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      03-11-2013, 03:46 PM   #67
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I am going to order a 330D m sport in EB .. I can't wait for a 335d, the only choice now is Xdrive ?? is it really worth the extra 44 per month on the 3 year deal.
doesnt that really depend on where you use it most?
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^ this.

People have become so terrified of snow and ice. Next we'll hear that they need Google's permission if they are allowed to have a pooh or even have sex. Don't laugh, it'll happen. I can see it in my looking glass.

I can remember many moons ago when many of you were not even an idea in your parents' minds, our weather was pretty awful and it snowed quite heavily even in London. We just got into our cars with skinny tyres and went about our business. In those days the country never came to a halt either. How times have changed. Talk about a Nanny State full of delicate, overweight humanoids who can't think for themselves. Computer says NO, YES, NO.

Bugger it, I'm ripping my wheels off and buying some skinny radial tyres.
Cross plies, surely
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      03-11-2013, 03:52 PM   #69
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      03-11-2013, 04:38 PM   #70
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doesnt that really depend on where you use it most?
I don't get this way of thinking.......my most scariest cars in slippery conditions would be the AWD cars I've owned
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      03-12-2013, 05:19 AM   #71
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I don't get this way of thinking.......my most scariest cars in slippery conditions would be the AWD cars I've owned
Sierra 4x4 was scary used to drive my mates dads one, when i had the e30 , mate had XR3 i other mate XR2 had lots of fun in it, in many ways
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      03-15-2013, 05:08 PM   #72
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I have been and done it today.. Ordered a 330d msport in EB with more toys than sence.. See how long it takes to arrive.. Told before June ... s5 took 6.5 months.
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      03-15-2013, 05:22 PM   #73
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I have been and done it today.. Ordered a 330d msport in EB with more toys than sence.. See how long it takes to arrive.. Told before June ... s5 took 6.5 months.
Well done matey, you'll never look back .....glad you went for the Full Fat RWD

B'Ah, mine was ordered about 2 weeks ago, and told end -ish June, something about 3 litre build slots.
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      03-15-2013, 06:27 PM   #74
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I have been and done it today.. Ordered a 330d msport in EB with more toys than sence.. See how long it takes to arrive.. Told before June ... s5 took 6.5 months.
Great choice you will love it well done , I have to wait till may mine ordered 20th feb
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      03-16-2013, 03:14 PM   #75
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I have been and done it today.. Ordered a 330d msport in EB with more toys than sence.. See how long it takes to arrive.. Told before June ... s5 took 6.5 months.
Excellent!! If my 320D is anything to go by, the 330D is gonna be awesome!!!
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      03-16-2013, 04:12 PM   #76
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Well done matey, you'll never look back .....glad you went for the Full Fat RWD

B'Ah, mine was ordered about 2 weeks ago, and told end -ish June, something about 3 litre build slots.
Hey Nisfan, not been tracking the boards as much as before. But didnt you already get yours? I remember you and a few others got our 330Ds around about the same time?
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      03-16-2013, 07:36 PM   #77
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I have been and done it today.. Ordered a 330d msport in EB with more toys than sence.. See how long it takes to arrive.. Told before June ... s5 took 6.5 months.
When I was getting my last car (3 years back), an Audi I was interested in had a lead time of 6 months. I went for a BMW and it arrived 7 weeks to the day from placing the order.
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A friend of mine ordered an A5 in October. My order went in 14th Jan. She took delivery a day before mine!!!

Why does it take 6 months for Audi?
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      03-17-2013, 06:41 AM   #79
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A friend of mine ordered an A5 in October. My order went in 14th Jan. She took delivery a day before mine!!!

Why does it take 6 months for Audi?

When I was looking to order my current car back in April 2011 Audi had a 10month lead time for 2.0tdi A3 and VW 7months for an equivalent spec Golf....i was led to believe it was to do with them prioritising the Chinese market sales.

As such I ordered a Seat Leon FR which was effectively the same car with a different badge and had it delivered within 9 weeks.

Sounds as though little has changed with Aldi.....
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      03-17-2013, 10:41 AM   #80
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Hey Nisfan, not been tracking the boards as much as before. But didnt you already get yours? I remember you and a few others got our 330Ds around about the same time?
Hi, yes got one in December, but another ordered delivery June.
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      03-17-2013, 01:41 PM   #81
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I've ordered an F31 330d M Sport about 10 days ago from (gulp) Central Vehicle Leasing. So far the process has seemed v smooth and they've been pretty communicative. I got an email confirming the order was placed with a dealership about a day after I signed and sent back the order confirmation.

This car will replace the old Audi A3 3.2 quattro (2007), which turned out to be a bit of a 'mare. Haldex busted at a cost of about 3k to repair (that's counting for Audi's contribution to cost - more like 6k if was full whack)

I've had an E87 120d SE and an E61 520d SE - both of which we loved/love. Although they've had their share of issues, it's not anything unreasonable.

The main difference I find though is that the BMWs seem to be so much more refined and 'tight' for what they are. In my example, the A3 3.2 was the top of the range of A3s when it came out, but all the buttons and feel is more like a VW (surprise?). With our 120, which was nowhere near the top of the 1 series range it was so much more comfortable and 'together'. The buttons and controls felt so much nicer. And although I did enjoy some drives in the Audi, in hindsight I'd have preferred a 123d M Sport any day (and was sorely tempted by the new 125d - but with extras the lease cost proved prohibitive).

Re: quattro - winter wheels beat 4x4 on 90% of the roads in this country. Sure the 4x4 will get you going in some situations where a rwd or fwd won't, but they're so few and far between and the key issue is stopping distance (before winter tyres we almost crashed twice in the audi trying to stop - false sense of security etc). Our 5er with winters was completely fine on snowy/icy roads. An A5 on summers struggled and gave up getting up our street (which is a tiny incline) - to be fair so did a mini & some other cars. Our 5er on winters had no issues at all. So I'll be keeping away from X drive too for the foreseeable - extra cost and maintenance for questionable benefit!...

And I've vowed never to go back to any VAG in future!
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      03-17-2013, 02:05 PM   #82
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Nisfan why get one in December and then order another, have I missed the story?
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