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2018 Volkswagen Golf and GTI

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Sr. Member
Dec 4, 2011
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Montreal
darkcloud8282 wrote:
Dec 12th, 2017 4:52 pm
How's the golf R for snow?
Been having a blast so far, no issues (downsized to 17'' for the winter). Doesn't have the clearance of a SUV of course but have had no issues during this storm.
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Feb 14, 2006
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Toronto
Didn't know the loyalty rate was -1.5% now?! It always used to be only a 0.5% reduction as far as I remembered.
Member
Nov 13, 2011
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Vancouver, BC
papermate2 wrote:
Dec 13th, 2017 10:48 am
Just for public knowledge, I was able to get 2500 off.
Where are you located? Which dealership?
Member
Feb 25, 2015
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ON
Is the 1.5% loyalty rate reduction only on for a limited time?
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Apr 24, 2014
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Invalid12 wrote:
Dec 13th, 2017 7:23 pm
Is the 1.5% loyalty rate reduction only on for a limited time?
Offer expires January 2, 2018
Member
Apr 20, 2015
233 posts
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Brampton, ON
Valid identification and proof of valid ownership/lease of current Volkswagen that has been active for a minimum of 90 days and in good standing is required. Volkswagen vehicles currently being financed/leased with Volkswagen Finance are not eligible for the rate reduction. Offer is transferable to Primary/Co-Primary buyer and/or another family member in the same household. Offer is non-exchangeable for cash. Offer expires January 2, 2018 and is subject to change or cancellation without notice. Visit your Volkswagen dealer for details.
taken from the website... but are you getting the loyalty rate even though you don't have a previous VW?
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Dec 13, 2017
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admiralackbar wrote:
Dec 13th, 2017 4:25 pm
Been having a blast so far, no issues (downsized to 17'' for the winter). Doesn't have the clearance of a SUV of course but have had no issues during this storm.
Because it doesn't have the clearance of an SUV/Crossover remember to scrape the snow from the wheel well before it builds up and freezes solid.
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Aug 1, 2007
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Volkswagen vehicles currently being financed/leased with Volkswagen Finance are not eligible for the rate reduction
WTF?!?!
Member
Dec 23, 2007
259 posts
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Hamilton
MrPsv1 wrote:
Dec 14th, 2017 8:57 am
taken from the website... but are you getting the loyalty rate even though you don't have a previous VW?
I think you need to be a previous owner, maybe even have bought a VW in the last few years. I bought a 2014 jetta tsi comforline and it seems like they really want me to trade it in or get another vw. This gti is really enticing but the timing is a bit tricky for me right now.
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Jan 8, 2007
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Calgary
malecoke wrote:
Dec 14th, 2017 11:49 am
WTF?!?!
All that means is if you're currently financing or leasing a VW you can't just go in and ask them to change your rate down by 1.5%. That's nothing new. Rates go down all the time, they also go up so once you're locked into a rate it doesn't change.
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Apr 20, 2015
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Brampton, ON
flying triangle wrote:
Dec 14th, 2017 12:00 pm
I think you need to be a previous owner, maybe even have bought a VW in the last few years. I bought a 2014 jetta tsi comforline and it seems like they really want me to trade it in or get another vw. This gti is really enticing but the timing is a bit tricky for me right now.
thought as much, just making sure
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Dec 14, 2007
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darkcloud8282 wrote:
Dec 13th, 2017 7:11 pm
Where are you located? Which dealership?
I guess it depends on how much stock they have. When I test drove one, dealer had 6 on the lot. He was quite willing to deal but I couldn't get over the delay on the gas pedal. I was at an intersection waiting to make a left turn. It felt like it took 2 second to respond after I pressed on the gas pedal. Quite scary. It's a DSG and not sure if I did anything wrong. The salesman had no clue whether it's normal.
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Nov 13, 2011
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Vancouver, BC
kkkat wrote:
Dec 14th, 2017 1:31 pm
I guess it depends on how much stock they have. When I test drove one, dealer had 6 on the lot. He was quite willing to deal but I couldn't get over the delay on the gas pedal. I was at an intersection waiting to make a left turn. It felt like it took 2 second to respond after I pressed on the gas pedal. Quite scary. It's a DSG and not sure if I did anything wrong. The salesman had no clue whether it's normal.
Yes that is normal because the DSG does not have a torque converter so it needs to engage from a stop.

Are you in the East coast? Haven't seen any dealership with so much stock in Vancouver
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Dec 14, 2007
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darkcloud8282 wrote:
Dec 14th, 2017 1:54 pm
Yes that is normal because the DSG does not have a torque converter so it needs to engage from a stop.

Are you in the East coast? Haven't seen any dealership with so much stock in Vancouver
This was back in the summer in Calgary.
So there's no way to fix the lag in the DSG? I've always liked the golf series. It was a big turn off.
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Apr 24, 2014
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kkkat wrote:
Dec 14th, 2017 5:46 pm
This was back in the summer in Calgary.
So there's no way to fix the lag in the DSG? I've always liked the golf series. It was a big turn off.
Shifting mode can be changed but in general if you're coming from a traditional automatic, it takes some time getting used to DSG.

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