Its an interesting make, I must say as I always liked how the Golf 's curvy back and aggressive front coupled with a beasty engine! Hey, that would be a GTI...thinking twice and tried my luck asking the salesman, "Any stock? GTI?", and the salesman quickly says "No more, and for now we have not got any". And that leaves me thinking I better get what is within my means...allowable limits that is....
Well, after the quick favourable grin from my Madame and several round of simple arithmatic...I did my part by quickly shoving my credit card for the deposit. This is it....I am gonna live with it, after all a VW not a hot hatch but a Jetta 1.6A. Yes!
Right after the depost and paper work, I quickly asked about which unit will I be getting? Can I take a look at it since its a pre-registered unit? To my first shock, its the unit that I test drove! OMG!
Anyway, then I probe further....I asked "How about the tyres?" From my basic knowledge on how to read tyre codes on manufacturing date, its been like two years old.....hmm, and I quickly tried my luck by asking "Will VW be able to arrange to swap the tyres to a newer units?", the sales agent mumbles "Ok, I will try to ask for you". Then, my Madame pushed me to tell the supervisor, at least I get to know whether its possible quickly. And to my surprise, the supervisor without even thinking he responded a stern "NO". What? I was quite agitated by the supervisor's tone, and I quickly responded "This is my first VW, and aint VW a brand that promotes safety??" And again, he again responded a "NO". He then mentioned "If you think this is not as per my expectation. You may cancel the sales order." Well then again, my desperate nature as asking me to keep my gap shut and live with it....Anyway, I liked the car so much that I decide to just go with it.....I know, I know, some of you may just walked away but I am a pure sucker to VW and the deal I am getting.
That was my first encounter with VW 'during' sales service.... *sigh*
Lesson learnt, prepare all things to ask, and ask all questions with reasonably acceptable answers from the sales agent before putting down a deposit. Any sales agent will try to promise the 'sky' as the limit, and in the end more disappointment.