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  1. warren_S5
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    [Feb 13, 2014]
    I've just been contacted by the dealer to say the build week on my S5 has been put back by eight weeks to week 22 :whip: Was expected to land in the UK in early April back in January, now lookin at tail end of May. :3sadwalk:

    Not sure if I've just been unlucky of whether any of the rest of you 'soon to be' owners have been contacted with a similar delay?
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    Hi Warren,

    She who must be obeyed ordered a new A1 Sportback to replace the TTS back in October and she has just been told to expect delivery in May, so everything seems to be taking ages at the moment !!

    I had a B8 S4 before the S3 (which has now gone ) and I still miss that car every day, so I am jealous of you getting a new S5....lovely.
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    [Feb 13, 2014]
    That is bizarre mate.

    I experienced something VERY similar.

    Several weeks into my order - dealer contacted me to advise of a 6 week delay.

    I ordered in May for an ASSURED delivery of 1st September, which resulted in delivery mid November !

    I was pretty pi$$ed at the time, but got the car changed from standard to black edition at no extra charge and they did not attempt to knock down my PX price for the extra 6 weeks I was running round in it ... so thankfully all ended well for me and so pleased I got the black edition for the sake of a few extra weeks wait.

    Ironically, I did ask to change my order early on to black edition but was told it would add 2 months to the wait so I didn't bother .. I then ended up getting it for nowt :)
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    [Feb 13, 2014]
    does make you wonder whether they do this to just get it built for a customer willing to pay more to get it faster or some other reason a customer would take priority huh?

    Otherwise...worth the wait I'd say for such beauty !
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    [Feb 13, 2014]
    Given what I paid for it I deserve to be pushed down the priority list! Got it for close to Drive the Deal prices so I'm not due many more favours!!!

    Just hugely disappointing as I was buying it to cheer myself up after a sh1t 2013, and it was arriving in time for us to take it to Europe on my birthday weekend. Now alas it will only start being built on the day of my birthday. Never mind, the S3 is still delivering smiles so I shouldn't complain at all, and thanks for your kind comments.
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    [Feb 13, 2014]
    Don't get too down about it (easy to say I know) but I went through pretty much the same thing.

    I was advised of a 6 week delay, which ended up being closer to 10 weeks in the end .. the day Sept 1st arrived when I should have taken delivery really grated.

    All through the summer last year I was waiting for my car - it was torture !

    At least you will still get it prior to the summer - end of May is a great time to take delivery.

    It is frustrating but on the day of pick up you will be so excited all the waiting pays off .... BIG TIME :)

    The S5 IS IS IS worth the wait, it is an EPIC car !!!!


    this will be you sooner than you think ... :icon_thumright:

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    [Feb 13, 2014]
    I might have to print that picture off and put it over my desk to keep me going!!

    I'm going to use the delay as a bargaining tool to ensure the car arrives in their 'R8' delivery room with the special Audi sheet!

    Nearly got the 20/25mm HR Trak+ spacers last night off of A5OC but someone beat me to it! Will fill the gap until it arrives picking up a few bits of tinsel to garnish it with as it will keep my mind off the wait!
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    [Feb 13, 2014]
    Ha ha ... print off with pleasure :)

    My last two TT's were handed over to me in the car park of the Dealer !!

    The S5 was handed over to me in the private hand over bay reserved for the likes of R8's like you say .. and it DID add to the occasion.
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    [Feb 13, 2014]
    Sorry to hear that mate i bet your really Pi**ed off,have you thought of ringing Audi Uk and asking if there are any similar or bigger spec [at the same money for the inconvienence] that are available now or in the near future ?.When i was collecting mine yesterday there was a brand new Black S5 Black edition in the showroom .
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    [Feb 13, 2014]
    I hadn't actually thought of that. To be honest my spec is fairly loaded, the car must gave sports differential, damper control, active steering, electric memory, lunar leather, tech pack, comfort pack.... I doubt there will be anything like that in a showroom. Car has to be right at the price, so I'm resigned to waiting. Dealer said date could come forward but that is rare.
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    [Feb 13, 2014]
    I dont remember seeing this picture before Glen. You deserved the best treatment on collection as yours was one of the longest countdown we did. Hope you still enjoying it. :)x
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    [Feb 14, 2014]

    Thanks Sandra - yes it was a long wait at a full 6 months, more so when it was extended from 1st Sept to mid November !
    All a distant memory now though and had the car over a quarter of a year now :)
    Very happy with the car which has totally lived up to expectations and some !
    Audi make the best cars for sure, this is my 3rd and no doubt I will have another :yes:
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    [Feb 14, 2014]
    Good to hear you enjoying the car Glen. It was certainly worth the wait. :) x
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    [Feb 15, 2014]
    On your advise I went to have a look at the car at Oxford Audi today. Exterior-wise it will look identical to the car we have ordered, only the black/lunar silver leather interior will look significantly different. Here are a few photos of it.

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    Only problem with the car was it had no:

    • Drive Select
    • Sports Differential
    • Damper Control
    • Dynamic steering
    • Dimming/folding mirrors (exterior)
    • Rear parking camera
    • 12v socket in boot
    • Bluetooth High
    • Lunar silver / Black interior

    It was refreshing to see a car in the colour we've ordered which seems to be a rare opportunity these days, but having reviewed UK dealer specs for other new/lightly used phantom black s5's there was nothing that quite hit the spot so we're resigned to dealing with the extended wait and so be it. Thanks to Daytona500 for letting us know the car was here so we could see one in the flesh.
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    [Feb 16, 2014]
    First modification sorted last night; I've always been slightly confused by the choice of the V6T moniker on the side of the car. Whilst the 'T' may be VAG's letter for forced induction of any kind, I think it serves to present more confusion than benefit.

    Crewe Audi were selling genuine OEM supercharger badges on fleabay so I bagged a pair for the princely sum of £36 last night so I can remove the side badges as soon as the car arrives (hairdryer and fishing wire at the ready).

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    Next on the list.....

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    [Feb 16, 2014]
    Mine came off today and will stay that way.[​IMG]
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    [Feb 17, 2014]
    VERY shiny glistening paintwork there Daytona :)
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    [Feb 17, 2014]
    Warren, MY15 cars are built from week 22 so at least you'll have the most current spec once the car arrives
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    [Feb 21, 2014]
    Picking my 2014, 14 plate S5 up a week tomorrow, 1st of march :D Cant wait.

    Same as you warren im looking at getting some spacers and probably lowering springs.
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    [Feb 21, 2014]




    Colour / spec etc ... we need info :)
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    [Feb 21, 2014]
    Phantom Black Coupe, panoramic roof, ADS, Bluetooth high, electric folding mirrors.

    The options list is vast, the cost of the car with everything I wanted was ridiculous.
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    [Feb 21, 2014]
    Phantom black ... same as Warren amd in the pictures then :icon_thumright:

    Pano roof too ... nice, I would have liked one of those as be great in summer and letting in light to the cabin.
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    [Feb 21, 2014]

    I was lucky as there was a car already practically built when we looked to order at the beginning of Feb, to the spec we wanted (almost).

    A few adjustments. All sorted by Bolton Audi whose service has been brilliant, constant email updates with pics etc.
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    [Feb 21, 2014]
    ... it does add to the experience when you have a good Dealer.

    what is your current car out of interest ?
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    [Feb 21, 2014]
    MK5 Golf R32 im using as part ex :)
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    [Feb 21, 2014]
    Great colour choice, just make sure your car cleaning kit is up to spec! I've been nursing a Panther Black S3 for nearly 3 years and it's ruthless for swirl marks.

    I'm going to get a new car detail to start it off then ruin it myself from there with an annual detail to bring it back.

    Car spec sounds amazing, can't wait to see your pics.
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    [Feb 21, 2014]
    I do hope so. I couldn't quite work out when the changeover week was in comparison to my estimated build week. I'm assuming if mine delivers end of May it's likely to be built around 5th of May. I'm not exactly sure what build week that equates to in Audi speak.
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    [Feb 21, 2014]
    Golf R32 ....... very nice !

    I had a 2008 Audi mark 2 with the same engine - it was a peach.

    So you gonna have a nice step up then to the S5.

    I moved from a TTS and the change felt immense.

    You and Warren are certainly gonna be busy at weekends cleaning your cars and de-swirling them ha ha :)

    My TTS was panther black and jeeeeeez it was a b***h to look after - but THE BEST colour when clean :cool:

    Saying that - estoril blue is not much better, I thought it would be but its not.
    Possibly because it is a dark shade.
    I get all the same water marks after a rain shower.
    But is does look $hit hot when its just been cleaned.
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    Im just waiting for Jay at Miglior to get back to me to have the whole shebang done within a week of getting her, and im investing all the proper gear to make sure she stays in tip-top condition! :D
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    [Feb 21, 2014]
    The S5 is my 1st new car I felt justified a full detail from new.

    So pleased I did it and over 3 months on it is still sheeting water and gleams after a wash.
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    [Feb 21, 2014]
    ooooh they look rather nice :cool:

    will sit of the sides of your phantom S5 very nicely :icon_thumright:
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    [Feb 21, 2014]
    Where will you be getting those spacers from please?
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    [Feb 21, 2014]
    Damian at DPM for the spacers, cheapest I can find by some way.
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    [Feb 21, 2014]
    A couple of reflection shots of my Phantom B8 S4 i had before the RS3 and one of the interior just to keep you going Warren .[​IMG]
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    [Feb 23, 2014]
    Fantastic pics !

    The super sports seats are superb aren't they.

    Not only are they ultra comfortable and supportive with great multi directional electric control (which does enable you to get precise adjustment) but .... They also look amazing !!!

    Buckets may have the edge visually but I can't see them being quite as comfortable.
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    [Feb 23, 2014]
    Cleaned my car for the first time in 3 weeks yesterday as the weather finally allowed me to do so and when finished it did look fantastic.
    Rain forecast again Tuesday so it won't last long :)
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    [Feb 23, 2014]
    As you say the super sports seats are spot on in every way,the buckets may look good but for me they are a pain in the arse [excuse the pun]to get in and out of and not comfortable.
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    [Feb 23, 2014]
    After being tortured by standard S3 seats for nearly 3 years this is music to my ears.
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    [Feb 25, 2014]
    Honestly Warren - the S5 seats will be a revelation to you. Without question the best seats I have had in a car.

    ...... and you are another couple of days closer to collection now :)

    Roll on May eh :blackrs4:
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