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New S3 arriving at dealers tomorrow - any tips?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Syzygy, Jul 27, 2010.

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    My new S3 is due to land at the dealers tomorrow :yahoo: I've already asked them not to wash/sandpaper it. I was also thinking I should ask them not to put any dealer stickers on it. Is there anything else worth mentioning?
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    Yeah go over the paintwork with a fine & I mean fine toothcomb as swirls are the norm, check the spec is 100% what you requested, check for any dinks, trims missing/loose, any kerbing, check mileage, basically anything you can think of they could possibly have done wrong to the car & sign it not 100% inspected, subject to full inspection etc etc.
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    yes as NHN says and another thing to do as a professional car valeter i can tell u to stay well clear of car washes they scratch the holy ***** out of ur paint wash it by hand always i see cars all the time that have seen way 2 many car washes and a black car can sometimes look almost a dark grey coz of the car washes and just enjoy s3 ownership i would love to but one but funds at the mo say no no no
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    Don't worry, no chance of it ever seeing a car wash!
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    good to hear they are no good at all hope u enjoy the s3 its such a fantastic car
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    Cheers :) Can't wait - although I've had to since April
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    lol that must be like torture i had to wait 3 days for mine coz of finance stuff i thought that was bad enough , but the wait is nearly over tho eh
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    Just check the paint work, check that it has all the extras you paid for and enjoy :)
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    Great news mate!!! just out of interest when was the build date of the car??? i am currently waiting on mine that was built 3 weeks ago.
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    Mine was built week 27. It was awaiting shipping a couple of weeks ago but disappeared off the radar for a bit with the Audi IT upgrade. Believe some dealerships are still not back online yet.
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    Had you thought about waiting until 01 September?
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    I did but after waiting so long I couldn't be bothered waiting any longer. I have been driving a 1.4 Pug 307 for 2 months and I couldn't take another month knowing my brand new S3 was just sitting there.

    Respect to those of you with more will power than me though :) Have you been to visit yours?
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    I don't dare, I'd be feeling the pain even more than I am now!!
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    Don't blame you!
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    Your some man, there's no way I could wait
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    if mine is ready for collection within the next week i will collect, if any later then i will-prob wait!!!
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    It's not easy I tell you that much. Luckily we have another car which is not too bad.
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