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Hi guys! My name is Marcos. I work at a VW dealership here in South Florida.

I am buying a VW Taos for my wife next week. Our expected arrival date is 5/19 to 5/23 for the car. I will be sending pictures once the vehicles are off the truck and maybe showing some different trim levels.

As for ours, it's a Taos S with IQ Drive Package in Platinum Gray :)

If anyone has any questions regarding the car, let me know. Information is still limited to us dealerships but we have a bit more than what you can find on vw.com.
 

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Hi guys! My name is Marcos. I work at a VW dealership here in South Florida.

I am buying a VW Taos for my wife next week. Our expected arrival date is 5/19 to 5/23 for the car. I will be sending pictures once the vehicles are off the truck and maybe showing some different trim levels.

As for ours, it's a Taos S with IQ Drive Package in Platinum Gray :)

If anyone has any questions regarding the car, let me know. Information is still limited to us dealerships but we have a bit more than what you can find on vw.com.
Hey @magus5200 congrats on ordering your Taos! For sure let us know how it's like to drive and live with. I think you're one of the first American owners here. Were you and your wife considering any other small SUVs along with the Taos?
 

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Hey @magus5200 congrats on ordering your Taos! For sure let us know how it's like to drive and live with. I think you're one of the first American owners here. Were you and your wife considering any other small SUVs along with the Taos?
Hey TaosTime,

Not really. She was getting sick of driving around her old Hyundai Accent and considering I work at a VW dealership, she expressed some interest in a new Jetta. Showed her a picture of the Taos and asked her if she'd like to be the first person in the USA to own one. Rest was history. 😁
 

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@CorradoG60 @Johny0299 Here is the window sticker for the car. (Vin obscured for privacy reasons).

I'll keep you guys posted within the forums for any early vehicle arrivals and availability.
Thanks - I look forward to hearing your impressions and seeing photos!

It's really not a bad level of standard and optionally-available equipment on the S, in fact; but I think the lack of things like auto climate control would push me to consider the higher trims.
 

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Hi guys! My name is Marcos. I work at a VW dealership here in South Florida.

I am buying a VW Taos for my wife next week. Our expected arrival date is 5/19 to 5/23 for the car. I will be sending pictures once the vehicles are off the truck and maybe showing some different trim levels.

As for ours, it's a Taos S with IQ Drive Package in Platinum Gray :)

If anyone has any questions regarding the car, let me know. Information is still limited to us dealerships but we have a bit more than what you can find on vw.com.
Hi Marcos - thanks for the information. Do you know when ordering will be open for the general public in the US? I'm in the greater Denver, CO area, and am interested in an AWD SEL Taos.
 

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Hi Marcos - thanks for the information. Do you know when ordering will be open for the general public in the US? I'm in the greater Denver, CO area, and am interested in an AWD SEL Taos.
Yep. I want the same one, with sunroof. Cornflower Blue.
My guess is you will be able to buy one in July in your area as Denver always gets AWD ASAP. In SoCal, we have to beg for AWD.
 

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Autotrader.com claims the Taos is now on sale. So weeks early.

None in my area though.

Edit: and you can’t build one on the VW website either.

On a positive note, dealers will have plenty of stock from day 1. 2 Arizona dealers are listing about 20 each already, for example, and all 3 trims.
 

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@CorradoG60 @dpsk Order guides are available right now at dealerships so you should be able to ask your local dealership to place an order for you and add it to the build queue. As for when they will receive the car, that's a good question. As for right now, no 4Motions aside from the official VW demo cars have been built. Around 700 have VINs and have been assigned to dealerships but all of them are FWD as far as I'm aware.
 

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@CorradoG60 @dpsk Order guides are available right now at dealerships so you should be able to ask your local dealership to place an order for you and add it to the build queue. As for when they will receive the car, that's a good question. As for right now, no 4Motions aside from the official VW demo cars have been built. Around 700 have VINs and have been assigned to dealerships but all of them are FWD as far as I'm aware.
Thanks. The AWD are a very different car.

DSG
Multilink Rear Suspension
Driving Mode
Unique wheels and tire size (SEL)
Ventilated Front Seats (SEL)

Also seems like California is behind other major markets in imports. I wonder if there are delays with CARB?
 

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When VW did a drive event at their Arizona proving grounds for the media last month, many of the outlets mentioned VW had let them drive a few different suspension setups, and that while the FWD setup was set in stone, VW still had not chosen between a couple of options for the AWD version - or they had, but didn't gave the final prototype available to drive yet; so that later development of the suspension for AWD may be a reason why its market arrival appears to be following behind the FWD.
 

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When VW did a drive event at their Arizona proving grounds for the media last month, many of the outlets mentioned VW had let them drive a few different suspension setups, and that while the FWD setup was set in stone, VW still had not chosen between a couple of options for the AWD version - or they had, but didn't gave the final prototype available to drive yet; so that later development of the suspension for AWD may be a reason why its market arrival appears to be following behind the FWD.
Thanks. At this point the AWD is set for multilink rear and the tuning has been finalized.
 

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Yes, I know it is now, but it wasn’t as of quite recently, which may be a reason why they are behind the FWD cars. The issue wasn’t whether to use a multilink setup or not, but just how soft or firm the ride/handling balance was going to be; it was a spring/shock/stabilizer selection issue.
 

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What’s funny though is they go through the effort to make sure the AWD can handle going offroad (mild conditions) and then decide the AWD SEL gets 19” wheels with low profile tires while the FWD has 18” wheels with tires more suitable for light off road use.
 

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@CorradoG60 @dpsk Order guides are available right now at dealerships so you should be able to ask your local dealership to place an order for you and add it to the build queue. As for when they will receive the car, that's a good question. As for right now, no 4Motions aside from the official VW demo cars have been built. Around 700 have VINs and have been assigned to dealerships but all of them are FWD as far as I'm aware.
So would local dealerships be able to order AWD versions too at this point?
 

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@utsava more than likely but there will be no ETA for the car. It will simply be put in the queue. It also depends on said dealership's productivity level. Best thing is to contact them and ask. If the sales staff doesn't know, ask to speak to a manager or email their general manager. The GM will know for sure.
 

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@utsava more than likely but there will be no ETA for the car. It will simply be put in the queue. It also depends on said dealership's productivity level. Best thing is to contact them and ask. If the sales staff doesn't know, ask to speak to a manager or email their general manager. The GM will know for sure.
Thanks for the tips Magnus. I've reached out to the dealer and am waiting on their response. The reason I'm chomping at the bit is because my Jetta lease ends in August, and I really don't want to be stuck waiting for delivery with no car past then.
 

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Thanks for the tips Magnus. I've reached out to the dealer and am waiting on their response. The reason I'm chomping at the bit is because my Jetta lease ends in August, and I really don't want to be stuck waiting for delivery with no car past then.
You can extend your lease month to month up to 6 months. You can even go past six months if you have a confirmed order for a VW, Audi or Porsche that hasn’t been delivered yet.
If you are due to return the car but the new car is only a week away, you can also simply not pay and keep your car past turn in and turn it in at the start of the new lease. You will pay a prorated lease charge based on number of days.
This was all explained to me by VW credit and is true in almost all states.
We extended both of our leases, one waiting for our new Tiguan and the other waiting for a Taos.
 
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