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    New car delivery : how many miles are acceptable?

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    Hi all.

    I signed an s4 2018 on tuesday morning, got called on wednesday to tell me the car was already transfered. I went to see the car this morning and I was shocked to see already 286 miles to the clock (461 km). I was told that new cars normally are delivered with approximately 30-38 miles as they are testes on a track as a QA before shipping them out from factory.

    I'm being told the car wasnt transfered on its own power and was shipped by truck to my local dealer. I just checked the distance in between if I'm being lied about it but there is still 100 miles over what should have been on a new car at delivery.

    All exterior plastics were already removed on the car.

    On the car offer I signed it was mark as being new and with 21 miles only.

    What was the milleage of your new audis at delivery?

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    Veteran Member Four Rings TexasDfwS4's Avatar
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    Someone test drove it.
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    I got mine for cost because i wanted it at that price knowing the 2018 Q7 was test driven. Had 30 mi on Odometer when bought


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    Veteran Member Four Rings
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    I've never had more than 10 miles on mine at delivery. I have seen a car occasionally at the dealer with a sticker on it saying it was selected for a QA test so it may have up to 200 miles on it as it was test driven before leaving the factory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Audi707 View Post
    I got mine for cost because i wanted it at that price knowing the 2018 Q7 was test driven. Had 30 mi on Odometer when bought


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    Thanks all for you input.

    This car purchase has been a lot of frustration...

    The fact that no one told me about the 286 miles on it annoyed me quite a bit. My dealer tells me they were not aware and its the other dealer where the car is coming from that they have not informed of the extra mileage...

    We have been lookinh for another car but choices are close to none for a prestige white (no other ibis and only two glacier white). There seems to be none in production at the moment for 2018 as production for the 2019 seems to start pretty soon.

    We found another one in a remote dealer (not on a "boat" this time) with all the options I wanted plus the heads up display which I could not care less... the only compensation I was able to get is another 700$ off the price plus my winter tires to be rimmed and balance (150$). At the end its like they are covering for the paint and I pay the extra 1100 for HUD. Not a big compensation for a 80 G car I would think... I was hoping to get that second car for the same price.

    The new car we found as 80 miles now so not totally brand new.

    I'm annoyed with this experience and as its my first audi, it doesn't start on a good note.

    Thanks all for taking the time

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    Switch Audi dealers!!!
    I roamed around til I found a good deal


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    Mine came off the truck with 11 miles. When the dealer called me to pick it up later that day after it was prepped for delivery, it had 22 miles. I wasn't happy, but they explained that the technician had to drive it and get it up to operating temperatures to make sure everything was OK.
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    I wouldn't be too worried about a new car with < 50 miles on it. I know the techs will drive them during PDI and there are some miles on them from the factory, but 286 is outrageous. Someone at the dealership either took that car home multiple times, or it was test driven by other customers.
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    Yeah it has been test driven, but I was told no one took a beating of the car and all test drives were supervised ( i laughed so much at this... ). I turned the car down.

    We are in the process of getting another one transfered and I'll wait to see it with my own eyes before being excited of owning my first s4...

    This has been such an unpleasant buying experience... first audi and so far I'm not thrilled anymore. Sucks.

    Hopefully that bitter sweet taste will fast fade away once I'm behind the wheel for a few days

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    Established Member Two Rings wam22's Avatar
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    I have seen cars come off of trucks with 5 miles to 100 miles. Then they have to perform a PDI and place a few more miles on the car. After that it is not unusual for more miles to accumulate as it is moved around the lot and maybe test driven. This is especially true with low production cars since they might only have 1 or 2 in-stock. if you want to guarantee less than 30 miles either factory order or pick the lot but you can't be specific on options. Otherwise, it is luck of the draw if the car has mileage or not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skirch View Post
    Yeah it has been test driven, but I was told no one took a beating of the car and all test drives were supervised ( i laughed so much at this... ). I turned the car down.
    I've been on test drives where the sales person encouraged me to use launch control or dump the clutch. So a "supervised" test drive is meaningless.

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    Ask for a deal, buy it as a CPO and get the 100K warranty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnEnglish View Post
    I've been on test drives where the sales person encouraged me to use launch control or dump the clutch. So a "supervised" test drive is meaningless.
    Of course same here! All the cars I've test drove were pushed more than I would ever do on any of my cars in the first 1200 miles at least. They all want you to see what an S as to offer to convince you to buy it. I was laughing when he was telling me that BS.

    They found another car at a remote dealer that has the HUD on top of the other options I took. I went with this one... I'll wait for it to be transfered before saying I got a new car.

    Thanks all for your comments. Much appreciated

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    That sucks. My S5 had 8 miles on it.


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    Picked mines up yesterday only had 10 miles. what ever you do do not settle and keep searching for the one you want.
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    My last new car had 300 or 350 on it, but they did a dealer trade to get me a black one. So my car was driven from Knoxville to Birmingham. I was ok with the miles. But this was a 17k Jetta. For an 80k Audi, I would expect it to be hauled, not driven.

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    Thanks all for your input, appreciate it.

    I just scheduled my delivery to next Monday as there's another snowstorm coming our way for the upcoming days. Weather is getting warmer next week and should be safer to drive. I was supposed to put winter tires but given the fact I put on the summer wheels on by may 1st at thr latest, there's about 2 weeks left in between. I"ll just work from home on colder days or use my wife's car until its warm enough for me to use the s4 on the stock tires.

    Its been such an unpleasant buying experience. My first audi, first time spending that type of money on a car. Hopefully once I'll get to drive it on a regular basis I'll forget about all this.

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    Active Member Two Rings
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    Finally got a car delivered! I picked her up on monday. Having tints done tomorrow with the whole front end wrapped in suntek ultra for protection.

    I got the prestige trim in glacier white with the sport rear diff, cf trims and hud. Can't wait to drive her more tomorrow after getting the suntek installed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brotherturtle View Post
    My last new car had 300 or 350 on it, but they did a dealer trade to get me a black one. So my car was driven from Knoxville to Birmingham. I was ok with the miles. But this was a 17k Jetta. For an 80k Audi, I would expect it to be hauled, not driven.

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    Active Member Two Rings
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    My 2018 S4 had 29 miles on it at delivery. It was a factory order.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AUDIMAN33 View Post
    Why didn't they ship the car?
    Cause it cost money and most people donít care as the warranty starts when you take delivery. Anything over 500 in a lease the dealer has to buy the miles over that.
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