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Race for a 63 plate

Discussion in 'New A3/S3 (8V Chassis)' started by A3sportbackMark, Aug 2, 2013.

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    [Aug 2, 2013]
    Well, less than a month to go for the new 63 plate.

    Who will the the 1st to have the new reg?

    Like quite a few other people on here, I have been waiting months, although the car is built I am waiting for those extra few painful weeks for the new reg. Not sure if the waiting will be more agonising than the 1st few weeks after ordering back in march. Good job I joined this forum to take my mind of it....:whistle2: I'm starting to have feelings of OCD srcutinising the finer points of the Audi!

    And is there anyone out there not waiting for the new reg? Maybe there are still many more collection dates in August.
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    I would have thought that new collections would dry up now until September...
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    Someone (I forget who) has been invited to a BBQ at the dealership the night before with collections just after midnight!

    I'll hopefully be getting mine on the 1st, but I have no idea what time.
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    That was me ;)

    Still nervous about them getting it in time as its not shipped yet! But the dealer keeps assuring me we are on target :D
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    **UPDATE**

    Literally just received this email:

    " Hi Chris,

    The car has been built and is in transit and should be due on the 11th of August, so it will be ready for the 1st September! Did you want to pick it up at midnight? We are doing a launch night with live music a BBQ and a few things like that. With lots of new cars all being handed over! Should be a really good night too?

    Kind regards,

    Jack"


    Sorry guys but I think I have won ;)

    WooHoo!!
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    Hmmm...mine didn't offer a BBQ...I have a pick up slot of 10:30am on the 1st Sep, can't blooming wait...we have all been waiting months. I know mine is safely parked up in an Audi compound somewhere in Colchester waiting for me.....What are we going to do in the meantime grrr
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    Tell me about it!! So excited I feel like a child at Christmas :D even bigger tease is knowing it will be sitting quietly waiting for me on the 11th and I am driving to Dorset for a couple of weeks on the 12th arghhh! But it will be worth it.

    Ok can anyone beat 12:01am on the first? ;) hee hee
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    Well 97Catalunya, that collection time of yours is pretty hard to beat.:applaus::notme:

    Visited my dealer today and have a collection time of 10.15 on the 1st sept.

    I was quite surprised when the dealer said he was still very busy handing over new cars, not waiting for the new reg. Must admit, it didn't occur to me until he mentioned if i wanted to wait, and of course the overwhelming opinion on this forum.
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    [Aug 9, 2013]
    Catluynya is clearly in the gold medal spot, I am am just pipping you for silver with 10.00

    Collecting from wimbledon, not sure where you are collecting from and then heading to, but I plan to head west on the M4 towards the M25 then north/clockwise back to Herts.
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    I pick mine up in Berkshire, just off the M4. I'm sure I will go for a spin, but havn't planned any "just picked up my Audi" driving route. Maybe our paths will cross!
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    I'm one of those not waiting, picking up the s3 on weds
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    It's OK for you lot.............. I'm still waiting for a build date at the mo..........................................2016 seems favourite.

    I want my red S line now......now..........now.
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    Once i get to Kew Bridge M4/M25,although twice as long, is a far better first drive route home, with a couple of detour options, compared to the plodding route round the North Circular and up the A10.
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    [Aug 10, 2013]
    Wow wasn't it 6 or 7 weeks ago you ordered and still not got a build date? I would be pestering the dealer daily by now!
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    [Aug 17, 2013]
    Just had a call from my dealer, they are also having a opening Event on the Saturday night, so I will join you catalunya in collecting my car at 12:01am.
    I hope everyone collecting their car on the 1st has a fantastic day, and I will look forwar to seeing all the photo's.
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    [Aug 17, 2013]
    Welcome to the race voodoo, looks like catalunya has some competition!
    For a minute, I thought your spec was close to daveotto, but still sufficiently different to be unique! On closer inspection quite a few optional differences.

    I thought there were about a dozen or so for 1st sept collection, but after perusing the forum, now i reckon there are far more.
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    [Aug 17, 2013]
    Sadly no midnight BBQs from my dealer, and I'm busy in the morning, so it's 3pm for me...
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    Looks like I have been pushed down to bronze medal spot, not sure I will hold it for much longer as expect a couple of other midnight collections surfacing in the next few days
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    Ahhh, these other boys pushing themselves in front of us haha. No medal for me at 10.15am, just content to have a very unique car.
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    [Aug 17, 2013]
    Hi, no rush for mine as delivery is supposed to be the end of October
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    Getting mine on the 3rd, decided to avoid the rush on the 1st! Have waited since the end of May so I figured a couple more days wouldn't hurt me!
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    Getting mine delivered on the evening before :) Just not allowed to drive it until midnight :(
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    Argh I turn my back for 5 mins and look what happens!
    Well done mate :) makes the collection an even more exciting event hey. 2 weeks today and it will be sitting outside :D
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    [Aug 18, 2013]
    Nice, but must admit I do like the whole dealer new car experience thing
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    [Aug 18, 2013]
    Anyone else finding this wait painful?.....just going to take a power nap for 2 weeks.....hope my alarm clock works, if not can someone wake me up please?
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    Mark it has been a long wait for you since ordering to getting to this point, think we need to step up your music to keep you awake. :) x
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    Haha, like it!... That will make the time pass, not that I want to miss anything!
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    yep more painful than a painful thing!!!! Just checked my order date and the form says 11th March.....feels lie years ago
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    [Aug 18, 2013]
    I read recently that the world was going to end on 30 August this year. After all that waiting, eh.... ;)
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    Yup... last 2 weeks going sooo slowly, mainly because it's the only thing I'm thinking about at the moment!
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    I'm not too bad at the mo as away still till Thursday, but after that I think the brakes will be on!

    12 days 13 hours and 22 mins to go ;)
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    Yep, mine says 23rd March....my dealer even rubbed salt in by saying "thank you for your patience"....grrr...nearly there now though Dave.

    My dealer has chosen my reg for me...another gripe but the euro style plates were at no cost which I am pleased about. I'm still waiting for the CRD and confirmation of the reg though. Anyone else signed their CRD? I want to sort out GAP and Motor Insurance.

    Has anyone added SD Card Nav from the dealer rather than the factory? I have, but the dealer hasn't confirmed if I will need to pay this with the remainder of the deposit or if he is just adding it to the monthly payments. P.S. my dealer has been most unhelpful from start to finish...obviously been busy selling to more important customers than me.

    Anyway....wahoo...I have the week off after pick-up, get the feeling I am going to be putting some miles on my new motor!
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    What is your pick up date please, as you dont have a countdown thread and we need to get that sorted asap. :) x
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    Hey Sandra, my pick-up is 10:30am on the 1st September! Very excited now, I have never wished so much time away in all my life.
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    wow, another 1st sept pick up. I will set up a countdown thread for you just shortly. Time will pass slowly in this last few weeks, but hopefully we will try keep your mind busy on here. :) x
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    Thanks Sandra...looking forward to the thread! Matt
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    Hi Matt, you are now up and running with the rest of the countdown crew. :) x
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    [Aug 19, 2013]
    Dave, on our collection day, I could be around the M25/M4 junction on my "just got an Audi car" drive. If you are interested in making our paths coincide, I'd love to admire your new car! PM if interested :yes:
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    Mark, you have to make this happen. Would be unique to have a photo shoot with 2 cars. :) x
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