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Who collects on 1st March 14?

Itguy Jan 14, 2014

  1. h5djr

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

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    For any one who's car is not yet in the UK, the ship African Highway has left Emden on it's way to Grimsby. It should arrive at 15:15 tomorrow (Thursday 13th).
     
  2. titleist007

    titleist007 Member

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    Mine could be on there!!! Build week 7 and Grimsby
     
  3. CraigI

    CraigI Well-Known Member

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    Wife's Q5 is available now, so we are getting it this Friday rather than wait a couple of weeks.
     
  4. h5djr

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

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    I would doubt it. This week is build week 7 and even it was built on Monday it's still got to get loaded on to the train, travel to Emden, be unloaded and then loaded on the ship. But don't worry there will another ship leaving may be tomorrow or in the next few days. At busy times in the UK, like now, ships leave Emden for the UK almost every day.

    UPDATED:

    The Schelde Highway is at Emden at the moment and will be arriving in Grimsby on Friday (14th) at 17:00 with around another 750 cars!
     
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2014
  5. titleist007

    titleist007 Member

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    I know, its just the closer it gets, the more positive I've become!!!!
     
  6. royalsteve68

    royalsteve68 Active Member

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    my car was built in build week 6 and I presume went on one of the 2 vehicle ships that docked on 10th feb as dealer confirmed its in the port at sheerness - not sure how long it will take from there especially with the garbage weather but im waiting till 1st march regardless. If yours is going to sheerness then there is a reasonable chance it may be in the dock too
     
  7. royalsteve68

    royalsteve68 Active Member

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    id defo wait 2 weeks, hardly long especially as you've already waited months I presume!
     
  8. royalsteve68

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    I was given mine and wasn't given an option, but its pretty good anyway
     
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  10. h5djr

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

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    They are all ships owned and operated by the KESS line. They are all car carriers and deliver from Emden to all sorts of places around the world. The full list of names is:
    African Highway - not sure
    Schelde Highway - 750 cars
    Wasser Highway - 750
    EMS Highway - 850
    Isar Highway - 850
    Neckar Highway - 850
    Main Highway - 850
    Elbe Highway - 1600
    Seine Highway - 1600
    Thames Highway - 1600
    all named after rivers....

    Together with
    Viking Constanz - 1500
    Viking Odessa - 1500

    I have set up my account on the Marine Traffic website to email whenever one leaves Emden so I will post again when I see there is one heading for either Sheerness, Grimsby or Tyne.
     
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  11. CraigI

    CraigI Well-Known Member

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    Nope ordered three weeks ago, they had one arriving the Monday after exactly to our spec (plus panoramic).
    Not bothered about the registration, wife has a private plate going on from 1st registration anyway.
    Makes as much as no difference to the potential value in three years time IMO, which is why I'm not bothered by not waiting, much rather just get it ASAP.
     
  12. Pulp84

    Pulp84 Well-Known Member Audi S3

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    Very true. I got my A1 four weeks before the number plate change as they offered me another £1k off the price if took it early (so they could hit a target). Made absolutely no difference on part ex value taking it early. If anything in my case I was better off due to the discount.
     
  13. titleist007

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    Isn't a car registered in February 2014 still a 2014 car? The same as a March 2014 car?
    I can understand wanting a 14 plate, but if your on cherished, does it really affect anything?
     
  14. PilotAudi

    PilotAudi New Member

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    Yes! Several hundred pounds at resale,
     
  15. robo1million

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    Sounds ridiculous but it's true!!! A true 14 plate will be worth more come 3 yr resale than a 2014 63 plate from Feb. even if they were both built at the same time...
     
  16. CraigI

    CraigI Well-Known Member

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    Nonsense.
    Minimal to no difference.
    Order of importance as follows (most important at top):

    Year
    Mileage
    Condition
    Colour
    Options
    Plate

    It's worth so little after three years that it's not even worth waiting 2 weeks for.
    And any minimal difference it might make can be removed by lower mileage, better condition.
     
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2014
  17. PilotAudi

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    The evidence is in all the trade prices. Look for yourself on What Car and Parker's. Difference in value between Feb 2011. (60) and March 2011 (11) is several hundred pounds!
     
  18. Itguy

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    Well changing tack a bit, got my new thule wingbars delivered today ready for my new S3. Nice bits of kit.

    Also got my chrome ringed 12v socket plug ready too.

    Anyone else been buying things ready for 1st March?
     
  19. PilotAudi

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    Great stuff..

    Sending a PM!
     
  20. cpettigrew

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    Just spoke to my dealer who informed me that my car has just arrived and is at the UK Port. So definitely will be here for my March 1st collection! Wahoo!!
     
  21. h5djr

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

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    For all you guys waiting for your new cars the following ships are due in to Grimsby today and tomorrow...

    African Highway - 13/2/14 - 15:15
    Neckar Highway - 14/2/14 - 05:00
    Schelde Highway - 14/2/14 - 17:00

    Nothing showing as due in to Tyne or Sheerness.
     
  22. Leeber

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    When I was watching, the Sheerness runs seemed to be far less frequent.
     
  23. h5djr

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

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    Yes more sailings go to Grimsby that either Sheerness or Tyne... But The Danube Highway has just left Emden heading for Sheerness. It's due in at 09:00 tomorrow (14/2) with something like 1600 cars on board.
     
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  24. Baldyone

    Baldyone Active Member Team Daytona Gold Supporter Audi S3

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    How am I meant to sleep now knowing my car could be on that boat 🙏😁?! Thanks for the update. It may be a little optimistic but I'll find out tomorrow after a solid 6 hours of shut eye (7 if I snooze too long)
     
  25. visionthing

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    Mine is build week 7 and got a call from the dealership this morning to say the S3 has been built and is at port waiting for a boat. I think it would be Sheerness as the dealership is on the south coast. Hope it arrives soon, can't wait. :blackrs4:
     
  26. royalsteve68

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    true but 2 ships did go into sheerness on 10th Feb

    its because us southerners are paupers living in overpriced shoeboxes and looking on in envy at the palaces you lucky northerners live in
     
  27. titleist007

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    Haha, I like the thought of that! More like boats to Grimsby have 750 cars and you southerners boats have 1600 on them! The north south divide even in shipping. Not long now i'm sure, I'm going to ring my dealer today and see where my car is!! Hopefully its stinking of fish in Grimsby(on the outside only!).
     
  28. PilotAudi

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    There is no truth in the rumour that it's only the COD versions landing in Grimsby... ;-) Well it is Friday!
     
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  29. titleist007

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    Dealer has just advised me that my car is built!!!!! Its on its way to Emden, so still some way to go yet!!!!

    This wait is killing me.
     
  30. Ecosphere

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    ..... At last, 1 March confirmed pick up, final bits and papers agreed after waiting since June last year ..... I'm starting to get excited!
    Time to choose the music :)
     
  31. CraigI

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    Collected the Q5 today.
    Dealer gave us roof bars and storage bag, rubber mats, boot insert, audi teddy bear and better key ring for free.
     
  32. Itguy

    Itguy Well-Known Member

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    Still thinking of ideas to try to pass the time more quickly.

    Only 9 working days for me to go now.

    Bought roof bars and assembled ready
    Bought grit guards for bottom of my two car wash buckets
    Bought new sheepskin wash mitt (lucky car!)

    So what's everyone else doing to pass the time?!
     
  33. titleist007

    titleist007 Member

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    Decorating my house!! But its worse than waiting.
     
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    Picturing a summers day with my windows down and my audi SS blasting out on a country road........no wait that was just a short dream and there are still 13 days to go 😥
     
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    W***ing furiously to every S3 related video I can find on YouTube. Oh hang on, did I just say that out loud?.....:Flush:
     
  36. titleist007

    titleist007 Member

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    Yes
     
  37. Baldyone

    Baldyone Active Member Team Daytona Gold Supporter Audi S3

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    Marine shipping app now downloaded on my iPhone. I'm quite relaxed and it gets here when it gets here now (as long as it's early March lol) but this apps great fun. Currently stalking all named ships into Emden.
     
  38. Baldyone

    Baldyone Active Member Team Daytona Gold Supporter Audi S3

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    Is ship watching as bad as train spotting???! Spending hours on a forum! Audi have turned me into a nerd (with a cool car) hahaha
     
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  39. PilotAudi

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    Lots of nerds on here I suspect Baldy ;-)

    At least some of us are waiting for an S3 not the 0800 from Waterloo!
     
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  40. titleist007

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    I agree, I was never into forums and have no interest in ships, but this bloody S3 has changed me in ways I'd rather it hadn't!!!! We're all in it together though, which helps with the obsession!!!
     
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