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Who collects on 1st March 14?

Itguy Jan 14, 2014

  1. titleist007

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    It should be, but I trusted my dealer to on top of it. They're not the ones praying for their cars to arrive though I suppose!!! This has been the longest wait for anything in my life.

    I'm getting on the blower 1st thing tomorrow.
     
  2. rajeevx5

    rajeevx5 S3 VCDS Map User Team Sepang Audi S3

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    when did you order? Believe it or not I ordered on February 16th and its an excruciating wait! The order was a previously cancelled one, thats how im getting it so soon! I do hope you get your car very soon! Enjoy it!
     
  3. titleist007

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    9th of December! Pretty standard lead in time. You did well to get a previously cancelled order, that helps with this horrible waiting.

    Thanks, I will when I get it.
     
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  4. veeeight

    veeeight I am a very pretty girl VCDS Map User Black Edition

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    Chatting to a dealer this morning.

    He said there was a backlog at the ports, there aren't enough car transporters in the UK at the moment to clear the backlog at the ports!
     
  5. lloydie1994

    lloydie1994 Active Member

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    ooohh so the issue is getting the cars from the UK ports to the dealerships
     
  6. titleist007

    titleist007 Member

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    My dealer rang to say car is at the UK port and then more bad news. He'll know more on Friday re earliest date for pickup.
     
  7. Baldyone

    Baldyone Active Member Team Daytona Gold Supporter Audi S3

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    That makes a lot of sense. Mine was due to the dealer Friday but still hasn't arrived. Could have turned up today but I'd expect them to let me know and I've had no update as yet. I've not been told Saturday may now be a problem and there's still two days to go. My paper work is almost complete and I have a reg number but it wouldn't shock me if I get that call.

    More waiting lol. New advertising slogan 'vursprongwhatsymacallit.....eventually!
     
  8. acejas01

    acejas01 New Member

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    I was hoping to hand over my A5 over this Friday and pick mine up on the Saturday morning but no such luck as the German efficiency machine stop once the car lands at sheerness. I will be the 8 th of March now ;(
     
  9. Itguy

    Itguy Well-Known Member

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    62 hours to go!
     
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  10. RVP20

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    Hope the weather holds up
     
  11. royalsteve68

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    guess that's why mine took 12 days to get from sheerness to the audi dealer in reading
     
  12. lloydie1994

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    Probably a stupid question but is saturday the day that assigned registrations will show up on the DVLA, cant change my car insurance atm as the car doesn't exist.
     
  13. veeeight

    veeeight I am a very pretty girl VCDS Map User Black Edition

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    Registrations should already have been assigned by the dealer.

    Use the free 7 day Audi Insurance. It ideal for these situations.
    One phone call.
     
  14. Itguy

    Itguy Well-Known Member

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    That's what I'm doing. 7 day cover arranged from 1st march, then during next week I'll swap my own cover on to it.
     
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  15. PilotAudi

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  16. PembsA3

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    Typical! Takes Audi 3 days to get a car from the end of the production line to a UK port, and then it takes 12 days to get the car from the port to a dealer less than 100 miles away... That's British efficiency for you...
     
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  17. titleist007

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    You'd have thought this sort of thing would have been planned out! March 1st isn't a shock date that's just come along and surprised everyone. Keep positive gents, the dealers may have things arranged that we don't know about.
     
  18. Itguy

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    A quick thought - how about a new car collection blog for this weekend?

    Quite a few of us have a trip planned somewhere straight off from collection and I for one would be more than happy to write a bit of a blog on our road trip weekend to Wales, taking about the car and scenery. Might even see if I can throw in some photos.

    Anyone else up for this?
     
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  19. Dan_G

    Dan_G Active Member

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    39 hours for me :)

    (2340 minutes)
     
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  20. JellyBelly

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    Lol! If it makes you feel any better I have to wait till Monday 3rd for mine and it is killing me! So how many minutes is it for me ItGuy? (keep you busy for the next 30 seconds haha).

    To try and make this week go faster I oredered a load of items to keep me busy but I made the mistake of not ordering enough. Last delivery (snowfoam lance) came yesterday..what the heck am I going to do for the next 3 days! Arrrrrgh! :scared2:

    p.s. Hi all! I've been stalking the site since 2009. A great forum with some great people. Thank you very much for the entertainment! :thumbsup:
     
  21. Baldyone

    Baldyone Active Member Team Daytona Gold Supporter Audi S3

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    I'm going to eat my desk out of frustration! Munch munch munch!!!
     
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  22. sidibear

    sidibear Looking for Zombies !! Staff Member Moderator Audi A4

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    Thread tidied due to complaints about off topic.
     
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  23. Anarch

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    I don't think that regulating every possible sector is the way to go...

    I'm under impression that vast majority of Audi buyers don't exert enough pressure on Audi dealerships - they will sit and wait for a call from their dealer, not questioning why does it take a month to get their car across the channel.
     
  24. h5djr

    h5djr Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Gold Supporter quattro Audi A3

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    It not usually 'the channel' that is the problem. At this time of year ships are arriving at the three UK ports almost every day from Emden. The problem is getting the cars from the UK port to the dealers which can seem to take forever. The answer is not to order a car for delivery on 1 March or 1 September. That way everything is much quieter and it takes less time.

    My current A3 took 13 days from actual build date to arriving at the UK port and a further 7 days to get to the dealer. I only hope the 8V I have on order at the moment is a quick.
     
  25. Dan_G

    Dan_G Active Member

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    Back on topic, now 36 hours to go....
     
  26. MA3RC

    MA3RC Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group VCDS Map User Audi A3 Team Brill Red

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    44 hours and 40 minutes for me :salute:
     
  27. Gazzz

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    Mine is also week 7 and last I heard (Tuesday) it was still in Germany :-(
     
  28. Itguy

    Itguy Well-Known Member

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    Assuming 9am collection 5544 mins :)

    If you have an iPhone download "reminder free"!
     
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  29. titleist007

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    It may well be here now, I bet its been delivered by the same snail as mine!!! Blo*dy frustrating isn't it?
     
  30. cpettigrew

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    Just been to pay and sign the paperwork. Had a look at it today and so happy with my choice. All the pictures don't do it justice and in the flesh it's lovely. One more day before I can drive her!

    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1393507644.521954.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1393507656.553629.jpg
     
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  31. PilotAudi

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    Great app

    Now on 2473 mins ;-)
     
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  32. Itguy

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    Looking good!

    Incidentally, it seems like us A3/S3 types are the only people getting excited about 1st March, all the other forums on AS.net are not saying anything
     
  33. Gazzz

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    Just a bit!! I've emailed my salesman for an update - we'll see what he says. My worry is that if it isn't in Sheerness yet, that it's been damaged in transit and is being repaired. Hopefully it's just lack of communication from the dealership though!
     
  34. Itguy

    Itguy Well-Known Member

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    God don't say that, surely not.
     
  35. andy203

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    Very nice, by the way what colour is that?
     
  36. cpettigrew

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    Daytona Grey, Roof Rails, Sline 1.4 COD, Comfort Pack, HHA, SD Sat Nav, Audi Sound :D

    Ill upload the same pictures higher resolution in a min.

    photo-1.jpg photo-2.jpg
     
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2014
  37. Gazzz

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    Probably not, just seems suspicious to me. Hopefully nothing though :)
     
  38. andy203

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    Makes my choice of colour and rails, a very good choice.
     
  39. jbs2472

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    I will second that with my choice of colour and rails.
     
  40. cpettigrew

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    I think the silver rails REALLY make the car.. i think without it its abit lost in the looks. :laugh:
     

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