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Discussion in 'New A3/S3 (8V Chassis)' started by veeeight, Mar 14, 2014.
So your car is in the UK as well?
Hi! Mine is week 14 (I think) and I'm receiving it next week (to Spain)
Pray that it does not hail while sat at Emden
BBC NEWS | Business | Hail damages up to 30,000 new VWs
As if I'm not finding this stressful enough !!
Veeeight I've decided you're not a nice person, my heart can't take the strain!
No mine is still waiting at Emden for shipment to Grimsby.
I have just been looking at the 'Car details' printout I mentioned in my earlier post and included in the 176 codes are the codes for the 14 options I've ordered so it looks like everything will be correct when it does arrive.
Neckar Highway is due in at Grimsby at 12:00 today with another shipment of cars and Schelde Highway is due in at 01.15 tomorrow so perhaps our cars will be on one of those. There seems to be one ship a day arriving at Grimsby every day at the moment.
Been reading other model forums, it seems that 15 days at Emden is the "normal" wait time at the moment, others have been lucky that their cars have made it onto a boat before 15 days.
And then another 5 to 7 days delay at Grimsby before the transporters load your car up.
I'm sure it will help if they use the large 3000 car ships, why do Audi use the smaller 800 car ships that have to go through the locks at Grimsby?
They could use the larger ships if they are available as Grimsby now that the new Grimsby River Terminal is open This can accommodate larger ships as they don't have to go through the locks to get to the Alexandra dock. The Neckar and Schelde Highway carry about 750/850 cars whereas the Danube, Elbe, Seine and Thames Highway can carry around 1600 cars. The bigger ships may already be contracted by other companies or used for other longer routes.
I am now in high state of Zen - I have achieved this by deciding not to look at anymore updates on this thread. This has given me a higher level of calmness and I have now entered a almost trancelike state, I will remain like this until my dealer contacts me and confirms that my car is ready for picking up and letting me choose a date when this is suitable for me. I will not chase them or customer services for threads of comfort as to where my car is / was or likely to be.
May I suggest that all those on BW 10, 11, 12, 13 also take this advice.
Can you post a link or let me know the 'US website' for the car data?
I tried to do something along these lines to, however it nearly started me smoking again, have not for nearly a year now. Thought that looking at the forum and chasing my dealer was the better option.......
Yes of course. The website is: myTouareg.info :: Index page
You will need to register to become a member but this is free. Once you are accepted you need to got the the forum section 'ETKA Support' and the thread 'PR Codes and ETKA 7.4' Put in a post with the VIN number and the guys who run the site have access to the central computer system which will produce the Car details which you can then download from their reply.
Any problems let me know.
Joined - let's see if I can get my VIN from the dealer now...
Dealer emailed today to let me know 'exited the port of Emden today'
Does that mean the car is waiting at the port or it's on a ship?
And a reply already - car was hatched 18th March and appears to be to spec apart from it does have the smoking pack, I changed my order to not have it... did anyone get to the bottom of what the actual differences here were?
Cheers Dave for the link BTW!
My 8V was also built on the 18th March.... does that mean they will be brothers or sisters!!!
I decided to leave the smoking pack in on my order. I think the only difference is that you get a cigarette lighter in the 12v socket and the chrome finish ashtray. I will probably use the ashtray for storage and can always change the cigarette lighter for a usb plug or a plug-in torch.
If you ever decide you want a copy of the ETKA parts catalogue you can download all the necessary files and all the updates and price files from the same website. The installation gets a bit involved but it works fine. It will only run in Windows 32-bit.
So let's see when the cars actually get to the dealers... I am hoping for just over 2 weeks.
Will be interesting to see if my dealer includes the smoking pack ashtray or not when it comes to collection - at least it's a trivial thing - car has correct engine, seats, lights, etc!
I'm hoping to never touch the car (apart from the bits I need to to get it from A to B) - 5 year warranty and 3 years servicing already paid for!
Will you not wash it occasionally !! It could get very dirty over 5 years.
Which UK port will your car be coming to ?
Ah, there's bound to be some washing involved too - in a slightly OCD way early on no doubt, decreasing as the years go by
Guess Sheerness will be the port, as the car's coming to Basingstoke.
In theory yes, but PilotAudi (who is currently on enforced 'garden leave') reckons his came in through Grimsby and he bought his S3 from Bristol Audi.
Well after kicking up Jack I am finally taking delivery on Tuesday 1st (afternoon) - the car has suddenly materialised! Good news but delayed again because the financing company want to wait until 1st for taxation purposes or at least that is what they are telling me.
Glad to hear it worked out OK in the end. Enjoy the car
I hoping to take delivery on 2nd, what have you been waiting for? Sure it will have been worth the wait.
I seem to recall my dealer saying the ship docked first at one port, then proceeding to the next port for my drop off. Does that match the route taken for the transporters?
My 'dealer' is keeping my fix going............."come back at 11 o'clock, bring the cash an I'll see what I can get you". I'm starting to get the shakes now and really withdrwaing into myself.......can't concentrate......when will it end !!
47hrs and 41 minutes until I collect mine - not that I am counting.
Don't forget to post pics when you get your cars !!!!
As far as I can see from the Marine Traffic website the ships that come in to Grimsby just unload and then go straight back to Emden to collect another shipment. At the moment VAG seem to use different ships for the three different ports. The 'Highways' for Grimsby, the 'Vikings' for Sheerness and the 'Cities' for Tyne. That may change in the near future as the new Grimsby River Terminal (see post #87 for a picture of the new terminal and the lock) means that it can take larger ships as they don't have to go through a lock to get in to the inner docks at Grimsby.
Camera is all charged up and ready. I usually take it with me when I collect my new car and get of photo of the two cars (existing and new) together with the same number plate!!
For anyone who's car is coming to the UK via Sheerness, the Viking Constanz docked at 06:50 this morning (27th)
Well getting very excited now, called at dealers this morning to get an update. Pulled into the car park, whoops mind the transporter, YEHEEEEEEEEE. there was my baby sitting on the transporter waiting to be off loaded. Delivery day 11am 2nd April..... Must remember to put a reminder on the calendar so that I do not forget. Might even tie a knot in my handkerchief !!!!!!!!! LONG WAIT GETTING SHORTER - there is a light at the end of the rainbow......... A Daytona GREY one.. well A3 infact.
Just a couple don't like the two tone paint Grey and White!!!!!!!!!
Despite the tow tone she still looks GOOOOOOOOOOOODD
Dealer called this morning, Code 39 !!!!!
Quick question re finance/PCP
Have any of you doing finance or PCP had to go in ahead of handover day, to sign finance paperwork? Dealer suggested that changed to FSA rules meant that you have to go "in good time" ahead of handover, to sign agreement etc.
I will not be baited
I assume he told you that means it's on a ship bound for the UK. TYNE I would suggest.
I am collecting mine in 43hrs and 20mins and dealer emailed my paperwork on Tuesday which was signed and returned to him yesterday without me going into the dealers at all.
Sorry for keeping you waiting for the Photos, have updated original post 153 with the Pic's O'kay I'll post them here as well
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The state of ZEN is certainly not working for you!!!!!!!
No...no...do not reply.............I.....I can't help myself.................no don't.......be the bigger man.........do not respond....................
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