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    Thread: My Special Order allroad Is Taking Forever!!!!!!

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      06-25-2012 05:03 PM #1
      DAMN...... DAMN...... DAMN...... DAMN....... DAMN!!!!!!!!

      I'm now told... my 2013 allroad, that I orderd in April, won't be arriving at the port of Houston until at least August 31st.

      From there... it will take another two weeks before it arrives at the dealership.

      THAT'S FIVE FREAKIN' MONTHS!!!!!


      Ugggg.... it's killing me!
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    2. 06-25-2012 09:14 PM #2
      I hear you. I just ordered mine last week and am told "early to mid-October", unless I want to buy one of their promo units. Uh, no. I wanted to drive one before ordering since I was concerned about the engine. However I was wildly surprised about its performance and placed my order.

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    3. 06-25-2012 09:20 PM #3
      Forgot that August is Euro holiday....... no worky!
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      06-25-2012 10:22 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by TREGinginCO View Post
      DAMN...... DAMN...... DAMN...... DAMN....... DAMN!!!!!!!!

      I'm now told... my 2013 allroad, that I orderd in April, won't be arriving at the port of Houston until at least August 31st.

      From there... it will take another two weeks before it arrives at the dealership.

      THAT'S FIVE FREAKIN' MONTHS!!!!!


      Ugggg.... it's killing me!
      Hey, I'm the jerk that told you that it might take longer than you thought but I woulda never guessed that it would be that long. I wonder what the holdup is with your order. I've done a bunch of factory orders and the timeline has never come close to five months... that is too friggin long but it looks like you'll just have to suffer it out.
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      06-26-2012 01:29 PM #5
      You're notta jerk!

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      06-26-2012 03:08 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by TREGinginCO View Post
      DAMN...... DAMN...... DAMN...... DAMN....... DAMN!!!!!!!!

      I'm now told... my 2013 allroad, that I orderd in April, won't be arriving at the port of Houston until at least August 31st.

      From there... it will take another two weeks before it arrives at the dealership.

      THAT'S FIVE FREAKIN' MONTHS!!!!!


      Ugggg.... it's killing me!
      Okay, what did you order?

      I just picked mine up this last weekend over at Prestige. They had 4 come in last week.
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      06-26-2012 04:14 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by TREGinginCO View Post
      You're notta jerk!
      Well, someone around here is getting jerked around on their order. I mean like what?... Audi is too busy to build your car but they're making them every day for everyone else?

      Audi needs to bump you up in the waiting line. Right now it looks like they've managed to move you to the back of the bus.

      Besides, I want you to get yours sooner so I can live vicariously through your future allroad postings.
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      06-27-2012 09:07 AM #8
      I heard that my nearest dealer has a couple in stock already. I haven't confirmed, but it seems plausible.

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      06-27-2012 01:03 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by Incrementalg View Post
      I heard that my nearest dealer has a couple in stock already. I haven't confirmed, but it seems plausible.
      There are a few of them around here in NE Ohio. But there's little chance that one sitting on a dealer's lot would match up with one's preferred options. A factory order is pretty much a given.
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      06-27-2012 05:11 PM #10
      I'm not even ordering something that special.... it's just a Premium Plus with the Layered Oak Inlays for the interior with black leather.

      HEY AUDI ----- ARE YOU LISTENING??? HOW ABOUT RESPONDING TO EMAIL!!!!

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      06-28-2012 03:11 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by TREGinginCO View Post
      I'm not even ordering something that special.... it's just a Premium Plus with the Layered Oak Inlays for the interior with black leather.
      Boy... I would think that there should be one like that presently on a lot somewhere. Have you tried doing an inventory search on Edmunds? Might be able to find one that's pretty close if not exactly what you want.
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      06-28-2012 07:56 PM #12
      UPDATE:

      The nice folks at Audi of America contacted me today. They gave me the scoop on what's happening with the production of my vehicle.

      AoA says they've put a rush on the delivery of the vehicle, so it should save two to three weeks off the delivery.

      Thank you very much Audi.... you didn't have to do that! Also... you didn't have to call me either, but that contact is very much appreciated.

      For the record, the person I spoke with at Audi could not have been any nicer. It was a real pleasure to speak with her.


      As for existing inventory ---- Audi told me they don't have one set up this way anywhere in the United States or in the dealer stock that's on the way.
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      06-28-2012 08:36 PM #13
      That's great news and great service! Can't wait to hear about the car!

    14. 06-28-2012 09:25 PM #14
      There are many on dealer lots that are not the demo units. They are, however, optioned unlike many people may want. Hence, the loooooong order..
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      06-28-2012 09:45 PM #15
      Yeah, a local dealer has 3. One of which is optioned to the hilt with a $50k price tag. Yikes. The sticker on my loaded C5 wasnt near that much new. Different car and 9 years ago I guess.

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      07-03-2012 07:06 PM #16
      A HUGE Thank You to the folks at Audi of America who are contacting me to update me on my order and offering help however they can.

      It's a sign of a CLASS ACT in Customer Service is it is very much appreciated!!!!!

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      07-03-2012 08:15 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by TREGinginCO View Post
      A HUGE Thank You to the folks at Audi of America who are contacting me to update me on my order and offering help however they can.

      It's a sign of a CLASS ACT in Customer Service is it is very much appreciated!!!!!
      Did Audi contact you out of the blue, or in response to your inquiry about your order?

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      07-04-2012 12:36 AM #18
      They responded to my inquiry.

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      07-12-2012 11:40 PM #19
      My allroad hit the production line on July 9th (Monday) ---- and I'm told I should have a VIN any time now. Looks like it's really gonna happen.

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      07-13-2012 02:46 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by TREGinginCO View Post
      My allroad hit the production line on July 9th (Monday) ---- and I'm told I should have a VIN any time now. Looks like it's really gonna happen.
      With your luck what will happen is that Somali sea pirates will grab the ship with your car on board... and turn it into an allroad technical.
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      07-13-2012 05:23 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by SoSuMi View Post
      With your luck what will happen is that Somali sea pirates will grab the ship with your car on board... and turn it into an allroad technical.

      That would soooooooooooooooooooooo suck!!!!!!

    22. 07-14-2012 11:52 AM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by TREGinginCO View Post
      My allroad hit the production line on July 9th (Monday) ---- and I'm told I should have a VIN any time now. Looks like it's really gonna happen.
      What is your slated delivery date now?

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      07-14-2012 05:00 PM #23
      The end of August is all I know at this point. Will have a better idea once it's on a ship.

    24. 07-26-2012 12:53 AM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by TREGinginCO View Post
      The end of August is all I know at this point. Will have a better idea once it's on a ship.
      Did you end up negotiating a trade in on your Sportwagon TDI or are you going to sell PP? In another thread you said you and the dealer were far apart? How far exactly? The reason I ask is that I have an 11 TDI Golf that I want to trade in on either an Allroad or maybe a new BMW sportwagon, the KBB and NADA on mine are pretty high (23ish - I bought the car with virtually every option to be had). How much were they trying to undercut you?

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      07-26-2012 02:26 AM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by cshecks View Post
      Did you end up negotiating a trade in on your Sportwagon TDI or are you going to sell PP? In another thread you said you and the dealer were far apart? How far exactly? The reason I ask is that I have an 11 TDI Golf that I want to trade in on either an Allroad or maybe a new BMW sportwagon, the KBB and NADA on mine are pretty high (23ish - I bought the car with virtually every option to be had). How much were they trying to undercut you?
      My dealer came up quite a bit when they found out a local dealer wanted my TDI and was willing to pay for it.

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      07-26-2012 12:00 PM #26
      Great news! My allroad has been built, was inspected on 7/24 and is going to be on the next ship out on 7/31.

    27. 07-27-2012 10:05 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by TREGinginCO View Post
      Great news! My allroad has been built, was inspected on 7/24 and is going to be on the next ship out on 7/31.
      So get this, I called my salesguy and he said my allroad was already built and slated to be on a boat 7/31 as well, slated to arrive at the port of Houston on 8/15 and then up to the Pacific NW by Sept 10.

      Sounds like our cars may be shipmates?

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      07-28-2012 08:53 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by spl1011 View Post
      So get this, I called my salesguy and he said my allroad was already built and slated to be on a boat 7/31 as well, slated to arrive at the port of Houston on 8/15 and then up to the Pacific NW by Sept 10.

      Sounds like our cars may be shipmates?
      Thats pretty cool! Whereabouts are you in the PNW? I have family in Portland and Seattle --- with Seattle being our old stomping grounds.

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      07-31-2012 01:18 PM #29
      My allroad hits the high seas today ---- heading for the port and hopefully my garage less than one month from now.

    30. 08-02-2012 11:31 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by TREGinginCO View Post
      Thats pretty cool! Whereabouts are you in the PNW? I have family in Portland and Seattle --- with Seattle being our old stomping grounds.
      Im in the Everett area.

      Hurray for our cars being on a boat right now! Have you looked into tracking it? Ive scoured forums and google searches but couldnt find a car transporter with our exact Bremerhaven departure and Houston arrival dates. The closest I found was a vessel departing 29 but arriving the 14th in Galvaston (close to houston?).
      http://sagaweb.2wglobal.com/AppSched...selSchedule.do
      Do you know what port arrival date you were given?
      Of course knowng this wont make delivery times any quicker, but its a fun hunt.
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      08-03-2012 01:02 PM #31
      I'm trying to get the ship name and departure port confirmation. It's arrival date in Houston is 8/15. In a sad twist of fate... Tropical Storm Ernesto could also arrive around that time.

    32. 08-04-2012 12:11 AM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by TREGinginCO View Post
      I'm trying to get the ship name and departure port confirmation. It's arrival date in Houston is 8/15. In a sad twist of fate... Tropical Storm Ernesto could also arrive around that time.
      The ship I found closest to the dates was the Tijuca. It left Bremerhaven on the 28th and is scheduled to arrive in Galveston on the 14th. Of all the other searches, sourced from several different forums, the Tijuca was the closest one I could infer.

      Let me know what you come up with. Cant wait to see pics of your new car, as I am looking forward to sharing mine.
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      08-06-2012 12:24 AM #33
      My dealership says my car is on either the Marina Ace or Shanghai Highway. Audi told me my car was loaded up a day earlier than expected - including the ship departure.... 7/31.... from Emden.

      Te Marina Ace (from what I've found so far) left on the 31st with Houston being a destination. Shanghai still shows sitting in port.

      I've been trying to track the Marina Ace since yesterday!

    34. 08-06-2012 02:52 AM #34
      Wow, thats great that you managed to track it that far!

      Well, after some google searching, it looks like the Marina Ace got off to a rocky start...

      http://www.vesseltracker.com/en/Ship...e-8610526.html

      "On July 31, 2012, wind gusts broke the Singapore-flagged car carrier "Baltic Breeze" and the "Marina Ace" from their moorings in Emden. One of the vessels drifted perpendicular to the fairway and had to be pulled off by tugs. The "Baltic Breeze" casted off on Aug 3, the "Marina Ace" already on July 31. Best regards "

      Must have been an interesting site to see!

    35. 08-06-2012 03:07 AM #35
      Thought you might like these photos taken on 7/31 also (look at photos #1, 2 & 3 in the album)...

      http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/sho...1499#top_photo

      ...gotta love the internet!!

      Update:

      Here's the last known position according to Marine Traffic.com From there on out she is on the high seas and probably out of contact.

      http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/def...date=lastknown
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