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Collect DS on Sunday. Will try to be calm when I see it and not audibly squeak.

Was originally going for Aintree Green + Black Pack - thought it would be a nice interaction between rural and urban; like a 'geezer' in Harris Tweed.

Thought better of it and went for Corris Grey.

I look forward to receiving positive affirmation on here that I've over-spec'd my HSE and how my new baby is going to ruin the Cirrus leather, but hey, it's done now.

And a quick word for Guy Salmon Thames Ditton - they've been ace.
 

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Bought my D3 off GS @TD, long time ago now....

Yeah, looks like you enjoy gizmos! Corris with Cirrus will lok very classy.

Looking forward to pics....
 

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Radds said:
Collect DS on Sunday. Will try to be calm when I see it and not audibly squeak.

I look forward to receiving positive affirmation on here that I've over-spec'd my HSE and how my new baby is going to ruin the Cirrus leather, but hey, it's done now.
IMHO leather is better for children because the food / drink / vomit wipes right off ;) Trust me when I say it's not fun trying to extract vomit from cloth seats... and carpet... and trim... and storage pockets... and roof... how did it get on the roof?!!!. Lucky it was a rental ;)

Helpful tip - Driving enthusiastically through the twisties is fun, but don't do it with your family in the car :lol:
 

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Radds, I think you made the right descission! Your Urban Tweed idea did make me chuckle.

I have a nearly 2 year old son, a nearly 6 month old son, a 6 year old 8 stone Hairy Black Bernese Mountain Dog, a Wife, a Wife who has a horse and horsey people have lots of stuff. I went BLACK leather! Wish I was brave enough to go Cirrus! If the black leather goes well maybe in next car.

Ozport, your post did make me smile!,I feel your pain.
 

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Thanks guys.

Ozsport, thanks for the driving tip - I'll be taking it very steady indeed in the DS. The incumbent car is a VW Scirocco, so I'm already getting body roll on my office chair just looking at a corner on Google Maps.

Looking forward to the smell of it as much as anything (before the baby changes that, obviously). Has anyone else noticed that the outside of a new car smells like a new car, too? My brother-in-law commented on it recently; and then one of his neighbours drove past and saw four of us lent over sniffing the front wing of his new Audi...
 

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PT that should be banned as indecent, for crying out loud he is kissing a BMW.
 

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Radds said:
Thanks guys.

Ozsport, thanks for the driving tip - I'll be taking it very steady indeed in the DS. The incumbent car is a VW Scirocco, so I'm already getting body roll on my office chair just looking at a corner on Google Maps.

Looking forward to the smell of it as much as anything (before the baby changes that, obviously). Has anyone else noticed that the outside of a new car smells like a new car, too? My brother-in-law commented on it recently; and then one of his neighbours drove past and saw four of us lent over sniffing the front wing of his new Audi...
It smells on the outside because all the fillers they use are perfumed. :roll:

I'm getting my car professionally detailed prior to collection. The chap is not looking forward to it as he has done lots of LR/RR lately and he says the paint is so soft and in bad condition from the factory, he expects to spend 1 1/2 days correcting it. I said hopefully Halewoods paint shop is of a higher standard than Solihulls!

We shall see....
 

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I'm getting my car professionally detailed prior to collection. The chap is not looking forward to it as he has done lots of LR/RR lately and he says the paint is so soft and in bad condition from the factory, he expects to spend 1 1/2 days correcting it. I said hopefully Halewoods paint shop is of a higher standard than Solihulls!

We shall see....
Being the cynic that I am, he would say that, wouldn't he? Always in the tradesman's interest to make it sound like a bigger job than he expects - then he can either overcharge for what he has actually done, or over-deliver to the primed expectations!
 

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Must say the paint on my RR Evoque was disappointing...

I spent EUR 1,800 on Barolo Black hoping it was stronger/harder. Problem is that it has a thick layer of transparent paint which when slightly scratched turns white... Tiny white scratches on near black paint are not a good combo hence my new colour and SwissTec 5yr paint protection
 

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I'm getting mine detailed by a specialist company too. Typically Dealers only spend about an hour detailing a new car if you are really, really lucky.
 

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Triple7 said:
I'm getting my car professionally detailed prior to collection. The chap is not looking forward to it as he has done lots of LR/RR lately and he says the paint is so soft and in bad condition from the factory, he expects to spend 1 1/2 days correcting it. I said hopefully Halewoods paint shop is of a higher standard than Solihulls!

We shall see....
Being the cynic that I am, he would say that, wouldn't he? Always in the tradesman's interest to make it sound like a bigger job than he expects - then he can either overcharge for what he has actually done, or over-deliver to the primed expectations!
Fixed price on new car detail mon bruv. Anyway, he has done my last few cars and doesn't need to BS me...
 

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I'm getting mine detailed by a specialist company too. Typically Dealers only spend about an hour detailing a new car if you are really, really lucky.
Detailing, more like butchering! I've told my dealer to not touch it and my guy will go over it first to make sure there are no issues, prior to me paying for it!
 

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While my exterior paint is done, the same company will treat all my (Almond) interior leather to ensure that dark blue jeans don't get a hold on it...
 

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Much simpler system here, if I like what I see when I go to pick it up, I will drive home in it, If I don't I won't.
 

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Triple7 wrote:

I'm getting my car professionally detailed prior to collection. The chap is not looking forward to it as he has done lots of LR/RR lately and he says the paint is so soft and in bad condition from the factory, he expects to spend 1 1/2 days correcting it. I said hopefully Halewoods paint shop is of a higher standard than Solihulls!

We shall see....

....What does he do to correct 'soft paint' the paint is 'soft' for about four weeks before it properly hardens that's why you don't put new cars through a mechanical wash....if someone does they are crazy...one and half days seems an inordinate amount of time to spend buggering about polishing a car which then you go and drive through all sorts of crap on the road...a good coat of wax and its done... :D
 

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Nothing that can be done for soft paint, new cars take over a year to fully cure. I'm getting the lacquer optically clear by removing scratches/swirls removal of all fillers and contaminants to which a ceramic coat is applied, thereby minimising dirt sticking to an uneven pitted surface. Wash method vital to keep car looking mint.

Lasts 2-5 years as opposed to 3-6months for a wax.

My Macan after 6 months, still looked the biz... :cool:

 

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My ones been delayed a week, was supposed to get built last Friday but it ain't getting built until this Friday :cry:

My dealer will prep my car, they are pretty good by dealer standards.
 
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