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Discussion in 'New A3/S3 (8V Chassis)' started by Equilibrium, Jul 3, 2013.

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    Hi guys!

    Well this is what I ordered on 25th April


    A3 1.8TFSI S Tronic Sport
    Scuba Blue
    Black Milano Leather
    Comfort Pack
    Interior Light Pack
    Non-Smoking
    Storage Pack
    Technology Pack
    Xenon Pack
    5 Arm Kinetic Alloys
    Advanced Key
    B&O Sound
    Door Mirror (dimming and folding)
    Heated Seats
    Parking System (F & R and reversing camera)
    Privacy Glass
    Tyre Pressure sensor

    Just wondering how long it usual takes to take delivery once the car has been confirmed that its in the UK? I asked the dealer today for an update, and he's told me that it's listed as in the port. I've asked him when it actually arrived in the UK, so hoping for an answer tomorrow.

    Do you think a pick up by the end of next week is likely?

    It's so close I can almost smell that new car smell!


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    I would think a pick up some time next week is a possibility :) x
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    you ordered that on 25th april and your car is on its way already-WOW! i also ordered around that time and got estimated date of 30th sept, was it a cancellation or something-you must be buzzin,hope all goes well.
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    My car took 18 days from leaving the factory to me collecting from the dealer. I am led to believe the company who is responsible for transporting the cars from UK ports has a contractual agreement to transport cars within 3 days of there arrival at the port.

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    Well lets hope that means I get to pick up next week then!

    I wasn't told if I had taken someone's cancellation spot. I was originally told that the car would be ready at the beginning of August, so it may just be that, because of the large spec, they pushed it through early for me?
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    Pleased for you equilibrium, bet you are chuffed
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    Mine has been at Tyne for 8 days now, called the Dealer but they didn't have a transport date to Aberdeen yet :( seems i will just have to keep hanging around the showroom, licking the windows and drinking their coffee!!!
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    its buried in this lot ![​IMG]
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    haha...... Which one?
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    4th row, 2nd in from the left....next to mine(Glacier White) which is still sitting there getting dumped on by the Airborne Rats !
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    well, I'm sure the pdi will take care of that. When are you due to pick up your car?
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    no confirmation on that yet Mark...i suspect it will just arrive !
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    lol, look forward to seeing your pics 😀
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    Cool....the D90 is ready to take the pictures.

    Lets hope however that Equilibrium's arrives first!
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    Just had a call from the dealer! It's on a transporter on it's way to the dealership. It should arrive tomorrow, but there's an outside chance it arrives Thursday. There's the slimmest of chances that I can pick it up on saturday morning (I guess that's if the car is delivered tomorrow morning), otherwise it's going to be a loooong weekend!

    It's getting close guys, I can't wait to play with it!
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    Hopfully they have a quick turnaround and you get for the weekend. :) x
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    Nice one ! Mine has been a the port for 14 days now, called the dealer and they didn't actually know why it wasn't up here yet....nae a happy camper
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    [Jul 10, 2013]
    Just heard from the dealer again. It's arrived! I get to pick up my beauty of a car first thing saturday morning :)

    I have a busy weekend ahead too, so it'll easily clock 600 miles before monday :)

    :)
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    Excellent news, you must be really happy. :) x
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    Nice one. You have lots of options to play with, and it's my favourite colour, scubal blue! Havn't seen one on the road of that colour......not that I'm jealous...lol
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    good news mate, looking forward to the pics.

    Mark
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    [Jul 11, 2013]
    Great news Equilibrium. Mark, I have seen an A3 in Scuba blue and looked really great in the sunshine. Both you and Equilibrium will love your colour choice!
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    Yup, I've seen 2 scuba blue sportbacks now, and they look fantastic! Very happy with my choice :)
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    good to see scuba blue is making its appearance on the roads. I think amalfi and glazier whites plus Daytona grey are the most popular colours. I still have to be patient, my car hasn't even been built yet! But i guess you all know how it feels.
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    Very happy, will be looking forward to mine :drool:
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    Less that 24 hours to go!

    I agree, you really don't see any Scuba Blues on the road, but I think that's fantastic as I'm always going to feel slightly more unique when I'm driving my beautiful car.

    I'm tempted to walk into the dealership today just to have a look at the car, but I think it'll take some of the magic away tomorrow so I'm resisting at the moment...

    I'm like a kid in a christmas sweet shop on christmas eve...
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    Right guys, I've got a question for you...

    How long does it usually take for the handover? I'm part-exing so I guess they'll look around the car (again), check the service book and make sure everything's great that end. We'll then head inside, I'll look around the car for damage or missing specs, then we'll sit down and sign and I'll be on my merry way? Is 30 minutes realistic?
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    Sorry, cant answer your question equilibrium, I am still impatiently waiting! However, good luck tomorrow, and don't forget to post some pics of you scuba blue beauty!
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    30-45 minutes is about right based on my last experience, enjoy
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    Good luck for tomorrow, enjoy the collection and the first drive of your shiny new car. Look forward to pics when you can get them posted. :) x

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    Today's the day. Enjoy :)
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    Nice sunny day for a drive, good day to pick up your new car! Not jealous at all, can't order mine for a month so long wait ahead. Hope all goes well.
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    ​Enjoy your day. :) x
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    probably a bit longer than 30 mins I'd of thought.

    Have a great day mate and enjoy the car, looking forward to the pics as Scuba was a colour I was tempted by.

    Mark
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    Loving the car! So many gadgets and gizmos to play with. It looks incredible at night too (especially the lighting inside).

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    Wow, the car looks fantastic, i so love the colour. Have you got the new car grin? How many miles have you done? :) x
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    Yup, I've had the grin all weekend long. I keep looking out of my window to remind myself that it's now in my drive! I've up 500 miles on it so far! It's brilliant to drive though. Doesn't corner as well as the 3 series, but that was to be as expected... No regrets here!
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    Very nice :happy: now I'm looking forward to my sportback. Just been confirmed a build date of early August and waiting to Sept.
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    interior lights are cool, have seen a few times, never realised scuba blue looked so good. You have made be doubt colours choice, narrowed down to misano red or Daytona grey ! Now 3 colours to choose from !
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    Scuba Blue FTW :)
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