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The Wait.....

Discussion in 'New A3/S3 (8V Chassis)' started by Baldyone, Feb 1, 2014.

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    It's like being a kid again and waiting for Dec 25th. Some part of me is actually enjoying the anticipation. If there's a counter on here to see how often you view the forum I will look like a right obsessive lol

    i can however now say I'll be picking up my A3 next month, whooopie!!!

    build week seven and fingers crossed for collection before 17th March because I have a trip to donnington I don't want to do in my mums little borrowed fiesta.

    Thanks for for giving me my fix and the banter between a few regulars has me lol'ing, keep up the good work. I'm also planing my next one already and it will be Quatro! 😁 (must be quick to point out I don't regret not having it on this one at all because this is still a big step up in car quality over my previous). My 1st Audi will be loved but it's just the start of things to come I hope
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    Glad your enjoying the forum....
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    I'm build week 7 on my S3 and the wait is killing me!!!

    This forum somehow provides a little fix whilst we wait.
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    There is a certain pleasure to be had from delayed gratification.
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    Build week 8... and I am more excited about my wife's new car than she is :eek:
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    Snakehips, so wrong but so right lol.
    Daz Auto I bet she's just better at hiding it
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    I'm week 8 too. Going to the factory that week - might see my SB S line 184 Quattro going down the line! 😃
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    I don't know whether or not its right, but I read on here that the build week was the week it ships! Maybe someone can confirm on here.
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    Not sure where you read that. Build week really is the build week. Shipping happens a week or two later.
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    Glad your enjoying the forum, its not that long to wait for the car now. :) x
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    Not as far as I know. I waited 9 months for my GTD. At that time it was 1 week to build and 2 weeks for delivery.

    We made a last minute change to the car on Friday 24th - end of week 3? Not sure that would have been possible if the delivery was on week 8. Week 4 has just ended so the order is probably locked now.
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    My car was four weeks late, however my local Audi dealership tried to ease the pain by loaning me a £37,000 Q3...
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    Thats what I thought, probably someone wishing a week away for their S3, I wish I could. So sick of waiting!!!
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    I havent made any changes since ordering, I blew the budget when I ordered!!!! So Im hoping no delay
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    First post on the forum... Getting ours in a month. When we ordered in December it seemed so far away I almost forgot about it, but starting to get pretty excited now.

    It's a Sportsback - 2.0 TDI 1(184) Quattro S-tronic (replacing a MkV Golf GTi).
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    Nice choice, and you've moving from exactly the same car as I did! You won't be disappointed. IMO the 184 has better performance than the GTi.
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    Are you complaining ? I am waiting since 3 October - hopefully my S3 will be here Thursday :arco:
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    Interesting to hear that as we only drove a 150 before we ordered it. The figures are pretty similar and I can imagine the diesel torque makes it feel snappier.

    My Golf was one of the very first MkV GTis, we've held on to it so a long time as not much we've tested has really felt like an improvement until we test drove the A3.
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    Maybe a bit more sluggish at very low revs but once it hits its sweet spot it is relentless. Enjoy.
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    No, not complaining, I ordered in December so it's not been too long. I would just love to have it sat on my drive ready to go!!!! Good luck Thursday, bet you can't wait!!!
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    Build week 7 for my S3, been a long wait since the 9th of October!
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    That's a long time waiting, how come so long? not much longer now though
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    I think reading on here that's pretty normal. Mine was ordered October too and I was first quoted week 8. I think some of it is luck, if your dealer has a place allocated and can change the spec for you then some have been much quicker (lucky buggers) tbh though I ordered prepared to wait until March for the new plate.

    It'll be worth the wait.....it'll be worth the....bugger it, March hurry up an get here NOW!!!!
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    It does sound like its a longer wait if you have a higher spec model from just looking at feedback on this forum.
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    I ordered first week in October and my car was built w/c 30th dec and at the dealer on the 10th jan.
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    Must have had Santa's elves doing overtime in Germany. Got that shipped quick didn't they 👍 and your giving me hope. My birthday early March and you just never no! Dealer won't confirm because they don't want to let me down. I don't even expect it but it would be pretty great if it came on or very very near the day
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    I decided to wait for the new reg so my car has been sat in derby for weeks!
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    I've just seen a post in "who collects March the 1st" from a member who was build week 5 (w/c 27th Jan) saying the car is at the dealers already! That's far quicker than I would expect but looks good for potential early or on time deliveries. Not sure I can keep my fingers crossed for a month and it's making it hard to type
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    Just got an email from the dealer to say it's built and on way to port. I'm not gonna lie, I let a little girly woohoo sneak out and had to try and disguise it with a manly grunt. Next update Friday 😬
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    Were you build week 7?
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    Certainly am. Was quoted mid March but am keeping my fingers crossed for just a little earlier
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    Me too, I'm hoping early march. If they ship out within the next few days we could be OK.
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    I've been waiting five weeks since ordering and it's killing me. My build has come forward from week 18 to week 16 which is something I suppose.

    Ages to go yet. I just keep thinking I'll get my S3 in time for the summer after all this rain!
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    The closer it gets, the further away it feels, if that makes sense. Been waiting since Early december and these last few weeks are agonising!!!!
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    [Feb 14, 2014]
    As promised received another update from my dealer and my car has been "released to a Ship"
    I thought it a bit optimistic for it to be in the Uk today. I expect that means it's Likely to be on the boat at some point over the next few days / week.

    Not to long now though so all good and really excited about picking it up. I'm pretty sure I'll be keeping an eye on boats into Sheerness until I hear it's made landfall :)
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    Mine arrived in Grimsby last Saturday, still not at the dealers. I have to say my dealer is not very good at keeping me informed, I always have to call him to find out where the car is.
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    Baldyone, it looks like mine and your cars were built at the same time!! From the sounds of it, they're not shipping out straight away!
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    Nope, Audi must shift hundreds, probably thousands every day all over the world and I like you guys am simply another customer who has to wait in line. I've no more right than the next chap to have my car pushed to the front of the q. Most previous post say 3 - 4 weeks from build week so I guess that's what it will be. The only thing to do is forget about it until we get the date we can finally pick our beautifully engineered cars up. Kick back, relax and look forward to the end of these bloody storms
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    [Feb 15, 2014]
    We were hoping to get ours for 1st March but now informed by dealer that it will be ready around the 10th March. Not the end of the world but I am so looking forward to it that 10 days feels like a long time!
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    What build date were you? Do you know what stage your cars at, at the moment. I don't think mine will be here for March 1st either!!
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