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Who collects on 1st March 14?

Discussion in 'New A3/S3 (8V Chassis)' started by Itguy, Jan 14, 2014.

  1. titleist007
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    [Feb 18, 2014]
    Thats fantastic news Baldyone, maybe mine is in the country too being as I was same build week!! Been too busy working on my house to call the dealer though
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    To be honest I didn't really check beyond colour, lights and seats and a few other obvious bits. Didn't even notice if the privacy glass was there!!! Kind of felt like I was sneaking a peek at someone else's car. Will have to compose myself for 1 March!
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    My fingers are crossed for you. Expected date like you and as per previous post was mid March so it's a right result. I do think the dealers are cautious with delivery dates. Cars earlier than expected and you love them, cars late and I could well imagine I would be a right pain in the arse. Call your dealer, at least you'll know either way and good luck :)
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    [Feb 19, 2014]
    For those still wait for the new car to arrive in the UK, The AFRICAN HIGHWAY has left Emden bound for Grimsby. ETA Grimsby 18:30 on the 20th. Grimsby seems to be getting a ship load of cars every day at the moment.
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    [Feb 19, 2014]
    Car booked for hand over on the 1st at 9am. Can't wait! Sold my golf back in November it's been a long winter of car sharing!
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    Yep, I sold our mini back at the end of now and have been driving round in our "summer" z4 since then - bumpy, cold, noisy, RWD etc etc. Just what you want in the middle of winter. Roll on 4WD and a tin roof!
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    Hang on that isn't a hardship! I have been driving my girlfriends Yaris!!! Compared to a z4......I'd swap ya! Nine days!!!!
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    I know, I was being a bit tongue in cheek. It's only the RWD bit that is a bit of a pain in the constant wet/floods.

    Yaris, ouch!!
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    [Feb 20, 2014]
    Another load of cars on it's way to the UK. This time it's the Viking Constanz on route to SHEERNESS. ETA Sheerness 21:30 20/2/14
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    [Feb 20, 2014]
    Booked next Friday off work so I can get down to the West Country Thursday night and will spend Friday receiving 'stuff' I have ordered for my house to take my mind off things.

    Friday night, sit around watching **** on TV or playing PS4 for a bit - avoiding any booze....

    11.30pm cab to dealership with grab bag, 12.01am hit the road for an overnight drive to France.

    Dont think I have been this excited about a car before, waiting since November might have something to do with it.
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    Wow that is cool. I really wish i was crossing the channel and going somewhere abroad, just can't justify the time out of work really.
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    [Feb 20, 2014]
    Just had an email from the dealership to say my car has arrived!!! :arco: Just waiting for a call back to arrange when I can collect.

    Probably keen to avoid the mayhem on the 1st and collect early in the following week.
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    Collection 9.30am on Sunday 2nd confirmed!!! :yahoo:
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    [Feb 20, 2014]
    Build week 6, car now at Grimsby but being brought down to Chiswick tomorrow! 9.30am pick up on 1st March booked = 9 more sleeps!
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    [Feb 20, 2014]
    And another load of cars on it's way from Emden. This time bound for Grimsby aboard SCHELDE HIGHWAY. ETA Grimsby 20:00 21/2/14.
    Only a few days left to get any more cars here before 1st March.
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    [Feb 20, 2014]
    Thanks h5djr - you doing a great job
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    [Feb 20, 2014]
    Dave - just spotted your name
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    [Feb 20, 2014]
    Ok so I have a car being delivered... It's not an 8V but a new A6 through work.

    I wanted an 8V :(

    It's at the dealership being picked up on the 4th....
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    [Feb 20, 2014]
    Did they sort your gearbox then?
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    When I ordered last sunday, my dealer told me there's a cancelled car with the same spec which is arriving for march. He said its already been built. But then he has emailed me saying its being built first week of march (build week 9/10). Would I receive my car by mid march?
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    [Feb 20, 2014]

    id say at the earliest end of march is more likely
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    [Feb 21, 2014]
    My dealer just e-mailed me to say my car is still sat at Emden waiting to be shipped!!! Early March not looking likely for me :-(
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    well looks like i wont be collecting on the 1st, contacted dealer yesterday to get info and it's waiting to go on a boat now, been a long wait since October the 10th. especially when people who have ordered from Aberdeen as well after me are receiving their cars earlier!
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    There are others on here build week 7 who's cars are in the UK already and mine is sat in Emden like yours. I'm afraid there doesn't seem to be any sort of system for getting them on the boat in build order. I'm sure there are thousands sat there, and you either get lucky or like us you don't. Others on here have said their cars were at port for 2 weeks.
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    [Feb 21, 2014]
    There are still ships leaving Emden for the three UK ports on a daily basic so don't give up just yet.

    CITY OF SUNDERLAND delivered another load to Tyne yesterday. I may take awhile for the computer system to be updated.
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    [Feb 21, 2014]
    I ordered on 27th October with Aberdeen. Initially BW10, which came into BW6, then I had the email saying it had entered production in BW5. It has just arrived at the dealership, so anything is possible. I imagine your car won't be far behind.
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    [Feb 21, 2014]
    My collection is now booked for 3rd March :)
    1st was fully booked for collections. 2nd was possible but I have work so am 3rd March it is. Still deciding whether to fork out for full professional detailing after collection to "set the car off on the right foot" so to speak :think: But it will be so hard picking the car up and soon after handing it over for a couple of days!
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    [Feb 21, 2014]
    One week today.....! (kind of).

    I am going to use the car for a couple of weeks and then it'll go to a specialist to get a polish and some sort of crystal coating.
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    [Feb 21, 2014]
    ISAR HIGHWAY has just left Emden with more cars bound for GRIMSBY. ETA Grimsby 08:30 22/2/14
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    [Feb 21, 2014]
    What's the traffic like between Grimsby and Taunton?
    ;-)

    Mods an idea Would it be possible to set Dave up with a sticky in the general section for his his 'helpful' shipping information as the OP is about March 1 collections and I very much doubt may on boats now will be with their new owners on 1 March.. My dealer is full up and diverting deliveries...
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    im hoping to have mine by the end of march
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    [Feb 21, 2014]
    Just finished an email trail with my sales chap at Derby. I'm booked in for 8am sharp - car will be in showroom/handover bay and the FIRST in the queue to leave - good man.

    Going over Monday morning to do all paperwork etc so should be good to go.

    Never had a new car on the first day of the new registration... Closest I ever got was a new Fiat Seicento Sporting Arbarth (S reg) on the 20th August 1998. I felt like the dogs-doodahs in that. Yellow of course. I was 18.
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    [Feb 21, 2014]
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    Went to see my 1.4 Sport Saloon at the dealers today, thought the interior may be of interest it's Milano leather in grey.
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    [Feb 21, 2014]
    Confirmed 2:15pm slot on 1st here.... Gives me just the right amount of time to get to dealers from home (it's about 100 miles). Train ticket booked too.
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    Looks good in the Grey. Nor sure about the white bits on the seat backs though :)
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    [Feb 21, 2014]
    I like that grey - what exterior colour?
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    Glacier white.
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    Wow, that's one bright car then! Looks smart
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    [Feb 21, 2014]
    Had an email this morning from dealer saying my car is on the ship and making its way to the Tyne as we speak.

    Planet Ace is due in tonight at 2130 from Emden.... Guessing it's onboard that. Hope so anyway.

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