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  1. Smile Picked up my new toy today 
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    Picked up my Phantom Black 1.8 SE this morning Everything I expected and more! Even better as I only ordered it 10 days ago - the dealer had virtually the spec I wanted in group stock, will retrofit cruise for free and based the price on a car without parking sensors despite them being fitted

    I shall no doubt be conducting extensive road tests over the next few days, when I'm not cleaning it!
     
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    Superb!


    Cleaned my phantom black for the first time yesterday, so that's, um, 2 weeks from new I think. And then it rained. And then it chucked down hail stones again.


    Anyway, retro-fit cruise you say? My dealer has promised this too, but they seem to be changing their tune slightly. We've gone from:

    - Yep, it'll be done before you pick up the car
    - Er, we tried, but noticed we've got cruise from an A5, not sure its compatible
    - We're going to try it on one of ours before we do yours

    Can you keep us posted on your experience with retro-fit cruise please? I'll do the same.
     
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    Will do. I need to confirm with the service dept early in the week but the current plan is to bring it back in next Friday. It says cruise on the invoice so I'll hound them until they do it!

    Also going to pick up the newly released iPhone cradle for the BT and see if that works as advertised. I was pleasantly surprised that the iPhone paired and transferred the phonebook without hassle as they're a bit temperamental.

    Was going to give the car a good clean and wax today but it's currently chucking it down so that's on hold.
     
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    Hello - New to this site...

    Just about to order me 2.0 TDI SE with a few extas inc 18" - in Phantom black - This is a company lease car.

    I have been waiting for 4 months for the B8 version to appear on the lease list.

    I'm dreading the news re the wait etc.

    How are you finding the performance, handling etc.

    Regards,
    Andy
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyE66 View Post
    Was going to give the car a good clean and wax today but it's currently chucking it down so that's on hold.
    bring it up here mate, it's sunny for a change
    stewy.
    first time i was up a ladder i was down a well
    4th cog,--two to go
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smudge973 View Post

    How are you finding the performance, handling etc.

    Regards,
    Andy
    Need to find a road that's free enough from speed cameras and pottering Mondeos to find out but from what I can tell the ride is good, steering's responsive, brakes are nice and progressive and there's enough power on tap though you do need to work the gears to get it motoring briskly. Be interesting to see how it loosens up.
     
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    It's on my invoice too
     
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    Only waited 10 days!?!

    Lucky sod!! lets have some piccies
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by RichardCranium View Post
    Only waited 10 days!?!

    Lucky sod!! lets have some piccies

    As you requested!

    The 10 days was pure luck, I was expecting 10 weeks or so!

    The dealer has also got a silver R8 with black blades going if anyone wants one- a cancelled order that arrived last week. Only 93K give or take.
     
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    Intresting,are the sales department telling you can retro fit cruise to b8 as you cant at present same as a5.Dont forget this b8 is basically a5 and there is no retro fit pack for cruise.Ill explain,vag com was great for b7 and lower models as you could manually code the control units but b8 software is a different kettle of fish.Adaptions are very limited and long hex codes are now transmitted online to the factory so if you wish to alter the steering colum electrics to allow cruise control and the server thinks the vehicle hasnt got it then you require a action code request to the factory so the server sends a corrected code down line.
     
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