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Tips on delivery day

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by D3mon, Jun 8, 2009.

  1. D3mon

    D3mon Active Member

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    This is my first time buying a new car, and I should be picking it up sometime before the end of the month.

    Anyone got any tips for delivery day? Things to check, questions to ask etc.?:think:
     
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  3. frenchy2475

    frenchy2475 Tetbury Audi Parts Man

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    Just have a thorough check round the car, special attention to any marks on the wheels especially. Once you leave the dealers it would be harder for them to admit a fault with the car.
     
  4. D3mon

    D3mon Active Member

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    On the s-line leather/cloth upholstery seat combo, would my armrest top be cloth or leather?
     
  5. mac1403

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    Like frenchy said. Check all around the car thoroughly. Also check all the options you have added are actually on the car. I spec'd folding mirrors and didn't realise they were not fitted till I got home! Just hope you have a better experience than I had LOL. Although I had arranged for funds to be ready my bank decided they wouldn't make the payment....great when you are 100 miles from home with the person who gave you a lift to the garage already left. The usual thing you find is glue marks on the wings and bumpers where they don't prep the car properly.....enjoy the day though.
     
  6. D3mon

    D3mon Active Member

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    Ah yes, I've already been forewarned of the potential problems with the bank and will be having some very strong words with the bank manager prior to pick up to make sure they are fully aware that I'll be 'spending' lots of money that day.
     
  7. frenchy2475

    frenchy2475 Tetbury Audi Parts Man

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    Leather, worth checking it is and not cloth. Another member on here found his had been mismanufactured and had a cloth one fitted by mistake.
     
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    10blazin HYPERDRIVE NEEDED

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    frenchy do you have a price on a windscreen for a 06 sportback please
     
  9. Lima

    Lima AUSmotive.com

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    Drive it like you stole it! :jester:
     
  10. frenchy2475

    frenchy2475 Tetbury Audi Parts Man

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    Approx £200 but would need your chassis or reg to give you very accurate figure.
     
  11. Lee_R

    Lee_R Active Member

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    Dont get them to wash it!

    Get it home and do a proper job on it yourself, I've seen 16 year old apprentices wielding brooms in buckets and dealers, you dont want your paint scratched!
     
  12. D3mon

    D3mon Active Member

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    Oh man, don't get me started on that subject! Despite much protestation, I was flatly refused an 'unwashed' delivery. I'll be working for hours to remove the dealer-installed swirls. It's the only thing I'm not happy about so far. I fully expect it will get the grit-ridden, floor stored, wash 'rag' treatment, and there's nothing I can do about it!
     
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    What do you mean they wouldn't do an unwashed delivery. Its your feckin car mate....insist!
    I am sure if you said you are getting the car professionally detailed and protected so you don't want anything done except the mechanical prep they would have to agree. Audi have accepted the fact that their valet clean service is ***** as a lot of dealers now ask if you would NOT like the car washed when it goes in for a service. When I picked mine up it was in October and they had drove it down the road to fill up with fuel. Small dealership so no dedicated handover area. Anyway, looked around the car and there was splashes of mud down the side. When the salesman came out I made a comment about buying a 30K car and having mud on it. No problem Sir I will get it cleaned for you. Out comes this Croatian guy with a shabby looking cloth and was just about to just wipe it all off.....Needless to say I pointed out the error of his ways and politely told him to get the feck away from my car and I would clean it when I got home LOL
     
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    D3mon Active Member

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    Thanks guys. I was led to believe it was unheard of for it not be washed on delivery. Now I have new hope for a swirl-free finish from new!
     
  15. mhill

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    Leather, had issues with mine which Si helped with

    Defiantly dont let them wash it, i insisted all the wrapping was left on which i removed my self and was then detailed with the assistance of Olaf (he might put in an appearance) They all thought i was mad and some sort of nutter but my paint work is now silky smooth & swirl free just as a new car should be.

    As others have said even with a 09 car thats done 2200 miles since March ive been back to the dealers twice already and going back in at the end of the week for a new fuel pump!!

    Which dealer are you buying through?

    Only other tip would be to get a Vag Com check done on it with in the first 1000 miles too.

    Best of Luck & ENJOY
     
  16. D3mon

    D3mon Active Member

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    Cheers, dealer is Worcester. If I bought the vagcom, would I be able to do the check myself?
     
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    NHN can get Hex CAN VCDS for £240 i think, well worth having and cant recommend the seller or Vag Com enough
     
  18. smbAudi

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    how did you get you get your delivery date so quickly!!!??? lol!

    ordered mine middle of April and being built in week 25!! damn you!! only a 1.9tdie sport though in brilliant black...will be moving up the ranks in future...straight to S3 hopefully...
     
  19. D3mon

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    I think I got lucky with the scheduling, plus I didn't go for any significant upgrades, just a fairly standard car.
     
  20. smbAudi

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    guess so...i've only added cruise to mine though...nevermind only few weeks!
     
  21. h5djr

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    The number of options makes little difference to the delivery date as each and every car is built to order. Sometimes a particular dealer may already have a car on order which they can change modify the spec to suit a particular customer. This can shorten the overall delivery time.

    The only time is dies make a difference is if there is a delay on a particular major component, like the gearbox for example.
     
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  23. BehindBlueEyes

    BehindBlueEyes TDIeco warrior

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    My 1.9tdie sport was also ordered in April, and isn't due to dealer until early-mid July, with delivery to me in early-August (per the lease company - suspect it might be earlier than that).

    I believe that the free Sport upgrade and the German scrappage scheme (not to mention £35 road tax and 13% company car tax) have made the 1.9 TDIe's rather more popular than usual, so it's probably the engine that's holding you back.

    Mine's going to be brilliant black too - good choice. The options I ticked were the lighting pack and de-badging.
     
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    Yep, I debadged too, they get in the way of the polisher!
     
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    yeah I did suspect this anyhow so I wasn't bothered about the length of time. 12 weeks for a factory order is pretty standard across most manufacturers...

    Good man!! mines the 3 door and also gone for badge deletion, though I've had to tell them twice already! also gone for non smoking pack or non pack!!

    was gonna go for bluetooth and bose but for the deal they had on finance wise this meant an extra £35 a month which started to defeat the object of going cheap for my first Audi on car allowance...got 2-3 years then to save to go to HP on an S3 rather than PCP...
     
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    :w00t: My dealer has agreed not to install swirls! Thanks guys!
     
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    Good man. Definitely don't let them wash or prep it in anyway. As others have said take a good look around. Check for any scratches or chips, don't forget bonnet/boot/door edges. Do not go for the dealer offered Scotchguard protection ****. Better off taking it to a good detailers instead if you wanna pay that kind of money.

    Also if they offer you gap insurance, don't pay too much, I was offered it at £500 and thanks to the forum I informed them that I could get it half that price easily online, so they quickly matched that and I paid £250 which isn't too bad.

    But most of all, enjoy it!!
     
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    LOL, yes the 'supa-guard' option was the first to go. I'd have buffed that out in a matter of days.
     
  29. jcs356

    jcs356 Brum brum

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    It depends how paranoid you are - but here's a tale about my Dad's Passat.....

    Bought new, a couple of years later orange peel effect on passenger side front wing. Dad takes it back to dealer, VW send out paint expert, paint expert measures paint thickness across whole car and accidentally (or perhaps deliberately) sends my dad a copy. Report says the car was in an accident, the front passenger wing had been replaced, and both passenger and rear doors had been resprayed as well. The whole lot done badly. Not bad for a car that had never been crashed.

    Only conclusion we could come to was that it had been swiped getting on/off the boat or on/off a car transporter.

    Unsurprisingly, my dad went ballistic and it was only when Watchdog got involved did the garage offer some compensation and respray the whole side of the car.

    I've never bought a new car, but if I did, call me paranoid, but I'd pay for a paint inspection and to have the car up on ramps and checked by an independent specialist. I've heard of the suspension chocks being left in is quite common (stop the springs compressing when the cars are tied down on the transporter).

    When my brother in law got his 330d actually asked to have it delivered to him completely unprepared, still with the transport wax on, and then paid someone he trusted to prepare it rather than the Beemer garage.
     

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