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Old 08-02-2014, 01:37 PM   #1
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Default 2015 Q5 TDI on Order!

After a very long thought process (nearly 3 years -- and mostly lurking on these forums for some of that time) that involved determining what car I wanted, eliminating various "maybes" along the way, then once the Q5 was selected, deciding on the TDI or the 3.0T gasser, I have finally pulled the trigger and placed an order!

I want to give a shout out to my fellow NorCal forum members ballardthedome and alatsacto who were very helpful with sharing dealer contact information and their buying experiences . . . thanks so much, guys! These forums in general have been very helpful and I have learned so much by reading them.

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Production Week: 9/01/2014
Ship Loaded ETA: 9/11/2014
Port Arrived ETA: 10/10/2014
Release to Carrier (Port) ETA: 10/16/2014
Dealer Delivered ETA: 10/27/2014

This is my first time ever ordering a vehicle, and my first Audi. Just wanted to share my excitement with others who can understand!
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Congrats on the Order. I've got a 2014 Q5 and love it!
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Congrats. You're going to love it!
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When did you order and how did you get all that info so quickly
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I have a 2015 TDI and love it. Your story is much like mine. First time ordering and Audi. Couldn't be happier. Enjoy.
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yes that order seems very fast but the reality is you ordered one of the most popular package options and colors so it would not surprise me that the factory already has bulk lots of Q5s fitted in a very similar way ready to go. Great choice!
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This is my first time ever ordering a vehicle, and my first Audi. Just wanted to share my excitement with others who can understand!
I feel ya'. I had never even considered Audi until I test drove the SQ5. I ordered it as soon as we got back to the dealership. My wait was only two months, but I now know how to slow down the passing of time.
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I ordered on July 30 and my dealer gave me the information on August 1. I think part of the reason I got it so quickly is that my dealer modified an order that they already had in the queue (for their dealer allotment of 2015s) to exactly match my specifications.



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I think that's how they all do it. If you want a special order and they have an allotment in the queue, they just modify one so you don't have to wait as long. That's how it was for me and several others on here.
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I think that's how they all do it. If you want a special order and they have an allotment in the queue, they just modify one so you don't have to wait as long. That's how it was for me and several others on here.
That makes total sense and I'm sure you're right about that. Maybe the exception is when you special order very late in the model year and the dealer no longer has anything in the queue that could be modified?

Having never done it before, there was some degree of mystery for me around actually ordering a vehicle to my specs, but the process was ridiculously quick and simple, so not sure why I thought it might be some big deal!
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Q5 TDI is a great choice and one of my favorite SUV's.

Congratulations on the new ride and enjoy.
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That makes total sense and I'm sure you're right about that. Maybe the exception is when you special order very late in the model year and the dealer no longer has anything in the queue that could be modified?

Having never done it before, there was some degree of mystery for me around actually ordering a vehicle to my specs, but the process was ridiculously quick and simple, so not sure why I thought it might be some big deal!

I agree. I thought it would be extra $ and a really long wait...it wasn't.
I believe that unless you want to drive something off the lot, ordering exactly what you want is a no-brainer.
My main reason for ordering was to get rid of that [transparent] concrete slab on the roof.

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My main reason for ordering was to get rid of that [transparent] concrete slab on the roof.
Yeah, I noticed you went with no pano. You must be a *real* car guy.
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Yeah, I noticed you went with no pano. You must be a *real* car guy.
Justification:
* Texas heat, and there is no completely closed (dark) option.
* My last four vehicles had a sunroof, which I never used.
* No leaks, creaks, or wind noise...ever.
* The pano is 230 lbs (104 kg) on the roof!
* If you drive both, you can definitely feel the difference.

So yeah...absolutely no regrets. I haven't timed it yet, but it's got to be worth a tenth of a second 0-60.
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Justification:
* Texas heat, and there is no completely closed (dark) option.
* My last four vehicles had a sunroof, which I never used.
* No leaks, creaks, or wind noise...ever.
* The pano is 230 lbs (104 kg) on the roof!
* If you drive both, you can definitely feel the difference.

So yeah...absolutely no regrets. I haven't timed it yet, but it's got to be worth a tenth of a second 0-60.
The only justification you need: "I didn't want it." It's your car, do what you want. Just because I wanted (and like having) the pano and don't get too hot with it (only 50% tint, I like to go light), doesn't mean that you're "wrong" for opting out if you didn't want it. Everyone's wants/needs are different, and at least on the Q5 you have a lot of options to choose from to try and get the exact vehicle you want.
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Justification:
* Texas heat, and there is no completely closed (dark) option.
* My last four vehicles had a sunroof, which I never used.
* No leaks, creaks, or wind noise...ever.
* The pano is 230 lbs (104 kg) on the roof!
* If you drive both, you can definitely feel the difference.

So yeah...absolutely no regrets. I haven't timed it yet, but it's got to be worth a tenth of a second 0-60.
One of the other cars I seriously considered before deciding on the Q5 was the VW Touareg TDI. I was dicussing this vehicle with some guys on that forum who own it and there were a few who also went with no pano for some of the same reasons -- weight, leaks, wind, etc., and from what I could tell some of those guys were pretty serious, knowledgelable car guys (the genesis of my real car guy comment!).

I went with pano because I like having the extra light in the vehicle, especially with a black on black ride. Like idale says . . . it's all a matter of whatever floats anyone's individual boat. Bottom line for me . . . any Q5 or SQ5 rocks!
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Bottom line for me . . . any Q5 or SQ5 rocks!
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