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So, as long as nothing has changed since I last checked the status of my car, the ETA date for "Ship Loaded" is 09/06/08. Is there anyway to know what boat it is on, and if so, is there anyway to track the boat?

Thanks... I can't wait for my S5!
 

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Your dealer should be able to tell you the name of the boat. There are sites like this one: http://www.sailwx.info/shiptrack/shiplocations.phtml but I don't know if how complete they are.
+1 and here is another site: http://www.vesseltracker.com/de/VesselArchive.html?tablePage=382&tableSortCol=Funkrufzeichen. I have been tracking the ORION HIGHWAY there. I can't read it but at the bottom they show you a map. The link above takes you to the list of boats. Just search through the list until you find the boat that your car is on. Click on it, then check out the map at the bottom. You may need to Zoom Out in order to see the location relative to the states. Oh, finding your boat is easier if you know the "Funkrufzeichen" --> "Call Sign". You can get that from the site that Carlisle-Joe posted. Here is the direct link for that search: http://www.sailwx.info/shiptrack/index.html#search
 

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uggg im waiting to find out the name of the ship ... i work at a container terminal in nj, and im hoping i can detailed info on my ship i will keep you posted
 

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i thought it was for all cars damaged whether they where fixed or not... this douche is a douche
 

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3% from Audi

its on the princess vii... and my car was damaged in the freakin hail storm... and he said the 3% was only for cars that were not fixed

http://www.vesseltracker.com/en/Ships/Princess-Vii-8321905.html
I was given the 3% and mine WAS sent back. My sales said it is a goodwill move by Audi, 3% off MSRP exclusive of destination charge. The dealer has no skin in it at all. If "he" is your dealer, it's BS.

Those tracking sites are pretty good. But I can't figure out where to get port departure dates. You can get ETA's at http://www.portarrivals.com/
 

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How can I find out about the 3% ?

I'm confused too.
My dealer said that my car was sent back, but was not damaged because "it didn't appear on the disclosure" that they were sent. But there has been a 2+ month delay.

How can I find out if the car was really damaged or not?

Does the 3% good will refund apply only to damaged cars? Or to all cars returned due to the hail storm?

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Joe and fdot:

Let me be more clear. My car showed up on the disclosure list as having been damaged and repaired. I was offered the 3% by dealer, didn't have to ask. I can't say for sure if damage+repair had to occur to get the 3%.

It sounds like they cycled all (or most?) cars back to factory for inspection, which is the cause of the delay. I don't believe they are sending any cars to customers that were damaged and not repaired. IMO, there were almost certainly some cars sent back, inspected, no damage found and reshipped. That class is now delayed, but I can't say if Audi is making the allowance on those.
 

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My car was damaged and the sales boob said I wasn't eligble. This dealership made a mistake on my pricing and I'm getting the car for dealercost. I don't think they want me to have anything else.
 

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Fdot:

Your SB was incorrect about your eleigibility, but (speculation alert) there may be conditions placed on the dealer by Audi for granting the allowance based on price paid. Since the A5/S5 pricing has typically been MSRP or more there are not many like that.

You got it for cost based on their error!? Man, you're 7.5% on the good side of MSRP based on Edmunds. Get that in writing, take it and run! I'm surprised they haven't tried to weasel out of that.
 

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So I found out that my car is on the Amity Ace (call sign: 3FRA9), but every site I go on says that ship is not currently in range, and the last time the got a reading on the ships location was on Sept. 8th. Anyone know what is going on?

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look whose car is at the dealer... now i have to wait till monday to sign papers... and get it up to ny
 
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