I dunno about everyone else, but I found it really funny with my Rallye when was getting some body work done and had to go get some quotes for my insurance company, blimey they all thought I was away in the head having them on, when I was trying to explain to them its not 'nice body kit' it was how the car was made, As for VW themselves, if I want a part from them I am no longer a customer as I have to tell them how to find the section for Rallye/Syncro on the computer everytime unless I want to recieve a part I dont even want.
The one that sticks in my mind the most is when I was at GTi International a few years ago. Thought I'd run the Syncro down the 1/4 mile. Got my ticket and then got in the queue for my first run. The bloke comes down and takes my ticket and then writes my number on the rear screen and then puts me in the 2wd class. Me: "Excuse me mate. You've put me in the 2wd class. This car is 4wd." Mate: (we'll call him mate for continuity) "4wd?? Are you sure??" Me: "Yes mate. I've seen the propshaft running under the car. I'll stay in the 2wd class but it'll be cheating" Now I thought this would end the matter. I've stated that the car is 4wd and how I know.....but no, he doesn't believe me!!! He calls over his mate (I'm gonna call him Dave) and they have a little chat out of earshot. Dave then comes over to talk to me... Dave: "So this is 4wd is it? Me: Yes Dave: "Oh ok. So who did the work on it? Me: "VW back in 1991 when the car was built...." Dave then decides I'm not mad and changes the class on the rear screen...thanks "mate" and "Dave"