1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Belfins countdown -13 days to go.

Discussion in 'New A3/S3 (8V Chassis)' started by Sandra, Jun 11, 2013.

  1. Sandra
    Offline

    Sandra MODERATOR Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2010
    Messages:
    15,929
    Likes Received:
    2,298
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2013
    #1
  2. moonlight
    Offline

    moonlight Member

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2013
    Messages:
    221
    Likes Received:
    105
    your starting everyone else's countdowns now? !lol
    #2
  3. Belfin
    Offline

    Belfin Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2013
    Messages:
    108
    Likes Received:
    55
    Well there's a surprise - just logged in to see I have a countdown thread! Thanks Sandra!

    Only 12 days and approximately 16 hours to go!

    Paul.
    #3
    Sandra likes this.
  4. Sandra
    Offline

    Sandra MODERATOR Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2010
    Messages:
    15,929
    Likes Received:
    2,298
    Glad you like your surprise Paul. Will have some nice music to make it more fun. I think i enjoy the countdown threads as much as you guys. :) x
    #4
  5. Belfin
    Offline

    Belfin Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2013
    Messages:
    108
    Likes Received:
    55
    11 days and 22 hours to go!
    #5
  6. markwiggy
    Offline

    markwiggy Third Gear

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2006
    Messages:
    1,127
    Likes Received:
    92
    It'll fly by, only if you stop clock watching though.

    Mark
    #6
  7. Belfin
    Offline

    Belfin Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2013
    Messages:
    108
    Likes Received:
    55
    I'm my own worst enemy when it comes to clock watching! Just milking the moment before the next phase of ownership which I believe is now being referred to as 'The Grin Club'!!
    #7
  8. A3sportbackMark
    Offline

    A3sportbackMark Member

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2013
    Messages:
    711
    Likes Received:
    230
    Hey Paul, aren't you suppose to be getting excited, looking at the clock, and phoning up the dealer? Maybe you are worn out after doing lots of posting on mark wiggy delivery. After all, my delivery is yonks away and have to keep my mind off it some how.
    mark
    #8
  9. cemerson
    Offline

    cemerson Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2013
    Messages:
    3,344
    Likes Received:
    687
    Yup, I'm having that trouble too :/ Doesn't look anywhere near likely my order will be brought forward enough to meet Sept 1st now either
    #9
  10. Belfin
    Offline

    Belfin Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2013
    Messages:
    108
    Likes Received:
    55
    Hi Mark, I've been so caught up in everyone else getting their new motors - especially Mark Wiggys (same colour as mine!). I've focused so much on my own collection day next Monday, I almost forgot my own birthday (today)! Now THAT'S excited!

    cheers, Paul.
    #10
  11. Belfin
    Offline

    Belfin Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2013
    Messages:
    108
    Likes Received:
    55
    5 Days and 15 hours to go!
    #11
  12. markwiggy
    Offline

    markwiggy Third Gear

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2006
    Messages:
    1,127
    Likes Received:
    92
    It'll fly by Paul, and well worth the wait.

    Happy Birthday !!

    Mark
    #12
    Belfin likes this.
  13. Belfin
    Offline

    Belfin Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2013
    Messages:
    108
    Likes Received:
    55
    Thanks Mark!
    #13
  14. A3sportbackMark
    Offline

    A3sportbackMark Member

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2013
    Messages:
    711
    Likes Received:
    230
    Happy birthday Paul, but I guess you will have to wait for your real present!
    Mark
    #14
  15. Sandra
    Offline

    Sandra MODERATOR Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2010
    Messages:
    15,929
    Likes Received:
    2,298
    #15
    A3sportbackMark likes this.
  16. Belfin
    Offline

    Belfin Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2013
    Messages:
    108
    Likes Received:
    55
    Thank you for the birthday wishes and tunes - I had a great day thank you!

    4 days and 4 hours to go!

    Cheers, Paul
    #16
    Sandra likes this.
  17. Sandra
    Offline

    Sandra MODERATOR Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2010
    Messages:
    15,929
    Likes Received:
    2,298
    Hi Paul, good ou enjoyed your birthday. A little tune for you for today. Enjoy. :) x


    RUN-DMC - Walk This Way - YouTube
    #17
    Belfin likes this.
  18. Belfin
    Offline

    Belfin Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2013
    Messages:
    108
    Likes Received:
    55
    #18
  19. Belfin
    Offline

    Belfin Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2013
    Messages:
    108
    Likes Received:
    55
    This is it - zero hour is almost here!
    #19
    Sandra likes this.
  20. markwiggy
    Offline

    markwiggy Third Gear

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2006
    Messages:
    1,127
    Likes Received:
    92
    Good luck Paul, hope the day passes quickly for you, 7 hrs mate and then another grey Audi on the road.

    Mark
    #20
  21. Sandra
    Offline

    Sandra MODERATOR Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2010
    Messages:
    15,929
    Likes Received:
    2,298
    ​Good luck Paul, not long to go now, i will post you a tune up shortly. Look forward to the pics. :) x
    #21
  22. Belfin
    Offline

    Belfin Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2013
    Messages:
    108
    Likes Received:
    55
    Thanks Mark and Sandra! Pics are a definite, hopefully Cornish sun will be beaming later (overcast at the mo).

    Cheers, Paul
    #22
  23. 4Wurth
    Offline

    4Wurth New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2013
    Messages:
    22
    Likes Received:
    1
    Hi Belfin like many others on this site I am delighted for you to be collecting your car today. I am very curious, since I also live in Cornwall and are wondering where you placed your order for your car? Was it Truro, Plymouth, Exeter or somewhere else? I am still waiting to put my order in for the A3 SPB 184 ps. The wait seems endless. Your delivery time seems incredibly quick since my local salesman reckons quotas etc are now pushing orders placed currently for delivery in December or later. What deals if any were you able to negotiate when you placed your order?
    #23
  24. Sandra
    Offline

    Sandra MODERATOR Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2010
    Messages:
    15,929
    Likes Received:
    2,298
    #24
  25. cemerson
    Offline

    cemerson Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2013
    Messages:
    3,344
    Likes Received:
    687
    Steven Wilson! Yay :)
    #25
    Sandra likes this.
  26. A3sportbackMark
    Offline

    A3sportbackMark Member

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2013
    Messages:
    711
    Likes Received:
    230
    Hey Paul, enjoy your pickup, another Daytona grey hits the road!
    #26
  27. Belfin
    Offline

    Belfin Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2013
    Messages:
    108
    Likes Received:
    55
    Well I've got her! A couple of pics taken with my iphone, as required by the unwritten rules of the forum!

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Totally chuffed to bits! Now gonna see how long I can spend sat inside her playing with all the gizmos before my Mrs tells me off!

    Cheers, Paul.
    #27
    SJW, Daveotto and Sandra like this.
  28. Sandra
    Offline

    Sandra MODERATOR Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2010
    Messages:
    15,929
    Likes Received:
    2,298
    Awesome looking car Paul, well pleased for you. The mrs will be watching tv in peace, you got a few hours yet. Enjoy and thanks for the pics. You got the "grin"? :) x

    You need to update your signature as well. :) x
    #28
    Belfin likes this.
  29. A3sportbackMark
    Offline

    A3sportbackMark Member

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2013
    Messages:
    711
    Likes Received:
    230
    Paul, another stunning Daytona beauty!
    I heard that Da3nnys mrs told him to sleep in the b***** car! He was talking about it so much!
    #29
    Belfin and Sandra like this.
  30. Belfin
    Offline

    Belfin Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2013
    Messages:
    108
    Likes Received:
    55
    Hi 4Wurth, I ordered through Plymouth Audi. I did try Truro, but the wait was a lot longer than Plymouth. The chap I dealt with in Plymouth says in his quiet moments he jiggles around with the freebie options on peoples orders (no smoking packs, badging/debadging, etc) and occasionally a minor change can move a customers car a week or so forward. He can then correct back to the original order with a faster build date on the system. I think that's how he explained it!

    Cheers, Paul.
    #30
  31. Belfin
    Offline

    Belfin Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2013
    Messages:
    108
    Likes Received:
    55
    Sandra - thank you for the tunes earlier! Yes, I have definitely got 'the grin'!
    #31
    Sandra likes this.
  32. RossR
    Offline

    RossR Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2013
    Messages:
    490
    Likes Received:
    119
    Refreshing to see a Daytona S line Sportback *without* roofs rails. Looks fabulous.

    I'm a bit biased though because that's what I'm getting.
    #32
    Belfin likes this.
  33. Daveotto
    Offline

    Daveotto Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2013
    Messages:
    913
    Likes Received:
    385
    hope you managed to get some driving done alongside the sitting and grinning!!!!


    I'm already sleeping in the shed!
    Last edited: Jun 24, 2013
    #33
    Belfin likes this.
  34. dA3nny
    Offline

    dA3nny Member

    Joined:
    May 28, 2013
    Messages:
    42
    Likes Received:
    23
    This is true,ordered the Audi sleeping bag and everything lol ;)
    #34
    Belfin likes this.
  35. markwiggy
    Offline

    markwiggy Third Gear

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2006
    Messages:
    1,127
    Likes Received:
    92
    Looks lovely Paul, just one thing though, they forgot to put the roof rails on. Lol

    Mark
    #35
    Belfin likes this.
  36. Belfin
    Offline

    Belfin Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2013
    Messages:
    108
    Likes Received:
    55
    Thanks Mark - they remembered pano roof though! Gonna find some quality driving time today (somehow) - can't wait!
    #36
    Sandra likes this.
  37. 4Wurth
    Offline

    4Wurth New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2013
    Messages:
    22
    Likes Received:
    1
    Hi Belfin (Paul) thanks for the info. I will contact Plymouth when Audi give the order date to see whether they can offer any improvement on Truro's position. I have built up a very good relationship with Truro but it is interesting how each dealer can tweak things. I know of someone else who was offered a better discount on another model Audi with Plymouth it must be something to do with volume sales and quotas. Did you manage a good deal on discounts and trade ins. I would be interested to know? Glad your enjoying your car. I haven't seen many on the road around here.
    #37
  38. markwiggy
    Offline

    markwiggy Third Gear

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2006
    Messages:
    1,127
    Likes Received:
    92
    Excellent mate, enjoy yourself. Only covered about 300 miles in mine up to now. Didn't spot the roof until I looked for a second time, nice.

    Mark
    #38
    Belfin likes this.
  39. Belfin
    Offline

    Belfin Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2013
    Messages:
    108
    Likes Received:
    55
    Sorry I missed your last post - been busy driving!

    I didn't get to do any serious wheeling and dealing with Audi, as I planned to sell my old car privately.

    As you say, it may pay to shop around between dealerships. When I ordered in mid April the Truro delivery date was September (ish), while Plymouth was 'roughly' 12 weeks. I went with Plymouth and got my car in just under the 12 weeks.

    I've seen only one A3 8V Sportback down here (apart from mine!). There was silver one in Liskeard on Tuesday.

    Cheers, Paul.
    #39
  40. 4Wurth
    Offline

    4Wurth New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2013
    Messages:
    22
    Likes Received:
    1
    Hi Belfin thanks for that. I bet you are really chuffed that you had such a fast order /delivery turn around time. I did see a daytona grey TDI A3 SPB in the car park at St Ives the other day. Looking really good. Dealer identity on it suggested a holiday maker down here enjoying our part of the world. It was actually sunny. I will take your advice and contact some dealers when the time comes. Must be soon now to order ? Enjoy your car. I saw elsewhere on this forum that somebody had got a bunch of flowers for the wife on delivery from the dealer and of course not to mention your gift. My wife is now expecting something to cap that when the time comes. I can't see that happening with Truro somehow. However you might have started a trend.
    #40
    Belfin likes this.

Share This Page