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Q5 Colour Conundrum

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Hello Q5 Drivers,

After months of deliberation I have taken the plunge and ordered a 2.0TDI SE for delivery on 1st March 2010. I was told by the salesman at the dealership that if I ordered any later, there would be no guarantee of it being delivered on time, so it's 108 days to go and counting.

The biggest difficulty I had was choosing a colour, after having decided that the all black look of the S-line was to bleak for my tastes, my favourite colour, Daytona Grey was ruled out. I initially went for the Quartz Grey with cardamon beige interior, although I was not able to see it as all the cars in the show room had a black interior (why do all Audi dealerships have almost exclusively black interiors?). After finally tracking down a beige interior in a Q5 I decided that it wasn't for me, and have been allowed to change my order to light grey interior and meteor grey paintwork.

Really excited about the prospect of getting a Q5, it's my first venture into SUV's and my first Audi, having previously only driven BMW's. I must say that on the the whole the dealership experiences are first rate and that the advice given on this website is also really useful.

The rest of my specifications are as follows:

5 spoke alloys
S tronic
Technology pack
Storage Pack
AMI interface
B&O sound system
DAB radio
Bluetooth interface
Electric seats with folding mirrors
Rear bench seat plus
Sports steering wheel with paddle shift
hill hold
Tyre pressure monitor
3 zone climate control
garage door opener
interior lights
panoramic sunroof
drive select with damper control

Also got a good deal (15% VAT plus a discount and reduced APR). Can't wait until March!!

I would be interested to hear any opinions with regard to drive select, it seems to me you get the best of both worlds SE and S-line suspension all in one.
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Hi Mac,

I have a question for you, which will certainly help me and maybe others as well....

How did you mange to negotiate the 15% part of your deal. My Dealer has told me that any car registered after 31st Dec will be liable for the new VAT rate (expected to be 17.5%) and there is nothing they can do about it, not even if I offered to pay for the car upfront. Apparently the applicable VAT rate is calculated on the registration date not the purchased date.

Any help gratefully received as the difference to my spec would be about ?900 (or a number of extra options....)

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