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Brand New S5 Build Time

Joshua Benjamin May 4, 2018

  1. Joshua Benjamin

    Joshua Benjamin New Member

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    Hello fellow Audi drivers!

    I have ordered my first Audi S5 and very excited to get on the road soon. I have a question which I hope someone can answer. I have logged into My Audi online and I have this message on screen:


    Your S5 Sportback will begin construction on 21st May 2018.

    This is very exciting news! But the million dollar question is dose anyone know when this will now be built and ready for me to take delivery?

    Thanks Guys and girls

    Josh
     
  2. Tubas

    Tubas New Member

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    Welcome Josh!

    My first post here as well, about to place an order for an S5 Sportback.

    Out of curiosity, when did you put your order in? Because I've been given an expected delivery time of 16-20 weeks...

    Thanks,
    Andre
     
  3. Joshua Benjamin

    Joshua Benjamin New Member

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    Hi Andre,

    I placed my order on the 11th April 2018. I had an original build slot of 11th June but that has been moved forward to the 21st May. Thats good news!

    When did you order yours?

    I just want to know how long from them it takes to getthe car completed.

    Josh
     
  4. Tubas

    Tubas New Member

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    About to do it later today - just got the order paperwork from the dealer to review.
     
  5. L_G

    L_G Member Team Daytona Team V6 Audi S5

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    As the thread at the top, I placed my order at the end of September, build started in mid to late November and it arrived at the dealer in early December
     
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  6. Michael Rudloff

    Michael Rudloff Member

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    With build times up to 20 weeks, how do dealers deal with part exchange ? I presume a value has to be agreed at time of purchase, but a lot can change in those 20 weeks ?
     
  7. L_G

    L_G Member Team Daytona Team V6 Audi S5

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    They usually agree a price up to a certain point in time but reserve the right to adjust the trade in if the deal happens afterwards.
     
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  8. S32B

    S32B Well-Known Member Audi A5 S tronic Coupe

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    Very good question and one to take note of (don't trust them!), I almost got stung big time and I only waited 3 months for mine!

    They gave me a price for my S3 and said the difference between what we offer now and the settlement figure for your car will stay the same, as the price of the car comes down in line with the PCP/finance on the car. Example px today £21,000 you owe £21,200 then in 3 month px £20,000 you owe £20,200 both showing £200 gap. They said "The S cars don't drop by a lot, so you will probably find that you're in a better position come change over day".

    So I asked what if the price bombs out on the S3's between now and then? They replied with "I very much doubt it on the S cars, but if something drastic happens and the price dropped a lot, then we'd have to look at the deal again"!!!

    As it turned out the price of the S3's did bomb out............... I'll try to find my old post.......here it is:

    As you can see from 19th Aug to 23rd Sept it dropped by £20, then 8 days later it dropped by £730 and then 6 days later a further £1,010 :( so £1,740 in 2 weeks! It hadn't dropped by that much since January!!!
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    Audi had been looking at £21,000 px which I was happy with, as that was around what I owed 2.5 years into a 4 year pcp, but they then dropped to £19,000 closer the time of delivery! Luckily I combated that loss by doing 2 things:

    1) I paid the finance off on the S3 as soon as I ordered the A5
    2) I ended up selling the S3 to a sports car specialist for £20,500

    By doing that I saved 3 months worth of interest whilst the A5 was on order and I got the last payment I'd made back, so that added to the money I got for the car took me to around £21,200 :)

    *Make sure that any quote on a px that is a few months away is rock solid and not due to change. Let them work out any potential future loss and make them agree to stick to it....in writing!
    *Tell them to keep the px deal and the new car deal separate, so you know exactly what you are getting for your old car and what you are paying for the new car.
    *Remember you can always sell your car to someone else closer the time (unless agreed in writing), when I went to sign the paperwork on the A5 they said we need to look at the S3 again, I said "Why, you're not having it", their faces were a picture :) I then said "I'd said from the start that I wanted to keep both deals separate from each other as I may sell it privately" ;)
     
  9. Hammerhead

    Hammerhead Member

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    Mine arrived from order to delivery in a shade over 2 months
     
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  10. Michael Rudloff

    Michael Rudloff Member

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    I would PX a non-Audi car - thankfully only around 4k worth by that time ... But I do wonder whether I should just sell it privately once the S5 is delivered.
     
  11. S32B

    S32B Well-Known Member Audi A5 S tronic Coupe

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    If it's a non Audi car they will just give you the same price as we buy any car!

    I haven't let Audi have any cars off me, I got £1,000 more for my Vauxhall when I bought the S3 and £1,500 more for my S3 when I bought the A5, Audi give you the lowest price no matter what you px!!! It doesn't sound a lot, but when you are changing cars every 3 years the £1,000-£1,500 each time soon add up!
     
  12. Joshua Benjamin

    Joshua Benjamin New Member

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    Update.....

    My car is now in the panel shop..... Very excited to see it on the move.

    Any idea how long from now until i pick up the keys?

    Josh
     
  13. Tubas

    Tubas New Member

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    Hey Josh - I was given a build week today - week starting 4th June. Dealer says it should be here end June, beggining of July.
     
  14. Joshua Benjamin

    Joshua Benjamin New Member

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    • Hi Joshua


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    S5
    3.0 TFSI quattro 354 PS tiptronic

    Daytona Grey, pearl effect



    1. Welcome
    2. Order received
    3. Preparation
    4. Panel shop
    5. Paint shop
    6. Assembly
    7. Quality control
    8. In transit
    9. Arrived

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    Daytona Grey, pearl effect



    Your car will soon be painted Daytona Grey, pearl effect, just as you specified. But before we apply the paint, we'll clean your car with emu feathers to remove every speck of dust. And, once we're sure we've achieved exactly the shade you chose, we'll use the emu feathers again to polish your paintwork and ensure a long-lasting metallic sheen. See exactly what happens in the paint shop with our short video,'The Science Behind Audi's Paintwork Techniques'.





    My car is in the Paint Shop......... Not too long now! I hope.... Any idea how long left?

    Josh
     
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