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    For those freaking out about the alcantara on the steering wheel, some regular maintenance goes a long way to keep it looking fresh. My detailer cleans it about every 6 months and after nearly 3 years it still looks good as new. m2c
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trance View Post
    For those freaking out about the alcantara on the steering wheel, some regular maintenance goes a long way to keep it looking fresh. My detailer cleans it about every 6 months and after nearly 3 years it still looks good as new. m2c
    So funny....I've been watching YT videos this afternoon on exactly that! How to maintain alcantara so that it looks new all the time!

    I suspect I'll probably keep a bottle of hand sanitiser in the car an probably wipes in the glovebox for the occasional wipe down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trance View Post
    For those freaking out about the alcantara on the steering wheel, .................
    Bit of a shallow comment addressed to those who took the time to pass on what they had experienced and it's your money and you're free to spend it as you wish. Wouldn't be much of a forum if we all said nothing unless we were buying a new car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joecool View Post
    I'm wondering if BW1 is first week of January? If so, your car will have already started getting built!!
    i hope so! I was told mine is BW4 which should be jan20 last week. I texted my sales guy and asked for my VIN and tracking info today, havenít heard from him yet....

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    Quote Originally Posted by beanoyip View Post
    In the past, you used to be able to track your vehicle which ship it's on, don't think you can do it now..
    My salesman did say he will provide me tracking once it becomes available, though I still havenít got it yet.

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    Any idea how long it takes Audi to build the car?? I know it takes about 12 weeks to get here!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joecool View Post
    Any idea how long it takes Audi to build the car?? I know it takes about 12 weeks to get here!
    Pretty quick actually, maybe few days.. it's the after built that takes a while
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    Quote Originally Posted by IchBautAuto View Post
    Bit of a shallow comment addressed to those who took the time to pass on what they had experienced and it's your money and you're free to spend it as you wish. Wouldn't be much of a forum if we all said nothing unless we were buying a new car.
    Not sure I understand your objection but no offence was meant. I was merely pointing out that there was an easy and cost effective solution to a problem/complaint/issue that someone had raised (compared to re-trimming or sourcing a new steering wheel). Again sorry to all that took offence...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trance View Post
    Not sure I understand your objection but no offence was meant. I was merely pointing out that there was an easy and cost effective solution to a problem/complaint/issue that someone had raised (compared to re-trimming or sourcing a new steering wheel). Again sorry to all that took offence...
    Pfff....no offence taken here. I think that was sound advice. From what I read and watched, alcantara can be well maintained for years so long as you're consistent with the upkeep. No different to your paint.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trance View Post
    Not sure I understand your objection but no offence was meant. I was merely pointing out that there was an easy and cost effective solution to a problem/complaint/issue that someone had raised (compared to re-trimming or sourcing a new steering wheel). Again sorry to all that took offence...
    Freaking out is not what I'd call passing on 20 years experience with Alcantara. Sort of a really odd choice of words that indicates how the advice was perceived. Anyone can select Alcantara where offered for their new car and plenty of services can tell you that it can be kept pristine for ever. No problems, choose away. Many people have alcantara trim and for those who have had it for many years, some things become evident with time, irregardless of the faith a new buyer has in the online solutions being proffered. The original RS4 initially had a white / silver / bone alcantara steering wheel. By release it had been changed to a dark grey. AUDI reverted the succeeding RS models to leather trim due to buyer experiences. A set of gloves goes a long way too.

    These forums once existed to share knowledge, preventing every generation of owner reinventing the wheel at some cost to themselves. Many on here have learnt these lessons the hard way at our cost and it's certainly easier on us to just put our feet up, have a beer or whatever and let the world turn. You may not agree with some advice and that's fine by me, no offense taken here but "freaking out", really.
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