99 days to go - a new countdown to ownership
The first 77 days of waiting have been pretty tough especially all the agonising over "have I selected the right options" especially on suspension set -up, which resulted in a relatively late change, others that were seriously considered but not added - advanced key and most recently adaptive xenon upgrade. Choice of car was never in question, although was momentarily almost swayed by the thought of getting a year old ex trade show Q3, but I just love the completely new car sensation.
so only 99 days to go, hoping for 1st September collection which will require a treck to sarf London from leafy Hertfordshire.
June will pass ok, especially as I have an R8 track day next week and a new kitchen being fitted ( small price to pay for getting away with a new car).
August has 3 weeks holiday and then a couple of weeks of continually counting the minutes and occasional calls to the dealer to check all still on track.
July is a problem though, a few bbq's will help but gardening just does not do it for me.
Personal touches to still sort out over the next 14 weeks (all comments gratefully received)
1. What s line key ring to buy
2. What tax disc holder to buy
3. Do I fit chrome tyre valve caps and if so what ones.
4. How the hell can I remove the sun blind sticker without leaving unsightly marks.
1. Can I find someone to buy my existing car in last 2 weeks of August at same price as px to the dealer making even more
2. Praying that no one else in the work car park also has a 63 plate on show on 2nd September, want to be centre of attention for at least a day
And one I have no control over....... Will the service light come on in my 8P in the next 99 days
Will update this thread as other random pre ownership thoughts go through my head
Key rings , car tax disc holders and valve caps
Ok all- these are my choices to go with the long awaited car and all on order along with £50 of cleaning products to go with the £40 ish already spent on wax and polish etc.
Day trip to le Touquet in the current 8P 1.4TFSI on Sunday as benchmark for the new car and then I am really struggling with stuff to keep me busy until holiday - at times September 1st seems close but on days like today it's forever!!!
For the door keys
For the car keys
valve caps -really not 100% on tese by can always go on the mountain bike if I don't like em
It's official conception is confirmed - collection on 1st September
Starting to grin as 1st September collection is confirmed
Dealer phoned today and car is being built this week, 1-2 weeks ahead of schedule. Had a discussion on whether I could possibly get my hands on it before end of July but its touch and go with an estimated 3 - 4 from now to being at dealers so opted for the safe and confirmed 1st September on a 63 plate and with limited selection of dealer reg plates as its also my Year of birth.
Longest and shortest official countdown in history (at the same time)
Dealer called this morning "good morning sir, things have moved on rather quickly and your car will be with us tomorrow for prep and could be available for collection before the weekend should you wish to collect before your holidays......"
Went through several rounds of YES/NO/YES/NO.....I'll call you back ......and after almost as many deliberations as deciding between SE and Sports suspension have stuck to my guns of 1st September.
I am gutted and excited at the same time knowing the car has been born and will be in very safe hands once it gets off the transporter tomorrow but I won’t be able to see it for another 48 days compared to 4 days if went to get it Friday.
In reality the only day I could realistically pick it up would have been Thursday week, whilst I was in West London. I would then had 2 days of driving it before leaving at the airport for nearly three weeks and when I return would have had maybe 4 days driving around in her before another business trip for a few days which takes me up to 1st September give or take a day or so.
On balance for the sake of maybe a week’s driving in just under 7 weeks I opted for 1st September and a YOB "63" plate.......I must be mad after almost exactly 4 months of waiting.
What would you all have done?