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Have you posted photos already?
Only 1 so far. I have this one from when it was being offloaded by the Dynamic Russian duo who came nonstop to deliver the vehicle to me. No worries- this was before they pulled out the ramp extenders.

Instead of having them drive up to my place, I met them in a nearby commercial complex. Probably the best 15 min walk I took in awhile. Not more than 6 min later the truck rounded the corner and arrived. Filthy from truck driving through a snowstorm with more than 1ft of snow in some places but made it in one piece.

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Filthy from truck driving through a snowstorm with more than 1ft of snow in some places but made it in one piece.
Where was there a snowstorm at this time of year already?!

Unfortunately now you'll have to deal with a different kind of "snowstorm" - all of the ash from various West Coast wildfires… :(
 

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Where was there a snowstorm at this time of year already?!

Unfortunately now you'll have to deal with a different kind of "snowstorm" - all of the ash from various West Coast wildfires… :(
Right you are my friend- snowstorm was in Colorado.
 

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The Type R is a beast!! Hands-down best car I've ever owned. The power delivery does not screw-around. Even though I'm in break-in period, I had to use the power only a few times to get out of sticky situations, but it's still going to be gently broken-in.

Has anyone noticed, but whenever I downshift from 4th to 3rd, it sounds like all the screws on the dashboard are going to rattle-off. Is that just me or is it part of the "break-in" period, including screws and dashboard? 🤔
 

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I meticulously put Loctite on all my dash screws so wish I could relate but on principle totally agree. Revved half rpm and above in 3rd the R is an angry tiger ready to pounce.

This is a sticker price thread but owners, even of those not (yet) modified, know it’s capable and rewarding beyond its (ADM inflated?) MSRP.

Did my first Autocross Saturday and grip and stability were amazing on pretty tight track. Short so most turns are in 2nd gear, good dash at end to 80ish mph in 3rd, then must brake hard.

Recommend after break-in you do something not public that lets you flex it to limits, confident you’ll be impressed beyond expectations, we R.

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The car is great but it's not worth paying over MSRP for it
I agree. Let's continue to encourage future owners to keep looking and be persistent because it's their money that they're trying to preserve. Hard work will pay off in dividends and peace of mind once the entire process is over. Then you can redirect those funds to mods, mods, mods!!! 😁
 

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The Type R is a beast!! Hands-down best car I've ever owned. The power delivery does not screw-around. Even though I'm in break-in period, I had to use the power only a few times to get out of sticky situations, but it's still going to be gently broken-in.

Has anyone noticed, but whenever I downshift from 4th to 3rd, it sounds like all the screws on the dashboard are going to rattle-off. Is that just me or is it part of the "break-in" period, including screws and dashboard? 🤔
Can't say I have had that issue. I'll keep it in mind and listen for it next time I drive it though.
 

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Has anyone noticed, but whenever I downshift from 4th to 3rd, it sounds like all the screws on the dashboard are going to rattle-off. Is that just me or is it part of the "break-in" period, including screws and dashboard? 🤔
I have a ton of rattling issues, but can't say I've ever experienced that.
 

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I took it in this morning to a buddy of mine and right off the bat when he plugged in the OBD2 it showed some status where the vehicle was not ready to be smogged. He quickly told me it was too new and that it hasn't collected a lot of data yet since it only has 27 miles. Then he mentioned that I needed to do perform an OBDII drive cycle in order for car to pass test. Said to put at least 100 miles on it and drive it up/down highway before going back for a test. I ordered for myself one of those Bluetooth OBD2 scanners so that I can plug in myself and prep the car before going back to him.

Only paid 23 bucks for this thing but has great reviews on Amazon.

We have a local VIN verification service who can go and meet you to verify the VIN instead of going to the DMV and trying to get an appointment. That's the other reason why I need an MSO for verification.
Hi MrTruckers, I bought my CW in Houston, TX and drove it back home to San Diego 2 years ago. I did not get a smog check when I registered it with the CA DMV. I have no idea if the laws recently changed. The dealership didn't calculate the taxes and fees correctly. I ended up having to pay the amount due to register my car. That was the only issue I had. Good luck with registration.
 

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Hi MrTruckers, I bought my CW in Houston, TX and drove it back home to San Diego 2 years ago. I did not get a smog check when I registered it with the CA DMV. I have no idea if the laws recently changed. The dealership didn't calculate the taxes and fees correctly. I ended up having to pay the amount due to register my car. That was the only issue I had. Good luck with registration.
Thanks sir for replying back. As a matter of fact, I believe the rules have indeed changed. Earlier this morning I completed the cycle of getting the 3 documents processed and finally sent to my DMV processor who is also part of the Credit Union. The 3 documents included Smog Certification, VIN Verification & MSO (which was held by the out-of-state dealership). The entire process took much longer than I anticipated because of the back and fourth with the dealership regarding the MSO, but I was able to get the process done. I think part of the delay was because of the dealership working with an out-of-state buyer as myself that really put them out of their usual routine process.

If there are any Northern CA future owners here, there is a lady that can do the VIN Verification for you in San Jose without the need for the MSO. You can find her info here on yelp:

https://www.yelp.com/biz/auto-registrar-san-jose-4
Ask for Shar

If you need an affordable smog check, visit my buddy and check-in with the Yelp App for a discounted check. Only $38 with coupon.

https://www.yelp.com/biz/sunnyvale-discount-smog-star-certified-check-station-sunnyvale
Ask for Francis
 

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Thanks sir for replying back. As a matter of fact, I believe the rules have indeed changed. Earlier this morning I completed the cycle of getting the 3 documents processed and finally sent to my DMV processor who is also part of the Credit Union. The 3 documents included Smog Certification, VIN Verification & MSO (which was held by the out-of-state dealership). The entire process took much longer than I anticipated because of the back and fourth with the dealership regarding the MSO, but I was able to get the process done. I think part of the delay was because of the dealership working with an out-of-state buyer as myself that really put them out of their usual routine process.

If there are any Northern CA future owners here, there is a lady that can do the VIN Verification for you in San Jose without the need for the MSO. You can find her info here on yelp:

https://www.yelp.com/biz/auto-registrar-san-jose-4
Ask for Shar

If you need an affordable smog check, visit my buddy and check-in with the Yelp App for a discounted check. Only $38 with coupon.

https://www.yelp.com/biz/sunnyvale-discount-smog-star-certified-check-station-sunnyvale
Ask for Francis
All this extra shit just because we can't buy a ctr in our home state for msrp.
 

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Thanks sir for replying back. As a matter of fact, I believe the rules have indeed changed. Earlier this morning I completed the cycle of getting the 3 documents processed and finally sent to my DMV processor who is also part of the Credit Union. The 3 documents included Smog Certification, VIN Verification & MSO (which was held by the out-of-state dealership). The entire process took much longer than I anticipated because of the back and fourth with the dealership regarding the MSO, but I was able to get the process done. I think part of the delay was because of the dealership working with an out-of-state buyer as myself that really put them out of their usual routine process.

If there are any Northern CA future owners here, there is a lady that can do the VIN Verification for you in San Jose without the need for the MSO. You can find her info here on yelp:

https://www.yelp.com/biz/auto-registrar-san-jose-4
Ask for Shar

If you need an affordable smog check, visit my buddy and check-in with the Yelp App for a discounted check. Only $38 with coupon.

https://www.yelp.com/biz/sunnyvale-discount-smog-star-certified-check-station-sunnyvale
Ask for Francis

Why do we need VIN verification again? DMV doesn't do that? Also, pardon my ignorance, what is MSO?

Reason I asked is because i'm 2-3 weeks away of getting my 2021 from out-of-state and i'll be also doing the same process as what you did.
 

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All this extra shit just because we can't buy a ctr in our home state for msrp.
Because of the greedy dealerships in our golden, smokey state, we have to do the legwork. I'd rather do this than give them something for nothing in return. It's a s hassle but not too complicated.
 

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Why do we need VIN verification again? DMV doesn't do that? Also, pardon my ignorance, what is MSO?

Reason I asked is because i'm 2-3 weeks away of getting my 2021 from out-of-state and i'll be also doing the same process as what you did.
The 2021 Type R is already for sale?
 

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