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Have ordered a wel spec'd 2.0 TDi S-Line S-tronic which I am told will come end June although dealer has yet to be notified of build week etc.. Am seriously thinking of changing to SE as have young kids and am after softer rather than harder ride, and of course will save me circa ?2k.

Dealer tells me that this could throw me to back of queue meaning delivery Sept / Oct - is this true with Audi or just scare tactics ?

Have had factory build BMWs in past and for those was able to change almost anything until the very point the car goes into production.

Any insight as to how it works with Audi's appreciated.
 
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Sounds like scare tactics to me. Remember the garage earns more if you spend more.

Once the order has been accepted by Audi and a provisional build week has been confirmed, you can change your order. The salesman, via the Audi system, has the ability to enter the changes and to see the effect they have on the projected build week, before having those changes accepted.

Therefore, you can ask your salesman, what is the projected build week and what is it if you change spec to an SE? He is able to give definitive answers if he wants to.
 
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Hmmmm,

An S-Line to and SE spec change is quite a jump, whilst J2910 is correct the Q5 Production line is at full tilt, so all of the parts for your specific car will have been placed on order, so quite feasibley the rep is telling the truth. That said I would check and confirm (the repphysically checking the Audi Ordering System) as sometimes changes can bring a delivery forward. Odd things like a paint colour change can have a really odd effect of delivery times. I went for Meteor Grey, If I changed to Monza Silver the date came forward, Daytona Grey slipped it back.

All the above said I don't believe an S-Line to and SE spec change should make you go to the back of the queue - that does seem like scare tactics.

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It did lengthen the wait for me - I ordered an SE on 12 December, and had a delivery date of March, and a month later in January I upped to the S Line Special Edition, moving my delivery date back to middle of April.

For me it was only the extra month, but I did effectively go to the back of the queue - I guess depending on production rates this could have a bigger or smaller effect.
 

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I switched from manual to auto about a month after ordering and it pushed my predicted delivery back about 4 weeks ---- However, they have now confirmed a build week 6 weeks better than the delayed prediction, so in effect it has come forward 2 weeks - go figure ????
 

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Its quite likely to send you to the back of the queue, which is correctly stated as sept/oct.

I really dont understand the fuss about the S-Line suspension, its really not that hard and ive been informed by audi that the S-Line and SE have the same suspension anyway!
 

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I agree that there is a lot of fuss over the S.Line suspension being too hard. I have no problems with it at all and given the rest of the spec., especially lighting, I have no regrets. In fact, I like very much!!


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I would stick with the suspension by the sounds of it !! I ordered a S Line Spec edition in Dec 2009 and altered spec to include lighting package in Jan 2010 and my guesstimated del date of May 2010 did not move - mind you the order was not anywhere near being built.

There does seem to be a lot of bad news about the S line suspension - yet some people think it's fine an others not. I guess it depends what sort of car you are coming from. As for me, I like to feel my car "on the road" and not wallow. It has too be all down to personal choice.

What did you test drive ??
 

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Decided to stick with original order which is S-Line Stronic with Tech pack and few other bits and pieces. My alternative was to go for an SE without the Tech pack, but after adding set of 19" alloys and the other bits we really want (AMI for me and park plus for my wife) the difference in cost was just over ?2k - so figured for the extra money I get S-Line with Tech pack and Xenon's and is probably much the better deal. Still, managed to completely bust my original budget massively, but was interested to see that Drive the Deal which was my benchmark and whom my dealer matched are no longer taking orders for Q5 as their supplying dealer over their allocation.

Also, DTD were doing 20% discount on XC60 which we also thought about and those discounts have all disappeared too making similarly spec'd car more than Q5 - amazing what a few weeks bad weather has done to the 4x4 soft-roader market !
 
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