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Check out the photo in the article. Definitely US First editions. The ship has already off loaded in US January 10th.

 

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I assume these are not for prebookers or it would have shown up on the VW owners dashboard.
They may very well be customer units awaiting software before being determined as finished.
 

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Check out the photo in the article. Definitely US First editions. The ship has already off loaded in US January 10th.

They are definitely USA FE. You can tell by the 20” wheels. The Euro FE is a 21” wheel with a different design.
 

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Check out the photo in the article. Definitely US First editions. The ship has already off loaded in US January 10th.

They are definitely USA FE. You can tell by the 20” wheels. The Euro FE is a 21” wheel with a different design.
Also, they have US license plate holder on front. Definitely US FEs. This shipped docked in US 10 January.
 

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When were the FE for the USA configurations locked in? If after Jan 10, I would argue that they are not from preorders but maybe demo cars? How many were on the ship besides all the other VW group cars?
 

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When were the FE for the USA configurations locked in? If after Jan 10, I would argue that they are not from preorders but maybe demo cars? How many were on the ship besides all the other VW group cars?
I placed an order on the first day of 1st edition reservations, and was asked to lock in my configuration on November 12th.
 

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I suspect these are mostly demos. They are supposed to hit dealers by end of February. These are usually called mobility units.
 

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No way they would mount the front license plate bracket on all the cars. Dealers put them on, not the port. Unless it's like the MkV R32 debacle where they all came with front plates and then VW was put out a campaign to replace the front grilles with no plate mount for those who wanted it.
 

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They are definitely USA FE. You can tell by the 20” wheels. The Euro FE is a 21” wheel with a different design.
EU-Spec 1st is 20 inch, 1st Max is 21 inch. The non 1st will be standard on 19's [even 18 on smaller batteries] Bigger sizes can be added as option
 

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Indeed. RI (as in Davisville port) requires front & rear license plates, however in MA if you have the "vintage" (green number) plate only rear-required, so dealers do install/remove the front bracket as necessary.

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No way they would mount the front license plate bracket on all the cars. Dealers put them on, not the port. Unless it's like the MkV R32 debacle where they all came with front plates and then VW was put out a campaign to replace the front grilles with no plate mount for those who wanted it.
 

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Indeed. RI (as in Davisville port) requires front & rear license plates, however in MA if you have the "vintage" (green number) plate only rear-required, so dealers do install/remove the front bracket as necessary.

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This is an interesting point - I once bought a car in North Carolina and registered it in Virginia. One of the first things I had to do was drill the front bumper for the license plate frame. They made it pretty easy really - when they manufactured the thing, there were small indents where you are supposed to drill if you need the front frame. But generally they don't mount the frame unless you need it as it sort of spoils the look. But doing this is the sort of thing that a dealer can do in 5 minutes.

Cars being dropped off in Rhode Island are likely going all over New England and probably New York. Perhaps even parts of Pennsylvania (but Baltimore is probably a better port of entry for PA).
 

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This is an interesting point - I once bought a car in North Carolina and registered it in Virginia. One of the first things I had to do was drill the front bumper for the license plate frame. They made it pretty easy really - when they manufactured the thing, there were small indents where you are supposed to drill if you need the front frame. But generally they don't mount the frame unless you need it as it sort of spoils the look. But doing this is the sort of thing that a dealer can do in 5 minutes.

Cars being dropped off in Rhode Island are likely going all over New England and probably New York. Perhaps even parts of Pennsylvania (but Baltimore is probably a better port of entry for PA).
Yes, I’m in PA and I’m pretty sure every VW I’ve owned (10) has come through Baltimore. None of the cars have ever arrived at the dealer with the front plate bracket mounted, except my R32 as I commented above. This is despite PA being one of the very few states that don’t have a front plate requirement.
 

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Yes, I’m in PA and I’m pretty sure every VW I’ve owned (10) has come through Baltimore. None of the cars have ever arrived at the dealer with the front plate bracket mounted, except my R32 as I commented above. This is despite PA being one of the very few states that don’t have a front plate requirement.
I am in NC and we don't have front plates either. I will be buying in VA and I pray it is not mounted, I won't buy it.
 

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I am in NC and we don't have front plates either. I will be buying in VA and I pray it is not mounted, I won't buy it.
Front license plates are an abomination!
 
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Front license plates are an abomination!
I'm with you!
Quick side note from California, which is supposedly a strict 2 license plate state: We had the front bumper of our car replaced about 5 years ago and it came without bracket (and I had lost the old plate in the accident). I never replaced the plate and haven't caught any flak for it. Fingers crossed it'll last until the ID.4 FE arrives!
 

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I'm with you!
Quick side note from California, which is supposedly a strict 2 license plate state: We had the front bumper of our car replaced about 5 years ago and it came without bracket (and I had lost the old plate in the accident). I never replaced the plate and haven't caught any flak for it. Fingers crossed it'll last until the ID.4 FE arrives!
This is currently just a pilot program (in Cali) but hoping DMV makes it permanent. Still have "plates" on the front but IMO much better than brackets/mount.


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