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Andrew_Bu May 7, 2014

  1. Andrew_Bu

    Andrew_Bu Active Member

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    :o.k:Hi all,

    After weeks of deliberating my new company car should be ordered tomorrow. The spec is as follows:-

    A3 Saloon 1.4 tfsi S-tronic
    Scuba blue
    Privacy glass
    Comfort pack
    SD sat nav
    Bang & Olufsen sound system
    Interior light package
    Deselect sports suspension
    Heated front seats

    I really struggled with the colour choice! I decided against daytona grey as my brother-in-law getting an A5 in that shade, against Misano red as my wife thinks I'd get bored of it and against white as it's everywhere now. I would've preferred a pearl but i'm sure that the blue will still pop once it's polished.

    The biggest surprise for me was the difference in price for contract hire between a main dealer and a third party. Despite having the third party quote, the dealer couldn't match it. How can that be? I would've preferred to use the dealer as they arranged the test drive and were really helpful, but obviously my employer was keen to pay as little as possible. The third party even added in the comfort pack (which the dealer did not) and it still worked out cheaper per month!

    Looking forward to hopefully a September delivery!

    Andrew
     
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  2. Sandra

    Sandra Moderator Staff Member Administrator Moderator TeamMisano TFSI Owners Group Audi S3 quattro s tronic Platinum Supporter

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    Hi Andrew, welocme to audi-sport.net, and the 8v section. Nice spec. Enjoy the forum. :) x
     
  3. J6YAK

    J6YAK Well-Known Member

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    Welcome mate, nice spec and the Scuba blue is nice and does pop in the sun

    Let the wait begin
     
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  4. holly35

    holly35 Active Member

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    My order for a sportback was placed in Feb with a end May delivery,now its mid Aug..........
     
  5. Andrew_Bu

    Andrew_Bu Active Member

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    That doesn't bode well...

    My current lease expires on 16 September. If Audi cannot build and deliver my order in time, do they have an obligation to lend me something until mine arrives?
     
  6. bobinder

    bobinder Active Member

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    Can you ask your company to pay you your car allowance while you wait for the build?
     
  7. Andrew_Bu

    Andrew_Bu Active Member

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    My last change-over was exactly the same; I had to wait for my new car and couldn't extend the lease on my existing one, so my company hired a car from a local car hire company. I went from a Golf GT to a beaten-up Toyota with shot wheel bearings! I can't go through that again...
     

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