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Salba87

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Hi everybody, unsure if it’s just me but I’m tempted to cancel my A4 order as the dealership are being a bit anal with a few things

I do not want GAP etc for the car (I have found it cheaper elsewhere) still trying to sell it to me though!?

I also asked when I purchased the A4 if I could have it detailed by somebody who actually knows what they are doing (obviously I’m paying for this) “Yes, that’s fine” Now I’m being told I can’t have the car detailed as it’s by a third party and it’s to risky for Audi?

I smell ********!
 

cuke2u

Registered User
Just take delivery of the car without the exterior/interior prep and have it detailed at your convenience..
 

Nham68

Registered User
Yep, BS. With regard to GAP ... I left this to the day of collection and handover. They will ask to sell you GAP.
I had my iPad with online quote from ALA at about half the price of Audi . The sales guy asked me about it ..told him I had an offer .. showed him it on iPad .. he matched it there and then. So it keeps dealer interested in your service but you don’t lose out.

I also had mine detailed separately (ceramic coated). Just tell the dealer you don’t want autoglym (it’s not a lasting solution) .. just take cas as is (normal prep) .. the detailer will them do the rest. There is no damage, they are trying hard sell. Resist the autoglym or similar stuff the dealer sells . Go to a specialist detailer for proper job. ( takes 2 to 3 days )
A ceramic coating with full prep will cost you about £450 .
 

cuke2u

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As I posted on another thread, the autoglym lifetime kits sell for £50 on ebay and I doubt if the dealership pays more than half for them..
 

Salba87

Registered User
Thanks for the replies, I actually have someone lined up to do the coating but Audi won’t let him have the car before I collect.

I’m massively into detailing so that new A4 has got to be right. I will let the dealer know I don’t want any Autoglym or car prep before hand.

ALA coming out half the price of the dealer quote.
 

Nham68

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They’ll only let you do the coating once you’ve signed for the car.. I can see their point on that, it’s fair enough...
 

A4AvantBlackEdition

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Hi everybody, unsure if it’s just me but I’m tempted to cancel my A4 order as the dealership are being a bit anal with a few things

I do not want GAP etc for the car (I have found it cheaper elsewhere) still trying to sell it to me though!?

I also asked when I purchased the A4 if I could have it detailed by somebody who actually knows what they are doing (obviously I’m paying for this) “Yes, that’s fine” Now I’m being told I can’t have the car detailed as it’s by a third party and it’s to risky for Audi?

I smell ********!
Your normal fully comp insurance should cover you for a new for old car in the first year so you won’t need GAP for the first year.

As for detailing, just ask for it not to be touched and then drive it straight to your detailer.
 

cuke2u

Registered User
They’ll only let you do the coating once you’ve signed for the car.. I can see their point on that, it’s fair enough...
Agreed, if the car is damaged in any way until Audi have legally handed it over they are responsible. I can see their point..
 

mister.c.

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Thanks for the replies, I actually have someone lined up to do the coating but Audi won’t let him have the car before I collect.

I’m massively into detailing so that new A4 has got to be right. I will let the dealer know I don’t want any Autoglym or car prep before hand.

ALA coming out half the price of the dealer quote.

The Man @Bristle Hound has the kind of OCD pre collection (don't touch my car Audi!) you would appreciate!

http://www.audi-sport.net/xf/thread...ack-edition-saloon.240456/page-9#post-2492971
 

Salba87

Registered User
I guess I just got annoyed, when I was sat in the dealership I was told it wouldn’t be a problem and now things have changed.

It’s ok though, when the time comes I will tell them how I need to collect it lol.

Bristle Hound - sounds like we’d get on well
 

Soot1e

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I have taken my last 2 Audi's from the forecourt with all the protective covers on as it came off the transporter. I asked the salesman to contact me when the car arrived so the bonnet and hatch covers could be removed for inspection by myself, then replaced straight away. The vehicles were then taken to the detailer where we took off the covers for him to work his magic.
 

ScottishA4B9

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A ceramic coating with full prep will cost you about £450 .
@Nham68 Don’t know where your getting quotes that cheap! It’s around £650-700 for an A4 sized car anywhere else!

I did my own and the prep products and protection like CarPro or GTechniq are £350 alone!!!
 

Riko0073

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@Nham68 Don’t know where your getting quotes that cheap! It’s around £650-700 for an A4 sized car anywhere else!

I did my own and the prep products and protection like CarPro or GTechniq are £350 alone!!!
I paid £350 for correction polish, ceramic to exterior including wheels and interior protection, based in Norfolk.

I'm sure there's much more expensive detailers out there and maybe depending on where you live. If it was an older car and needed more paint correction on the polish stage then it would have been more, my guy is very experienced and does many exotic cars over Norfolk and beyond, cannot fault him and for £350 (plus a good tip) it's a massive bargain!
 

cuke2u

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@Nham68 Don’t know where your getting quotes that cheap! It’s around £650-700 for an A4 sized car anywhere else!

I did my own and the prep products and protection like CarPro or GTechniq are £350 alone!!!
No, mine was detailed for £450 as well. If the car doesn't need so much prep then that's the price I am prepared to pay, not £650-700 at all. Those are probably for a full correction which a new car shouldn't really need..
 

ScottishA4B9

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Like I say the the products alone are £350 and it’s 2 days of prep and application so £450 is VERY cheap especially for all the labour that’s involved.
 

Riko0073

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Like I say the the products alone are £350 and it’s 2 days of prep and application so £450 is VERY cheap especially for all the labour that’s involved.
Yep, my car was gone for 2 days, would probably need 3 days if some serious correction needed but £350 all in and worth every penny. Not sure how much the products cost but I'm sure detailers can get this at trade price and he's making decent profit to make that price work still.
 

ScottishA4B9

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Yep, my car was gone for 2 days, would probably need 3 days if some serious correction needed but £350 all in and worth every penny. Not sure how much the products cost but I'm sure detailers can get this at trade price and he's making decent profit to make that price work still.

Yeah they probably will get them at trade price. Its amazing the amount of other products you need for prep. It really adds up!
 

cuke2u

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Like I say the the products alone are £350 and it’s 2 days of prep and application so £450 is VERY cheap especially for all the labour that’s involved.
It just depends upon what's done and the condition of the car, I only really needed, and wanted, was a new car detail to the bodywork. Of course you can spend the money if you wish, just depends on what you want from the options list. Labour costs vary too from one part of the country to another....
 

Kestrel

Active Member
It's my birthday
Yeah they probably will get them at trade price. Its amazing the amount of other products you need for prep. It really adds up!

Sure does!....

1. Washed wheels usingBilberry Wheel Cleaner

2. Pressure rinsed

3. Decon` wheels withIron X

4. Pressure rinsed

5. Removed tar spots usingValet Pro Citrus Tar and Glue Remover

6. Pressure rinsed

7. Pre-washed bottom third of car usingValet Pro Citrus Pre Wash in a Garden Sprayer

8. Pressure rinsed

9. Snow Foamed usingMagifoam

10.Pressure rinsed

11.Washed (2 BM) usingFarecla Bodywork Detox Shampoo

12.Pressure rinsed

13.Dried using combination ofWoolly Mammoth and various other drying towels

14.Decontaminated usingIron Xall over

15.Pressure rinsed

16.`Clayed` usingFarecla Mittand a combination ofFarecla Shampoowith a good dash ofFairy Liquidto give a nice soapy lubricant

17.Pressure rinsed

18.DriedAs Above

19.Polished usingMegs DAandCarlack (This Stage Not Really Needed)

20.Pre sealed usingAutofinesse Tough Prep

21.Sealed usingAutofinesse Tough Coat

22.Cleaned windows usingAutofinesse Crystal Glass Cleaner

23.Cleaned tailpipes usingMotorex Protect and Shine

24.Sealed wheels usingChemical Guys Wheel Guard

25.Dressed the tyres usingMegs Endurance

26.Dressed the little bit of black plastic trim usingAG Bumper and Trim Gel

27.Dressed the door rubbers usingSonex Gummi Pfleger

28.Cleaned the seats and dash usingRenapur Leather Cleaner

29.Conditioned seats and dash usingAutofinesse Leather Conditioner

Hoovered the carpets
 

ScottishA4B9

Registered User
It just depends upon what's done and the condition of the car, I only really needed, and wanted, was a new car detail to the bodywork. Of course you can spend the money if you wish, just depends on what you want from the options list. Labour costs vary too from one part of the country to another....
Mine was a new car detail. £350 for all the prep, sealent/protection products including seperate products for the bodywork, glass, interior and wheels.
 

Robbe

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Also got my ceramic coating for £450 and included the first wash of the car after the coating had set for 7 days.
 
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