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Was just at a dealer in socal and they said they are getting ONE yellow yxz tomorrow....apparently it is unspoken for as of right now (well technically 7 when I was there).

I didn't believe it but the store owner came by and confirmed. Said a few dealers in the area will be getting one car. Then they expect a large second order in a few weeks.

They have about 5 deposits for yxz' now but they all want a blue one...as do I. I imagine they'll prep it quickly and have it out on the floor.

As a side note, they did have a "pre-production" unit on display. I honestly can't say I was that impressed with certain aspects of the car. Overall it looks amazing and really liked how the motor was set in the chassis and the chassis overall is fantastic. But the door fit left a little to be desired. I was told by the shop owner the Yamaha rep was in earlier today and explained its a pre-production unit and the car was ran hard (it looked like it was). I can't imagine though a final unit being much better simply due to the fact it should be coming off the same assembly line, in the same factory, made by the same people....maybe with less quality control?

Nevertheless, I am going back into the shop tomorrow once they prep the one they are getting in to give myself piece of mind. The car is really just an overgrown quad. The plastics and look feel like a giant sport quad. It really is awesome. This will be my first sxs but I have been waiting since last December to buy one. So glad I waited bc after many months of research, closely analyzing and thinking, I have a strong feeling this yammie is going to make me very happy.
 

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I work in the automotive industry on the assy line and yes indeed pre production models can be a lot different in form and fitment than final production units. Operators, welders, maintenance, quality control and on down the line has little experience with a new model so it's all a learning experience for everyone. Preproduction units haven't had a chance for all the kinks to be ironed out as well. Also the jigs, robots and other precision tools that make everything fit, torque , attach and come together as a complete unit aren't used during the process. Everything is kinda hand assembled and manually torqued. Me being in maintenance it's always a fact that the more a person is involved with a process the more opportunity for mistakes to happen.
 

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I work in the automotive industry on the assy line and yes indeed pre production models can be a lot different in form and fitment than final production units. Operators, welders, maintenance, quality control and on down the line has little experience with a new model so it's all a learning experience for everyone. Preproduction units haven't had a chance for all the kinks to be ironed out as well. Also the jigs, robots and other precision tools that make everything fit, torque , attach and come together as a complete unit aren't used during the process. Everything is kinda hand assembled and manually torqued. Me being in maintenance it's always a fact that the more a person is involved with a process the more opportunity for mistakes to happen.
Thanks for the very useful post. That makes sense what you said. I'm happy to hear that more than likely this thing will be total Yamaha, quality and fit/finish will be outstanding no doubt.
 

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As of 9/10 at closing that unit they are getting in had not sold. They closed at 7pm and I was there until that time. Most certainly it won't be around long. I'm hoping to pop in after they get it assembled and see what the "real deal" looks like.

Can't believe I forgot to tell you guys where it's at. Del Amo Motorsports in Redondo Beach.

I talked numbers with them and had we been closer by a grand or so that thing might have been mine. The difference was almost acceptable to me but considering I want the blue version and can't go to the desert due to work until about November, it's worth me waiting.

I made a reasonable offer but it is clear they think they can (and probably will) get a little more due to the hype. I was at MSRP plus tax OTD.
 

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If you have to have it today, retail plus taxes is a fair shake. I'm like a few people I guess, I'm waiting on the blue, first in line at my local dealer with a deal in hand.
 

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Got to sit in a yellow YXZ and it's pretty awesome. The salesman had some training on it from corporate. Top speed is 80 but it will go much faster, what?
Four seater is not going to be anytime soon, almost everybody checking out the YXZ said they want a 4 seater.
It didn't hit me until I saw the yellow one but the white/blue one has a blue painted frame. The yellow and orange one has black.
I'm a little concerned about the doors on the YXZ, the driver door wasn't latching shut, passenger shut just fine and I noticed that at the top of the door it was tight against the body, it was this way on both sides.
This unit is on tour and not sure if it's a production unit or not. You had to stand in line to sit in it and it was hard to find a parking spot.
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Got to sit in a yellow YXZ and it's pretty awesome. The salesman had some training on it from corporate. Top speed is 80 but it will go much faster, what?
Four seater is not going to be anytime soon, almost everybody checking out the YXZ said they want a 4 seater.
It didn't hit me until I saw the yellow one but the white/blue one has a blue painted frame. The yellow and orange one has black.
I'm a little concerned about the doors on the YXZ, the driver door wasn't latching shut, passenger shut just fine and I noticed that at the top of the door it was tight against the body, it was this way on both sides.
This unit is on tour and not sure if it's a production unit or not. You had to stand in line to sit in it and it was hard to find a parking spot.
Yamaha you ROCK!
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Did you post the right pic for your comment? Ha
 

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Our dealer said all dealers will be getting a display loaner over the next 6 days.
Not for sale, just for display.

Early takes are you sit in it not on it like a Maverick.
Hope it's not Arctic Cat with a Yamaha Motor.

Dealer said they will install the Turbo for those that want it.
We'll consider that after we get some takes.

Me and the kids Busted out all our Yamaha T shirts.
We're in.
 

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Got to sit in a yellow YXZ and it's pretty awesome. The salesman had some training on it from corporate. Top speed is 80 but it will go much faster, what?
Four seater is not going to be anytime soon, almost everybody checking out the YXZ said they want a 4 seater.
It didn't hit me until I saw the yellow one but the white/blue one has a blue painted frame. The yellow and orange one has black.
I'm a little concerned about the doors on the YXZ, the driver door wasn't latching shut, passenger shut just fine and I noticed that at the top of the door it was tight against the body, it was this way on both sides.
This unit is on tour and not sure if it's a production unit or not. You had to stand in line to sit in it and it was hard to find a parking spot.
Yamaha you ROCK!
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That's funny because that was my exact observation of this unit at del amo. It was a yellow one on display that had obviously been ran pretty good, and for a while. Both doors rubbed at the top. Everyone was clear it was not a production unit, and judging by the fit I would hope so. I'm sure it's not because it was pretty bad. I hope the door don't sag after the car is ran hard for a while. Only time will tell. Even so, that probably wouldn't stop me from buying it.

A maverick with a Yamaha motor I can assure you this is not! I don't own a sxs but have had many off-road vehicles and it is abundantly clear these are entirely different vehicles. I did sit in the yxz and you really do sit down in the machine. The thing has an unbelievable amount of leg room. I'm 6'4" 250lbs. and compared to how the rzr and especially mav feel, they feel like utility vehicles. A very upright, high sitting feel. This yammie puts you right down into the machine.

The seat slider is super smooth, as the tilt wheel. Yamaha put a lot of thought into this car, it shows!
 

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Damn I need to go see and sit in this thing. I hope Bert's has one today. Gonna be tough to get me out of it if they do.
 

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Our dealer said all dealers will be getting a display loaner over the next 6 days.
Not for sale, just for display.

Early takes are you sit in it not on it like a Maverick.
Hope it's not Arctic Cat with a Yamaha Motor.

Dealer said they will install the Turbo for those that want it.
We'll consider that after we get some takes.

Me and the kids Busted out all our Yamaha T shirts.
We're in.
I sat in their display car. No chance of doing anything because the Yamaha rep took the keys and pulled the ecm from the car. Lol. They really don't want people driving these cars.

They made it very clear they are getting one for sale today. I could be wrong, I am only going off what the owner old me, I have no reason to believe they are lying about it. They said they received shipping confirmation yesterday, will be showing up today and after prep it will be for on the floor since it doesn't have an owner.

Del amo opens at 10 today. Call them and ask for Zack. Tell him Jeremy made this stuff up. Kidding, but had we reached an agreeable price, I would be pretty irritated if the car wasn't there. Del amo sells more street toys than offroad, it's probably not the first place people think when buying an offroad toy. Not like chaparral, berts or Troy Yamaha. Just keep in mind, they know someone is going to come along and pay more retail plus tax out the door. It was obvious they didn't want to give up their new car for that price.

I'll be irritated though if they intentionally lied to me. But I don't know what their motivations would be to do that. We were both very quick and straight forward on negotiations. I have my offer, they said nope. I said thanks for letting me fondle that yxz.
 

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Damn I need to go see and sit in this thing. I hope Bert's has one today. Gonna be tough to get me out of it if they do.
Don't think so man. The sales manager at berts said they would only have it a few days. Berts had it at their store last weekend. I wouldn't be surprised if this is the same car just making its rounds to various dealers.
 

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Don't think so man. The sales manager at berts said they would only have it a few days. Berts had it at their store last weekend. I wouldn't be surprised if this is the same car just making its rounds to various dealers.
I just heard they have one in the back ready for the sand show. Hoping for a private showing. Also heard the managers at Bert's didn't get to drive yet, but got to be the passenger...like in the factory demo ride i'm assuming. He just told me he thinks its faster than the T POE! Very subjective I know, but I'll take it coming from him.
 

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No bs my friends. Just saw it with my own eyes. They picked it up today from the warehouse. The car definitely looks better than the one in store. The finish and look is all Yamaha. Seems great quality. I could potentially see how in time the door hinges would wear and sag after extended use. The pre-production car had a little play in the hinge area, I imagine that's going to happen to these cars after while. That's the ONLY nit pick I can see. Everything else is fantastic.
 
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