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Old August 9th, 2013, 16:34   #47
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Fuel Economy: Who cares? It's a DIESEL! Great fuel economy comes as a bonus!

Originally Posted by bassman5066 View Post
Cool just making sure.

Don't they prep the car and install some of the smaller, more modular options at the dealer before delivery to you?

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It would show up as "Finishing touches" on the timeline when tracking it online. The status still shows "en route to US". It might already be at the port in NJ, just the website hasn't been updated yet. I'm getting antsy waiting for it.

It should be awesome driving it up the Mt.Washington Auto Road.

I agree with Lawson's heads up about driving on the Auto Road:
Driving Restrictions: Our group will be lead by an Auto Road van and followed by an Auto Road van. The Auto Road encourages everyone to have fun, but please no speeding, showing off, or otherwise acting like a fool. The Auto Road is both challenging and dangerous, and it is not an appropriate place to practice your racing skills. Also keep in mind that the general public will be leaving the mountain (going down) while we are going up, as they are all required to leave the summit at 6:45 PM. I don't know how many people this will be, but be prepared to encounter some traffic as we ascend the mountain. Going down, it will be all ours.
That was the intent of my earlier post where I mentioned the challenges and dangers on the Auto Road as a heads up for anyone who has never driven it before. You have to pay attention and give it the respect it commands. IIRC, one of the rules is cars coming down the mountain are required to yield to cars coming up the mountain when encountering each other in tight places along the way. In some spots, when two full size vehicles should meet, the vehicles are inches apart beside each other while the inner vehicle is inches from the ditch on the inside and the outer vehicle is only inches away from the edge of a steep dropoff. The ride is challenging and can be dangerous, but it is a ride unlike any other.
Why DIESEL is better: (Courtesy TDIclub forum member wxman)
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