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24hour Test Drive

Discussion in 'A5/S5/RS5 Forum' started by Leeecs, Jan 2, 2013.

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    [Jan 2, 2013]
    All,

    Do Audi allow 24h test drives? I'm looking to get a new S5 and was wondering if audi let you take one home for the night? BMW dealers do 24h loans and have a few mates that have had that recently. Don't know anyone who has managed to get one from audi though

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    I know they do extended test drives, but it may only be for a few hours and not overnight, however it is unacompanied. They did offer me one when I test drove an A5 but it depends if they have a demo/loan car available. At the time I had to go for the accompanied drive as the car wasnt taxed so had to have trade plates and the sales guy came out with me, although I got to give it a good drive on a mix of roads and give it 'some beans'. Would have been better if I could have had it for a few hours but needed to get my order sorted.
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    Cool thanks. Just dropped the sales guy an email asking if I could take one out unaccompanied for an hour or so....hopefully they will have a demo available.
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    Hope they have one you can test mate. I was going to go for an S5 but in the end had to compromise and go for the 3.0Tdi due to fuel consumption and CO2 for car tax!
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    No joy, offered an S6 as a similar alternative for an 30min accompanied test drive...

    What was the lead time on your A5? I'll probably get a fair few options but hopefully wont be waiting for ages...

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    That's a bit of a sh*te, where abouts are you, have you tried more than one dealer, if you have others close enough?

    I ordered my A5 in October and I am hoping (fingers crossed) to collect end of this month. I have been told build week has been confirmed as week 2 (which I beleive is next week) so hope it is all on time. Basically about 4 months, which is what I was quoted. I think he said about 4 months for an S5 at the time as well, but dates can change.
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    I'm down in Bristol so quite a few dealers around here (though think they are pretty much all owned by the same group).
    Gonna ask if they can get Audi UK to send them an S5 demo...even a 30min spin is better than nothing.

    Mate, must of felt like a long 4 months. Hope you get your car soon..

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    Cheers Lee,

    Yep a 30 minute spin would be better than nothing and as long as you can get a test on a few types of roads then it will give you a good feel for the car.

    It has felt pretty long, but to be honest I wasn't due to change until August this year but after doing research and a lot of sums it was cheaper to hand the S3 back and order the A5 early, so I can't complain. I am off to China soon as well so that will take my mind off the waiting for a bit lol!
    Let us know how it goes.


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