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MK7.5 Volkswagen Golf, GTI, and Golf R Discussion Thread

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2018 Golf R DSG

I was able to get negotiate up from invoice to $42,600

Invoice Price: 39,803
PDI/AC/Tire Tax: 1,725
Oryx White: 450
Total: $41,978

No $1700 DAP or $250 Wheel package. I was able to get monster mats and a trunk liner throw in for free too!

Alternatively, there is a same spec'd demo car with DAP going for $38,000 with 4500 kms! Saving over $4000 if I go with the demo car.

Thoughts?
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epinephrine wrote:
Nov 17th, 2018 8:52 pm
2018 Golf R DSG

I was able to get negotiate up from invoice to $42,600

Invoice Price: 39,803
PDI/AC/Tire Tax: 1,725
Oryx White: 450
Total: $41,978

No $1700 DAP or $250 Wheel package. I was able to get monster mats and a trunk liner throw in for free too!

Alternatively, there is a same spec'd demo car with DAP going for $38,000 with 4500 kms! Saving over $4000 if I go with the demo car.

Thoughts?
I wouldn't bother with the demo--probably beat on with a car like this. I'd say you're getting a pretty good deal if the $42,600 is over the $41,978 "invoice" price. What's in the wheel package again? They took the 2018 off the website now! Probably so they could hide the big increase in the DSG car for 2019! DAP is def. nice to have but not a necessity--it's kind of a bit embarassing a $40k 2018 car doesn't have blind-spot monitoring but them's the breaks I guess. Getting the mats and liner thrown in is nice too. I'd probably go for it unless you really want DAP--in that case you'll have to find one at another dealer, if possible. Personally I'd rather go with the new car w/o DAP than the demo with it.
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epinephrine wrote:
Nov 18th, 2018 12:19 am
@ES_Revenge

$250 wheel package gives you the Spielberg wheels over the standard Pretorias
They are the same size/same tyres though? I kind of like the Pretorias better...it looks like most other people do too after searching online.
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2019's are available to configure online now.

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White Silver colour is gone for 2019.

Not sure if a glitch, but it says you can configure a base GTI in Cornflower Blue or Urano Grey, a Comfortline package is available for a MSRP of $3,150 and includes:
  • Black exterior mirror housings
  • Cloth seating surfaces
  • Dynamic Chassis Control with driver profile selection
  • Dynamic headlights with cornering lights
  • Fender® Premium Audio System - with subwoofer
  • Front fog lights with static cornering lights
  • KESSY - keyless access with push-button start
  • LED headlights with Adaptive Front-light System (AFS) for high and low beams

Configurator shows new halogen headlights for the base model, which has a red stripe across like the pre-facelifted MK7.

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epinephrine wrote:
Nov 17th, 2018 8:52 pm
2018 Golf R DSG

I was able to get negotiate up from invoice to $42,600
7% over invoice.. I think you can do better, especially if you consider the demo. I would.
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hybrid09 wrote:
Nov 19th, 2018 10:36 pm
7% over invoice.. I think you can do better, especially if you consider the demo. I would.
Correct me if i'm wrong, but wouldn't you calculate that excluding the mandatory fees and options?

So $42,600 minus PDI/Options equals $40,425 then minus the invoice price which gives you dealer profit of $622 or 2% over invoice.
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hybrid09 wrote:
Nov 19th, 2018 10:30 pm
2019's are available to configure online now.

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White Silver colour is gone for 2019.

Not sure if a glitch, but it says you can configure a base GTI in Cornflower Blue or Urano Grey, a Comfortline package is available for a MSRP of $3,150 and includes:
  • Black exterior mirror housings
  • Cloth seating surfaces
  • Dynamic Chassis Control with driver profile selection
  • Dynamic headlights with cornering lights
  • Fender® Premium Audio System - with subwoofer
  • Front fog lights with static cornering lights
  • KESSY - keyless access with push-button start
  • LED headlights with Adaptive Front-light System (AFS) for high and low beams

Configurator shows new halogen headlights for the base model, which has a red stripe across like the pre-facelifted MK7.

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The glitch is gone.

And the new Golf specs is disappointing.
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epinephrine wrote:
Nov 19th, 2018 11:41 pm
Correct me if i'm wrong, but wouldn't you calculate that excluding the mandatory fees and options?

So $42,600 minus PDI/Options equals $40,425 then minus the invoice price which gives you dealer profit of $622 or 2% over invoice.
My mistake, I misread. I thought you meant they agreed to $42,600 before freight pdi and what not. You got yourself a pretty good deal then.

Are you leasing or financing? Can the dealer demo be leased?
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CALEDON
My winter setup incase anyone was looking for something almost identical to OEM Prets.

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Looks good, but may as well have gone down to a 17" wheel with 225/45 for added sidewall.
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CALEDON
Decision to go 18" was in part for aesthetics. I've seen photos of the same wheel on 17" and it looks to small for the car. Also, the clearance against the R's bigger calipers are so fine. Not worth the 150$ savings.
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sik20fan wrote:
Nov 20th, 2018 10:59 am
Decision to go 18" was in part for aesthetics. I've seen photos of the same wheel on 17" and it looks to small for the car. Also, the clearance against the R's bigger calipers are so fine. Not worth the 150$ savings.
Without a doubt 17's look too small for the car in most cases. You got a good setup, no brainer for $150 more. I would've imagined it would be much more for wheels and tires.

Would you guess these are 17's? Loving the meaty tire look.

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I went with 18"s initially and regretted that decision many potholes later. Loved the look of the 18s, but after several flats and bent rims i gave up, but if you're a careful driver you'll be fine on 18s. Bought a new set 17x7.5 with 215/50/17 which is identical dimensions/speedo as stock.

The 17s with some tire shine looks very nice when the wheels are black.

18s with 225/40/18
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17s with 215/50/17
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