I guess the title of the post is more like leading with the punch line of a joke or plot twist before the plot hook or character introductions are complete in the literary medium so maybe I should just stop there. Where would the fun be in that, right? As a follow up to my last post Colors, I went to a Volkswagen dealer in VA yesterday, more on a lark than with serious buying intention. You know just to take a look at one in person, although I was quickly coming to the realization that this one really the only model I wanted (with the reasons and thoughts listed on an earlier post) since my TDI debacle began in July. The GTI was removed from contention, because of the AWD, finish, and out of the box power that the R offers. And getting a 2016 model I would be able to tap into the new Car-Play feature that Apple created and VW is offering on most of its MY16 lineup, but that was not a deciding factor, more of a cool side note. Now back at the dealership… Once there I was not smitten by the performance driven 2016 Golf R, mind you that was delivered without a purchase order and in a color I might add that I was not particularly fond of during my time on the VW website, but still I drove the floor model (16 miles on the odometer), around the lot. It bears mentioning that most VW dealers will not even let an R leave their floor until after you signed a purchase contract and exchanged $. In fact only about 800 made it over from Germany for MY15, and MY16 plans to be a larger production, but by the dealer’s estimate may not exceed 1600, but that cannot be confirmed at this time. The dealership, Radley Volkswagen, was really a class act. No pressure sales, reached out to let me know one landed at their dealership that wasn’t already spoken for, allowed me to drive the car, and even gave me a break on the price. Not sure if it was because of my verbal displeasure that the car wasn’t in the oryx white pearl color that I’d had set in my mind. No matter, never look a gift horse or dealer in the mouth, so I took the deal. It has the DCC feature and DSG gearbox. Below is my new Ring-R. I’ve gone with that name for now, because I think it would be cool to eventually get her over to the Nurburgring to turn some laps somewhere down the road as the last (and only time as of this post) time I was there I rented a Golf GTI which was an absolute blast to drive. Expect updates on this vehicle in the future!