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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by jacky, Jun 2, 2009.

  1. jacky
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    jacky Audi newb!

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    Okay okay.. I ordered my car on the 29th of March.. All fine.. I have just been told my car is going onto the production line on the 6th July....
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    This seems a ridiculous amount of time considering people on here are ordering 15th march and getting delivery early to mid june..

    I'd be okay with delivery on 6th july but just starting to be built is crazy.. That means delivery early August.! :puke2:

    Surely this cant be right or am i being silly?

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    just cancel it and buy one already built........
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    jacky Audi newb!

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    Was actually thinking that..

    Ive just read something that has made me pukeee! :puke2:

    Some dude on this forum from Australia ordered his Audi the day before mine and his starts production 1-5 june..(1 whole month before mine!) ????????

    We order one day apart but his arrives a month before mine, AND he lives in blummin Aussie.. Hacked off

    peace
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    They probably did you a favour & made it into a MY10 version possibly that had changes, ask them mate, so not to bad afterall or they stopped making MY09 around when you ordered & so delay was for new MY10, speculating but sounds possible.
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    That sounds about right I ordered 22nd April and build of by A3 Black Edition doesnt start until 27th July!!! Dont get me wrong tho it is a long time. I was orginally told by the dealer i would have it 12 weeks from my order date which would be some time in week begining 13th July!!! Then got a phone call saying not being built till 27th, wasnt best pleased but will be worth the wait!
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    I think you will find that the main Audi plant in Ingolstadt (where most a3's are built) closes down for a couple of week at the begining of June to allow the for annual holidays and for the change over of production to the next model year.

    It's possible the plant may be closing for a little longer this year because of the lower demand for cars in general.
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    hm...i've ordered mine 25. march (4 days before you), and the car was here in less than two months :think:
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    Hi

    Have you passed your driving test yet? I'd just wait and have it registered as 59


    Ashley
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    What is MY10 and a MY09, and whats the diffrence,

    My Black edition is being built on the 15th june, what will that be?
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    jacky Audi newb!

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    Lol.. well if im honest i havnt passed my driving test. Still learning so i guess im just being immature, but i just want to see it! Who wouldn't? ;)...

    Also, i have been confirmed it will be registered as 59.

    Thanks
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    jacky Audi newb!

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    Thanks for that..

    Could you please tell me what the major differences are between the MY10 & MY09... Is it just slight changes in shape etc?

    And if you could choose which version is better?

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    Sorry, this is my first post. Had planned to post in the welcome section but hadn't got round to it yet.

    My new Black Edition was ordered on the 26 April, is being built this week and is due to arrive on or before the last week in June. So I guess, if that all turns out right, I've been pretty lucky.

    I asked if it was an MY10 build, I was told that MY10 builds don't start until August, so I didn't postpone the build.
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    Welcome.. The guys on here are the best around if your wanting advice.. Just post a thread with any questions and they will be glad to help out.

    Wow your well lucky your getting the car that early. N1

    jacky
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    Thanks. I've been around here for a while, but only recently registered. Been thinking about some very simple, non-vagcom mods when it arrives, but only superficial stuff: S3 pedals, Lamin-X 'tint' on headlights etc. It seems my chosen package isn't very popular here - brilliant black, black edition, but I love the all-black look, and as a bit of a detailer, I don't mind washing it a bit more often than normal in exchange for the mirror-gloss benefits of a solid black finish after a good polish.

    (Sorry mods for going a bit OT)
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    Lol then there no problem really, what you want it to do just sit on your drive? Lol have a look on audi and see if you can see one that way lol ;)
    I'd just wait, its not like you can drive it yet anyway, when you reckon you will pass? I can understand where your coming from you want it and they said a date and now its changed but just wait lol

    Ashley
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    I'm not entirely certain of the way that Audi organises build batches, so I'll openly admit up front that this is part-speculation, but I would be quite surprised if Audi builds cars in the exact sequence that they were ORDERED in... -It wouldn't make economic sense for them to do so.

    If they did, they'd be spraying different colours one after another... That's just one example. FAR more sensible to organise manufacturing into 'batches', where you make Lava-Grey one day, then a bunch of Black the next... Ibis white as a concerted batch, blue... yellow... etc. -We all know that they charge about 2500 for a custom factory colour order partially because of the need to clean out the old paint colours and load up the new, if they made cars one colour at a time, they'd also have to do this for pretty much EVERY car off the line.

    Likewise Open-skye sportbacks versus steel-roof sportbacks... having the glass and operating mechanisms close to the production line but not using them for 70% of the vehicles off the line wouldn't make any sense. -Having it close to the line on days/mornings or shifts where open-skye vehicles are being produced and then having the un-punched roof structures and non-sunroof headliners on shifts when they're NOT building open-skyes makes more sense, and keeps the required parts closer to hand, and production lines tidier.

    -Net result, if I ordered TWO differently-specified A3's as factory builds, and signed the contracts for BOTH at the same time... I'd STILL have different build dates. -Now of course, they'd both be within a single 'complete production cycle', and there would naturally be some general similarity in terms of production lead times, but some reasonable variation in lead times is perfectly normal.

    This time of year however, ALL auto manufacturers are preparing for the Model-Year production line changeover, and at a certain point the production line will be stopped for re-tooling and reconfiguration. Several manufacturers here in the US are ALSO taking advantage of the pause in production to KEEP the production lines halted for a little longer, in an effort to try and let the glut of unsold cars deplete itself... car sales being down so significantly and all. -It's also allowing them the luxury of a more relaxed deadline for the model-year changeover to be completed if they combine the two, making LOTS more sense than stopping it once for changeover, then starting up again and halting it AGAIN to let the unsold car glut draw down slightly...

    So if you happened to order a particular version of the vehicle (Quattro/FWD, Colour, or with a significant structural option like open-skye) for which they had a pretty much fully-subscribed production run BEFORE the mid-year line-halt, you'd be waiting until after the re-start. -If you happened to order a combination for which the production slots were NOT yet fully-subscribed, you could have got a vehicle made BEFORE the line-halt.

    Plus, I think the A3 is made in Ingolstadt AND Brussels, -right? -Do all the UK ones come from one or the other, or might they additionally be from different locations?

    But post-restart (later model year) vehicles will tend to have higher resale value down the road, as well as perhaps slightly updated touches like radio options etc... depending on whatever the MY changes are this year (I haven't checked) so while the wait for a post-restart car can be agonising, there is a slight reward to waiting.

    Keith
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    I guess then, since my build was fairly bog standard, that's helped speed things up a little. All I spec'd from stock was the interior light pack and a de-badge. I couldn't get the badges seperate though.
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