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The wait is killing me!

Discussion in 'New A3/S3 (8V Chassis)' started by faisal_16, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. faisal_16
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    Hi guys,

    I thought I'd stick a post up, my first on here. I ordered my car a week before Xmas and still haven't got a build date:lazy:

    I've gone for the following:

    2.0 TDI S-line in manual
    Daytona grey
    Half leather / alcantara seats
    Technology pack
    Comfort pack
    Bang & Olufsen sound system
    Lighting pack
    Privacy glass
    S-line suspension
    Deletion of model and engine technology

    It will be both my first Audi and brand new car so excited is an understatement!

    I've currently got a VW MK5 Golf GT Sport with the 170bhp tdi engine so I'm hoping the a3 doesn't feel too underpowered.

    Anyway, enough from me. There seems to be wealth of info on here which I'm going to sift through & no doubt increase the anticipation!

    Cheers,

    Faisal
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    Congratulations.

    Golf is a lovely car in GT spec. The weight loss in the new A3 should more than compensate for the 20bhp so I doubt you'll be disappointed.

    You will no doubt notice a difference in interior quality from the Mk5 to Audi. The absence of squeaks or rattles.
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    Thanks!

    Good point on the weight, hadn't really considered how much lighter the car is supposed to be. The interior is what sold it to me to be honest, it's a massive step up in quality to the golf.

    The only let down was lack of aluminium pedal covers but I did manage to get some included on my car.
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    Nice - that spec looks very familiar :)

    I came to mine from an A3 with the 170PS engine so can offer some insight. No, it's not quite as quick, although mine's barely loosened up at only 2k miles so far, but it's still nippy enough.
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    [Jan 10, 2013]
    Just got build date week 5, ordered 2 weeks before Christmas, delivery for new reg.

    SE Technik 2.0 TDI Quattro Stronic Avant
    Ibis White with black styling
    Audi select with adjustable dampers
    Convenience package
    Interior light package
    3 spoke steering wheel and sports seats

    Roll on March
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    Wow thats really quick! Ordered mine begining of October and its build date is week 4! Not bothered if its new plate or not as its a company car :)
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    Is that in the UK? I've not seen mention of a Technik or of the adjustible dampers on the new A3 yet. I'd be interested to know the pricing of the dampers in particular
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    My wife ordered on the 9th October and build date was week 49, the car will be picked up on Monday the 14th Jan. Your dealership may have missed something there!!!
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    When mine was ordered, I was told it was being held up by the B&O system - apparently without it, I was looking at mid-March.

    The salesman said he'd contact me with an update mid jan so I'll give it a few days before I chase up on it.

    Ceebee...was that a sportback or abroad? Black styling wasn't an option when I ordered unless it can be added now?
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    Hi Ceebee,

    Is this an A4 rather than A3?
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    Got an email from my dealer today saying the order status hasn't moved at the factory so still no build week :shrug:

    Anybody else ordered a 3 door s-line recently?
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    I ordered mine towards the end of November and its build week was originally 5 but I think it's been brought forward and couple of weeks but can't find the email.
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    Thanks for the reply.

    Forgive my ignorance but when is build week 5 on the calendar?
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    I think it's the week commencing 28th of January. Whatever the build week is it would likely be at least a couple weeks after before it'll be at the dealers and ready.

    I'm waiting until march for mine anyway so doesn't really matter when it arrives at the dealers. Although will make the wait that bit more difficult knowing its there!
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    Just found my emails from the dealer and it looks as if mine was an order that the dealer had already placed so that might have given me a slightly quicker lead time than I would have had for a brand new order.
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    Ah okay, thanks for the info.

    I hoped the dealer group may already have had a car with similar spec being built that could've been tweaked but no such luck!

    It looks like I may be in for a bit of a wait
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    So, I've got a build week...8!!! I've been told to expect delivery in late March which is far sooner than I was expecting 😃

    One problem...I am very tempted to switch to glacier white
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    That gives me hope that mine may come forward. I ordered a 1.4TFSI S-line SB in November and was originally told BW17.... fingers crossed!
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    Posted on another thread earlier in the week, that my new SB Build week was seemingly listed as wk 4 during late Dec, and it was moved to wk 8 and is now showing wk7, with projected delivery mid March.

    Dealer says he'll keep me informed.
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    up till which point can you change it?
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    I always thought it was up until a build week was allocated.....hope you can still change the colour.
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    [Jan 30, 2013]
    after 5 months waiting, my SB (1.4 122hk stronic) was built today, now for the 4 week delivery time.... i never got how it can take 4 weeks to deliver a car...
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    :salute: looking forward to hearing my car has began the build process.......no idea how long it takes from start to finish before it's ready for shipping...but yeah I always wondered how the 4 weeks break down between build \ transport :detective2:

    Nt wanting to wish my life away but I can't wait to get my new SB.... a few weeks yet I fear till I can go collect it :photo:
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    Thought I'd join in with the excitement!

    Ordered my SB end Oct, had in pencilled in for build week 8 but dealer confirmed this week that it had been confirmed for week 6 (mid Feb??). He did however say not to expect delivery til late March/ early April though as Audi haven't yet confirmed when they'll be releasing the SB into the UK. Anyone had more positive indications from the dealers??
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    Apparently I could still change it but it may affect the build week allocation. For that reason, and my initial decision, I've decided to stick with Daytona. Not sure when the actual cut off for being able to change is though
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    Build week 5 which I'm told is next week. Then on the boat to Ireland mid Feb. Expect to have my S/B last week in Feb or first week in March at the latest....:yes:
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    My dealer seems optimistic with a mid March delivery but he has not been able to confirm the UK release date...so I guess we wait and hope it is early / mid March
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    I am not sure how late you can change but it can be after build week is confirmed. I ordered an A5 in October and had build week 2 (2nd week Jan) confirmed early Novemeber, I then decided I wanted to change the colour and did middle of Novemeber which didn't affected the build week. I changed to Daytona, its a great colour.
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    It can be quicker than this as I was worried it may take 4 weeks plus, but for my A5 it will be about 3 weeks, it was built 2nd week of Jan then had a slight delay at the port in Germany but was on board 25th in UK a day later and at the dealer yesterday. Collecting tomorrow! :D
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    looking forward to the new car bud, i might see you at the weekend :)
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    I was right to be optimisitic! Just been told my S-line SB has moved from BW17 to BW8 - delivery expected early March!
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    good choice to stick with the Daytona man!.. Looking forward to seeing you+car. The interior is awesome in the new A3's went looking and driving them the other weekend with my girl.

    Looking forward to photos
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    Didn't know you were on here man! Hopefully see you tomorrow



    Thanks Edd...didn't know you were on here either! Is JJ lurking somewhere too?


    The interior is definitely what sold the a3 to me over my other options. What did you think of the drive? I've only driven a sport briefly
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    Picking my car up on Thursday:w00t:

    It was built a while ago but got held up in final assembly for nearly 3 weeks. It arrived at the port in Germany last Friday so I'm pleased at how quickly I'll be in the car from that point
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    Lucky sod....mine's been at Emden since 14th March, still waiting to be shipped!

    Which port's yours being shipped to? They've probably fast-tracked it as it was delayed at th factory.

    Annoyingly the ships VAG use have been sat in either Grimsby or Emden since Thursday! They normally unload and go straight back for more cars. I was hoping to get mine before Easter, but the next ship's not due in Grimsby until Monday afternoon and there's no guarantee mines on it. As the thread says 'the wait is killing me' !!
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    Sorry to hear that...I know how frustrating it is knowing the car is ready but you can't have it yet!!

    I'm not sure which port it went to. You may be right about it being fastracked - I got told on 13th March that it was still stuck in final assembly. I then got told on the 15th it was at the port & on the morning of the 16th it was on the ship.

    I think it arrived in the UK on the 20th and is due at the dealers on Tuesday.

    I'm sure it'll be worth the wait, your spec looks very nice
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    Thanks. I shouldn't moan really seeing as I only ordered it on 10th Feb! Some guys on here are having to wait until September.

    What colour did you go for?
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    My A3, ordered 17 Jan is at the dealers being PDI'd - should have it in a couple of days
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    Excellent! Any idea when it was built, when it arrived in the UK and which port it was shipped to?
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    Built week 6 (6th Feb), held at factory for 3-4 weeks, posted as being at Sheerness 18th March, arrived at dealer 25th March
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