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glint.bladesong
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Hello from Oz

Post by glint.bladesong » Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:46 am

Hi all, I am a soon to be (as in in 2 days) owner of a T-Cross from Perth, WA here.

Rather long time lurker while I was trying to come to a decision, so a belated thanks to everyone who has posted here, its all helped!

In 2 days I will be the pleased owner of an Energetic Orange T-Cross Style (with the sound and vision options - digital display basically). Should be a bit of a change from my current 2006 Toyota Corolla wagon... :shock:

I just need to find a local source for rook racks and towbars, which is proving difficult. As the T-Cross is so new here (it was only officially released in March 2020) none of the usual suppliers have even heard of it, let alone have any options for it.
I have a T-Cross Style (Australian version) in Energetic orange. 3cylinder DSG.
We call it Harvey.

Ffiscool
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Re: Hello from Oz

Post by Ffiscool » Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:05 pm

Welcome, I’m still waiting for mine due to delays at the docks etc. Love the orange. I’m getting limestone grey which is fine as love greys and that’s what was already in the UK

glint.bladesong
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Re: Hello from Oz

Post by glint.bladesong » Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:32 am

Cheers!

The grey one here looked nice, but we both wanted a bit more colour so it came down to the Teal or the Orange, the only other options in Aus where various shades between black and white and a "Dark Petrol" which was just a dark bluey grey. Teal looked ok in person, but the orange won.

My wife then promptly named it Harvey. We have a town down south called Harvey, known for its orange growing region. My daughter just as promptly said she wasn't getting in an orange car called Harvey. She is going to do a lot of walking it seems.

Pick up tomorrow.... Yay...
I have a T-Cross Style (Australian version) in Energetic orange. 3cylinder DSG.
We call it Harvey.

Halin9
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Re: Hello from Oz

Post by Halin9 » Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:20 pm

G'day mate..! and good luck with the new car..it must be the first in W.A.

glint.bladesong
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Re: Hello from Oz

Post by glint.bladesong » Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:38 am

If it isn't, it is certainly one of the very few. I haven't seen any on the roads around here yet.
I have a T-Cross Style (Australian version) in Energetic orange. 3cylinder DSG.
We call it Harvey.

glint.bladesong
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Joined: Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:39 am

Re: Hello from Oz

Post by glint.bladesong » Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:29 am

And now I am the proud owner of a Energetic Orange T-Cross Style.

Picked up 3 hours ago from the dealer. I've just blocked a week out in my calendar to read through the Manual... all 321 pages of it... :-/
I have a T-Cross Style (Australian version) in Energetic orange. 3cylinder DSG.
We call it Harvey.

Tricky2
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Re: Hello from Oz

Post by Tricky2 » Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:39 am

Congratulations enjoy your new ride. What engine and transmission do you have?
R-line 115 DSG in energetic orange with reversing camera and keyless

I have Tiguan 2015 177ps 4motion DSG

glint.bladesong
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Re: Hello from Oz

Post by glint.bladesong » Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:17 am

The 1ltr 3 cylinder DSG engine/transmission. It is the only one offered here in Australia. They just announced that they are cancelling the 4 cylinder version that was planned for Oz later this year.
I have a T-Cross Style (Australian version) in Energetic orange. 3cylinder DSG.
We call it Harvey.

Tricky2
Posts: 131
Joined: Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:08 pm

Re: Hello from Oz

Post by Tricky2 » Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:52 pm

That's what we've got and I'm amazed at the performance matched to the economy. 1 litres 'when I were a lad' were gutless and thirsty, how times have changed.
R-line 115 DSG in energetic orange with reversing camera and keyless

I have Tiguan 2015 177ps 4motion DSG

Ffiscool
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Re: Hello from Oz

Post by Ffiscool » Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:33 am

The orange is lovely

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