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Delivery Miles?

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How many is delivery milage supposed to be?

How many would you accept being on a brand new car?

Was suspicious that a supposedly brand new 'not yet PDI' car had number plates on it and 17 miles already....

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I've heard of the GTR coming with between 50-100 'delivery miles' as it gets a shakedown before shipping +++

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If it was a car that I had ordered for myself - then anything over 10 miles and I'd start to wonder. I've had between 10-15 BTO cars and IIRC none have been over this. However, if it was a car that had been sat on a lot, or storage area for a few (several) months then I guess it could be higher.

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I've heard of the GTR coming with between 50-100 'delivery miles' as it gets a shakedown before shipping +++

No, it gets ragged around the shipping yard, then ragged on the ship, ragged again at the arrival port and finally everyone at the dealership from the tea boy to MD give it a good thrashing for the PDI :finger:

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No, it gets ragged around the shipping yard, then ragged on the ship, ragged again at the arrival port and finally everyone at the dealership from the tea boy to MD give it a good thrashing for the PDI :finger:

Yes, yes, that must be the reason! :jump:

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I got a company car delivered with 21 miles once and was certain that it had been taken for a drive as it was a new engine / gearbox combo that I bet they hadnt played with before.

I complained and got some freebies but as it was a company car I wasn't really that bothered, if it was mine it would have been a different story.

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When I used to visit the car factories, some years ago, brand new cars would be wheeled off the line with 5-50 Km/Miles on the clock even though the car had never turned a wheel before. Honestly, what does it matter, it's just a number and doesn't mean anything.

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When I used to visit the car factories, some years ago, brand new cars would be wheeled off the line with 5-50 Km/Miles on the clock even though the car had never turned a wheel before. Honestly, what does it matter, it's just a number and doesn't mean anything.

Exactly. It's no big deal is it? Anyway, Audi can reset the mileage once back to zero as long as it had not exceeded 100 miles.

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Exactly. It's no big deal is it? Anyway, Audi can reset the mileage once back to zero as long as it had not exceeded 100 miles.

I think they might get three shots at resetting it too

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If not, then there's a guy in the pub car park with a laptop that will do it for 50 quid ;)

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I am not too worried...

Just somewhat disapointing that someone, or several different people, take 'your' car for a spin / thrash before you get it.

This is the brand new S-Line 3.0TDI A6 Avant with all the toys, one of the first in the country I believe, so sure the dealership have been driving it about, hence the plates....

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I don't think i've ever had a new car with less than 15 miles on it. It wouldn't bother me unless it had over say 25. Many compounds are a good 5 miles away from forecourts and they just get driven between the two. I'm sure there's more damage done by frequent cold starting moving the car at the docks and on and off transporters than a few miles the dealer may do. Just enjoy

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If it's one of the first in the country, then they'll have been giving customers test drives in it, as you often read on here, people only having short test drives due to the car being sold already.

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Exactly......

The test drive I had when I bought the A4 was clearly in a customers car with 3 miles on the clock etc as was the test drive my (ageing) old man took when he bought his last car.

Very nervous salesman in the later drive....

So it would seem this is very common practice. Will be interesting to see how many miles on the clock on Saturday when it's collected.

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4 miles on the clock when my new car got wheeled off the transporter!

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If I ever thought that one of my new Subarus had been used for another customer's test drive I would reject it. And I'm stunned anyone thinks its acceptable practice for dealers in supposed premium marques.

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Well, the Caterham arrived with literally zero miles on the clock.

(Also zero wheels, zero engine, zero seats,.... :grin:)

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Well, the Caterham arrived with literally zero miles on the clock.

(Also zero wheels, zero engine, zero seats,.... :grin:)

It'll come back from it's inspection with a couple of hundred, and bald rear tyres though! :P

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:roflmao:

It'll come back with 40 miles on the clock - it needs to be driven to the IVA test centre in Gillingham...

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It'll come back with 40 miles on the clock - it needs to be driven to the IVA test centre in Gillingham...

It's going to be driven to the centre where they'll check to see if it's roadworthy :confused:

I take it that's after the pre-flight checks by Caterham then. Do you get their results first?

I also completely agree that there should never be any test drives in someone's new car. Disgusting. TBH, I'd even find it distasteful if they did test drives in a second hand car if a sale had already been agreed on it.

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I'd be pissed if someone else had been driving my new car. The dealerships should have cars specifically for the purpose of providing test drives, they can then sell them on as demonstrators.

This thread goes along the same lines of another recent one where someones car had been taken out for the weekend on a golf trip with the kids when it should have been at the garage being repaired!!

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Well I'm picking my car up in an hour or so, so lets see :eclipse:

Though I can't recall any new car I've picked up or had delivered having had more than 10 miles on it, and that includes our A3 which was delieved on a transporter from Dundee Audi to W Sussex!!

Peter

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It's going to be driven to the centre where they'll check to see if it's roadworthy :confused:

Yep :uhoh: It's the only (?) situation where you can drive an unregistered car without trade plates. You're strongly advised to, in fact. It beds the brakes in and shows a degree of confidence to the tester...

I take it that's after the pre-flight checks by Caterham then. Do you get their results first?

Yes, and the estimate! Plenty of niggling bits, mainly to tidy the wiring in the engine bay and it seems I missed out some spacers on the front brakes. Apparently the IVA testers are strict on the cable routing. It looked ok to me, but I haven't got quarterly sales targets to meet, ooops I mean "experience of the likely IVA failure points".

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Having said all that there were 14 miles on the new car when I picked it up :roflmao: It is around a 4 mile round trip to the nearest petrol station though...

Peter

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