Everything You've Always Wanted to Know About "Fast" (But Were Afraid to Ask)

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"Fast" is the creation of Crispin Porter + Bogusky, a Miami advertising agency. It is a U.S.-only advertising/marketing campaign. The campaign won a Promo Lion for promotion marketing at Cannes in June 2006.

Every buyer of a new 2006 MkV GTI receives a Fast. VW of America ships Fast out in big batches, so a buyer does not necessarily receive a Fast right away. Fast is shipped from Livonia, MI via UPS Ground.

Fast comes in a foam-lined box, with three alternate snap-on "tails":
P6250342 Fast in box-tails.jpg
a squiggly "devil" tail, a thunder bolt tail, and a "golf ball" tail. The golf ball tail is a tribute to the original GTI, whose shift knob resembles a golf ball.

Fast does not come with a DVD. (You should have gotten a DVD on the MkV GTI & Fast when you test drove or when you bought the car.)

There are persistent reports of Fast having scratches on his face, near his mouth:
P6250344 VW fast w scratches.jpg
These scratches are probably "flashes" from the molding process (excess material where two parts of the mold meet).

To enquire about the status of your Fast, call VW of America Customer Care, 1 800 822 8987. Verify that they have your correct shipping address. If they have your correct shipping address, just wait, you will receive it sooner or later.

How Long Did It Take to Get Your Fast?[edit]

Here are some examples of purchase dates and date when Fast is received:

Purchase Date Purchase Location When Fast is Received Interval (days) Reference
Jul 11, 2006 Fredricksburg, VA? Jul 20, 2006 9 [vwvortex]
Jul 01, 2006 Traverse City, MI? Jul 13, 2006 12 [vwvortex]
 ? Cedar Park TX? 16 [vwvortex]
Jun 23, 2006 Atlanta, GA? Jul 12, 2006 19 [vwvortex]
Jun 05, 2006 Chino Hills CA? Jun 25, 2006 20
Apr 28, 2006 Twin Cities, MN? Jun 21, 2006 63 [vwvortex]
Mar 21?, 2006 Levittown, PA? Jun 21, 2006 92 [vwvortex]
Mar 30, 2006 Santa Maria, CA? Jun 20, 2006 81 [vwvortex]
Feb 11, 2006 Ft. Lauderdale, FL? Jun 22, 2006 120 [vwvortex]
May 29, 2006 Ft. Lauderdale, FL? Jun 15, 2006 18 [vwvortex]
May 24, 2006 Boca Raton, FL? Jun 05, 2006 11 [vwvortex]
May 20, 2006 Bend, OR? Jun 08, 2006 14 [vwvortex]
May 19, 2006  ? Jun 02, 2006 14 [vwvortex]
May 01, 2006 Oxnard, CA? May 23, 2006 22 [vwvortex]
Apr 28, 2006  ? Jun 21, 2006 63
Mar 30, 2006 Santa Maria, CA?  ? 81 [vwvortex]
Mar 9, 2006 Austin, TX Jun 22, 2006 104
Mar 21, 2006 Olmsted Township, OH Apr 5, 2006 14