Ordered my Audi!!

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Brian Kleinke, Jul 16, 2002.

  1. Brian Kleinke

    Brian Kleinke Supporting Actor

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    Well it took me long enough, but this Saturday I finally confirmed the car I'm buying. I filled out all the paper work so that this fall (They have to make the car [​IMG]) I'll be driving away in a brand new 2003 Audi A4 3.0 Quattro.
    I'm getting the Premium Package (which is a HUGE package: Xenon, Sunroof, Auto Dimming Mirrors... list goes on), Sport Package, and the Cold Weather Package.
    It will be Ming Blue with Blue Leather interior, O I can't wait. (The one and only downside of getting a car the exact way you want)
    The main reason I have to order it is apparently no one gets a fully loaded A4 with out getting the Bose Stereo upgrade... YUCK!
    Brian
     
  2. BradyB

    BradyB Stunt Coordinator

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    Brian, thats beautiful car. Just sheer elagance.

    Do you mind if I ask, is it a standard. The clutch on those babies are so soft and smooth. It's like pushing your foot down into a pool of water.

    And does the sports package include the driver side racing seat?

    Again, congrats on a sweet ride!!!
     
  3. Brian Kleinke

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    Opps I missed that point... It's a 6-Speed Manual ;-) No way would get a tiptronic, my left foot and right arm need someting to do.

    The sports package doesn't include a drivers side racing seat. I think you have to get the S4 to get those.
     
  4. BradyB

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    sweet deal, there is no way anyone should buy a car like that without it being a manual. IMHO.
    I hate seeing beautiful cars ruined by putting in an automatic or even tiptronic.
    You really have to hate the wait though, but ur getting what you want. I guess you'll have to go buy a couple hundred DVD's to waste the time until your car arrives [​IMG]
     
  5. Philip Hamm

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    Congratulations! I want to see pics!!

     
  6. Tim Markley

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    Congratulations Brian! That's a sweet car. I was very close to buying one myself but ended up buying a 2001 Corvette instead. [​IMG] Ming Blue was one of the colors on my list, along with Dolphin Gray and Ebony Pearl. I'm sure that you'll be very happy with it. Did you happen to drive an A4 with the CVT? I loved it and it would've been my choice since I drive through a ton of stop and go traffic every day.
     
  7. Brian Kleinke

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    Nice ride there Philip! I think the wood I'm getting is the same stuff you have. I think it looks real nice. I never got a chance to see the blue leather interior in person, but I've seen pictures and I liked what I saw.

    I dunno why they don't offer sport seats on the B6 A4's. The newly redesigned S4 is supposed to be shown this year, I'm not sure when you can get them though.

    Brian
     
  8. ToddMS

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    congrats! I just got my 2002 3.0QT and LOVE it. I have no doubt you will enjoy driving yours for years to come. The blue seats must be awesome...I haven't seen them in person. I got beige in my brilliant black. In case you haven't already, be sure to check out the forums at http://www.audiworld.com
    Todd
     
  9. Brian Kleinke

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    The CVT looks sweet, but it's not avalible with quattro, up here in Minnesota AWD is a very nice thing.
    I do agree that if I were to get an automatic tranny I'd want a CVT from now on, I just like the manual tranny, it increases the fun factor IMO. I don't have much of a commute and most of my real driving is distance driving on highways and interstates, so the 6-speed is a real winner for me [​IMG]
    Brian
     
  10. Peter Kim

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    Sweet ride, Philip. In my book, Audi's designs are about the most timeless in the industry...clean, simple, and elegant without being austere.
    Please post pics, Brian. Front, side (both), back, and interiors. [​IMG] Yes, I'm really interested.
    Does anyone else have a lust for the original Audi Quattro? Came out around the early '80's and became the greatest rally car in the world? I still rank that design as my all-time favorite.
     
  11. Brian Perry

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    Does Audi offer a European delivery program similar to BMW? (Since you have to wait until fall anyway.) For my next BMW I'd like to try it -- you get 7% off of MSRP and get to drive it around the Autobahn for a few weeks before they ship it to you. It sounds like fun; I would think Mercedes and Audi have similar programs.
     
  12. Brian Kleinke

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    I'm 99% sure Audi has a European delivery program, and I fully intend to explore that route when I buy another German car. But I really can't take the time off to visit Germany this year, or even next. My wife and I are planning to make a trip over there in a few years, just not for a while.
    I'd love to post pics... but notice I just ORDERED the car... I won't have it till this fall. [​IMG] Besides I don't know of any picutures of a 2003 A4 Sedan, there are a ton of pictures of the '03 A4 Cabrio, now that is a sweet car! Though no Quattro for the first year of production.
    Brian
     
  13. Brian Kleinke

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    Doh, I must have confused Audi with Volvo:
     
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    sorry to hijack.

    what is tiptronic?
     
  15. Brian Kleinke

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    Tiptronic is an auto tranny that can be set to be in a manual mode. So you can up shift or down shift with out using a clutch. Audi, BMW, Mercedes and Volvo all have it under different names (all are ___tronic)
    The following is a link to a pic of what blue leather interior looks like:
    Blue Interior
     
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    What is a "cold weather package"?
     
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    Brian, very nice choice in cars! I love the lines of the Audi's, as they have a look to them that few other motor companies posses, other than the pricier makers such as Porsche, BMW, Mercedes and other exotics. I'ms sure you'll be in utter enjoyment when that baby arrives [​IMG]
    Philip, very nice car too, dam I love the look of that wood trim, very elegant.
     
  18. Brian Perry

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    I have a '97 2.8 A4 with Quattro and the sport package and cold weather package. I bought it used on Memorial day in 2000 with 29,300 miles on it. Right now it has 68,000 miles. Audi's get bashed all the time for heavy duty repair work and unreliability, but knock on wood, I haven't had a single problem with mine in over two years. I mean, absolutely nothing.

    My experience with this car has been so positive, I would easily consider another Audi in 2-3 years when it's time to purchase again.

    Congrats Brian!
     
  20. Tim Markley

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    I second the recommendation of the forums at Audiworld.com. I spend some time there while I was contemplating my purchase and the people there were great.

    If I'm not mistaken, the 2003 A4 looks exactly like the 2002 A4. I don't think there were any changes to the exterior.

    I can't wait to see the new S4 when it comes out. That's gonna be a really sweet car!
     

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