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AdamZA's S5 Sportback Waiting Thread! UPDATE. 40 HOURS TO COLLECTION. 8/8/2014 ...

Discussion in 'A5/S5/RS5 Forum' started by AdamZA, Jun 4, 2014.

  1. Shrek5
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    [Jul 19, 2014]
    A midnight handover? That actually sounds like a fun (in a car nerd kind of way) thing to do...

    At the risk of sounding like a sourpuss, it might be worth a daytime check over before handover (i.e. inspect the paintwork closely) so that you can get on and enjoy the handover with no worries. :)
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    [Jul 19, 2014]
    I believe the car will arrive in wraps and access will be given to my detailer who will assess the car, report back to me and to Audi if necessary and then detail the car at the dealership. This will prob happen a day or two in advance as the showroom is cleared of cars for the party they put on.
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    [Jul 19, 2014]
    Ah yes I remember you saying now, definitely what I'd do in future. ;)
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    [Jul 29, 2014]
    IN AN UNPREDICTABLE TURN OF EVENTS

    The car is already in the country! :D It will have its PDI done and will be available for collection in maximum a week! Turns out they won't let me wait until 1st September to pick the car up on a 64 plate as they want my car back to sell. So... going to get the detailing arranged and sort out collection for hopefully late next week! :D

    Wow I've been really lucky in terms of times :/

    ONE WEEK TO SEPANG AWESOMENESS :D :D :D
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    [Jul 29, 2014]
    Good news for us both then Adam! Look forward to seeing it...
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    [Jul 29, 2014]
    Well, shame it's not the midnight handover but double bonus you get to pick it up sooner than expected! First time I've heard of a car coming in early (although I'm sure it happend... ;) )

    Looking forward to seeing the pictures.
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    [Jul 30, 2014]
    coooooooool ....... sepang S5 will soon be here !
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    [Jul 30, 2014]
    I can't wait! I think it will best that I check out the car before the detailing as well but not sure I will get the time for the trip to the dealers. They're asking me to sign something which says that they haven't touched the car since delivery and aren't responsible for anything prior to collection :p
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    [Jul 30, 2014]
    They're running scared, they will cover everything with signatures, lol
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    [Jul 30, 2014]
    lol yeah - as long as the car doesn't arrive in really poor condition and they've removed their liability then I'm ok with it
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    [Jul 30, 2014]
    I wouldn't be signing anything until collection when you see the car ,after all the problems you've had with the dealer and the paintwork on your current car i wouldn't be risking it.:no:
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    [Jul 30, 2014]
    True - though they are assuring me no one will touch it before the detailer. He will get the car while it's still in wraps. So they will say it came like that from the factory and they are not responsible.

    But anyway I don't think there will be any problems this time.

    You are right though and I will try to inspect the car prior to the detailing being carried out.
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    [Aug 6, 2014]
    Car has arrived at the dealership :D

    Have already seen a couple of (not very good) pictures of it... Inspection and detailing to be carried out tomorrow. PICK UP ON FRIDAY AFTERNOON :D

    By the way... how do I change the thread title please?
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    [Aug 6, 2014]
    Wow Adam, friday wont come quick enough. Pm me the changes to thread title and i will do for you now. :) x
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    [Aug 6, 2014]
    Excellent news. :))
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    [Aug 6, 2014]
    Great news, that seems (again, for me, perhaps not you!) to have come around really quickly. Hopefully everything will be perfect and you can enjoy the collection on Friday! :beerchug:
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    [Aug 7, 2014]
    Just 1 day to go now!
    One more sleep
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    and then
    :yahoo:
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    [Aug 7, 2014]
    Awesome .... bring on the sepang :icon_thumright:
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    [Aug 7, 2014]
    How has the inspection gone? Fingers crossed it's gone well, and let us see some sneak preview pictures! ;)
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    [Aug 7, 2014]
    A sneak preview...

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    Mobile upload so poor quality :p
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    [Aug 7, 2014]
    Awesome.:) x
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    [Aug 7, 2014]
    Back from the dealership now - the inspection went fine with no problems but on my way back, I got a call saying that they didn't anticipate the financial paperwork because of the rarity of the situation. Apparently the paperwork will take 4 working days to arrange :( They're trying to speed it along but bar a miracle I won't be able to pick it up tomorrow :(

    The colour is really stunning and works with the chrome well. I've become quite attached to Estoril though... so Sepang will take a bit of getting used to...
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    [Aug 7, 2014]
    Gah!

    At least it's in good condition though! Pics, pics, pics! ;)
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    [Aug 7, 2014]
    D'oh, sorry just saw the previous post. :redface:
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    [Aug 7, 2014]
    OH MY GOD !

    That really does look spectacular !!!!!
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    [Aug 7, 2014]
    Chrome really does blend well too 100%
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    [Aug 7, 2014]
    That is absolutely stunning :cool:

    Can't wait for mine now (BW 37)
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    [Aug 7, 2014]
    Would be interesting to see a BE comparison photo, but the Sepang and chrome go very well together.
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    [Aug 7, 2014]
    A couple of shots of the car after detailing :D

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    Better photos to follow when I eventually get my hands on the car!
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    [Aug 7, 2014]
    At the risk of sounding like a sycophantic twat... I'm loving the Sepang Sportback. The Sportback seems to be wearing the colour very well. Just a tiny bit jealous.
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    [Aug 7, 2014]
    Mee too, that is magnificent!
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    [Aug 8, 2014]
    Hit damnnnnnnnn !

    Just noticed the new design 20" alloys too ..... my god they are frickin amazing !

    Absolutely love the car, colour & wheels.

    If I were ordering today, I would for sure go sepang and the new design 20" rims :icon_thumright:
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    [Aug 8, 2014]
    Personally I would still stick with the 19"-rotors as they aren't nice enough for me to be willing to fork out for them. That said they look a lot better than I thought they would, the pics from the catalogue/configurator site don't really do them justice and they are a very nice wheel.

    As Snake says, if I were ordering today it would be Sepang all the way (even if Estoril were still available).
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    [Aug 8, 2014]
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    Still no news on when collection is...
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    [Aug 8, 2014]
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    [Aug 8, 2014]
    It really does look fantastic in Sepang Blue. The more photos you post the better it gets :cool:
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    [Aug 8, 2014]
    The car looks stunning ,the Sepang and the chrome grille work well together and that panda interior is awesome.
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    [Aug 8, 2014]
    Thanks guys. Anxiously waiting collection now. Earliest will be Monday, possibly Tuesday and absolute latest should be Wednesday.

    Feels like an eternity!

    Just called Admiral though to prepare the insurance... Apparently this car is 5 groups higher than the one I'm driving now. Needless to say I'm not impressed - their database must be wrong. I tried to give them the reg before that and it brought up a Volvo (must be last registered vehicle of my plate). But I don't see how I can be jumping up 5 groups when the black edition is one group higher than the non black edition - I should be going down one group!!
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    [Aug 9, 2014]
    I had to do a bit of haggling and got mine down from Direct Line at £454 to a local broker on Aviva at £290
    How does that work? Rip off Britain...

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