1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

S3 Daytona Grey (pt2)

Discussion in 'New A3/S3 (8V Chassis)' started by monopole, Jul 26, 2014.

  1. monopole

    monopole Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2012
    Messages:
    1,053
    Likes Received:
    371
    Well, it is time for my S3 to arrive, dealer thinks he will have it by the end of the week :)

    I will post pics (obviously) all in due time but at this time I want to see if I can clear up some observations I have made since registering my VIN with myAudi this morning and that of my order sheet dated April 5th 2014.

    1. Already identified by the dealer and confirmed via myAudi, wheels. Car arriving with 10 spoke when standard 5 spoke star design ordered.

    1a. Hopefully cleared up in another post but sound system "branded" should be the B&O I specced.

    2. MyAudi says I can connect to my car using the code provided. Now I am assuming this is the Audi Connect I hear people harping on about?? I did not spec the connect (£1800ish option) but tech pack (£1500ish option) . Have they mixed this up also?

    3. MyAudi says Parking System Plus. My A5 has this as front and rear, but ordered rear only for the S3, is this also mixed up?

    the costing difference between what I ordered and what appears to specced is something in the region of £1000. Am I in for a surprise when I finally see the car???
     
  2. Google AdSense Guest Advertisement



    to hide this advert.
  3. phil1824

    phil1824 Active Member
    Team Daytona Audi Cabriolet Owner Group Audi A3

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2014
    Messages:
    378
    Likes Received:
    102
    I have B&O delivered and the MyAudi says Branded, so should be ok there?
    I have connect and it says Navigation system High (which I THINK means with Connect)
    What does your say?


     
  4. monopole

    monopole Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2012
    Messages:
    1,053
    Likes Received:
    371
    yep, says Navigation system - High

    Capture.JPG
     
  5. glospete

    glospete Well-Known Member
    Team Glacier Audi TT Team Ibis Audi A3

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2013
    Messages:
    1,129
    Likes Received:
    480
    I don't think the my.Audi.com is perfect by any means! Like others have said mine says it is Mauritius Blue (but it's Glacier White - at least I hope so!) and the inlays are described as black whereas they should "aluminium". And although the options are correct there is one missing and that's the black styling pack - we'll see on the 4th.
    When I showed my dealer today he was surprised to say the least!
     
    #4 glospete, Jul 26, 2014
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2014
  6. boltor

    boltor New Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2014
    Messages:
    17
    Likes Received:
    10
    same. black styling missing from mine too.
     
  7. phil1824

    phil1824 Active Member
    Team Daytona Audi Cabriolet Owner Group Audi A3

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2014
    Messages:
    378
    Likes Received:
    102
    If you ask to have a look at the order screen which they put into the system, I would be EXTREMELY surprised having seen the Audi production systems and lines if that is not what appears at the Dealers
     
  8. phil1824

    phil1824 Active Member
    Team Daytona Audi Cabriolet Owner Group Audi A3

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2014
    Messages:
    378
    Likes Received:
    102
    Each of the above would have drop down codes which the Dealer enters.


     
  9. glospete

    glospete Well-Known Member
    Team Glacier Audi TT Team Ibis Audi A3

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2013
    Messages:
    1,129
    Likes Received:
    480
    Yes my dealer today was 100% confident that the car would be as per the order but he did not know about the foibles of the my.audi.com website.
     
  10. monopole

    monopole Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2012
    Messages:
    1,053
    Likes Received:
    371
    I understand myAudi may be inaccurate (the information out is only as good as the information in!) but the dealer seems to be sure it has the 10 spoke wheels, so why the rest cant be indicative of the delivery spec against order spec?
     
  11. monopole

    monopole Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2012
    Messages:
    1,053
    Likes Received:
    371
    inept



    Called BA today to make an appointment to take my car in for re-evaluation (since I last had one done April)

    "yes, sir. Are you thinking of buying a new car with us?"

    "err.. yes! I did order it in April"

    "Oh I see, could I take your name again please"

    "Yes, It's Mr ..."

    "Right Mr ..., oh yes. I see your car is already with us on site"





    WHAT?

    inept bloody dealership, couldn't even think to tell me they HAD the bloody car and I spoke to the sales guy Saturday and I have only been bloody waiting since April.

    FFS!
     
    s3_trev likes this.
  12. veeeight

    veeeight I am a very pretty girl
    VCDS Map User Black Edition

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2012
    Messages:
    5,329
    Likes Received:
    3,225
    You get a chance to get your own back, with the Post Sales Customer Survey ;)
     
    monopole likes this.
  13. s3_trev

    s3_trev Northern Ireland
    Team Brill Red Gold Supporter VCDS Map User Audi S3

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2013
    Messages:
    1,745
    Likes Received:
    549
    Yep, that sounds like BA alright.
     
  14. Chimp

    Chimp Member

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2008
    Messages:
    131
    Likes Received:
    24
    Unless your details mysteriously dissappear of the Audi system and your never get a survey call......:notme:
     
    monopole likes this.
  15. mcnallys

    mcnallys Keep 'er lit!!!

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2006
    Messages:
    157
    Likes Received:
    55
    Hi Monopole,

    I am about to negotiate with BA on an S3 Saloon, however have got some favourable quotes from GB Dealers - did BA get manage to get near a figure you wanted. I know BA is handy for us, but we are locked into one dealer here.

    I am sure you are looking forward to getting the motor.

    Cheers
    Si
     
  16. TheFiftheElement

    TheFiftheElement Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2014
    Messages:
    282
    Likes Received:
    283
    I see no one has answered you about parking system plus.

    I suspect (as I have the option) that this will be the front + rear parking system with visuals on the MMI (not rear camera) so not rear only as you specified ..

    What a **** experience, ordering a new car, and not getting the spec you wanted. I'd have been livid if mine had come with the 10 spoke alloys instead of standard S3 as I don't like them at all, and it makes the S3 look too much like an S-line for me (each to their own, stealth etc) :thumbsup:
     
  17. glospete

    glospete Well-Known Member
    Team Glacier Audi TT Team Ibis Audi A3

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2013
    Messages:
    1,129
    Likes Received:
    480
    I suspect that the problems with my.audi.com and the incorrect specs being shown are not human input error but bad programming. I agree with phil1824 and will be very surprised if your car is not the spec that you ordered. Did you not get a printed order sheet from your dealer when you placed the order. I had to sign it and when I changed the options I had to sign the revised form also.
     
  18. monopole

    monopole Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2012
    Messages:
    1,053
    Likes Received:
    371
    Yeah I have the original printed order sheet from April but didn't get anything from them when I updated with the MY15 confirmation (changed to Daytona, removed black styling pack, added SSS)

    I just hope I'm not even more disappointed when I go on Friday to at least see the car for the first time since it arrived (I can only assume they received it Monday) but so lame to not even call me, grrrrr.
     
  19. glospete

    glospete Well-Known Member
    Team Glacier Audi TT Team Ibis Audi A3

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2013
    Messages:
    1,129
    Likes Received:
    480
    I'm sure it'll be fine but I think they should have got you to sign off on each order change - mine did, which protects both sides!
     
    monopole likes this.
  20. illingworth22

    illingworth22 Active Member
    TeamMisano Audi A3 Audi S3

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2013
    Messages:
    379
    Likes Received:
    85
    Well come on........ is it here yet?
     
  21. monopole

    monopole Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2012
    Messages:
    1,053
    Likes Received:
    371
    well come on........ read and digest!


    ..... that would be tomorrow!
     
  22. Google AdSense Guest Advertisement



    to hide this advert.
  23. monopole

    monopole Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2012
    Messages:
    1,053
    Likes Received:
    371
    so today I saw my car :)

    one thing I wasn't aware of is parking system plus appears to be "standard" on MY15 according to my man at BA today, he says it "may" be because of something else I specced but wasn't too sure.....??


    wasn't too fussed about taking too many -or quality- pics because the car was stinking filthy in the car lot, but some good news.. my registration details arrived today for my personalised plates and the 3D Gel plates from number1plates also arrived, so provisionally booked pick up for next Friday or if I get some shiz sorted this weekend, try and arrange an earlier collection. I know I said I was going to wait until Sep 1 but unfortunately I won't be in NI come end of August as I've just been offered a new job with start date Sep 1 in the south of england.

    so, crappy HTC pictures of a new but filthly Daytona Grey S3 :) :) (for now)








    IMAG0544.jpg

    IMAG0545.jpg
     
    #21 monopole, Aug 1, 2014
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2014
    illingworth22 and veeeight like this.
  24. monopole

    monopole Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2012
    Messages:
    1,053
    Likes Received:
    371
    WBAC took my A5 today, 3K over the trade in price quoted yesterday by BA :wacko:. The guy there doing the inspection was gutted, he said he couldn't find 1 fault or mark on it to mark it down in price, LOL. Final price was above the online quote I got last week also :) in-out 1 Hr, done!

    plates and reg docs with the dealer, provisioned a collection Wed, awaiting confirmation Mon :)
     
  25. pns2007

    pns2007 Member
    VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2008
    Messages:
    644
    Likes Received:
    19
    Hey Monopole, I'm sort of in a similar position. I have just bought a new 'in stock' A3 and agreed a deal verbally and paid a deposit. I was messing on PC last night and did a we buy any car valuation and it was nearly £1600 above dealers quote.

    2 questions if you don't mind:-

    1 - Did you get a px price from dealer and then sell privately? Ifso, did they mind or had you planned to sell privately anyway?
    2- With wbac, how does it work, I have an appointment at 12 today, if we agree a price do they have it there and then. Did you have existing finance and how did that work.

    Cheers mate

    Neil
     
  26. monopole

    monopole Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2012
    Messages:
    1,053
    Likes Received:
    371
    I went into Audi and asked for a PX quote, with that I used it as a 'benchmark' to see what WBAC would offer. Straight away the Audi PX quote was below the online quote I got off WBAC last week.

    I went to WBAC Belfast yesterday, they test drive it, inspect it, then offer you a price to buy. If you say yes, they then offset that figure with an up-to-date finance quote you have with you (as per the terms on their website and email you receive)

    If you agree to the figure they offer to buy at, they click the yes button on their computer, fill in/copy a form or two then you leave walk away car-less but smiling (the deal is done there and then, the car is theirs!) If you owe more on the resettlement on your finance than their price to buy, you make a card payment to them, if not, they will transfer into your bank the remaining balance within 4 working days. In my case, I receive over 3.5k back :)


    I told the dealer Friday that WBAC had quoted me more than he did and he said "do it, you'd be an idiot to sell to us" (along those lines!)
     
  27. pns2007

    pns2007 Member
    VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2008
    Messages:
    644
    Likes Received:
    19
    Thanks, I better go prepared then and arrange for a lift home. I'm hoping they honour the price stated.

    I will be carless for a week but £1600 is a lot of money to gain!
     
  28. monopole

    monopole Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2012
    Messages:
    1,053
    Likes Received:
    371
    One thing no one picked up on and I would like to hear about is this ^, the FRONT and rear parking plus sensors

    I did not spec plus front+rear, but only rear, the car clearly has front+rear as you can see in the pic and the my price doesn't reflect the additional cost accordnig to the audi configurator of £250
    View attachment 37534


    and MY15 owners care to chip in?
     
  29. monopole

    monopole Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2012
    Messages:
    1,053
    Likes Received:
    371
    be prepared, they will look CLOSELY for any marks and like I said..

     
  30. monopole

    monopole Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2012
    Messages:
    1,053
    Likes Received:
    371
    (ref my original post) and to point out, myAudi online said 10 spoke alloys and parking system plus, neither I ordered! Didn't check the MMI for connect,, will find out Wed hopefully!

    (Oh and sound system "branded" is B&O)
     
    #28 monopole, Aug 3, 2014
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2014
  31. glospete

    glospete Well-Known Member
    Team Glacier Audi TT Team Ibis Audi A3

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2013
    Messages:
    1,129
    Likes Received:
    480
    Sounds like they've built you a different car to that ordered! AFAIK Parking System Plus is a separate option unless you specified Driver Assistance Package in which case it's included.
     
  32. monopole

    monopole Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2012
    Messages:
    1,053
    Likes Received:
    371
    nope, I didn't. Is it a 'visible' option you could see from the attached images i took?
     
  33. glospete

    glospete Well-Known Member
    Team Glacier Audi TT Team Ibis Audi A3

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2013
    Messages:
    1,129
    Likes Received:
    480
    As I don't get my car until tomorrow I can't tell but from the photo it certainly looks as though it has front parking sensors. But as compensation perhaps they also fitted a 1.6TDI engine instead :)
     
  34. monopole

    monopole Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2012
    Messages:
    1,053
    Likes Received:
    371
  35. glospete

    glospete Well-Known Member
    Team Glacier Audi TT Team Ibis Audi A3

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2013
    Messages:
    1,129
    Likes Received:
    480
    But I see from your earlier post that it has 10 spoke alloys - and yet you did not order them. More importantly did you actually WANT them?
     
  36. monopole

    monopole Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2012
    Messages:
    1,053
    Likes Received:
    371
    dealer know my view on the wheels and he will not cost them towards the order. Seeing them up close is different (ie better) than any pic or configurator image so I have opted to keep them. He can exchange them with the next S3 in (car for stock order, not customer order) but the car isn't expected for another 3-4 weeks (just passed build stage) and I will not be in NI then!
     
  37. glospete

    glospete Well-Known Member
    Team Glacier Audi TT Team Ibis Audi A3

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2013
    Messages:
    1,129
    Likes Received:
    480
    My guess is that this happened when the dealer did a "spec amend" to get you your car. Maybe they were sloppy and didn't carefully check your spec versus the car they originally ordered for stock. As we said in an earlier post if they'd got you to sign off when ANY spec changed then this would not have happened but it seems to be to your benefit though.
     
    monopole likes this.
  38. monopole

    monopole Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2012
    Messages:
    1,053
    Likes Received:
    371
    ...to what extent, I shall find out once I collect.

    As confirmed Friday, I am only paying the agreed deal/order + spec amend price. Just need to see in finer detail what isn't as specced. Could be interesting

    (just to add) I took in the audi configurator (of my spec) quote/printout and compared it to the order print out he updated and gave me Friday and they matched within a few pence (after taking off the optional wheels)
     
  39. monopole

    monopole Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2012
    Messages:
    1,053
    Likes Received:
    371
    long long looooong wait


    in all honesty, from the moment I drove off the lot at Belfast, the S3 8V is in no doubt far far better than my 2012 S3 8P and I loved that car :) totally gutted to sell it last year tbh

    and in true honest tradition of 'norn-iron' weather again was sheeeeeeeeIT :D


    so no amazeballz pics, but what is probably half-decend indoorsy shot when the rain stopped:

    IMAG0564.jpg
     
    glospete and benhock101 like this.
  40. hud1990

    hud1990 New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2014
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hi there, i was wondering about the super sports seats in the s3.
    Do the seats take up a lot more room than the standard ones, Is there still room for people in the back?
    Are they more comfortable than the standard?
     
  41. mfl

    mfl Active Member
    Team Silver Audi S3

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2014
    Messages:
    346
    Likes Received:
    120
    I can only answer in regards to the SB, as the only demonstrators at the dealer had the super sports seats. My son and I are both about 5' 9" and I got him to sit behind behind me, he said he was quite comfortable, I tested the back seat also and found legroom fine, about the same as my mk6 GTI.
     
  42. Arcam

    Arcam Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2014
    Messages:
    50
    Likes Received:
    5
    I have purchased 4 new Audis in the last 7 years and never got one of those surveys ... much be overdue!

    Audi UK CS could do with a survey on itself as they pretty much suck :(
     

Share This Page