well yesterday, after a hard afternoons work, some cleanser polish and double speed wax….


(https://i.postimg.cc/RFhDYgKd/4953-C3-FC-F5-F1-4383-B34-D-3-C6-E57-B9243-A.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/LYdDYByg)

(https://i.postimg.cc/CKm2J3Bd/50-A55-B73-667-C-45-BB-BA32-E3554-CD02273.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/06KZyHCq)

Still got the wheels to take off and underbody protection to apply.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Carl_45 on 26 February 2022, 07:55
Here we are!

(https://i.postimg.cc/rm3s6sbz/BACB2-E35-3-CB7-4-DFA-BA5-A-58-EFA8015-CE4.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/sQPs7j3R)pic hosting (https://postimages.org/)

Looks great!
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 26 February 2022, 08:24
I have come to the conclusion that white is definitely the best "colour" for the mk8 GTI/R.  That looks great.

Thank you. I’m really pleased with it.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 26 February 2022, 08:26
Collection went well yesterday, after a hard afternoons work, some cleanser polish and double speed wax….


(https://i.postimg.cc/RFhDYgKd/4953-C3-FC-F5-F1-4383-B34-D-3-C6-E57-B9243-A.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/LYdDYByg)

(https://i.postimg.cc/CKm2J3Bd/50-A55-B73-667-C-45-BB-BA32-E3554-CD02273.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/06KZyHCq)

Still got the wheels to take off and underbody protection to apply.

Looking rather brilliant there Carl!! Love the way Kings Red looks so different in various lights.  You’ve done a great job there. 
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Carl_45 on 26 February 2022, 19:36
So, we took the kids out to a country park and covered about 60 miles today, on all three types on road (M, A and B). A few of my thoughts for anyone interested or considering buying a clubsport, not too much detail as it’s been pretty well covered previously.

Firstly, due to covid and short notice, I never even test drove (or even sat in) any type of Golf mk8 before yesterday.

The build quality, I can see what a few are saying regarding cost savings over previous generations, I had a 7.5 GTD for 3 years and loved it, but for the last 14 months I’ve had a 67 reg focus titanium X pack, maybe it’s coming from the focus but in my opinion, the build quality is still very VW regarding the interior and stuff like the door open/close feel, it’s head and shoulders above what Ford offer.

The screens, the graphics (again compared to Ford) are immense, The lack of physical buttons we’re doing my head in at first, probably because I was trying to fiddle with all the new features, but I very quickly got used to it and I personally think the haptic steering wheel is brilliant, my missus doesn’t like it but I really do, the vibration feedback is very good.

The driving, wow, just wow, I’m obviously still running it in fairly softly but the odd occasion I did give it a little bit, it just took off. My last proper fast car was a focus MK2 RS in 2010, the clubsport is far better! It’s honestly like having two cars, a normal golf in comfort and a serious hot hatch in “special” mode. Anybody who’s thinking of buying one, just test drive it and focus only on the driving, you’ll buy it because of that and hopefully (like me) you’ll learn to live with the infotainment.

Edit: my only criticism would be the DSG, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with it, it just like the motoring journalist’s describe, fast in sport, smooth in drive. But it’s the first auto I’ve ever owned and I would have specced the third pedal without any hesitation given the choice.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Exonian on 27 February 2022, 09:45
Congrats Michele and Carl, your cars look superb :afro:
Splashalot is right, white is definitely best  :whistle: (no bias here!) but I’m really liking the Kings when all shined up  :cool:

Great to read your first opinions Carl. I still dislike the vibrating haptics but love the perforated leather and heated rim.
DSG is still the weak point for me too. Great when pootling in slow traffic, great when flat out, seriously compromised for give and take driving.
Engine, brakes and chassis amazing (for a Golf).


Those Akrapovic exhausts will sound amazing when run in I’m sure  :cool: 
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: VW_Golf_nut on 27 February 2022, 09:55
Provisionally booked mine for delivery to my Detailer 28th March  :cool:
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 27 February 2022, 11:05
Congrats Michele and Carl, your cars look superb :afro:
Splashalot is right, white is definitely best  :whistle: (no bias here!) but I’m really liking the Kings when all shined up  :cool:

Great to read your first opinions Carl. I still dislike the vibrating haptics but love the perforated leather and heated rim.
DSG is still the weak point for me too. Great when pootling in slow traffic, great when flat out, seriously compromised for give and take driving.
Engine, brakes and chassis amazing (for a Golf).


Those Akrapovic exhausts will sound amazing when run in I’m sure  :cool:

Thanks Andy. I’ll post some thoughts when I’ve got a minute. Loving it though.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: VW_Golf_nut on 27 February 2022, 13:27
@carl and @kingmonkey, are you able to advise the software and hardware version your Ed45s came with? My dealer was unable to tell me if mine would have the latest, new hardware....



Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Carl_45 on 27 February 2022, 16:12
@carl and @kingmonkey, are you able to advise the software and hardware version your Ed45s came with? My dealer was unable to tell me if mine would have the latest, new hardware....

Not sure about hardware, presume latest, the software is 1980. I did say to my dealer that if it’s not the latest could they update before collection, he said no worries.  As it happens it arrived on it anyway so I presume you’ll have it too.

Mine only arrived with one key so they’ve had to order one and I’ve got to go back to get it coded, unfortunately, I have to do this before I can become the primary user.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: VW_Golf_nut on 27 February 2022, 19:30
@carl and @kingmonkey, are you able to advise the software and hardware version your Ed45s came with? My dealer was unable to tell me if mine would have the latest, new hardware....

Not sure about hardware, presume latest, the software is 1980. I did say to my dealer that if it’s not the latest could they update before collection, he said no worries.  As it happens it arrived on it anyway so I presume you’ll have it too.

Mine only arrived with one key so they’ve had to order one and I’ve got to go back to get it coded, unfortunately, I have to do this before I can become the primary user.

Thank you, if you go to the System Information information page on the main centre console display, here is where your software and hardware versions are, an example being H56, will also display Device Part number, eg 5H0035820D...would be very interested to know if either of you were able to get these details for me when convenient....
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 27 February 2022, 19:40
I’ll have a look tomorrow for you.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: VW_Golf_nut on 27 February 2022, 19:41
I’ll have a look tomorrow for you.

Thank you, much appreciated 👍
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Carl_45 on 28 February 2022, 07:56
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Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: VW_Golf_nut on 28 February 2022, 09:22
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Brilliant, thank you, I will see if I can establish if this is the new hardware.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: fredgroves on 28 February 2022, 16:03
H version, definitely the new "faster" hardware afaik.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: VW_Golf_nut on 28 February 2022, 17:23
H version, definitely the new "faster" hardware afaik.

Yes, it does look to be the case, I beleive VW started fitting that version in vehicles built 29/11/2021 onwards.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: simonwhite2000 on 28 February 2022, 17:32
My July delivery is now November :-(
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 28 February 2022, 18:13
Here we go….First impressions are that it’s light years ahead to the Mk7.5. A real step up. It turns in so much sharper, you can’t feel the chassis has a bit of play under you too which is lovely. The pops from the exhaust are insane. It’s just on the right side of hooligan for me! It still isn’t as quick as the R was but it’s a lot more rewarding. You have to work it. Also it’s been soaking today and I’ve had zero traction issues. There doesn’t seem to be the same dead pedal travel feel as the Mk7.5. Did I love my R? Yes. Was the R dull? No. Would I see this for another R? Not a chance. It’s had so many looks and a few people stopping me to ask what it is, or what I think of it.

I love the interior so far. The seats are a thing of beauty and the tech isn’t intrusive in and way. I actually prefer the temp sliders amazingly! All in all, it’s a thing of beauty.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 28 February 2022, 18:14
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Brilliant, thank you, I will see if I can establish if this is the new hardware.

Same for me too!
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Carl_45 on 28 February 2022, 21:45
The thing that gets me is that it’s practically three cars. I’ve never driven a golf R and I’m sure that’s not so different, but my last hot hatches we’re back in the days before ‘modes’ (I’ve had fast diesels since due to my millage needs).

In comfort and DSG in drive it’s comfortable and kinda sensible, in comfort and DSG in Sport it’s like a hot hatch and in special it’s so much fun and a proper serious piece of kit!

Bottom line, I just love it.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Big Slick on 28 February 2022, 21:53
Ordered May 2021 pick up next weekend. Finally  :smug:
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Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: PareshV on 01 March 2022, 00:40
Good to see more 45's arriving. Regarding software, I think 1890 is the latest. I recommend everyone check their car in detail. I spotted one rear light is misaligned few days ago. Need to get it booked in to sort out.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Exonian on 01 March 2022, 05:43
Welcome Big Slick  :smiley:

The black Ed45 looks proper badass!  :cool:
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Exonian on 01 March 2022, 05:55
Here we go….First impressions are that it’s light years ahead to the Mk7.5. A real step up. It turns in so much sharper, you can’t feel the chassis has a bit of play under you too which is lovely. The pops from the exhaust are insane. It’s just on the right side of hooligan for me! It still isn’t as quick as the R was but it’s a lot more rewarding. You have to work it. Also it’s been soaking today and I’ve had zero traction issues. There doesn’t seem to be the same dead pedal travel feel as the Mk7.5. Did I love my R? Yes. Was the R dull? No. Would I see this for another R? Not a chance. It’s had so many looks and a few people stopping me to ask what it is, or what I think of it.

I love the interior so far. The seats are a thing of beauty and the tech isn’t intrusive in and way. I actually prefer the temp sliders amazingly! All in all, it’s a thing of beauty.

Really pleased you’re not disappointed with it after the mighty 7.5R which is a tough act to follow.
As you get more familiar with the chassis you’ll be surprised what it can do, you can literally breeze through bends at speeds you’d just not think possible, with total composure.
The engine seems to produce full power after around 1000km’s, there’s a noticeable change after a while.
It’s a car that likes to be taken by the scruff.
The Akra must pop and crackle far more than the standard exhaust as I don’t notice any. Mind you mine is always left in comfort aside from flicking the DSG into Sport when I need the gearbox to work with me a bit.
The fuel economy will be a bit better than the 7.5 too when you ease off the gas a bit!  :grin:

The thing that gets me is that it’s practically three cars.

Bottom line, I just love it.
 

Enough said! :afro:
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Yusee on 01 March 2022, 20:22
This car is better than a 7.5 performance with a slick manual gearbox?
I find that hard to believe!
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 01 March 2022, 21:12
I had a Mk7 PP with a manual and it’s an easy decision for me personally.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Yusee on 01 March 2022, 22:05
Nice to hear you’re enjoying it!
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Exonian on 02 March 2022, 16:07
This car is better than a 7.5 performance with a slick manual gearbox?
I find that hard to believe!

Depends on what your version of better is.
Horses for courses.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Yusee on 02 March 2022, 16:56
This car is better than a 7.5 performance with a slick manual gearbox?
I find that hard to believe!

Depends on what your version of better is.
Horses for courses.

Yes, I agree entirely.
And my tongue in cheek comment was with exactly that in mind.


Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: VW_Golf_nut on 04 March 2022, 06:06
Could someone with the HK sound system post images of the speaker grills for me please? I want to see the logo design/placement.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Carl_45 on 04 March 2022, 06:43
Could someone with the HK sound system post images of the speaker grills for me please? I want to see the logo design/placement.

This on on auto trader…

 https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202202192733519?atmobcid=soc4  (https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202202192733519?atmobcid=soc4)

With a clear picture, I believe it’s only the A pillar that’s a different grill.

Any sign of your car yet?
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: VW_Golf_nut on 04 March 2022, 06:46
Could someone with the HK sound system post images of the speaker grills for me please? I want to see the logo design/placement.

This on on auto trader…

 https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202202192733519?atmobcid=soc4  (https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202202192733519?atmobcid=soc4)

With a clear picture, I believe it’s only the A pillar that’s a different grill.

Any sign of your car yet?

Thank you, that's helpful.

My car is booked for delivery to my Detailer 28/03 🤞
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: fredgroves on 04 March 2022, 12:19
Could someone with the HK sound system post images of the speaker grills for me please? I want to see the logo design/placement.

This on on auto trader…

 https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202202192733519?atmobcid=soc4  (https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202202192733519?atmobcid=soc4)

With a clear picture, I believe it’s only the A pillar that’s a different grill.

Any sign of your car yet?

Yes HK logo only on the A pillar speakers.

BTW that car... 900 miles, 2 owners... on an ED45... hmmmmmm!
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: VW_Golf_nut on 04 March 2022, 12:35
Could someone with the HK sound system post images of the speaker grills for me please? I want to see the logo design/placement.

This on on auto trader…

 https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202202192733519?atmobcid=soc4  (https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202202192733519?atmobcid=soc4)

With a clear picture, I believe it’s only the A pillar that’s a different grill.

Any sign of your car yet?

Yes HK logo only on the A pillar speakers.

BTW that car... 900 miles, 2 owners... on an ED45... hmmmmmm!

Ideal, cheating a bit but I have sourced some genuine HK badges that I will be retrofitting to tart up the cabin ambience a bit!

Flipped it sounds!
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Carl_45 on 04 March 2022, 13:44

BTW that car... 900 miles, 2 owners... on an ED45... hmmmmmm!

That was my first thought too.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Big Slick on 04 March 2022, 23:27
Out of interest what are owners experience re the typical annual insurance cost on the Club 45 ? Any recommendations? Thank you.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: SRGTD on 05 March 2022, 00:04
Out of interest what are owners experience re the typical annual insurance cost on the Club 45 ? Any recommendations? Thank you.

I don’t think there is a typical annual insurance premium. The algorithms used by insurance companies to calculate premiums are very sophisticated these days and use multiple risk factors; one person’s premium is unlikely to be a good indication of what another person’s premium will be, even for two seemingly identical risks.

IMHO it’s best to get a range of quotes using a number of sources - e.g. a comparison site, some of the direct insurers who aren’t on the comparison sites. Also, consider using a high street broker who can do the legwork for you, and some brokers may have special scheme arrangements with some insurance companies at preferential premium rates.

Bear in mind the cheapest price isn’t necessarily the best; cheapest might mean poor claims service, non-OEM parts used for repairs, non-VW approved repairers used etc.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: VW_Golf_nut on 05 March 2022, 06:44
Out of interest what are owners experience re the typical annual insurance cost on the Club 45 ? Any recommendations? Thank you.

I don’t think there is a typical annual insurance premium. The algorithms used by insurance companies to calculate premiums are very sophisticated these days and use multiple risk factors; one person’s premium is unlikely to be a good indication of what another person’s premium will be, even for two seemingly identical risks.

IMHO it’s best to get a range of quotes using a number of sources - e.g. a comparison site, some of the direct insurers who aren’t on the comparison sites. Also, consider using a high street broker who can do the legwork for you, and some brokers may have special scheme arrangements with some insurance companies at preferential premium rates.

Bear in mind the cheapest price isn’t necessarily the best; cheapest might mean poor claims service, non-OEM parts used for repairs, non-VW approved repairers used etc.

This is interesting, I was only looking at getting my policy arranged yesterday. I'm with AXA at the moment, they will not insure me on the CS45, but they did on a Mk8 R PP, strange!

I use various comparison sites like Confused.com, GoCompare etc. Best I have a the moment is £300/yr, that's based on £500 voluntary excess, but, as SRGTD says, no one premium will be the same, even changing your job title could effect the price!

I asked my dealer ref GAP insurance, they don't offer anymore (Listers) but advised that I can take out directly with VW. Also noticed that VW offer insurance as well.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Carl_45 on 05 March 2022, 06:45
Out of interest what are owners experience re the typical annual insurance cost on the Club 45 ? Any recommendations? Thank you.

I checked compare the market, then I used my Quidco app to check, Quidco was actually £20/year cheaper and I got £35 cash back yet get this…. Quidco says on it “powered by compare the market”. So worth a check.

If I understand your reasoning for the question…. Am I paying a premium because the 45 is “special”? No, it’s not much more than I’ve paid the last few years.

I’d happily share what I’ve paid, but like SRGTD said, it’s all relative to so many factors.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: SRGTD on 05 March 2022, 08:53
I asked my dealer ref GAP insurance, they don't offer anymore (Listers) but advised that I can take out directly with VW. Also noticed that VW offer insurance as well.

It might be worth getting a quote for car insurance cover from VW, but as far as GAP cover is concerned, I’d not buy VW branded GAP insurance as it’s horrendously expensive.

Historically, VW have always applied a sizeable commission mark up to the net prices of the insurance company they use as their GAP insurance supplier (they currently use a company called Motors Insurance Company - see below), and it’s that commission mark up that makes the cost to the customer very expensive.

You can buy equivalent cover much cheaper by going direct to the likes of ALA, Direct Gap, Total Loss Gap etc. (there are many other GAP insurers too).

This is a screenshot from VW’s GAP policy document showing the insurer details;

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Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: MaggotsRus on 05 March 2022, 08:53
Insurance costs - so when i insured my 45 in ~December it was added as a multi car on our current insurance with LV. My main car is a Skoda Octavia Scout and my wife has Golf Cabriolet, adding the 45 on was starting from scratch with no claims, 10k miles a year (wont get anywhere near that), business use and voluntary excess i think was £250. My cost until May, so 6 months in effect was £130. Estimated renewal for all 3 cars is about max £800. So I think that’s pretty good. Try LV.
I chose the GAP insurance with the dealer only reason if the company goes bust you have the FA protection with it.
Hope that helps folks.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Big Slick on 05 March 2022, 10:20
Thanks all for the insurance feedback. No real change from the standard gti. Perfect.   :smiley: will shop around for the GAP though.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: phope on 05 March 2022, 10:24
Thanks all for the insurance feedback. No real change from the standard gti. Perfect.   :smiley: will shop around for the GAP though.

ALA Gap Insurance using discount code MSE25 for 25% published price is a good starting point
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: VW_Golf_nut on 05 March 2022, 11:24
Ordered some genuine Mercedes Harmon Kardon badges, idea was to cut the pins off the back and use self adhesive tape to affix to the speaker grill. I received them today, tried them on my sisters Ibiza FR speaker grill, they are perfect! No need to cut the pins off, they slot straight into the holes in the grill and look 100% OEM  :smug:

If anyone wants the part number, let me know.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 05 March 2022, 12:58
Thanks all for the insurance feedback. No real change from the standard gti. Perfect.   :smiley: will shop around for the GAP though.

ALA Gap Insurance using discount code MSE25 for 25% published price is a good starting point

Just done a quote. £258 for 4 years. That’s a good saving on what I’d been previously quoted with that code. Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Dav3smith on 05 March 2022, 17:48

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Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 05 March 2022, 18:21
Bloody lovely!
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Carl_45 on 05 March 2022, 18:49

(https://i.postimg.cc/yYJW4JKf/IMG-0772.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/HVgTbkV5)

Love the black!

How is the roof? I’d have loved the panoramic sunroof, but I’m tall, was worried about loosing headroom and couldn’t find a dealer local with a pano roofed golf to try out.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Dav3smith on 05 March 2022, 19:46
I haven't used the roof yet but I was worried about creaks but it's fine and now I have it I wouldn't not have it if you know what I mean. Here's another pic.
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Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Boothy1979 on 05 March 2022, 23:04
I haven't used the roof yet but I was worried about creaks but it's fine and now I have it I wouldn't not have it if you know what I mean. Here's another pic.
(https://i.postimg.cc/V6bv0RB0/e3.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/TLffZnsT)

I’m biased as I have the standard GTi in black but that looks amazing. I love how the ‘45’ stands out. Seeing all these ‘45’ is making me very jealous.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: VW_Golf_nut on 06 March 2022, 07:33
Anyone on here in a Kings Red Ed45 on the M5 heading North past Junction 25 around 4.00pm yesterday??

I was getting off at J25 and couldn't quite make out if it was!
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: VW_Golf_nut on 06 March 2022, 16:36
Out of interest what are owners experience re the typical annual insurance cost on the Club 45 ? Any recommendations? Thank you.

I don’t think there is a typical annual insurance premium. The algorithms used by insurance companies to calculate premiums are very sophisticated these days and use multiple risk factors; one person’s premium is unlikely to be a good indication of what another person’s premium will be, even for two seemingly identical risks.

IMHO it’s best to get a range of quotes using a number of sources - e.g. a comparison site, some of the direct insurers who aren’t on the comparison sites. Also, consider using a high street broker who can do the legwork for you, and some brokers may have special scheme arrangements with some insurance companies at preferential premium rates.

Bear in mind the cheapest price isn’t necessarily the best; cheapest might mean poor claims service, non-OEM parts used for repairs, non-VW approved repairers used etc.

Do you know an insurer that specifically does use OEM parts and VW approved repairers?

I'm looking to ho with More Than, an RSA insurer...anyone with experience of them? There policy says they may use recycled parts/parts not made by manufacturers...
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: VW_Golf_nut on 06 March 2022, 17:05
Out of interest what are owners experience re the typical annual insurance cost on the Club 45 ? Any recommendations? Thank you.

I don’t think there is a typical annual insurance premium. The algorithms used by insurance companies to calculate premiums are very sophisticated these days and use multiple risk factors; one person’s premium is unlikely to be a good indication of what another person’s premium will be, even for two seemingly identical risks.

IMHO it’s best to get a range of quotes using a number of sources - e.g. a comparison site, some of the direct insurers who aren’t on the comparison sites. Also, consider using a high street broker who can do the legwork for you, and some brokers may have special scheme arrangements with some insurance companies at preferential premium rates.

Bear in mind the cheapest price isn’t necessarily the best; cheapest might mean poor claims service, non-OEM parts used for repairs, non-VW approved repairers used etc.

Do you know an insurer that specifically does use OEM parts and VW approved repairers?

I'm looking to ho with More Than, an RSA insurer...anyone with experience of them? There policy says they may use recycled parts/parts not made by manufacturers...

Do you know an insurer that specifically does use OEM parts and VW approved repairers?

I'm looking to go with More Than, an RSA insurer...anyone with experience of them? There policy says they may use recycled parts/parts not made by manufacturers...
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: SRGTD on 06 March 2022, 17:52
Do you know an insurer that specifically does use OEM parts and VW approved repairers?

I'm looking to go with More Than, an RSA insurer...anyone with experience of them? There policy says they may use recycled parts/parts not made by manufacturers...

I believe that many insurers now state in their documentation that they may use recycled parts - presumably for environmental reasons. I’d expect under VW’s own insurance product that only 100% genuine OEM parts would be used. Repairs will be to VW approved standard too.

Bear in mind that you don’t have to your insurer’s own recommended / approved repairer; you are free to choose your own, in which case you can pick one that is VW approved. If a body shop is VW approved, then use of OEM parts and paint is probably one of the conditions that need to be met in order to gain VW approved repairer status. Most - if not all - insurance companies will state in their policies that if you decide to use a repairer of your choice, then they may impose additional terms - e.g. an increased excess, and you may not get the use of a free courtesy car while your car is being repaired.

You can find VW approved repairers in your area on the website at the link below (click on ‘find body shop’ button in the top right corner);

https://volkswagenapprovedrepair.co.uk/
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: VW_Golf_nut on 06 March 2022, 17:57
Do you know an insurer that specifically does use OEM parts and VW approved repairers?

I'm looking to go with More Than, an RSA insurer...anyone with experience of them? There policy says they may use recycled parts/parts not made by manufacturers...

I believe that many insurers now state in their documentation that they may use recycled parts - presumably for environmental reasons. I’d expect under VW’s own insurance product that only 100% genuine OEM parts would be used. Repairs will be to VW approved standard too.

Bear in mind that you don’t have to your insurer’s own recommended / approved repairer; you are free to choose your own, in which case you can pick one that is VW approved. If a body shop is VW approved, then use of OEM parts and paint is probably one of the conditions that need to be met in order to gain VW approved repairer status. Most - if not all - insurance companies will state in their policies that if you decide to use a repairer of your choice, then they may impose additional terms - e.g. an increased excess, and you may not get the use of a free courtesy car while your car is being repaired.

You can find VW approved repairers in your area on the website at the link below (click on ‘find body shop’ button in the top right corner);

https://volkswagenapprovedrepair.co.uk/

That's helpful, thank you. Yes, I seem to recall the last few policies I have taken out all state that.

I did get a quick quote from VW but was quite a lot higher, perhaps for that reason?

Yes, I remember that now, I did that when I had a non fault accident in 2013.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: VW_Golf_nut on 17 March 2022, 05:35
Email from my dealer yesterday ;

Missing Engine Cover

·         Volkswagen have identified a quality issue with the cover so have removed the part from the vehicle (anything with the 2.0 TSI engine), which means your car doesn’t have one. They are in the process of developing a new cover so will issue a warranty claim when it is available to fit to your car.

·         Just wanted to make you aware as am sure you will spot that it’s missing!
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Baylon on 22 March 2022, 20:16

Picked her up last week, loving it so far!
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Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Exonian on 23 March 2022, 18:34
The car looks fab Baylon  :cool:

With all these Ed45’s arriving I think the regular Clubsport is going to be the rarest model!  :laugh:
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: king monkey on 23 March 2022, 21:32
Looks very good indeed. But I would say that!
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Tallpaul on 24 March 2022, 16:57
Email from my dealer yesterday ;

Missing Engine Cover

·         Volkswagen have identified a quality issue with the cover so have removed the part from the vehicle (anything with the 2.0 TSI engine), which means your car doesn’t have one. They are in the process of developing a new cover so will issue a warranty claim when it is available to fit to your car.

·         Just wanted to make you aware as am sure you will spot that it’s missing!

Just saw this same thing on a US forum. Turns out the engine covers aren't fastened very securely and if they come loose can rest on the turbo, melt and even start a fire! The advice to all US owners is to take their cars to their VW dealer to have the cover removed, once VW redesign the fasteners the covers can be replaced.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: VW_Golf_nut on 24 March 2022, 17:02
OK all, got my Ed45 today  :whistle:

Is there any other way I can load images bar Postimage site?? I've tried to get it approved by my I.T manager but it's still not playing ball  :shocked:

Can you share via OneDrive?
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Exonian on 24 March 2022, 19:25
Congrats Rory.

Flickr and that ilk will all work.
Failing that send them over to me and I’ll post them for you.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: VW_Golf_nut on 24 March 2022, 19:40
Congrats Rory.

Flickr and that ilk will all work.
Failing that send them over to me and I’ll post them for you.

Thanks Andy! It's in for a detail at the moment, I'll get some better pics and send them over when I collect 👍
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Exonian on 24 March 2022, 20:03
Cool :cool:
Looking forward to seeing the pics when the car emerges looking super shiny
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: MaggotsRus on 30 March 2022, 16:12
So my clubsport 45 has been in for a warranty issue over the rear view camera so when you put it in reverse and you get the camera image there is also an image on the right hand side of the screen of the car and parking sensor view. This i man told should not be there and Vw have said its a technical fault and they can’t do anything about it until a new part is released. Whilst it was in there a VW recall was done as per VW-Golf- Nut and that  they removed the engine cover. This affects all of the performance range T-Roc, Passat, Golf etc… and also apparently includes the mark 7. When i read the recall today in the VW dealership collecting my car. VW have also stated this will remain off until a new part is developed and there are no timescales for this. So all you performance Golf owners be prepared for the recall or get it booked in now for removal.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Sean G on 30 March 2022, 18:06
My wife’s 7.5 GTI was in for a new under bonnet sound deadening pad today replaced under warranty
No mention of the engine cover needing replaced
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Rudedog on 30 March 2022, 22:07
Well if they wanted to take mine I'd be asking for it back to hang on the wall, no way are they replacing it with some bog standard plain old non-GTi one.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: JoeGTI on 30 March 2022, 22:11
Ummm.... its the (plain spongy) MK8 engine cover that the recall applies to. Not the MK7.5.

And by all accounts they're only whipping them off when the car happens to be in for servicing / other warranty work. So if you have a MK8 and want to hold onto your ugly engine cover, whip it off and leave it in the shed if/when your car goes in for a service.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: fredgroves on 31 March 2022, 09:59
My guess is its a fire hazard...
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: MaggotsRus on 31 March 2022, 19:32
Yes folks that’s what the recall detailed it vibrates and presses against the turbo causing smouldering and then a fire hazard!
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: MaggotsRus on 31 March 2022, 19:41
“The Wolfsburg-based automaker became aware of this problem in September 2021 when it received the first claim related to an engine compartment fire. The severity of the thermal event made root cause analysis impossible. A few weeks later, VW received yet another claim.

Additional events were identified from October 2021 through January 2022 in European markets, which prompted Volkswagen to establish a team whose only purpose was to establish the root cause for the engine compartment fire. The first interim results from driving tests indicated that the 2.0-liter engine’s cover may come loose in certain driving scenarios.

Volkswagen is referring to hard cornering and acceleration. The part is Manufactured by German supplier Polytec Car Styling Hörsching GmbH, the engine cover was discontinued from GTI and R production last month.

Volkswagen says that GTIs and Rs will be assembled with an improved engine cover design when this component becomes available. As a result, customers will have the engine covers removed by authorized Volkswagen retailers until further notice. Notifications are to be mailed by May 13th.

The above from a motoring magazine, so my view would be remove rather than face a fire claim, especially to those that have spent a bundle on a detail.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: fredgroves on 01 April 2022, 10:45
I don't want a "thermal event" so....
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: damianmkv on 01 April 2022, 18:34
Do the 45s come with heated seats as standard ?
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: JoeGTI on 01 April 2022, 19:11
Do the 45s come with heated seats as standard ?

No. Only as part of the winter pack.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: damianmkv on 01 April 2022, 19:32
Ok. I’m confused as I thought heated steering wheel was part of the winter pack  ? I’m looking at a 45 which mentions heated SW but no mention of heated seats..
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: SRGTD on 01 April 2022, 19:58
Ok. I’m confused as I thought heated steering wheel was part of the winter pack  ? I’m looking at a 45 which mentions heated SW but no mention of heated seats..

Looking at the last published brochure for the mk8 Golf, heated steering wheel is standard on all but the Life and Style models - see below - hence why the 45 you’re looking at states it has one. No mention of heated seats suggests it’s doesn’t have the optional Winter Pack.

There are different versions of the Winter Pack - see below. Only the Winter Pack for Life and Style models include a heated steering wheel because of it being a standard feature on all other mk8 Golfs.


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Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: DB99 on 01 April 2022, 21:09
As mentioned above, heated steering wheel is standard but winter pack must be optioned for heated seats.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: fredgroves on 01 April 2022, 21:25
And there is winter pack 1, which is heated front seats and winter pack 2 which is front and rear...
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: damianmkv on 02 April 2022, 07:33
Thanks all. Appreciate it
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Exonian on 03 April 2022, 20:30
VW_Golf_nut has sent me over these amazing shots of his freshly detailed Ed45  :cool:


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Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: Davey-c on 03 April 2022, 21:33
Beautiful car and the colour really suits it.👍🏻
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: jv on 03 April 2022, 21:46
Oof lovely colour mix  :cool:
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Post by: evo1986 on 03 April 2022, 22:38
Holy sh!t what a car  :cool:
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: MaggotsRus on 09 May 2022, 18:13
Anymore updates from anyones 45 orders. I noticed today on the “how many left” website that end of 2021 only 24 have been registered, out of those it appears 20 have been licensed and 2 were SORN. There can’t have been many more this year and certainly single figures on Autotrader, Pistonheads and VW used website.
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: VW_Golf_nut on 09 May 2022, 19:25
Anymore updates from anyones 45 orders. I noticed today on the “how many left” website that end of 2021 only 24 have been registered, out of those it appears 20 have been licensed and 2 were SORN. There can’t have been many more this year and certainly single figures on Autotrader, Pistonheads and VW used website.

I'd be very interested to know this also...will these be rare 🤷‍♂️
Title: Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
Post by: WelshGolf on 10 May 2022, 09:50
Anymore updates from anyones 45 orders. I noticed today on the “how many left” website that end of 2021 only 24 have been registered, out of those it appears 20 have been licensed and 2 were SORN. There can’t have been many more this year and certainly single figures on Autotrader, Pistonheads and VW used website.

I don't think Quarter 4 figures have been released yet, so i'd assume a chunk of the registrations came through in Q4, will have to wait and see!