Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Greenville, SC - USA
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MY Audi info is what I sent you - (I have NOT checked it lately though). It's rare (don't know of a single case) for a car to change vessels once it's on one, but before it is, it's NOT unusual to - Your ABS has access to the VERY SAME data - I have NO idea why he cannot figure it out and tell you what I have. I'm not saying I'm right, only that that is what Audi has for your car - your ABS may be using other stuff, but not Audi stuff - I don't know what else to say about that.
As for the trucking info, I think we're saying basically the same thing - EXCEPT, I advised you to ask your ABS to expedite the port's "Release to Trucking." Once THAT is done, it IS up to the trucker(driver) and his intended route to get your car(s) to the dealers. NO, they don't zig-zag all over the place trying to prioritize one car vs another, but get there when/how makes the best sense for them. You can't change that. I was only asking to request a prioritization of your car's release from the port to your trucker - if not, it could take several days to even a week or longer for it to swim thru the system - doesn't have to, but it could. And the letter of expedition can shorten this (at some ports) to a few hours -
As for the other stuff, yup he's also pretty much right, although he can't spell (or write very well either) - I'm no expert on each state's requirements (although they don't vary THAT much), but I do know Audi's pretty well. The car does go thru a PDI (PRE-Delivery Inspection) that includes all kinds of stuff from taking off the protective wrapper (condom), prepping the car for use, checking nuts and bolts, fluids, etc. to scanning (and reporting) full systems and CAN-Bus DTCs if any - and fixing them. Also there's a bit of cleaning up the car so you like it when you pick it up. The PDI usually takes a tech about 2-3 hours to do - but could be both a bit shorter or longer. Your ABS has prolly little control over this, but the clean-up and F&I, he can work a bit off (if he wants to) - so by the time the trucker drops off your car, it could be in your hands between a half to 2 days - I don't recall advising you (or anyone) to try and get a car delivered without a PDI or ANY state requirements for inspections, taxes or "stickers."...
Hope that helps a bit more ...
- Roger _______________________________________
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